From what I can find, sometime in the early 1960's plastic cartridge razors with replaceable heads and plastic disposable razors were invented.  For a long time prior to this, straight edge razors and safety razors were used and I personally feel like they got it right the first time.  There are some things in this world that just should not have been invented and plastic razors are one of them.  It's estimated that 2 billion disposable plastic razors are thrown away every year, what a waste! and where do they all go?  Most likely landfill as they are a mix of metal blades with plastic making it hard to separate and be recycled correctly.

What are safety razors?

EVAH Organics double edge safety razors are made out of recyclable metal.  This means these things are much heavier than your regular plastic razor.  They are very weighty but that only adds to the function as you will find out below.  Being a double edge razor simply means there are two sides where the razor blade is exposed and can be used for shaving.  It uses double edged razor blades that require changing. 

Matt Black Safety Razor

Are safety razors good for my skin?

Safety razors are actually recommended with those who suffer with ingrown hairs, folliculitis and keratosis pilaris.  Plastic razors contain numerous blades that pull at the hair before it gets cut, this is what causes skin irritation and ingrown hairs.  The safety razor does not pull at the hair and cuts close to the skin for a smooth finish. 

How do I put the blade in?

The top of the razor contains two parts and should easily unscrew from the handle.  The blade is put between the two top pieces and screwed back onto the handle.  This of course needs to be done with care as the blades are very sharp.

How do I use it?

Like any regular shaving, wet the area you are about to shave and apply whatever your normal shaving emollient is - soap, oil, shaving cream, the safety razor can work with them all.  Then gently drag the razor over the area, using no pressure and short strokes to prevent any nicks.  Rinse the razor out as you go along.  It's very important to apply no pressure when shaving, the heaviness of the razor does all the work for you.  After you use it, make sure it is thorough rinsed and store it outside the shower in a dry area.  This will help prolong the life of your razor and the blades.

What about the blades?

The blades do require changing as they become dull after numerous uses.  When they are dull they don't glide as easily and have a higher potential for skin nicks.  We recommend changing them between 6-8 uses.  It does however, depend on the coarseness of the hair and the amount of hair being shaved so just see how you go.  Make sure to check your local council laws when it comes to recycling them.  It is a potential hazard having loose razor blades in recycling bins, so we recommend storing your used blades in a jar or tin and when that is full throw the whole thing in the bin. 

But it's scary using a safety razor?

I understand it's intimidating to use one of these razors for the first time.  But after one use you will see how easy the razor glides and the results of soft silky skin will make you want to go back for more.  You have to remember that you are in control of the razor so you can be as careful and gentle as you want, then you will find out it’s not as scary as you think.

EVAH Organics razors are a simple stylish design, they are a useful practical everyday product that reduces the amount of landfill on our planet.  If everyone made the swap it would literally reduce the billions of plastic razors being dumped in landfill each year, how amazing would that be?

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Time to get silky smooth skin!

The EVAH Organics team


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