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How to use a safety razor

Safety razors are a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional disposable razors. They not only reduce waste, but they also provide a closer shave. They are also incredibly cheaper than buying disposable razors time and time again. You just need to make a one-time investment that will give you a higher quality product with better shaving results. 

An eco-friendly choice

Apart from being more comfortable and higher quality than disposable razors, they are obviously better for the environment. Here’s why! 

  • They are reusable: Safety razors can be used for years with proper care and maintenance, which means less waste in landfills.
  • They use less packaging: Traditional disposable razors often come in plastic packaging, which contributes to waste. Safety razors typically come in minimal, recyclable packaging.
  • They have replaceable blades: Instead of throwing away an entire razor, safety razors have replaceable blades that can be recycled.

How to use a safety razor 

If it’s your first time using this kind of razor, it might be a little daunting. Don’t worry, it’s really easy to shave and change blades! Here’s a little step-by-step guide: 

How to shave using a safety razor 

  1. Wet your skin and the razor: This helps the razor glide smoothly over your skin.
  2. Apply shaving cream: This helps lubricate the skin and protect it from nicks and cuts.
  3. Hold the razor at a 30 degree angle. 
  4. Shave in short, even strokes.
  5. Rinse and dry the razor: After shaving, rinse the safety razor thoroughly and dry it with a towel. This helps prevent rust and keeps the razor in good condition.

How to change the blade of your safety razor:

  1. Unscrew the handle to separate it from the razor head.
  2. Open the razor head to access the blade.
  3. Remove the old blade carefully and dispose of it safely.
  4. Place a new blade onto the bottom plate of the razor head.
  5. Close the razor head, ensuring the blade is aligned properly.
  6. Tighten the handle back onto the razor head.

Safety razors offer a trifecta of benefits that make them an ideal choice for your grooming routine. They are environmentally friendly, they save you money, and they ensure a smooth shaving experience. You can find the perfect safety razor for all your needs on our shop, where we carry tons of vegan and sustainable products, aimed at making ethical shopping easier. Check them out!

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