Whether you keep it completely clean or just trim your beard into shape, it’s one of those tasks that men have to tackle at least a few times a week. Especially when you throw in the inconvenient pitfalls of shaving, like nicks and cuts or your girlfriend borrowing your razor for herself, it’s only fair you lose some enthusiasm to shave. But, alas, it is still a crucial chore that you have to carry out every week so might as well make it fun and safe, right? A good shave, essentially, is one that's comfortable and that helps reduce the risk of your face getting full with razor bumps. If that is the case for you, you might want to consider using fewer blades. Using a single-blade razor, in combination with a high-quality pre-shave scrub and post-shave balm, can be the best way to help reduce razor bumps and improve your shave overall.
How does a multi-blade razor work and why is the single-blade better?
Multi-blade razors, in order to work more efficiently, pull the hair taut with the first blade then it cuts the hair off the skin with the next. Basically, the first blade hooks the hair follicle, pulling it while the second blade cuts the more exposed part of the hair and finally, the third blade further cleans the face ensuring no hairs are missed. However, as the blades increase, so do the chances of razor burns, skin irritation, nicks & cuts, and ingrown hairs. With multiple blades passing over your face, it is bound to adversely affect your skin somehow. As explained above, for a multi-blade razor to be efficient, it has to work by the tug & pull mechanism. So, when the first blade acts as a hook to pull the hair, sometimes it ends up cutting even the hair beneath the skin which then ends up forming an ingrown hair, leading to painful red bumps.
With a single blade safety razor, however, the chances of you pulling your hair and causing razor bumps are negligent. In fact, with a single blade, your skin is less likely to get irritated as it is not prone to multiple razors at one time. It can even help reduce redness or any itchiness that you otherwise may have faced. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to razor bumps, it is advisable you switch to a single-blade razor with a regimented approach to your shave.
A safety razor is much more likely to provide a better shave overall. Not only will it give you the closest shave but also help reduce ingrown hairs and skin irritation saving you a fortune in the long run. Think about it. We know that safety razors customarily have a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, we assure you, you wouldn’t want to switch. Check out our Precision Safety Razor- thoughtfully designed, it is timeless looking safety razor with a simple screw head and an ergonomic handle. The double-edge safety razor has a gorgeous chrome plated finish. It is fit for exceptional grooming, transforming timeless grooming customs into daily modern practices.