Shaving with a Razor: The Choice You Need to Make

By | February 20, 2015

Shaving with a razorHello Frugal Men. Today we are going to talk shaving with a razor and the different kind of razors that are available. Most of us shave every single day so it is important that we use the best razor for our face and also the one we like the best.

Every man has a grooming ritual in the morning. No man wants to go out into the world looking like a slob, especially us Frugal Men. For men, grooming is a relatively simple and straightforward affair but there are a number of things that could escape your notice.

One of the most crucial parts of a man’s routine focuses on his daily practice of shaving. Once you’ve reached a certain age, shaving becomes an essential part of your regular routine.

You cannot possibly afford to skip your shaving routine and expect to remain within the boundaries of an acceptable office or social code of conduct.

For some men, shaving with a razor may seem like a relatively simple exercise. There are a number of details that you need to be aware of before you can be sure that your shaving in a methodical and effective manner.

The market is saturated with many razors for you to purchase. How can you possibly decide which razor you should buy? There are so many options and you don’t have the time or inclination to research each type of razor?

Let’s take a look at a few important points that every Frugal Man should be mindful of when looking for a razor.

Single, Multiple or Disposable Blade? What type of razor do you need?

The most important thing that you need to address is what type of razor to purchase. Many men spend allot of time obsessing over details such as shaving creams, oils, and badger brushes, without paying attention to the quality or type of shaving razor that they utilize.

You need to consider carefully which razor is best for you. Many men get nicks and cuts from certain kinds of razors. You need to take into account which razor will be best for your particular skin composition.

When it comes to making a purchase, you want to be sure that you get the most comfortable shave possible. It may take multiple attempts and tests before you can settle on a specific brand and type of razor for you to use indefinitely, but once the decision is made, you can stick with that type of razor for the rest of your life.

The Single Blade Razor

Single blade razorThe single blade razor has been used by generations of men and gets you a close shave. The increased usage of multi bladed razors has diminished the use of the single blade razor.

A lot of men are switching back to the single blade razor because they cause less irritation and razor bumps on the face.

The Multiple Blade Razor

Muliple blade razorAbout forty years ago manufacturers started to produce razors that possessed multiple blades. These tools were a stark departure from the traditional single blade razor. Some companies are now producing razors that have up to five blades.

Some men claim that the multiple blade razors give them the closest shave. Other men have reported a marked increase in razor bumps and ingrown hairs as a result of the continuous use of multiple blade razors.

Multiple blade razors tend to cut below the skin line over the course of your regular shaving routine. As a consequence, the hair has difficulty finding its way out of your skin, thereby producing razor bumps and ingrown hairs.

The Disposable Razor

Disposable RazorThe last type of shaving razor that you will encounter is the disposable razor. Disposable razors have become a popular alternative for many men.

There are a number of disposable razors that are available in the market. Some of them come in single, double, and multiple blade configurations. The biggest difference that the disposable razor has compared to its other counterparts is its inherent need to be disposed after a few uses.

People who attempt to use a disposable razor many times may end up dealing with a severely dulled blade and a host of shaving related problems.

The Question of Cost and Value

Without a doubt the single blade razor is the most cost effective way to shave. The cost vs. the value really comes down to which razor is best for you.

Disposable razors may seem like a practical option given the fact that they have a relatively low price tag. Upon closer inspection, however, you need to dispose of the razor after a few uses which results in multiple purchases that add up to a considerable amount of money over time.


When it comes to purchasing a specific razor it boils down to personal preference. Which blade is best for your face?

Some people prefer the convenience of the multiple blade razor while others prefer the time tested close shave they get from a single blade razor.

Disposable razors are also a popular option especially among people who don’t need to shave every day.

The best thing that you can do is test all three types of razors to find out which one best suits your needs, and the needs of your face.

After you decide which razor gives you a perfect shave you never need think about which razor to use again in your life. Shaving with a razor can be fun when you have made an informed choice. Which razor are you going to use?

Click Here to go to my review of Single Blade Razors Men.

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2 thoughts on “Shaving with a Razor: The Choice You Need to Make

  1. Shawn

    I really liked this article because shaving is very important to me. Even though I often have a beard or some facial hair, I still have areas to shave which at times includes my head. I use a single blade and hair conditioner over shave gels or creams. The conditioner softens the beard and give me the lubrication to reduce friction and it’s clear so I can see where I’m shaving( I hate to miss a spot).

    Another tip if you keep your razor in vegetable or olive oil (just enough to submerge the head) it will stay sharper longer. I get twice the usage out of one blade than the average.


    1. Scott Post author

      Shawn thank you for your comment. Those are a couple of great tips.

      1) Using Hair Conditioner instead of shaving cream.
      2) Putting the head of the razor in vegetable or olive oil to extend the life span of the blades.

      I always run the blades across a towel after shaving to dry them. Water can oxidize the blades.


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