Grooming

What is the Best Razor on the Market?

While recently in Ireland, I stopped into a barber shop for a shave. There were two reasons why I shelled out the cash for something I could have done myself. First, it was for the experience, which was relaxing and provided probably the best shave of my life. The second reason was really simple though. I hate shaving.

Unfortunately, shaving is a task that us men have to endure. Even if some of us are sporting some sort of facial hair, we probably want to do some sort of grooming.

While the actual act of shaving isn’t the problem, it’s probably because the razor that we use that’s the reason why some of us don’t enjoy shaving. Some of them leave our faces burning. While others never get as close as we would like.

While there are many razors on the market, we decided to list the best manual, electric, safety and straight edge razors currently out there that fit your preference and budget.

Manual Razor

Gillette produces some of the best manual razors today. However, many are divided on the newer Fusion and the classic Mach 3 Turbo. The split comes down to sensitive skin and price.

If you happen to have sensitive skin, then go with the Mach 3. The Mach 3, and the replacement blades are also cheaper than the Fusion. If sensitive skin and money aren’t an issue, than the Fusion is the best manual razor you can go with.

Electric Razor

If you prefer an electric razor than you’re already familiar with brands like Braun, Panasonic, Philips Norelco and Remington. With some so many electric razors to chose from, it can be a difficult decision in picking out the right one.

If money isn’t an object, than the Braun Series 7–790cc Pulsonic Shaver is on the top of our list. But, since it costs over $200, it may be out of your budget. A cheaper alternative is the Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Wet/Dry Shaver with Nano Technology and HydraClean System, which is priced around a hundred bucks. If you want something cheaper, than the $40 Philips Norelco 7310 Men’s Shaving System is a safe bet.

Safety Razor

If you want to be unique and retro in your shaving venture, then a safety razor is always a solid choice. A safety razor provides not only a clean shave, but can sometimes cost less than disposable razors, in the long run that is. However, you may need some practice before perfecting the art of using a straight razor, which is why there are online instructional guides.

Merkur currently makes some of the best safety razors on the market. These include the Model 178 Classic Safety Razor, the Model 180 Long Handled Safety Razor and the Merkur Heavy Duty Double Edge Razor, which can all be bought for under $50.

Straight Edge

Straight edge razors are the preferred shaving tool for men who know what a great shave actually is. Besides being the classic way of shaving, many straight edge razors are easily affordable.

Parker makes fantastic straight edge razors that are under $25, which also include a number of blades. These include the SR2 Straight Edge Barber Razor, the SR1 Stainless Steel Straight Edge Razor and the Parker SRW Stainless Steel Straight Edge Barber Razor.

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