For the first iteration of this guide, we enlisted a panel of 12 to test a dozen electric razors each. Our physically and ethnically diverse panel included people with heavy beards who shaved daily, people with light beards who shaved as little as once or twice a week, and people who had tight, inward-curling facial hair, which frequently leads to razor bumps.
We had the testers keep the top-performing razors for extended periods to allow for break-in time. We asked testers to shave one side of their face with one razor and the other side with another so that they could perform direct closeness comparisons (compensating, of course, for problem areas; many people find that one side or portion of their face is tougher to shave than another).
That extra power and performance come at a dollar and design cost. Series 9 razors are notably bulkier than Series 7 razors, and some testers found the Series 9 razors tough to maneuver in tight spots (like the equally ginormous Panasonic Arc5, which this Braun line somewhat mimics).
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After nine Wirecutter staffers spent more than two months shaving with 11 different cartridge razors, we think the Gillette Mach3 is the best combination of a close shave, an affordable price, and a comfortable grip. Marketed for men but appropriate for anyone who wants to shave their face, it will leave a smooth look regardless of skin and hair type.
Once we eliminated obvious non-contenders, we sent our 11 finalists out to seven testers (plus our guide writers).2 We spent two months with the razors, comparing them on alternating sides of our faces or on alternating days. We asked each tester to name their favorite razors, identify a clear favorite (if they had one), and single out anything they truly found heinous.
This isn't your average safety razor. We've spent years fine-tuning our razors to deliver unparalleled shaving comfort and closeness. Thanks to our proven, patented design, any beginner can transition away from disposable razors without the risk of nicks or cuts.
We get it: shaving can feel like a chore. Many people don't want to leave shaving to the last minute for fear of cuts or irritation. Most razors feel cheap but end up being expensive as a result of cartridges or subscriptions. There is a real apathy surrounding shaving, since most of us tried to find a good solution, but eventially settled on 'good enough'. And don't get us started on all that plastic waste...
Many razors are made with geometry that allows the blades to bend or flex. It's that flex that can pull your hair or scrape your skin, which may lead to irritation.Our razor is designed and built to hold the blade firmly in place to virtually eliminate this flexing. This is influential in what gives you an absolutely smooth and pleasant shave.
Applying the lessons we learned from aerospace manufacturing the last 20 years, our razors are made to very tight tolerances. Manufactured at our facility in Ontario, Canada, our razor is built with the same AS9100 standards required to create satellite components.
Your razor is more than looks. With the right blades and a properly weighted handle, your razor will glide across your face. Pick from Straight, Safety, 5 Bladed, or electric razors to get your perfect shave.
Portland Razor Co. handcrafts straight razors, english bridle strops and shaving supplies using high quality materials and traditional manufacturing techniques. Purchase our made in America straight razors directly from our online shop to be \"On the Cutting Edge of Antiquity\".
By making this purchase you are aware of and understand the risks involved with shaving with a straight razor. Portland Razor Co. is not liable for any injury or harm caused to you or anyone else by our products. Our products should only be used by skilled adults for shaving hair. Misuse or any use of our straight razors other than their intended use of shaving facial hair could lead to permanent damage of the razor. Not following our maintenance and care guide correctly can also lead to permanent damage of the razor. Portland Razor Co. is not liable for any damage caused to the razor due to poor maintenance or misuse.
I was really tired of having plastic in my garbage can when it came to razors. I tried other safety razors, but due to they're not having a weighted head, I would end up slicing myself in the shower not good.
I really like the feel, look, durability and convenience of this razor. I bought it for the sustainability and everything else was a bonus. The quality is amazing, and it's so nice always having a fresh blade! Never going back to the throw away razors again.
This razor is amazing. I've only ever used Venus razors so this was a huge step up from that. I've never got such a close and clean shave before, it was like I waxed. There was definitely some adjustment getting use to this style of razor but overall super impressed
Due to a minimalistic ethos, our products carry the soul of the Samurai: purity, elegance, simplicity, and performance.Our razors are designed for the purist classic shaving experience and result in a design that stands the test of time.CNC machined in high-grade stainless steel, hand-finished, and sandblasted. The result is beautiful high-quality shaving tools that carry our vision into a consistent and precise shave.
Multi-blade razors are designed to shave below the surface of your skin, pulling hairs up and cutting them too close. This causes irritation and ingrown hairs. The Single Edge is designed to shave at the surface of your skin, providing a close, comfortable, and irritation-free shave. We're so convinced you'll love the single blade shave that we offer a 100-day trial, and free shipping + returns to the US. You've got nothing to lose - give us a shot today!
It shaves at the surface of your skin. Multi-blade razors are designed to shave below the surface of your skin, pulling hairs up and cutting them too close. This causes irritation and ingrown hairs. The Single Edge is designed to shave at the surface of your skin, providing a close, comfortable, and irritation-free shave.
Easy to clean in between passes. Every time you take a stroke while shaving, your blade accumulates shaving soap, hair, and skin. This build-up prevents your blade from getting that clean close shave every time and can also cause skin irritation. The Single Edge fixes this by being easy to clean in between shaves and never clogging up like multi-bladed cartridge razors.
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That's what we put up with all the time when we shaved with typical plastic cartridge razors like Gillette and Schick, and even when we tried newer razors like Harry's and Dollar Shave Club. Then we decided enough was enough.
Let's face it, most razors you'll find today are designed to be replaced. OneBlade® razors are forged with the world's finest materials to make sure you only ever have to buy one. We back it up with a forever warranty, too, so it's not only covered for your life, but your son's life, and his after that.
2 billion cartridge blades and razors end up in landfills every year in the U.S. alone. Our Platinum-Coated Japanese Steel Blades are 100% recyclable and cut through hair like a knife through butter, without damaging your skin.
Online startups like Harry's and Dollar Shave Club brought fresh changes to the shaving industry by making sharp, high-quality razors and sending them to your door for less. Not only men used their products. Women did, too, but there was always the sense the razor designs and skincare products could be better tailored to women's needs.
Flamingo was introduced in 2018 by Harry's, the men's grooming brand that first launched its subscription-based razor products in 2013. Though more than a million women were using Harry's products for themselves, the Harry's team knew that they could be better optimized for how women shave their legs, armpits, and bikini lines. Flamingo is led by two Harry's veterans who have been with the company since its start, and it uses the same blades as Harry's razors.
The Flamingo razor handle comes in three colors, with metallic accents. Its five-blade cartridge features German-engineered blades (Harry's owns the German factory where the blades are made), a hydrating strip formulated with aloe vera, rounded edges, and a flexible hinge.
Both Billie and Flamingo razors come with a wall accessory to hold it and keep it within reach in your shower. Billie's is a triangular magnetic holder that your razor sticks to, while Flamingo's is a circular suction grip that your razor clicks into. 781b155fdc