I bought my safety razor around 3 years ago and for the first couple of months it was just sitting on the shelf in my bathroom because I was afraid of using it. When I bought it the lady in the store was super nice and explained to me how to use it. This somehow got me so scared that I needed some time to get accustomed to it and make my inner self ready for its use. Sounds weird, but this really is how I felt.
The only time that I used single use razors was short after I started shaving. Soon after that my dear mum bought me an electric razor. After 15 years it is still working perfectly fine and I still use it for my legs.
Since I never liked single use shavers and thought of them as a waste of money and resources I chose the next best alternative and bought a razor with a changeable head. I used the same one for over ten years. It produced less waste, was cheaper and didn’t take up much space to store. So, I could have stayed with this one, but I decided to change and reduce my amount of waste to a bare minimum, which is when I decided to buy the safety razor. Being afraid of using it was completely unnecessary, because it is the same as any other razor, with a couple of exceptions.
How to use a safety razor?
First of all, there are no differences. The steel razor works great, because it cuts your hair even more precise than a single-use razor.
When buying the shaver also make sure to get some blades.
Depending on how sharp the blades are, I change them around every three months. What is important to know is that you can use both sides of the blade. Just turn them upside down. So you can make them last even longer. This way you can save more money and create even less waste. The blades can then be recycled in the metal bin.
By taking good care of your razor and cleaning it from time to time with a bit of water and a sponge you can make sure that it will last forever.
Why safety razors are great
1.Once in a lifetime investment
A safety razor is a once in a lifetime investment. Buying one might be a bit more expensive than buying a pack of single-use shavers. But counting up all the times you have to buy a pack of single-use shavers, it is way cheaper. The safety razor and blades don’t take up much space to store either.
I think safety razors are extremely stylish. They always remind me of old times when products where still long lasting. Did you know that 80 % of the steel which has ever been produced is still being used today? So, who knows what the past of your razor might be
3.Create no waste
By using a safety razor, you reduce your amount of waste to a bare minimum.
As stated above the razor is a once in a lifetime investment. If you take good care of it, you can use it for the rest of your life. The blades can be recycled in the metal bin.
Hey there, my name is Fiona. I love travelling and getting to know different cultures. Because of travelling I realised I don't need many things to live a happy life. My transformation started ten years ago with my first big trip to India, since then I live a very minimalistic lifestyle. For a couple of years now, it is not only minimalistic but also zero waste.
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