There are some things you should keep in mind before choosing a razor in order to get a desirable shave. And some knowledge can help as you set out to choose a razor that fits you.
Consider razor type
Your biggest decision overall is choosing the right type of razor that suits you best. There are five main types of razors, namely, electric razors, safety razors, cartridge razors, straight razors, disposable razors, and beard trimmers. Each type of razors have their advantages and disadvantages. Electric razors are convenient and fast, but cannot provide close shaves and may bring irritated skin. Safety razors, also called double-edge razors, provide clean and close shaves, but can not guarantee speed and convenience. Cartridge razors are able to provide close shaves and have replaceable cartridges, but this type of razors are good for only a few shavings. Straight razors provide closest shaves, but handling a straight razor without wounding your face requires experience and techniques. A disposable razor is one in which the blade and handle are all one piece and is thrown away when the blades grow dull. Beard trimmers are for those who do not need a close shave on a daily basis. Understanding the features of these different razor types can help you make the right choice when you are buying razors.
Consider daily routine and skin condition
If you’re like most people and choose to shave in the morning, then you should carefully consider your routine before getting a razor. For example, if you are always in a hurry, then an electric or a cartridge razor can help you shave quickly. You do want to use a safety or straight razor if there are not much time left for you in the morning. Apart from your daily routine, you may also need to take your skin condition into consideration. Since electric razors and multi-blade cartridge razors can remove too much skin, a safety razor is often a better choice than an electric razor or a multi-blade cartridge razor if you have irritated skin.
Consider razor handle
Some people may not be aware of the importance of razor handles, but the handles are indeed not something to be overlooked. Keep in mind that the best razors have thick, textured handles to provide a secure grip. After all, the last thing you want is for your razor to slip and slide in and out of your hand while you’re running a blade over your skin.
Consider the price
The price of razors varies widely. Some are relatively cheap while others are a little bit pricey, depending on the razor type and quality. If you have a limited budget, then the price of the razor is a factor you want to consider when trying to get one.