So I had two more shaves with razor #1 from Dollar Shave Club. Shave 2 went on without a hitch and no nicks. Worked flawlessly. Shave 3 took more effort. I definitely noticed the difference in sharpness and smoothness of the shaving process. Next shave I might start using blade #2. I’m going to try to have the blades last the entire month as advertised. I still got a nice smooth shave on go #3 but it took considerably longer with multiple passes. I think what I’ll do is start with the same blade and if it gets unbearable I’ll switch on to the next fresh blade. Again this is a torture test as I have very thick coarse facial hair that grows pretty quick. So if it survives my face, the average dad or guy will probably benefit from only paying $6 a month for razors versus triple that. Oh, and I apologize for not putting a disclaimer. I am NOT paid by ANYONE to do this. I wanted to give it a shot on my own and just review it personally for a month or more. Hopefully enlighten a few of you out there. God knows us dads need to work smart, not hard, and have as few worries as possible. The convienence of getting a pack of razors in the mail is awesome though. One less thing to forget, haha.
Followup on first shave with Dollar Shave Club and their 4 blade razor. The shaving went smoothly except I noticed the dreaded reddish tinge on the blade. It chopped up my neck pretty good.
Other than that, the blade was sharp and smooth and didn’t require lots of passes. My neck does this sometimes. I will follow up with more as I wrap up week one with the first blade (if it lasts that long). We will see!
I’m giving Dollar Shave Club a shot. A lot of you are probably wondering how it turns out. Well if it passes my face’s torture test, it’s pretty good stuff. My facial hair is insanely stiff and coarse. The pic of my face is 36 hours of growth. The goatee is 48 hours old.
I’m not kidding. I picked their $6 a month plan to see how it goes. They give you 4 blades a month, figuring a blade should last you a week.
I’ve dulled razors in as little as 3 shaves in the past. Here’s my parameters:
I shave in the shower.
I learned that shampoo actually works better on my face than shaving cream or gel.
Most of the time I can’t shave every day due to irritation on my neck and the coarseness of my facial hair after a day.
Wish me luck!