There’s a reason the classic razor your grandfather used to use is still around today. Safety razors are made much more durable than the plastic disposable cartridge razors we have replaced them with. Metal bodies allow safety razors to stand the test of time and make these razors fully recyclable (Yay for less plastic pollution)!
Safety Razors are a buy-it-for-life product and once you find the perfect one, you’ll never want to go back to gimmicky shave clubs and subscription services again.
2. Manly Stuff Safety Razors are excellent quality
While safety razors are built to last, sometimes things happen and parts get damaged due to wear and tear. We will happily repair any Safety Razor that gives you issues.
The upfront cost of a safety razor may be more than a disposable one, but imagine this cost over a lifetime. If you spend €39.99 on a Manly Stuff Safety Razor that will be used three times a week, it will pay for itself in 4 months. When you purchase items such as disposable razors that will be thrown out regularly, you are throwing away money and contributing to waste production.
3. Replacement Blades Cost Less than 10 Cents
I think we can agree that purchasing expensive cartridge blades feels like throwing away your money because let’s face it, you kind of are. You already paid for the initial cost of your razor, and now the blades are just as expensive (if not more).
Big-name razor companies purposely design inexpensive handles that are only compatible with expensive cartridge blades. Once you get sucked into the cycle of purchasing the replacements you may end up spending 5X the cost of double edge blades in a year.
Ten cents is the average cost of one double edge razor blade, you read that right. Buying a year’s worth of blades will cost you less than one meal at most restaurants.
4. You Aren’t Paying for All the Bells & Whistles
With shave subscriptions and fancy disposable razors, you’re paying for extra fluff you don’t need. It would be worth it if the numerical blades correlated with the quality of shave, but this isn’t the case. Dermatologists have explained that more blades on razors can lead to an increase of ingrown hairs, razor burns, and other skin irritations. Switching to a safety razor will give you the cleanest shave of your life, we promise.
5. One Razor Can Do It All
The biggest concern customers have is whether a safety razor will work for them. Unlike traditional safety razors, Manly Stuff adjustable razors can adjust to meet the needs of any shave. This eliminates the need for multiple razors or expensive cartridge blades.
Maybe your skin is really sensitive and prone to razor bumps so you need a sensitive setting, or you’re looking for a more aggressive clean shave, either of these is possible with the same razor and blade.
Still not convinced a safety razor will save you money?
While the numerical savings are what may interest you in switching to a safety razor, the physical impact on the environment is the most important cost there is! If you’re wondering how Safety Razors can impact the planet and plastic-pollution, check out our other blog posts!
Some Common Questions about our Safety Razors:
Is shaving with a safety razor better?
Shaving with a safety razor helps reduces skin irritation, shave bumps, and ingrown hairs that are common with cartridge or electric razors. The main reason is that with a safety razor you only have one blade against your skin at any time which means less drag against your skin and less pulled hair. It also means a smooth shave.
Is shaving with a safety razor dangerous?
Safety Razors cut the hair at the skin level, resulting in less irritation and a smoother shave. While cutting yourself is highly unlikely, on the off chance you possibly nick yourself, don’t fear, it’s not that bad.
Can you use a safety razor on your pubes?
In the genital area, a safety razor can be used (not a straight razor!), but you should already have a little experience with traditional wet shaving. … The skin in the genital area is highly sensitive, so be sure to let the razor glide gently over the skin without pressure.
What is a good safety razor for beginners?
There are many brands of Safety Razors on the market that are good for beginners. We recommend the Knight from our range of Safety Razors.
Why are they called safety razors?
First appearing in the 1800s, safety razors got their name for being more consumer-friendly than the terrifying straight razors used in professional barber shops (you know, the ones that look like street weapons). Safety Razors are easier and safer to use.
How long do safety razors last?
Around 5-6 shaves
To give you a ball park estimate, most safety razor blades last around 5 shaves (plus or minus). However, while you might want to enjoy the cost savings of classic wet shaving, don’t sacrifice a superior shave! It is always better to change your razor blade before you need to, rather than after a bad shave.
Will a safety razor prevent razor bumps?
Shaving with a safety razor will eliminate skin irritation and give your face a clean, healthy look because you’re just using one blade instead of several that chew up your face while cutting your whiskers. Shave with the grain. … Also, shaving too close increases the chances for ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
How do you shave with a safety razor for beginners?
Focus on maintaining a 30° or 45° angle between the blade and your skin. … Don’t hold the razor perpendicular to your skin and drag straight down—you’ll shave more than just your whiskers in that case. Shave each section of your face with the grain of your hair, not against it.
What type of razor gives the closest shave?
Straight razors have a metal blade and a handle that doubles as storage for said blade. These are the sharpest razors you’ll find, and they provide the closest shave, but they’re also the hardest to learn to use; if you’re not too skilled in the shaving department, you might struggle a bit at first.
Most of the articles here are written by me - Seán! I'm the owner of manlystuff.ie and have a passion for using quality goods in every day life. I absolutely love good quality design and materials. We started selling Safety Razors because I was tired of overpriced plastic razors - we've expanded then to Ties, Pocket Squares, Watches, Wallets, and many other useful men's lifestyle accessories. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think!