Choosing the right shaving products to integrate into your daily routine can be something of a minefield.
As if the vast array of creams, oils, balms and solutions wasn’t enough to confuse you, the sheer number of options when it comes to the razors themselves can be out and out baffling. Why so many different types?
Each one has it’s own merits, it’s just about deciding which one is best for you and your personal needs.
One for the manliest of men, option number one is the straight razor, often also referred to as the Cut-Throat. Popular back in the 17 and 1800s, these are experiencing something of a revival at the moment, and not without good reason. With the sharpest edges out there, the straight razor facilitates an incredibly close shave, and its handy foldable structure means it is easily stored. Most straight razors carry a pretty hefty price tag, as rather than replacing the blade you can simply resharpen. The Bluebeards Revenge cut-throat shavette is a more wallet-friendly take, where blades can be removed and replaced without compromising on the quality of your shave.
Be warned, these bad boys require time, skill and attention to detail – go in all guns blazing without knowing what you’re doing, and you run the risk of a nasty injury. Take the time to learn the technique beforehand though, and you’ll never go back.
For the more cautious among you, the safety razor is a lower-risk option, offering a smooth, close shave without the need for such well-honed skills. So-called because only the very edge of a single blade comes into contact with the face, almost eliminating the risk of injury, the safety razor is quick and easy to use. It’s weightier than your standard cartridge razor, meaning that less pressure is required to achieve the desired finish. And with less pressure often meaning less irritation, this one is definitely a winner. The Bluebeards Revenge Scimitar razor is a totally stunning, bespoke, precision engineered offering – the epitome of traditional wet shaving instruments. And laser-etched with our iconic logo, it would look pretty sweet on display in your bathroom.
Last up, it’s the cartridge razor. Commonly used by the masses, these razors take replaceable plastic cartridges containing any number of blades ( usually 2-5). Convenient and easy to use, the cartridges need replacing every 4-5 shaves, which in spite of the low initial investment can mean they end up costing more than you’d bargained for, but they are widely touted as being a great option for a close shave without the hassle – perfect for beginners, and easily accessible.
The Bluebeards Revenge Mach 3 razor is ideal for your day to day shave, and will save you a few quid if speed and convenience is your thing.