Plastic-free Safety Razor
Plastic-free Safety Razor

Plastic-free Safety Razor

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Alternative for: disposable plastic razor (men & women)

Sometimes the old ways turn out to the best: a good safety razor will last forever and the blades are significantly cheaper than your super engineered 5-blade razor heads.

Packaging: cardboard

End of Life: recyclable

 Recommended by Isabel M.

"After several weeks of putting it off, I was finally brave enough to try out my new safety razor after reading an inspiring blog post from Jane & Simple. And it really wasn't that bad! I use mine in the shower with no shaving soap / foam / gel."

Advantages...

  • 100% plastic-free
  • A good safety razor will last years and years
  • Waste from a safety razor is just the metal blade which can be recycled

Disadvantages...

  • Blades need to be replaced more often, every 1-2 weeks depending on frequency of use
  • Safety razors require more delicacy than disposable razors so take a bit more time 

Costs...

A safety razor will cost around £10-£30, although it is possible to spend more.

The blades are around 10p each. We use double edge razors by Astra. You can also buy Shark razors from Holland & Barrett.

Where to Buy...

We tried: Butterfly Safety Razor by WEISHI which comes with its own stand and packaged in cardboard.

Check out the detailed buying guide from Prim & Prep

Tips...

  • There are a few different types of safety razor design. We tested one with a butterfly opening which makes it quicker to change blades and is safer when closing the head, especially for beginners!
  • Do not use a safety razor if you're in a hurry - it will likely end in disaster
  • First shave in direction of the hair growth, then in the opposite direction
  • If you do suffer razor burn try a tea tree oil ointment
  • Taking the razor apart to dry between uses will extend the life of the blade

This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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