I have had my pink plastic Venus razor since 2002. It's 2020 and I finally threw it out. Not only because I wanted to be more eco friendly but also because I told myself that once I ran out of blades (from my: oooh, a Costco pack, that’ll last me awhile) I’d make that switch. I bought that pack in 2015, and I rarely shave. I usually use my epilator and will use my razor if I need a quick shave or for more “sensitive” areas. So it took a while for that pack to go.
Anyhow, I made that switch. I bought this little rose gold beauty and thought it'd be way more dangerous and eco friendly to use. FYI: yes to both, somewhat.
it came with a dual sided blade
Although the rose gold is so pretty, it actually tarnishes more easily. Rose gold uses a little copper to get that coloring, and well, copper tarnishes rather stainless steel.
USE A SHAVE OIL, and make sure you angle that razor or you will cut yourself. Go slow around your ankles and knees. I actually keep a bottle of Sweet Almond Oil in the shower to use as my shave oil, and also to use soon after drying off in the shower. Keeps all the moisture ON my body instead of drying out my skin like most lotions.
Replacement blades: so I bought a Straight Edge Razor to cut the matting off my cat because she doesn’t know how to Cat. So I use two of these single blades to replace the blade. I keep the used blades in a used tiny tin altoid canister. When it's full, I'll label it as Used Blades and place in a recycling bin. Do not dispose in the recycling bin as is because the handlers could cut themselves.
I do like the weightiness of it. It's got a good weight, it's not light and feels like I could break it in a snap.
I rarely shave. I don't grow hair as fast as most. To be quite honest, I haven't shaved my armpit in a long time, and the hair in there barely grows because my mother wouldn't let me shave it when I was young. She handed me a pair of tweezers and told me to pluck it instead. I thought it was a waste of time. She was right. I can go months without shaving it and it barely grows or is so super invisible to the eye. I also will take my epilator when I have some time and will go over my body 1x every 2 months or so to help pull all the hair off my legs, arms, or armpit if I want to go for a while without shaving.
OK, this post went beyond the Safety Razor and more into other ways to remove body hair. Sorry. However if you're coming to a close on your blades replacement and are thinking of changing but don't want to go all out, you can try the Leaf Razor which is a mix of a safety razor and traditional razor.
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