Saturday, April 27, 2013

Selecting The Best Razor Blades For A Smooth And Stubble-free Shave

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Unless you think facial hair looks good on you, and it does on some, you should shave every time your beard or mustache grows beyond a certain length. For men, their toiletries should include a pack of razors and shaving cream. For the former, whether you buy disposable razors or those that utilizes replaceable cartridges, the razor will reach a point when it loses its sharpness. Once the blade becomes dull, you will have to switch it out with a new one. A worn blade tends to leave behind stubble.

Obviously, there are dozens of razor brands, all with varying degrees of quality. On average, a general blade can last anywhere from five to 20 shaves. Again, this depends on the quality of the blades as well as the thickness of the facial hair. A generalization is that darker colored hair tends to be thicker than lighter colored hair. The area of the facial hair is also a factor. A beard, for example, is normally a lot thicker than hair that grows from your arms or legs.

So if razor blade brands matter a great deal, then which brands do you go with? For starters, there are always the generic brands, which tend to be cheaper though keep in mind that you do get what you pay for. These come with a very basic design and may not be the best for the job when dealing with coarse hair.

There are the more popular brands that everyone has come to know such as the Wilkinson Sword Razor Blades and Gillette Razor Blades. The latter is especially a big brand name that is widely known due to its high marketing and advertising. Sure, these brands are a bit more on the expensive end but that is because of the money spent on testing new innovative ways to develop a razor that really gets the job done without causing problems associated with normal razor blades. In fact, it was rumored that Gillette actually spent roughly one billion dollars in developing the Mach 3 Razor, which was designed to cut hair without risking cutting the skin. Unlike conventional razors, it did not rely purely on the sharpness of the blade.

Gillette and other brands soon developed blades encased within a cartridge to help lift the hair and lubricate the skin through the use of a smooth gliding process. The cartridge also came with a colored strip to let the user know when to replace the blade.

Regardless of the type of blade you use, you want to preserve the life of the blade as long as possible. There's actually a neat little trick you can do to make the blade last longer. After each use, wash the blade under running hot water for about a minute or so. This prevents the blade from dulling too quickly.

As with everything else, you should be selective with the quality of blade you use. Even if it means paying a little more, top brands like Gillette and Wilkinson ensures that you get a smooth shave each and every time.

Unless you think facial hair looks good on you, and it does on some, you should shave every time your beard or mustache grows beyond a certain length. For men, their toiletries should include a pack of razors and shaving cream. For the former, whether you buy disposable razors or those that utilizes replaceable cartridges, the razor will reach a point when it loses its sharpness. Once the blade becomes dull, you will have to switch it out with a new one. A worn blade tends to leave behind stubble.

Obviously, there are dozens of razor brands, all with varying degrees of quality. On average, a general blade can last anywhere from five to 20 shaves. Again, this depends on the quality of the blades as well as the thickness of the facial hair. A generalization is that darker colored hair tends to be thicker than lighter colored hair. The area of the facial hair is also a factor. A beard, for example, is normally a lot thicker than hair that grows from your arms or legs.

So if razor blade brands matter a great deal, then which brands do you go with? For starters, there are always the generic brands, which tend to be cheaper though keep in mind that you do get what you pay for. These come with a very basic design and may not be the best for the job when dealing with coarse hair.

There are the more popular brands that everyone has come to know such as the Wilkinson Sword Razor Blades and Gillette Razor Blades. The latter is especially a big brand name that is widely known due to its high marketing and advertising. Sure, these brands are a bit more on the expensive end but that is because of the money spent on testing new innovative ways to develop a razor that really gets the job done without causing problems associated with normal razor blades. In fact, it was rumored that Gillette actually spent roughly one billion dollars in developing the Mach 3 Razor, which was designed to cut hair without risking cutting the skin. Unlike conventional razors, it did not rely purely on the sharpness of the blade.

Gillette and other brands soon developed blades encased within a cartridge to help lift the hair and lubricate the skin through the use of a smooth gliding process. The cartridge also came with a colored strip to let the user know when to replace the blade.

Regardless of the type of blade you use, you want to preserve the life of the blade as long as possible. There's actually a neat little trick you can do to make the blade last longer. After each use, wash the blade under running hot water for about a minute or so. This prevents the blade from dulling too quickly.

As with everything else, you should be selective with the quality of blade you use. Even if it means paying a little more, top brands like Gillette and Wilkinson ensures that you get a smooth shave each and every time.

 

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