I absolutely hate shaving my legs. I did even before having Logan, but now it’s like who has the time?! Still, I won’t make my poor husband suffer through hairy legs because of my aversion. So, about two months ago, I ran out of my razor heads. This was problematic because I needed to wear a dress and I didn’t have time to run out to the store to replace them. On a whim, I asked my husband if I could use his straight razor–a Dovo Shavette with removable blade and plastic sleeve. I think he was a little taken aback by my request, but he consented. I’m pretty sure he was curious to see how I would fare.
I worked the soap between my hands and then rubbed it all over my damp leg. From there, I used the straight razor and slowly shaved both of my legs, wiping off the razor when needed. The end result was the smoothest, most amazing shave I’ve ever had. After the first straight razor shave, I was hooked.
I will not be purchasing anymore safety razor heads! I think they’re a waste of money. We purchased Eric’s straight razor from the Art of Shaving at La Cantera more than a year ago and the first blade it came with is still going strong. While, I know that the safety razors are not Eco-friendly–all that plastic, come on–the straight razor is. And, they lack quality control, not all safety razors are created equal. In fact, I tried to shave with a cheap razor two weeks ago and it made my legs break out in the worst razor burn ever! Seriously, I looked like I had thousands of bug bites all over my legs. And no, it’s not because I forgot to moisturize afterwards. I did lotion up my post-shaved legs and it still left me with terrible razor burn.
I am completely converted to the straight razor! It’s so awesome. Easy to use and easy to clean. Not too mention we’re cutting our expenses way down. It’s amazing how expensive women’s razor heads are. As if the lotion and soap strip they add make that big of a difference, I still have to use my own soap and lotion so why bother.
Also, I have never cut myself with the straight razor any worse that I have cut myself with a safety razor. In fact, using a safety razor, I have cut myself on the ankle bone so badly that I was positive I was just going to bleed out in the shower. So, don’t worry about this new method. Chances are you’ve already experienced the worst shaving cut.
**Disclaimer: I love using the straight razor, but I want it known that a straight razor can be dangerous. Do not attempt to use it while in a hurry or if you’re sleep deprived. Also, keep it out of the reach of children. Thanks!**