Have you ever noticed the price of razor blades keeps going up and up? What is the deal with that? It is not World War II when we were rationing the use of metals. I am not sure how many blades Gillette is up to now but I have been using the Mach 3 as of recent. My wife went to the store to pick up a pack of them the other day and I was shell shocked at the price of a 5 pack it was close to $15. I checked out some of the other blades and saw the Fusion Proglide Power for close to 19 bucks for a 4 pack.
Have you ever tried shaving with a straight razor? Well it may be time to pull one out. A while back I purchased a straight razor that you could interchange the disposable safety razor blades.
The great thing is they are a few bucks for 10 blades. Sure it is going to take you a little bit of time to get used to but as soon as you pick one up and shave with you will not want to put it down. Not only are you saving yourself a bundle of money, you probably spend about $50-60 a year in cartridge costs if you use the Mach 3. Considering that is old technology out in the marketplace today if you use one of the new fancy ones you are probably spending more.
Why not be more budget conscious and pull out a single blade to shave your face. It is just like what our grandfathers and great grandfathers used to do. It is not hard, but the first time I used one it looked like I was in a knife fight. After that I rarely nick myself and you will notice an improvement in your skin as well. The shave is much closer than those 10 blade gadgets claim to get your face! It will give you a reason to put on aftershave as well; your wife will certainly appreciate your attention to your skin.
So are you with me? What do you think; do you want to give it a try? Any other ideas on ways to cut down on the cost of a shave? I have tried those cheap blades but they rip up my face! Consider the savings over a lifetime!