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Safety Razors

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Safety Razors - New Zealand

The Double Edge Safety Razor combines elegant design with a variety of options to suit personal tastes, needs, and preferences for weight and handle length. This razor is celebrated for its environmental friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and ability to minimise irritation such as ingrown hairs, razor burn, and razor bumps, making it a clear favourite among users.

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Choosing a safety razor can be daunting if you're unsure where to start. Our concise Safety Razor Finder simplifies the decision-making process.

What is a double edge safety razor?

A double edge safety razor is a type of razor that utilises a single, replaceable blade with two sharp edges. It's called "safety" because the blade is protected by a guard, reducing the risk of cuts compared to a straight razor.

How do I prepare for a wet shave with a safety razor?

Prepare for a wet shave with a safety razor by first washing your face with warm water to soften the hair and open the pores. Apply a high-quality shaving cream or soap to create a rich lather.

How do I shave with a double edge safety razor?

Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle to your skin and shave with the grain of your beard using short, gentle strokes. Rinse the razor frequently between strokes to prevent clogging.

Is wet shaving with a safety razor better for sensitive skin?

Yes, wet shaving with a safety razor is generally gentler on sensitive skin compared to multi-blade cartridge razors.

How often should I change the blade in a safety razor?

It's recommended to change the blade after 4-6 shaves, depending on the thickness and coarseness of your facial hair. A dull blade can cause irritation and cuts, so regular replacement is important.

What should I do after shaving with a safety razor?

After shaving with a safety razor, rinse your face with cool water to close the pores. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel and apply a soothing aftershave balm and moisturiser to hydrate your skin.

How do I care for my safety razor?

After each shave, thoroughly rinse your safety razor with warm water to remove any hair and shaving cream residue. Periodically, disassemble the razor and clean it with a soft brush to prevent build-up.

Can I travel with a safety razor?

Yes, you can travel with a safety razor. Pack it in a travel case or a secure pouch to protect the blade and prevent damage. Check airline regulations for carrying razors in carry-on luggage or opt for travel-friendly razor options.