Any man who is trying to get the best shave possible needs a razor for men that’s up to the task and can shave closely. Too often, men’s razors which are commonly sold at the local supermarket are made with inferior components and simply can’t perform to expectations. These blades either contribute directly to razor burn or bumps, end up nicking the person shaving and/or simply don’t provide a close enough shave.
Men shouldn’t lose heart, however. There are a number of brands which not only provide a close shave without nicking the shaver’s skin or causing shave burn but are actually fairly economical as well. We’ve found ten of the best of these razors available and have listed them below. After you check them out, be sure to stick around and read our men’s guide to shaving, too. We have some pretty good shaving tips that we would like to share with you.
10. Bic Hybrid 4 Flex Disposable Razor
Everything required for a smooth shave at a smooth price can be found in this disposable razor package. It comes with a handle with a pivoting head that adjusts with the men’s movements as he shaves. This set also comes with 4-flexible blades that automatically adjust to the unique contours of men’s faces. It also has a lubricating strip that’s enhanced with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, so the shaver always gets the best shave possible. The razor cartridges are easy to put on the handle and remove, so changing blades is quick and as painless as the shave this razor provides.
9. Schick ST2 for Men With Sensitive Skin
These slim disposable razors come with only two blades that do a remarkable job at cutting through men’s facial hair. While some people may be skeptical of a razor that only has two blades, the fact of the matter is that having few blades mean there’s less of an opportunity for skin irritation. And since this product is specially made for sensitive skin, and even has a Vitamin E comfort strip, it’s an ideal razor for men to need. This razor has a comfortable to hold non-slip rubber handle and is easy to use. Another great feature found on this economical razor is a cleanout button which makes it easy to remove extra cut hair from the razor.
8. Schick Xtreme 3 Disposable Razors
It seems pretty obvious that when Schick was engineering this product, they paid attention to the concerns of men who use disposable razors because many of the features in these razors are fairly innovative. These razors have a triple blade design with a head that pivots easily to the contours of the face, which allows the shaver to get as close of a shave as possible. It also has an easy-to-rinse design that keeps these blades from clogging during the shaving process. And finally, these razors have a comfortable to hold handle and a lubricating comfort strip that’s easy on the skin.
7. Bic Flex 5 Disposable Razor
Designed for men who need to get absolutely the closest shave out of their disposable razor, the Bic Flex 5 has a number of features which make it a reality. This product has 5 blades with a flexible design that allows them to follow the peaks, valleys, and curves of men’s faces and thereby ensure an ultra-close shave. They also have a pivoting head that has a 40-degree angle which allows for ideal shave control. And finally, these razors are equipped with comfortable handles that allow for an ergonomic grip and make them easier to use, even when the shaver has to use them every day.
6. Weishi Nostalgic Butterfly Safety Razor
They say that everything old eventually comes back into fashion, so it shouldn’t be surprising to most men that the safety razor has made a comeback. And of the safety razors that have reentered the market, few companies can make them as good as Weishi does. This razor is designed to be not only safe-to-use, as the name would imply, but also to be an effective razor for shaving. It’s pretty easy to install a fresh razor into this product, thanks to its butterfly design, and the product feels really good to hold and use. Anyone looking for a more nostalgic and elegant way to shave may want to give this razor a little spin.
5. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Bundle
This Gillette Fusion ProGlide Bundle comes with everything needed to get a great shave. It comes with an ergonomically designed handle that fits well in most men’s hand and has Flex Ball technology that allows the head to roll over the curves of the man’s face for the closest shave possible. The handle isn’t the only great thing about this bundle, however. It also comes with 4 razor blades that deliver an exceptional quality shave. These blades are extremely thin and have an advanced blade coating which allows them to glide smoothly with less pull than conventional and ordinary disposable razors.
4. Gillette Fusion ProGlide 5 Men’s Razor
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide 5 comes with the handle and two razor refills. This product uses some of the thinnest blades available, and each head is equipped with 5 blades, allowing for an extremely close shave. Another feature of this razor which allows it to shave closely is its Flex Ball Technology roller, a feature which allows the blade to follow the curve of the man’s face. On the back of the razor is a precision trimmer which allows men to reach that area underneath the nose and around the sideburns that’s hard to reach with a conventional razor. And finally, this razor has an enhanced lubrication strip for a comfortable shave.
3. Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
Made in Solingen, Germany from some of the finest steel possible, this safety razor is ready to deliver an exceptional shave. This product uses double-edged safety razors, and it is easy to load and unload these blades from the razor itself. This razor has a chrome finish which makes it quite elegant looking, and it has a knurled handle that makes it easy for men to hold and maneuver. These razors have been made in Germany for over 120-years, so it shouldn’t be surprising that these razors are some of the best available. Anyone who’s looking for a comfortable shave may want to give them a look.
2. Bigfoot Shaves Double Edge Safety Razor
This product just isn’t a safety razor, it’s a whole portable shaving kit. This razor comes in a plastic-carry case with a mirror inside it, which makes it easy to use at home or on the road. This kit also comes with a vintage-style razor that’s easy-to-hold, easy-to-use and provides an exceptionally close shave. Its solid weighted handle provides enough pressure to provide a nice, wet shave. The blades are made from premium stainless-steel and do the job they’re designed to do quite easily. Anyone looking for a high-quality razor that provides a nice close shave will appreciate the subtle ingenuity of this shaving kit.
1. Vikings Blade Chieftain Safety Razor
This safety razor is made from high-quality components that make it one of the best razors for men to use. It has a special safety system that prevents the butterfly doors of the razor from being able to close if the razor isn’t aligned perfectly within it at a 90-degree angle. This razor also has a nice and heavy handle that gives the user just enough pressure to adequately shave their face. The blade in this razor can be removed and replaced in only a matter of moments, so the user can spend more time shaving their face and less time trying to set up their razor.
Shaving Tips for the Modern Man
Shaving is a necessity that most men have to endure on a regular basis. It’s just an activity that we can’t get out of doing. The only thing that differentiates one man from another is the frequency with which they have to shave. Some men have to shave twice a day, some men only daily and some men only have to shave once a week or so. No matter how often you shave, however, it’s still something you’re going to have to devote time to do, so you better make the experience as easy and productive as possible.
Keeping that in mind, we’ve decided to go ahead and list some of the best shaving techniques that we could come up. We talked to the experts, considered their advice and have come up with a guide that will help men get the most out of their razor. So let’s not waste any more time. Let’s get down to business and begin with our first step: choosing a razor for men.
Select the Appropriate Razor
There are a lot of guides on the Internet telling men what they need to look for in a razor, so I’m not going to rehash that material again. All I’m going to say is that you should choose a razor for men that’s good for you. And it doesn’t have to be the type of razor that the experts say you should have. I’ve seen men who used straight razors, disposable razors, safety razors and just about everything in between, and these men all managed to get a good shave. So just buy one that does a good job and that you like. If you don’t know which one to choose, then feel free to choose one of the ten razors we’ve picked out up above.
Choose the Right Shaving Accessories
You’ll also want to make sure that you have all of the shaving accessories that you need for shaving. If you’re using a disposable razor, then you’ll probably just need a sink of warm water and some high-quality shaving cream. However, if you have other types of razors, then you may need other accessories.
For example, if you’re using a straight razor, then you’ll probably want to have some shave soap and a shaving brush. You may also need to have a shaving strop and other accessories, depending on how you maintain your razor. If you are using a straight razor, then you are going to want to make sure that you have extra blades.
Hydrate Your Face & Beard
The first thing you’re going to want to do before you begin to shave is to hydrate your face. Hydrating your face will allow your beard to absorb water, which makes it easier to cut, and reduces the instances of cuts and razor burn. How do you hydrate your face? All you have to do is to wash it with warm water. Most men shave immediately after they come out of the shower, which is a good idea because warm water and steam have been busy softening their beards.
Wash Your Face
While this is actually part two of the previous point, I’ll go ahead and mention it here. Washing your face will help remove dead skin cells and oil. This will make it more comfortable and easier to shave. Don’t discount the importance of this step. Extra skin cells can pile under the razor blade and can cause it to “skip,” much like a needle jumping on a dirty vinyl record. Removing these dead skin cells will allow the razor to glide easily over the skin’s surface.
Apply Your Favorite Shaving Cream
Make sure that you choose a high-quality shave cream (or shave soap) and apply it to your face. Make sure that you don’t use too much or too little. Too much cream will interfere with the blade moving across your face, and too little won’t provide enough lubrication for shaving.
Follow Your Face’s Contours
Following the contour’s of your face, and using short, even strokes, begin shaving. Be sure to shave both with the grain of your facial hair and against it. While there are many experts who say that you should shave one way or another, the truth of the matter is that you should shave in a way that feels the most comfortable for you.
Rinse Your Blade Often
Make sure that you rinse your blade off several times during your shave to remove cut facial hairs from it. These hairs can not only “clog” the blade, making it harder to shave, but they can also dull the blade if they’re not removed quickly. Therefore, it’s a good idea to rinse your blade every so often.
Rinse With Warm Water
When you have completely shaved your face, use some warm water to remove excess cut facial hairs and any remaining shaving cream. This is a good time to check your face and make sure that you have shaven the entire surface of your face. If you missed a few spots, don’t fret. Instead, repeat the above steps until your face is shaved correctly. Be sure to finish by rinsing with warm water.
Finish With Cool Water (Optional)
Some men like to finish their shave by splashing some cool water on their face. Doing this can close up the pores that were opened by using warm water to shave.
Use a Hydrating After Shave or Moisturizer
Whether you use a hydrating aftershave or a moisturizing product is entirely up to you. The point is that you should make sure that you use some product on your face that will rehydrate your face and lock in your skin’s moisture. After all, shaving can be rough on your skin, so now’s the time to use a little TLC to help repair any damage you may have done.
Enjoy Your Results!
Now that you’ve chosen the correct razor for men, used the right accessories and shaved in the correct way, it’s time to enjoy your results. Congratulations! By following these steps, you’re likely to have less razor burn, bumps or irritation, and you’ll likely look better than you ever have before.