What to look for in a Multi-Blade Razor

One of the joys of my work is the opportunity to engage with so many of you and provide grooming guidance. A question I frequently encounter is: “How can I get a better shave?” Considering our beards often cover half our faces, it's crucial to get this right. While I'm known for my love of the DE razor, it's worth noting that many men achieve excellent results with multi-blade razors.

Ultimately, the blade's quality is pivotal to a satisfying shave. Here are three non-negotiable criteria for choosing a multi-blade razor:

Blade Life: A blade's longevity speaks volumes. It's not just about value for money—it's about consistent performance. Many fall into the trap of persisting with a dull blade. If you're out of new blades, remember, you have the internet at your fingertips.

Comfort: Given their sharpness, multi-blade razors need a design ensuring comfort. The introduction of the pivoting head has been a game-changer, particularly for tricky areas like the chin and jawline. Opt for a razor that prioritizes comfort over quick shaves.

Sharpness/Closeness: A dull blade can cause discomfort and even skin irritation. The ideal blade offers a close shave in minimal strokes, reducing the potential for skin issues.

With this knowledge, you're well-equipped to choose the perfect razor. The shaving market is bustling with options, reflecting a growing demand for premium grooming tools. Dive in and find your perfect fit.





August 12, 2023 by Craig the Barber

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