Why the safety razor is the best razor for women

Waarom de safety razor het beste scheermes is voor vrouwen

Not every woman spends hours in front of the mirror, but almost every woman shaves her legs.
We usually do this with a cartridge system, which you have in all kinds of beautiful, expensive and luxurious versions. Other women still use the infamous disposable blades.

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Usually we use a multi- blade razor , as this would give us the smoothest possible result, but in general this is what causes the most skin irritation. This is because these blades shave very close to the skin, which can cause ingrown hairs and razor irritation. The multiple blades are close together and pull on the hair, tearing it instead of cutting it. In addition, all those blades also cost a fortune.

As a woman you naturally want smooth legs without bumps or ingrown hairs. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this, the safety razor ! Also known as the old fashioned razor. This has of course been around for almost a century but is making a comeback. Now this may seem dangerous and difficult and maybe even too masculine, but nothing could be further from the truth. More and more women are switching to the safety razor to shave their legs and bikini line.

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How does a safety razor work?

The safety razor is actually a scraper in which you place an interchangeable blade. This is called a double edge blade. These are available in different sharpnesses. These double edge blades are of a much higher quality than the blades that are in a cartridge system or disposable blade. You also shave over the skin with one blade. That means less stress for the skin. Due to the better quality and sharpness of the double edge blades, the hair is actually cut through, without lifting the hair or pulling the hair. So you get a very nice smooth shave with less irritated skin. And also much less chance of ingrown hairs.

Isn't that a very dangerous safety razor? Absolutely not! It takes some practice. A safety razor is not called a safety razor for nothing. The head of the razor has a certain curve that makes it very easy to put the razor on the skin at the right angle. Part of the knife is also covered by a plate, so that your skin is only partially exposed to the knife.

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Shave with a safety razor in combination with a shaving cream and brush

To complete shaving with a safety razor, you can do this in combination with a shaving cream that you apply with a shaving brush . You beat the cream yourself into a foam and by applying it with a circular motion, you prepare the skin for shaving. This cream provides a protective layer on the skin and makes it easier for the knife to slide over the skin. The hairs are made extra soft and a good shaving cream often also contains moisturizing ingredients. This allows you to shave the hairs off effortlessly without getting dried out legs.

Sustainable shaving for the environment and your wallet

An additional advantage of shaving with a safety razor is the savings for both the environment and your wallet. A good safety razor is a one-time investment if you use it properly. For example, always dry the safety razor well after shaving. Only the blade needs to be replaced after a few shaves. And those blades cost next to nothing! This means you have less waste from shaving and also minimal costs, since the blades are much cheaper than the blades of a cartridge system. The blades and the safety razor are also completely free of plastic, making it the most environmentally friendly way of shaving.

In short, shaving with a safety razor is perfect for women's skin
The first time you shave with a safety razor will be a bit awkward, but after seeing and feeling the end result once, you won't want anything else. No irritation or tightness and a smoother result.

Buying a safety razor for women

As a woman, how do you choose the right products for shaving your legs and bikini line in a store aimed at men? That may be very difficult. Of course, many shaving creams also have a masculine scent. Nevertheless, there are a number of products in our range that can be used by both men and women. The choice of a certain type of blade and safety razor is also important. There are indeed many differences.

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Shaving set for women

To save you that complicated search, we ourselves have looked at which products are really suitable for shaving the legs and possibly the bikini line. We paid attention to quality, styling and ease of use. We even had our female colleague (a real alpha woman) test the products. Here are three nice starter kits that give you everything you need to give yourself a good shave.