Single or multiple blades: what to choose?

Sometimes we let ourselves think that more is better.

That's what conventional disposable razor brands would have us believe, anyway. They are in a race to develop the razor with the most blades. Every year an extra blade is added as if it were a new technological breakthrough. To get this supposedly better shave, we are told that we must buy a new handle and a new set of interchangeable heads that are supposedly revolutionary and improved.

The problem is that the multiple blades cut the hair below the surface of the skin. The first blades do not cut much: their purpose is rather to pull the hair out of its follicle, while the last ones cut the hair, which once cut falls back below the skin level. You are then more likely to have ingrown hairs that grow back under the skin because they cannot find their way out directly. They curl up and grow inside the dermis, causing inflammation. You end up with red pimples here and there, which is definitely not the effect you were looking for, right?

Also, because the blades are often of poor quality, you tend to press the razor against your skin to get an effective shave. Unfortunately, this can damage the top layer of the skin during shaving. This can result in a burning sensation after shaving.

What if we told you that all this is avoidable?

Because yes, sometimes the less the better. So if one blade can do the job perfectly, why should you pay for more?

The individual blades are more effective than the cartridges. One pass is enough to give you a smooth skin.

So it's no wonder that the single-blade razor is making a comeback among shaving afficionados. And if men can turn to more user-friendly solutions, why not women? That's why we've built our unisex safety razor that works with a single blade.

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