Just think of your face as your canvas! Just like an artist wouldn’t pick up any old brush to create a masterpiece, so you need the right tools for the job when it comes to your personal grooming. Shaving is a necessary evil unless you want to grow a beard and even then you will still need an element of maintenance and trimming, so having the right technique as well as the best quality razors, is vitally important. With shaving clubs popping up all over the internet where you can actually get your shavers shipped to you on a monthly continuity scheme, just in case you run out, gaining access to quality blades has never been so easy. We’re going to run you through our Best Razors for Men roundup today but before we do, just a word of advice. With so much choice available, make sure that you invest in the razor type that fits in with your schedule, your lifestyle and of course, your shaving needs. Safety, Cartridge, Straight and Disposable. There’s more to razors than first meets the eye. So let’s cut with the small talk and get into the reviews.
The Best Razor for Men
Today on our Best Razors review we’ve got a product for the hairy mammoths rather than the men among you! The ones that are blessed with a generous coat of glossy hair! All over their backs! We’ve just made you sound more like a Labrador haven’t we! The BAKblade has been specially designed, you got it, to help tackle that back hair with its longer style handle and patented BAK blades. These deliver the flexibility of a straight razor but in a lighter and less rigid product than a traditional blade meaning you can enjoy a pain-free shave and far less irritation when your hair does start to grow back. It’s a little bit like derma-planing if any of you have heard of that facial phenomenon that so many women are currently going crazy for. So if you’ve got unwanted back hair guys, BAKblade quite literally, has got your back!
Schick Hydro have thought of everything in their innovative range of Men’s Razors with a Sensitive, Energize and Hydrate head, each specifically designed to meet your personalized needs. We’re looking at their Energize blades today that have been uniquely designed with menthol in the strip to wake up and refresh tired and dull looking skin. There is nothing more exhilarating than the fresh hit of menthol, and it’s an active ingredient found in many men’s facial skincare products.
The Shick Hydro 5 range all feature shock absorbing technology which auto adjusts the pressure delivered when you shave so that you get the right amount of targeted contact for your skin. They claim that it’s the only razor currently available that can be customized in this way and it certainly does help minimize unwanted irritations. Not only can you auto-adjust the pressure, but that Shock Absorb Technology also contours around the curves of the face for a more angled and close shave where you need it most. Each razor features 5 blades as well as a precision flip trimmer which again, uniquely puts you in full control of your shaving experience. As well as that menthol lubricating protection, the blades also feature skin guards which further minimize irritation to deliver a close, smooth and comfortable shave. Be sure to also check out our list of the best safety razors for more great items like this.
We love the look of this sleek, vintage-inspired black razor from Shave It Grand which is based around an interchangeable docking station to which you can attach either a 3, 5 or 6 blade cartridge. The handle is sophisticated and ergonomically designed to comfortably fit in your hand and is super easy to operate. Let’s talk about the blades as they are the real stand out feature of this product. The six blade version comprises of ultra-sharp, wafer-thin blades, which when combined with that non-slip grip handle, deliver a superior and exceptionally close shave. A wider guard bar than usual means that the razor glides effortlessly over the surface of the skin, putting the hair follicles in the perfect position for a precise and clean cut.
The open blade housing design of the blade also means that you can quickly rinse and remove any residue like shaving gel and trapped hairs. There’s also a separately integrated trimmer which is perfect for tidying up sideburns or shaping a beard. When you’re ready to change your blade, there’s an easy to operate eject button. The blades also contain a moisturizing and lubricating strip for an even smoother shave which will help you stay looking younger for longer! You love that idea right? It includes skin-friendly properties like Vitamin E, Aloe and Lavender Oil so your skin really could be smoother than the proverbial baby’s bottom. You can combine this with a good shaving cream from our list.
Of course, Gillette needs no introduction when it comes to their shaving prowess, and with plenty of high profile celebrity endorsements and marketing campaigns, they’re likely to be a go-to choice already for many of you. However, even Gillette has plenty on offer, so it pays to do your research to ensure that you have the right blade for you. We’re all unique after all. The Fusion ProGlide has been designed to contour to your face expertly and to hug it for a detailed and smooth shave.
The Flexball technology adapts and responds to the contours of your face for customized performance, and the 5 precise blades are their finest and thinnest yet and cut cleanly without tugging or pulling the skin. The movement and handling are innovative, and the blade itself is stabilized and optimally balanced to deliver an advanced shave. It features a streamlined comfort guard with MicroComb technology that helps to guide that stubble to the blades for a close and precise cut. The handle has an ergonomic grip for even better handling while the battery-powered operation ensures a consistent and friction-free shave is delivered. Our handy guide to the best foil and rotary shavers features more great products like this.
Another offering from Gillette up next on our list and this time it’s their famous Mach3 which stays even sharper for longer, in fact, you can get up to 15 comfortable shaves from the one blade. The Mach3 are made from durable and sharp blades with an additional lubrication strip to help the blade glide more smoothly over the surface of the skin and reduce unwanted redness and irritation. The advanced skin guard also helps to stretch the skin and prepare it ready for that close, clean and consistent shave that Gillette products never fail to deliver. The secret is in the 3 Duracomfort blades that provide long-lasting performance. All Mach3 blades and razors are designed to be interchangeable, so if you fancy trying a Fusion5 blade next time instead, then the choice is yours. The Mach3 features a premium and nicely weighted handle which feels balanced and comfortable in your hand and delivers a precise and comfortable manual shave. After you shave, make sure you put on a nice aftershave.
Weishi Nostalgic Long Handle Butterfly Safety Razor is a very elegant and sophisticated looking razor up next on our review which makes us a little bit nostalgic for our Grandfathers and the good old-fashioned way of shaving. There’s something reassuring, and very gentleman like about this Weishi razor with its long style handle. At Weishi they believe that shaving is an art form and we are inclined to agree. They pride themselves on manufacturing technologically advanced wet shaving products with attention to detail, skill, and artistry bestowed upon them by their craftsmen. Their safety razor features a Butterfly Open and Double-Edge to deliver a super clean, sharp and precise close shave. The technique is different from shaving with the more popular cartridge style razors but more effective once you get the hang of it. The secret is actually to apply as little pressure as possible yourself and to let the razor do all the hard work. The blades themselves, which are YingJiLi are also simple, quick and safe to remove. This really is a beautiful razor and would make a perfect grooming gift.
Next on out Best Razors for Men review, we have a kit from Solimo that comprises of a handle and two 3-blade razor refills in a handy postage pack. The price is hard to beat, and if you’re not happy with your purchase, the manufacturer will refund your purchase price, no returns necessary! So far, so good. The only drawback is that the handle only fits the Solimo blades but at least they are upfront about that, and it’s the case for many other brands too. As we already mentioned, these are three blade heads that are additionally lubricated with Vitamin E that helps reduce skin irritation but also provides a more effortless shave. The razor has been designed to be anti-clogging and can be quickly rinsed under running water. Those blades are also double coated for a close and comfortable shave every time. The Solimo 3 Blade Razor is a smart, budget-friendly choice and would even suit those among you with more sensitive skin. Make sure you also use a good shaving soap and you will have a perfect shave every time.
Harry’s Razor 2X certainly looks distinctive with its stand out bright orange handle and may well be the best-looking thing in your bathroom, apart from you that is! It features a German engineered precision blade cartridge with a flexed hinge and a moisturizing and lubricating strip. That flexibility is essential as it delivers just the right balance and handling between elasticity to get into those all-important contours of the face and resistance to be sturdy and precise. The rubberized, textured orange handle looks and performs exceptionally and provides the user with optimal control. The weighted core and the handles ergonomically designed shape, all add to the overall user experience. It has very much been created to feel as good as it looks. Everything you require for a close and comfortable shave is included with your purchase, so Harry had better watch out as we think his favorite razor is about to become yours! Love this product? Check out our review of the best body trimmers for our top picks.
At the beginning of the review, you might recall that we mentioned all the different kinds of razors available. Safety, Cartridge, Straight and Disposable. Well, up now we have a disposable from BIC which comprises the one ergonomic handle with 12 cartridges provided. This is their Comfort 3 blade and features an enhanced lubrication strip for an easier and more effortless glide over your skin. The strip contains Aloe and Vitamin E which are gentle and friendly on your delicate facial skin. This is an excellent option for anyone who is regularly on the go or frequently traveling as you can just through the head and cartridge into your gym or toiletry bag. It delivers a close and comfortable shave with those triple blades leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. The handle features an ergonomic grip, rubberized handle and the razor head itself pivots, further enhancing the control you have over your shaving experience. BIC has been providing practical, dependable grooming products for over 60 years and while it has grown today to be a global brand, it is still family owned and committed to product innovation environmental initiatives. Make sure you combine it with one of the shaving bowls from our list.
We kicked off today’s review with a popular product from Schick and up next we have a total shaving experience in the form of a gift set, perfect for Christmas and Birthdays. In Schick Hydro 5 Shaving Gift Set, you get 1 Schick Hydro 5 Razor along with 5 Refill Blades. The blades feature a super hydrating gel reservoir for additional moisturization and lubrication, delivery a supreme glide and effortless action over the contours and surface of the face. The blades are also intuitively designed with breakthrough skin guards that help to control skin flow and reduce unwanted friction. A new and larger redesigned Guardbar increases skin stretch so that you can achieve a smoother and closer surface shave. Besides the 5 blade technology, there is also a flip trimmer, perfect for targeting those hard to reach places and trimming sideburns. All that and the handle itself is ergonomically designed so that it fits perfectly into your hand and is in an attractive and premium high-gloss metal finish. Find more great products like this by checking out our guide to the best nose hair trimmers.