The Guys Shaving Club
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You have basically four options to get that smooth and close shave you are after. You have the good old fashion straight razor, cheap disposable razors, safety razors and electric shavers. We will take a very close look at each type of shaver below and how to use them.
Manual Shaving The Old Fashion Way
I used the term old fashion, but it is really not. This is a very popular and preferred way of shaving. You obviously have the cartridge disposable razors you can buy locally. You can get the super cheap single disposable blades or the Gillette Razors with up to 5 blades. I have found that I buy a new razor each time because the replacement blades are so dang expensive.
Safety Razor Shaving
Your next choice is cheaper over the long run: shaving with a safety razor. Single blade and double edge safety razors come in various styles. Some have short handles, longer handles, and barber-style poles, and some are very thick for men with larger hands.
Oh Yeah You will see DE use a lot amongst the safety razor users. It stands for double edge, so when you are talking about ordering some new blades use something like DE razor blades so you don't sound like a newbie. 🙂
Price wise they run anywhere from $19.00 up to $300 dollars. You can really go nuts here if you like and have the money. The good news is that the replacement blades are cheap and last anywhere up to 5-10 shaves depending on the brand and your beard growth.
We have a wealth of article reviews on our site. To get started, read our 15 Best Safety Razor Reviews For Men In 2019. We will also have individual model reviews as well like the Merkur Safety Razors Reviewed.
Straight Razor Shaving
Merkur, Parker, Feather, and Edwin Jagger are the major players that make the safety razor. They all have their unique twist on how they make their blades and how they make their brand of razor. I think you will need to try a few of them before figuring out what you will like personally.
Next up is shaving with a straight razor. Yes, it is what you pictured in your head of a guy in a barbershop shaving. 🙂 This is fun when you look into it because you will need a good shaving brush, bowl, and cream to pull it off. It does take time to learn the right technique, so easy goes as you start out here. Once you get it down, you won't find a closer shave than this technique.
Price wise, you will see them starting in the mid-20 dollar range and can go all the way up to $200.
Read my straight razor reviews for more information about buying them.
Shaving Kit Options
Last but not least, if you go with the safety razor or straight razor shaving style you should consider getting a good old classic shaving kit.
So basically, the kit itself will come with a Shaving Stand, bowl or cup, shaving brush, and shaving cream soap or lotion. This might turn some people off because of all the extra accessories you have to buy to shave this way, but honestly, if you really plan out your morning, it's a great way to pamper yourself and start out your day.
You can really find an affordable shaving kit for around $30 dollars to $60 dollars. Some come with the actual razor, whereas others do not, so the price will definitely vary.
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