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Make the switch to safety razors, you’ll live like a KING! You can have a new blade every shave, it’s 10.00 for 100.
Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades ,100 Count (Pack of 1) [link]
Meh, you're better off anyways. Get some Feathers or Astras. The Edwin Jaeger's are crap just like Sharks, Personna's, and the gazillion other brands.
Edit* Here's a 100 pack of Astra's which are just below Feathers IMO for $7. These will last you all year and then some. [link]
Just get a double edged razor, and a box of 100 blades.
For roughly $20 dollars, you'll have enough blades to last you a year or two as each blade lasts about 5 days.
Re: Gillette below, how do you guys shave? About 5 years ago I bought a double edge razor. That was about $40. Blades come in a 100-pack for $10. Actually, just checked, my brand of choice is $8 on Amazon. That's right, 8 cents per blade. I tend to use a fresh blade for each shave, but if you don't care about a perfect cut, you can re-use the same blade many times. It's not an exaggeration to say you can do a year+ on an $8 pack of blades.
I think back to when I bought the Mach-3 replacement packs and just smh. The amount of money I threw down a drain...
This is what I got, the price has actually gone down since I bought them.
Edit: now that I'm reading some of the recent reviews, it looks like maybe quality control has changed over the last couple of years. The other brands that seem to be highly recommended are Shark and Feather.
Safety razor, safety razor, safety razor.
It gives a closer shave than disposables and electric meaning more time between shaves (in my experience)
The blades are cheap and double edged at 9-10p a blade but still gives a great shave- above the quality of most multi-bladed razors.
The holder for the razor blades lasts decades if not a lifetime with care, the blades can come in cardboard and paper as standard. Also, because there's no plastic attached they're easily recycled. Environmentally friendly!
I found his recipe to be too wet to reliably replicate his results. His feat on the babish video is helpful but I’ve had better luck with a lower hydration recipe e.g. the perfect loaf beginner sourdough.
I use just the tip of a razor blade at a 45° angle for scoring and gotten pretty good ears. I don’t have a lame either but that doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. I use these Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades ,100 Count (Pack of 1) [link]
> Die haben vor etwa 1 Jahr die klingen komplett geändert und werden seitdem auch nicht mehr empfohlen. Sollen sehr stumpf sein und hart.
Siehe die erste Rezension bei Amazon hierzu, hab ich auch erst kürzlich entdeckt: [link]
I got my friend a Merkur Saftey Razor for his birthday once. His wife used it more than him and absolutely loved it. Not to mention a decent one costs $30, and super good blades are like $10 for 100 blades (2 year supply for me).
Edit: my blades are $7 Now on Amazon: [link]
I get the 100 pack of Astra's on Amazon for my safety razor. I used to get Merkurs but they're super expensive.
If razor costs are a worry try a safety razor. The blades are like $8 for 100 on amazon. [link]
There is a learning curve so at first there will be lots of nicks and cuts. The solution is to soften the hair w/ warm water and use a good soap. For the face many prefer the safety razor.
Thanks. I am going to order a battery. I used a razor blade, a business card, and a heat gun set to 850F to get the glass off. I think the heat gun made it relatively easy as compared to using a hair dryer or something. The adhesive came off pretty easily once heated for a few seconds at that temp.
Also good for shaving....
Can't tell from the Amazon page, it is 5 blades for $10 or 100?
Buy a single-blade, refillable razor like Merkur. The single blade will reduce the amount of skin irritation you suffer and even the fancy ones it will cost 10 cents per razor (which is double-sided, so you're basically getting the equivalent of a cartridge for 5 cents). The only reason those things cost so much is because decades of advertising has convinced a generation of young men who don't know any better that adding more blades gives you a better shave (it doesn't), and because they patent pointless changes to the way the cartridge locks into the handle so that competitors can't undercut the nonsensical prices of razors.
My beard isn't very thick and I replace about once a week if I shave everyday. You could stretch it out further, but the blades are so cheap, why bother with a dulling blade. These are the blades I have: [link]
100 blades for $10! I bought these 3 years ago and I still have 20 or so blades left.
Safety razors are fantastic. You save so much money even when you buy the best blades. Once I got the technique down, I get virtually no irritation after a shave. With those stupid 5 blade razors I was guaranteed red bumps on my neck for the next few days.
Astra superior platinum blades are my favorite that I've tried. They're a little more expensive but the quality is fantastic and I get 3-4 shaves off each one.
This headline is misleading, if this team did their diligence they would know Cofoundit is already doing this so the claim is dubious.
Also Dollar Shave Club, come on man, that's not crypto.
I will tell you all how to beat dollar shave club. Get a safety razor, buy some Astra blades, you can get a pack of 100 for $10.
So join my 10 cent Shave Club.
I am slightly color blind :)
Also, it appears that for the Super Premium Platinum it just says Super Platinum on the blades and box.
They are the same as far as I can tell. [link]
So I guess Superior Platinum is the green one.
Closer shave and allot cheaper, a good example is this, problem is some people turn to collecting the old school razors and brushes as well. But if you just get your self something good you can get cheap close shaves. I personally have not done my legs with them, but I know some on /r/wicked_edge has done that and said good things.
En ole ihan varma toimiiko noin ohuilla terillä, metallia on aika vähän. Mielestäni tärkeämpää on kuivata terä hyvin tai dipata se alkoholiin (kuten parturissa), jolloin ohut terä ei ruostu röpyläiseksi. Pyyhin terän reunaa ihan käden ihoon lähinnä karvojen irroitus tarkoituksessa.
Ensimmäinen ajo uudella terällä on aina todella herkkua. 2-3 ajoa menee hyvin, mutta 4--> terä on pitkään samanlainen huono, mutta toimiva pökäle. Käytän sitten muiden karvojen trimmaamiseen ennen vaihtoa.
Edit: Oma lemppari terä Astralta 100kpl/10€
Might want to look into safety razors if you're trying to save money in the long run, when bought in bulk a replacement razor blade costs around ten cents rather than the sixty cents that a budget cartridge costs. No need to sign up for a monthly payment thing either.
It's better for the enviroment because there's much less waste and packaging, and you get a better shave (the jury is still out on this one). The most important part however is that it saves you a cool $6 a year to spend on a new sports car or pay off the mortgage on your dream home xP
I'm a big fan of those Astra Platinum blades. Since you're new to this everyone will tell you to buy sampler packs to find the right blade. I did that and settled on the Astra blades, and bough a case of 100 for something like $10 on Amazon.
Maggard is a great company, right? I have gotten great customer service from them.
Feathers are great. But they cause a lot of skin-thinning for me.
Astra's seem to be the perfect middle between being uber sharp and edged just right for my skin.
Unless you have tried Derbys before, a lot of people prefer astras ([link])
Derby are on the duller side, they are harder to work with. Astras are the average to sharp sharpness. Other then that you can get a couple blades of each kind on tryablade.com to see which one fits more to you as they all fit different to different skin types.
> I need to do this. I hate paying 20 bucks for 4 cartridges that are used up in two weeks.
That is fucking insane. God damn. I've been using safety razors for a while and completely forgot how expensive the cartridge razors are.
Damn. I get 100 blades for $10. [link]
(Don't ask me why 1 pack of blades is $10 while 3 packs is $55+s/h and 4 packs is $38)
Shaving with a DE razor is much different than shaving with a cartridge and requires both finesse and a knowledge of one's own personal tastes. Much like riding a bike, it isn't easy at first, but with practice and experimentation it becomes second nature. I haven't even been DE shaving for a year and I get the best shaves of my life, in a cheap and environmentally friendly way. (When I say cheap, by the way, I mean I pay 10 to 12 <em>cents</em> per blade, each of which lasts me about a week - so that $12 package will last me about two years).
400 blades, $32
They last about a week, a good bit less than gillette cartridges - but they cost about eight cents each.
use a safety razor instead-- ~$10 for 100 blades. actually 200 blades since they're double edged
Even cheaper than the last time I purchased them.
I switched from cartridge razors to safety razors awhile back and it really is much better. The only downside is you can't shave in 20 seconds.
My setup is this:
Blade disposal: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DWGEY1K/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Shave handle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PKHIDRA/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Shave oil (After using it once you can just refill with grapeseed oil, olive oil or other cookie oil) : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P2VWPQE/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
Shaving cream: https://www.amazon.com/Proraso-Shaving-Cream-Sensitive-Skin/dp/B00TKOK5KC/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=proraso+shaving+cream&qid=1547864984&s=Health+%26+Personal+Care&sr=1-9
Cream brush: http://www.maggardrazors.com/product/maggard-razors-24mm-black-white-synthetic-shaving-brush-black-handle/
Yes, a lot of product but once you get all of that you won't need to buy anything for probably a year. Each blade has 2 sides, I use each side once and then dispose of the blade so everytime I shave it's a fresh edge. 100 blades = 200 shaves for $10.
Shaving cream will last you probably 6-10 months. Shaving oil will last you probably 3-6 but that's incredibly cheap if you just refill from an oil in the kitchen. The one I linked is filled with grapeseed oil or another low cost oil you can get in bulk on amazon. No need to rebuy it, just refill.
The process is also simple:
It's not very different from normal shaving except you just use different products.
Edit: Also, if you do decide to get a shaving brush, please don't make the same mistake I did and trust the reviews on amazon. A common hyped brush is "Badger hair" and how it's nice. No. Fuck that. Go synthetic otherwise your face will hate you. The 5 star badger brush everyone raves about ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WR3QSG/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) is terrible. Out of the probably 1000+ items I've gotten on amazon, it's the only one I have left a review for.
I hate to be that guy but the best shave I have ever gotten is from a safety razor. When I first bought it I got a handle and a box of razors for a total of like $30. That was about 3 years ago. Try it, and you won't go back to disposables ever again.
Then pick a handle you like
8 ct pro Klinge ist nicht wirklich teuer und du bräuchtest auch nicht jeden Sticker damit bestücken. Für die Abschreckung reichte ja auch jeder zehnte oder zwanzigste o.ä.
For me personally I don't think that the razor itself will make a huge difference, as long as it is stainless steel and the blade replacement is easy you're sorted. blade wise however, i found it hard to find a favourite. i really recommend astra blades, they come in cardboard packaging with no tape on any of the razors, just a little bit of waxy paper. but what i love about them is that they come in huge packs, meaning you need to order very few times . i' had my razor for over a year now and am hardly a quarter of the way through my pack and i change my blade very often as like you i experience itching. my only warning for you is that these types of safety razor are super sharp in comparison to regular razors, so being careful is a must. i use a shaving milk and take my time, doing very small strokes and using dry hands to my razor doesn't slip. i have used it over a scar before and been fine, but i would be cautious over texture. these links are amazon but that is because it is the easiest place to find them, they can be purchased elsewhere i'm sure:
razor blades : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Astra-Razor-Blades-Pack-100/dp/B001QY8QXM/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=astra+razor&qid=1611069758&sr=8-2
my safety razor: https://www.amazon.co.uk/WEISHI-Nostalgic-Handle-Butterfly-Double/dp/B017BJDXXS/ref=sr_1_16?dchild=1&keywords=stainless+steel+safety+razor&qid=1611069812&sr=8-16
Safety razor. The blades are like 15 bucks for 400 blades (pure metal) and the handle lasts forever. You can find the handles cheaper on eBay etc. Just boil them before using. But amazon will have them new too.
Edit: blades and handle .
I have a Chinese razor and I use Russian blades on it
25 cents a piece? You can get a box of 100 Astra Platinum blades on Amazon for $9.30. That's what I use and love them.
I use a double sided safety razor. A pack of 100 blades is like $10 on Amazon (these). The actual razor was $10 (this one). My husband and I use a pack of blades in about 10 months with each of us getting one shave out of each side of the blade. There is a learning curve to using it but I get zero razor burn, I never cut myself shaving anymore, and it's a smoother shave. I use Cremo for shaving cream and that size lasts about 6 months for me.
I spend about $15 a year for shaving stuff and I get a better shave than multi-bladed razors.
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As another Canadian I find Amazon is the best source.
First I can tell you went to Shoppers where you got the brush and Proraso. 2nd don't buy the Body Shop stuff, its weird.
On Amazon Astra is the best bang for the buck on blades.
And for a Razor the Edwin Jagger De89bl is quite good.
Both of these are Prime eligible or free shipping on purchases over $25.
Ok i'm back now,
I treated myself to this for being a good girl ;)
Went a little fancy here but you can get the same results with a similar setup.
These work wonders if you need to do the face.
The thing i like about this is i can through blades and it won't cost me much, as in i bought 100 blades for $10USD off amazon* which is cheap compared to conventional cartridge razors. This means that since i will be going through them quite quickly if i do large things like legs kinda frequently, i can use a new blade each time if i like. However i try to use them a few times to truly get my moneys worth.
The shaving soap will last forever like years, well a very long time and so will the Brush as well as the DE razor itself. The soap is nice and natural but can be a little tricky to lather up into a big heap quickly so that's why there is shaving cream. E.g [link]
I might get one like this in the future but will try out my free testpot of the stuff that i got with the rest of the items before i lash out and buy the tub.
I use a rectangular bowl to swish out the razor once i have passed it a couple of times over the area being shaved. I also have a nice 900ml baking bowl to create the lather in.
I just now did my first waxing of my underarms because shaving was not doing a very good job as in i could still see the follicles under the skin. I can tell you that waxing my underarms may have just been the most satisfying thing i have ever done and the sharp then warm pain was.... nice too ah the squealing ;) not like the horrible epilator, omg.
I just used some disposable wax strips that i got on sale like 1/3 the price of all the stuff in the grocery stores work pretty good might have to use them on some other areas that epilating is out of the question atm. I plan on stocking up on these as well. Don't use them on the face tho.
My first shaver like a year ago was one of the Schick Hydro ones and i didn't really know what i was doing and obviously didn't know that they get blunt (silly me) it was snagging on the hair and hurt like hell but i thought that this was how it was. lol
I always recommend shaving in the shower. You can even use hair conditioner as a substitute for creams or soaps or even as a pre shave to soften up the hairs just apply wait rinse then apply what ever cream or soap then shave. I would recommend using a bath glove/exfoliating glove to cleanse the skin before shaving. You may also want to look at some form of antiseptic like tea tree oil or aloe vera as well as a good moisturiser to apply right after shaving.
Omg i need to make a post about this, i might compile a whole bunch of my comments that i have done in the last couple of days (check comment history) on shaving and do a series of posts to help out peps using the search bar on this sub.
Any other questions please just ask, hope there isn't too many errors in there :)
Yeah. I bought the box off amazon late January, 2019.
Didn't think twice about it until someone posted and asked if they had counterfeit Gillette's. I went to the amazon page and found this review,
"I have been using these blades for approximately 2-3 years. They have always been great in the past. I ordered another packet recently and either the manufacturer changed or I received a knock off version of the blades I used to receive. The original ones had were labeled in black ink with the “Astra” and “Superior Platinum” and also with the numbers 1&2 and 3&4 on the backside. The blades I recently received do not have the numbers or the brand in the black ink, it looks more like a carving. I have also been experiencing a lot of irritation and cuts with these razors. I probably won’t be ordering these again."
so idk lmao.
I have the same manual razor as you and I purchased the Asta blades someone else listed, they're great!
Hells yeah. Last forever. Cheap blades. Total win.
I hate to shill but this is my hands down fav razor of all time. [link]
It’s cheap, it’s open comb so it’ll mow through a week of leg hair like a chainsaw yet it’s not at all an aggressive razor. Find that angle and pull, open comb gives lots of audible feedback.
You can have one of these and a box of 100 astra platinum blades (Astra Superior Premium Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, 100 count [link]) for less than $50.
Less ingrown, less irritation and less paying Gillette $27.50 for $0.50 of metal and plastic.
>100 blades is like ~~15-20~~ bucks
$9.99, tried this brand in a sample pack. highly recommended
That's 20 times as much as these.
Yes, some are sharper than others, some feel smoother than others. but Which blade agrees most with your face is a YMMV thing - you have to find out for yourself.
Checkout this sharpness comparrison.
Get a blade sampler from [razorbladesclub.com](razorbladesclub.com) or tryablade.com.
My suggestions for a sampler (I would get at least 3 of each) : Astra SS/SP, Gillette Silver Blue/Nacet/Platinum/Wilkinson/7'O Clock, Voskhod, Ladas, Personna.
My current goto-blade is the Astra Superior Stainless (blue).
Amazon and eBay have usually better deals than drugstores (ASP/ASS).
I usually order from razorbladesclub.com, because I'm in Germany/Europe and here they also sell via Amazon Germany - they deliver fast and I had no issues so far.
Suicide warning signs.
Please don’t do it- follow this link for help!
Believe it or not, you really can save money by switching to DE. The budget starter kit from Maggard's is only $30 and will give you everything you need. The $40 kit from Italianbarber is also a good option. After that one-time investment, you can buy razor blades at a fraction of the cost of cartridge razors: I spend roughly 10 cents apiece on mine (although you should probably get a sampler pack of blades because YMMV). You'll save money and get a better shave if you make the switch.
If you really can't afford a DE, using a proper shaving soap with a brush will really help your razor burn. For $20 on Amazon, you can get Cella, a wonderful Italian soft soap that smells of sweet almond, and an Omega boar brush that will exfoliate your skin while massaging thick, creamy lather into your beard. Doesn't that sound better than squeezing goo out of a tube?
if you are willing to PM me your address, I can drop you a few Astra blades in the mail free of charge. they are a blade that work very well for me, and one that you can get a 100 pack of for just over $10 on amazon .. this will allow you to try them at no financial risk to yourself, and if you find that they do work for you, you can squirrel away your spare change until you have $10.53 to put towards 100 blades, which even if you shave every single day and replace the blade after two shaves, will provide you with two hundred days of shaving for a nickel a day. either way, i'm happy to kick you a few blades so you have broader frame of reference.. additionally, this is an image that organizes some blades by their relative sharpness, though i have no idea how they obtained their data, though i do more or less agree with it.. anyhow, i hope you find some useful information here on Wicked Edge and stick around to be a member of the community.
(11.95 on Maggard's for 100)[[link]]
(7.69 on Amazon for 100)[[link]]
This is relevant for me, too, as it's my early leader for favorite blade.
Whoa, these aren't the blades in the topic at hand.
I could go on.
Try 'em out. Different people's skin reacts to different blades differently. I get on with Astra but others hate them.
People in here need to embrace safety razors. A year's worth of razors cost less than $10. Buy shave soap 2-4x per year for $10. You use aftershave anyway, so that cost doesn't change.
Only hard part is the upfront cost of the handle and the brush, but that's a once or twice in a lifetime expense of less than $50.
Your first year of shaving will cost you $80-$100. After that, $30-$50.
Compare that to a 15-pack of Gillette for $25 with a side of sanctimonious advertising, which you'll have to buy 3x per year.
I got a $20 safety razor kit from Target and was initially buying the replacement blades from them at $3 a pack but then I found this $7 pack of 100 blades that have lasted me for 3 years so far and I still have at least 40 blades left.
Edit: hmm recent reviews for the blades talk about a decrease in quality, which sucks but if you search on Amazon there are tons of other cheap bulk razor blade options.
I just purchased them from Amazon. If I was to put a basket together on what works for me;
Cheap blades (100) = £10~
Cheap but good quality razor = £15~
Shaving brush = £3~
Soap bowl = £2~ (lasts much longer than a can of foam)
I think I've seen most of this stuff in supermarkets in the mens shaving section though but prices will probably be a smidge higher.
If you were to shave once a day and replace a blade every second day (which is pretty wasteful) you'd be paying £25~ a year in blades.
I get away with once a week normally and just change the blade out each time so I'm £5 a year in blades roughly.
You can go much more expensive but honestly, if you're just after a good quality, cheap shave then safety razors are your best bet imo.
You're paying too much for fluff and plastic. Buy a real razor.
Astra Superior Premium Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, 100 count [link]
Blades are cheap, my man. We're talking cents a blade. These have been my go-to for years: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QY8QXM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
100 blades, 10 bucks
What's crazy to me is how many consumers don't realize there are much cheaper, much better competitive options. The entire reason Gillette invented disposable razors is because they couldn't make enough money on traditional razors. They last too long and are too cheap to make! You can spend 10 dollars on a plastic disposable razor handle, and 40 dollars for ~120 shaves with this awful plastic crap. OR, you can go invest $30-80 dollars in a safety razor and then spend $10 for a fucking HUNDRED razors razor blades (which get you 5-10 shaves per razor). Mark my words, a decent safety razor will last until your great grandchildren sell it at your estate sale.
What do you mean when you say the scoring "doesn't work"?
Without more details, a couple things comes to mind:
Kitchen knives are generally not sharp enough to properly score a loaf. The dull blade will drag and tear. Unless you're a knife geek and keep them razor sharp with a whetstone, you should just buy some razors. 100 blades will last you years: [link]
Different scores will achieve different things. Cutting straight down in a square can give you that top-blown-off look. A single score at a shallow angle (45 degrees or less to horizontal) can give you a nice pealed-back-ear.
As far as working with sticky dough, this just takes practice. I'm still learning a lot myself, but this is a good starting point: [link] Becoming comfortable with a bench knife will pay dividends.
I've made that Perfect Loaf recipe myself and it's a good one. Good luck!
100 blades for 10 dollars [link]
Yes you have to buy a de razor, but that is one time. Here's what I use.
One time purchases:
And for soap, I like this stuff: [link]
You only have to replace the blades and soap. Blades are 10 cents each and for me last a week each, but I shave every other day. Soap is 10 dollars and lasts a couple or a few months.
I like this guy's channel for learning the technique: [link]
Mango Sage Tea shaving soap (like a cream, but takes a bit more effort). The moisturizer is actually a hydrating cleanser, I just think of it as a moisturizer. Not really sure why.
For the sake of completeness (and at the risk of sounding like a corporate shill) the cartridge razors I use are Dorco Pace 4 (you can get them in bulk from Amazon, or rebranded from various sites) and the razor blades I use for my safety razor are Astra Superior Platinum. Razor blades are pretty specific to your skin, though, I went through a few different types before finding ones that work well.
EDIT: I also wash my face with a warm damp washcloth both before and after, and keep the razor blades wet as much as possible by briefly running them under warm water. The second one especially really seems to help.
The Astra Superior Premium blades are Amazon Prime (Quick delivery) and usually about $15
And I'm a Proraso fan which Shoppers sells
If you haven't given them a shot, I found these to be the best for my face, sharks were quite uncomfortable for me.
9.8cent shave club
This is the starter kit I bought that i've been using for the past year and a half, i'm just now running out of shaving soap:
These are the ones I bought.
If you're paying more than 15 bucks a year for razors, you need to learn how to be a man correctly.
> saves you a ton of money
Using a safety razor and buying blades in bulk will save you more. Spending $35 for the safety razor, $10 for 100 blades (which is ~5 years worth), and $5 for the soap comes to shaving for about $10 a year for the first 5 years and $3 a year every year afterward. Beat that, dollar shave club.
Edit: Just in case you guys ask
Blades: [link] (feather razors are terrible compared to these)
And any soap works as long as it lathers.
I quite like Astra SPs, which are around $10 for 100 blades on Amazon.
But you should try a few different blades and see which ones work well for you first.
I get my blades on Amazon, even without prime shipping shouldn't be too bad
recently went old school where safety blades are under 20¢.
100 Astra Superior Premium Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades [link]
The actual holder will set you back from $30-$100 depending on how fancy you want to get, but after that it's smooth sailing.
here, though I got my own personal stash from a barber supply company no longer in business: 1100 blades for $100, slightly cheaper than that Amazon price.
Maggard Razors (Shout out if anyone has the guys /u/ I forgot it) has some really good bulk prices. 100 blades for ~$20. It's not the longest list of available brands, but not too bad. Search on Amazon rendered similar results. Also First link, Astra Blades popped up, kind of tempting actually the brand is not bad at all