Update: I have found the double edged razors are numbered each blade 1 – 4 (front and back) and if you follow 1 number a day you can get 4 shaves from 1 blade. That’s $.02 a shave.
I have just started using a double edged safety razor. I got the cheesy as seen on TV
Microtouch One Razor Classic Safety Razor. It works very well. It comes with a stand and 12 double edged blades. I would suggest it to anyone, but it has a short handle and if you have big hands you might want to look at
Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor this long handled version.
And now for the big savings. I just bought these blades for my razor. They are the Derby Extra
Derby Extra Double Razor Blades, 200 Count and they cost about $.08 for each blade. I have been able to use each blade 3 times, but the 3rd use was a rough shave and I would only suggest 2 shaves ($.04 per-shave). I was using
Schick Xtreme 3 Triple Blade Closeness Razors , Sensitive, 8 razors to shave and find the safety razor MUCH better to use. I also use an after shave lotion
Aveeno Active Naturals Men's After Shave 3.4 oz. (Pack of 3). This has worked well for me, but look around and pick one the would be best for you or the person these would deb a gift for.
I also suggest searching YouTube for how to video’s to see the best way to shave with a safety razor. I find slow strokes at a 45 degree angle works best.
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