SPY Guide: What’s The Best Shave Experience For You?

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* The best options to consider for your preferences
* Old-school techniques and new age technology
* Top-rated razors to try from each category

While you may think that it doesn’t matter how you shave or what tools you use to do it, not all shaving methods and products suit every face or lifestyle. If you’re looking for new ways to help improve your shaving experience—be it for a closer cut, a faster morning routine, or enhancing for life on-the-go grooming during travel and business trips—here’s a breakdown of all the different shaving razors for you to consider.

Electric Razors:

Electric razors have two distinct advantages: they’re great when you’re in a rush or on-the-go and it’s hard to cut yourself with them.

1. SweetLF 3D Electric Shaver

This quick-charging electric razor gives you 120-minutes of unfettered, super smooth shaving. That’s about 30 full shaves. It has 4-direction floating heads and a 3D rotary shaver that automatically adapts to the contours of your face, neck and jaw. There’s also a pop-up trimmer for sideburns and facial hair. And because it’s waterproof, you can use it in the shower to speed up your morning routine.

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Safety Razors:

Safety Razors give you an even closer shave with all kinds of old-school prestige. Not only that, after the initial expense of buying the razor (which can last you a lifetime with proper care), blades are much cheaper than standard disposable razor cartridges.

2. VIKINGS BLADE The Godfather Safety Razor

This Vikings Blade Godfather Safety Razor gets nearly 5-stars on Amazon for good reason. It’s made from premium heavy-duty Swedish materials. It has a good weight to it, so you don’t have to apply so much pressure with each stroke. And even then, its classic safety razor head helps minimize cuts. It also comes with a sharp leatherette and alcantara case to store it or transport it.

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Straight Razors:

Straight razors give you the closest shave possible but using them often takes patience and plenty of practice to be mastered. You can expect your fair share of nicks and cuts along the way as you get used to shaving with one. However, once you’ve perfected your technique, there’s no more manly way to shave.

3. Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor

This Equinox Professional Straight Edge Razor is made from fine quality Stainless Steel and guaranteed to never rust or tarnish. It opens easy out of the blade guard. The ergonomic design keeps it comfortable in the hand while giving you full control of the cut. You will also get 100 single edge blades right off the bat, each individually wrapped and ready to go, which should last last you at least 200 shaves.

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Cartridge Razors:

You’re probably very familiar with cartridge razors with their 3, 4, and even 5 blades all ready to razor that stubble away. They give you a clean, close shave and you can use them in or out of the shower, on your face or elsewhere. The biggest knock on these is the cost of the cartridges – they’re not cheap. In fact, when you do the math according to how many shaves you’re supposed to get out of these, it comes to about 1 dollar per shave.

4. Gillette Fusion5 ProShield Men’s Razor

That said, the Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield Men’s Razor is pretty much the top cartridge razor available today. It’s self-lubricating to help reduce irritation. The blades are the thinnest around, for less tug and pull as it’s cutting through hair. There’s even a precision trimmer on the back for hard to reach areas around your nose and sideburns. All of these design features are rooted on the FlexBall technology, which allows it to glide smoothly around all the angles of your face

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Maybe you have too much going on and you don’t really want to think too much about shaving your face. You just want to get the job done, and not make a whole big shopping thing about it. That’s where razor and shaving subscription services come in. They send you everything you need to get the job done on a recurring basis, so you’ll never run out of products or have to step foot to the local drugstore to shop.

5. Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club is probably the most famous of the razor subscription services thanks to their hilarious and memorable ads and downright awesome service. Here’s how it works: You give them a bit of information regarding how you get ready and they’ll send you trial size products to test what they offer. Once you confirm what you like, they’ll send you a restock box with full sizes of those products. And true to their name, they’ll send them to you at a discount. You can add or remove products to your autoshipped box any time you like. You can even adjust how often you receive the boxes. They also have multiple starter sets to choose from, all risk-free.

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