Shave the Right Way with Lucky Franc’s Double Edge Safety Razor Set
Take your wet shaving to the next level
Are you shaving the right way? This might seem like a silly question given you’ve been shaving since adolescence. However, the average guy makes his shaving decisions based on convenience. It’s easy to grab a Fusion 5 razor or some other multi-blade option off the shelf at the nearest pharmacy. It’s easy to snatch up a can of cheap shaving cream. It’s easy to pop back in when you need new blades. But the costs of convenience can weigh you down financially and you may not be getting the best shaving option for your money. When it comes to shaving, what’s most accessible isn’t always the best option. It’s time to take a cue from our fathers with wet shaving.
What Is Wet Shaving?
You’ve heard this term before—wet shaving. In short, it’s the opposite of how you’re shaving today. It involves more water, more lather, and less blades. A traditional wet shave involves a double-edge safety razor or a traditional straight razor. The blades are much sharper and provide a faster and more precise shave. Additionally, this shave is executed with a soothing shave soap or cream. And we’re not talking about the can of cream you find on the shelf next to that Fusion 5.
Why You Should Ditch Disposables
Before we discuss the benefits of wet shaving, let’s first cover the reasons you should ditch your disposable multi-blade razors.
Damages Your Skin
The big shaving companies tout their multi-blade razors as the best as fastest way to get the closest shave. While it’s true can get a close shave, it comes at the expense of your skin’s health and appearance. Each of those blades has a purpose. The first blade lifts the hair up from the skin while each subsequent blade chops it down. The shave gets so close that it often cuts the hair beneath the skin. It feels smooth immediately after but leaves your face prone to razor bumps, irritation, and redness. It may look so great a couple days later.
Wastes Your Money
There’s a literal cost for convenience. The razor itself may not be super pricey, ranging anywhere from $7-12. But the real cost is in the blades. You’ll only be able to use the same blades for a week before you need replacements. If you shave any longer with the same ones, you run the risk of cutting yourself or needing several passes for the same quality of shave. You’ll spend around $10 to replace the blades, as they’re often sold in cartridge sets of 2 or more. That’s hundreds of dollars a year on blades even though the razor was super cheap. Don’t fall for the marketing the big razor companies put out there. They figured out that the best way to make more money from their customers is to sell them these multi-blades that you just don’t need to get a good shave!
Hurts the Environment
Sustainability is a big deal in today’s market. Just as in the fashion industry, companies and consumers alike care about how products are affecting the environment. Disposable razors are designed to be tossed out every week. An on annual basis, this means you’re contributing massively to the waste piling up in the nation’s landfills. Not to mention, most of these razors are cheaply made overseas and contain a lot of plastic components that are harder to recycle. That’s less manufacturing opportunities in the US and more waste in landfills – this is a literal cost of convenience.
The Benefits of Wet Shaving
You might smirk at the thought of shaving like your grandpa but those guys knew what they were doing. Visit any barber and you’ll quickly see. Good barbers shave you with a straight edge razor not a disposable multi-blade. A double edge safety razor is the at home comparable for everyday use, that’s much easier for the average guy use. If you see a Mach 3 rear its ugly, multi-blade head in a barber shop, run the other way screaming. Wet shaving might require a little more effort, but you’ll quickly find that it does a fantastic job and requires just a little practice to become a wet-shave expert. Plus, the experience is really something to be enjoyed each morning, not simply a chore you do as part of your grooming schedule.
Saves Your Skin
When you use a multi-blade razor, it’s like taking five passes over your face in just one movement. When you use a safety razor, you get the same precision with one pass. This significantly reduces your risk for any bumps or irritation. Additionally, if you’re using a high quality shave soap or cream, your skin will stay moisturized throughout the shave and have less irritation.
Saves Your Money
Right away, you’re saving money because you’re only using one blade. You’ll spend a little more on the razor but it’s one you won’t have to replace. And replacing a single safety blade will only cost you 20 cents at most. At most! You’ll spend a few bucks on razors for the entire year versus the hundreds you’d spend on cartridges of multi-blade refills.
Saves the Environment
You won’t throw away the razor at any point—it’s built to last – think family heirloom for sons and grandsons. And you’ll have less blades to dispose of so you’re reducing your carbon footprint. Many quality safety razors are made in the USA and are 100% recyclable, as are the blades – No landfill waste!
Lucky Franc’s Black Double Edge Safety Razor Set
You’re sold on the benefits of wet shaving and using a safety razor. You’ve thrown out your Fusion 5 and your can of Edge shave gel. What do you do? This is a no-brainer. Lucky Franc’s Black Double Edge Safety Razor Set is not only the perfect intro to wet shaving. It’s also the perfect gift for the dads who’ve always known wet shaving as the only alternative.
The safety razor itself is a work of art. It’s created in a U.S. machine shop and assembled according to the highest standards of quality. The razor head is crafted from two pieces of aircraft grade aluminum and finished off with a solid brass handle. After assembly, the pieces are black powder coating to prevent corrosion; plus it just looks cool.
But this set isn’t just about the razor. You also get a 4-ounce tin of handmade classic bay rum shaving soap and 5 double edge razor blades. All of this for under Fifty Bucks and you’ll only need to spend a few dollars the rest of the year when you need new blades.
This safety razor set satisfies all the criteria. Superbly made razor that provides a superior shave? Check. Cost-effective blades that minimize spending? Check. Environmentally friendly? Check. American made? Check.
If you’re a wet shaving convert looking for a way to get started, this is your best bet. And if you’re looking for a way to brighten up your big guy’s morning shave, this is also your best bet. Once he tries this safety razor set, he’ll never go back.
Written by: Jeffrey Spivey at Uptown Bourgeois with edits and updates by Charles Conto