Shaving requires time and effort and quite often is a little uncomfortable. The one thing that can ease the discomfort is the quality of the shaving blade. The blades reviewed in this review were tested for quality, performance, time of usage and even their value for money. This review is about the best safety razor blades available. One might wonder why single disposable blades are being reviewed when there are expensive hi-tech multi-bladed razors. http://npicom.com/razorblade-injury-statistics is another site to look for shaver blades and their level of safety.
There are several reasons to prefer single disposable blades over the multi-bladed razors. The most valid reason is that the multi-blade razors tend to get clogged if used to shave a growth of more than one day and the clog is difficult to clear. Apart from all the advertisements that promote multi bladed razors as given a close shave, the single blades are as good as and much cheaper than the former. Single blades give a more precise shave than the multi bladed razors for example when maintaining sideburns. While all safety razor blades look the same, are made of stainless steel and are shaped like all others, only using them over a period of time will help assess their quality.
Here are a few things to look for when seeking the best safety blade:
Coating on the blade edge: This feature does not make the blade any sharper, but keeps the blade sharp over a longer period of time to give a better quality of shave.
Package: This might sound silly, but it helps to have a package that eases the unwrapping of new blades for use and wrapping the old ones back into it for disposal.
Value for money: When looking for the best blades, determining the cost per shave is irrelevant.
Here is our review of the best safety razor blades available in terms of quality, performance and value for money.
Feather Hi-stainless platinum double edge razor blades 50 Ct: This is the best blade currently available based on longevity and performance. The package has a small slit for easy disposal of used blades. It has a platinum coating that keeps the blades sharper and long lasting. Its quality is unbeatable and competitors are yet to come up with something to beat its life and quality.
Astra platinum double edge safety razor blades: The Astra offers excellent value for money and has platinum coated edges to keep the blades sharper for long. It does not last as long as the above mention Feather and does not have an easy disposal method.
Personna double edge razor blades: The blade gives a smooth shave, is of good quality and the sharp blades are comfort coated although the coating material has not been specified. A single package has 100 blades. The Personna is slightly more expensive than the Astra but is at par with Astra in performance.
This is our experience with safety razor blades, although the experience may vary from person to person based on the type and thickness of beard and the style they choose.Read More