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The Wet Shaving Savings Myth.
You'll SAVE heaps!!
It's been a claim of those who made the switch to wet shaving for a long time and I'm here to give you cold hard evidence that this is NOT the case.
Firstly lets explain what Safety Razor/Straight Razor shaving is exactly. (otherwise known as wet shaving)
Essentially it's using disposable razor blades, single sided or double sided, instead of razor blades wrapped in a colourful plastic disposable head. The latter being the method in which big brand shaving companies invest their dollars into marketing.
So most of us chaps were introduced to shaving this way, through the marketing of big companies, 1 blade, 2 blade, 3 blade etc and all the extra technology they could market. Numbingly subscribing to the high cost of the plastic heads and cursing our way through a life of shaving.
This style of shaving has a pretty easy set of fixed costs. The Handle & the replaceable heads + some shaving foam. Add those costs up per year and you have a number around $350/year.
Do the same calculation on DE Safety Razors/Straight Razor Shaving and you get a number like $50 - $175/year.
So the numbers say you can save a LOT of money in a lifetime of shaving.
Here is what they are NOT telling you.
Wet Shaving is heavenly good, shaving becomes a pleasure not a chore. You become an artisan of your own facial pleasures. The whole thing slowly becomes a joy and you start to submerse yourself in it's never ending pleasures and a den full of goodies;
You can probably find one brand you really really like and stick with them. BUT when you buy that new razor you'll want to experiment with those blades again, which is the best match. Which is the best for shaving everyday, which one is good for my head, my face, my wives legs?
Attention to Detail
When you wet shave you pay attention to detail, you take your time, you enjoy the experience, the feeling, the smells, the pleasure of tipping your hat to tradition.
"If a jobs worth doing, it's worth doing properly"
So lets start adding up the real cost of wet shaving shall we?
No way, my wife will kill me...
But this is the real difference.
When you wet shave you are not wasting money, you have a hobby, a pleasure in looking after yourself properly, a good feeling that carries you through the day. These simple pleasures resonate through your life and become part of you. That's why you should give it a go, not for the savings....