Double Edge Safety Razor
Ditch the plastic from your shaving routine today with this luxury double edge safety razor from Naked Necessities.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to reduce waste in the bathroom, this double edge safety razor is an ideal starting point for your eco friendly journey.
Honestly, safety razors are not as scary as you think! You’ll soon pick up the technique, giving you a nice close shave while leaving your skin hair free and smooth.
What Makes It Better:
- 100% plastic free
- Metal head with wooden handle
- Includes 5 x replacement blades
1 x Double Edge Safety Razor
5 x Replacement Blades
Have you ever tried using a safety razor? Honestly it is one of my ultimate plastic free swaps, I have saved so much plastic and waste just by switching to a double edge safety razor plus you get the best close shave once you get the technique down. Sure it can take time to get used to but they really aren’t as scary as you think and the benefits are huge. The amount of waste and plastic you can save is huge!
Safety razors come in many different designs but our particular razors from Naked Necessities are made from metal with a wooden handle, these will last you a lifetime if looked after. You just simply replace the 100% recyclable metal blades that come in a cardboard box! These include 5 replacement blades. If you have not tried a traditional razor before, the quality of this razor speaks for itself. You barely need to apply any pressure, just hold the handle in your finger tips, and let the weight of the razor head glide over your skin, giving you the closest shave and the smoothest skin.
Included in the 5 spare blades. These are superior platinum double edge blades that fit snugly in your razor, giving you the closet shave!. The benefit of the traditional safety razor is the gap between the blade and the frame, allowing hairs to escape the head of the razor, rather than getting stuck like disposable heads.
Ingredients for shaving soap:
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Sodium castorate, Kaolin (clay), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil contains linalool, limonene, geraniol, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) essential oil contains limonene, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice
These come plastic free, the replacement blades come in a cardboard box which can be recycled. With regards to disposing the actual blades, they too are 100% recyclable.
The best way to dispose of them is to buy or make a blade bank, once the blade bank is full you will need to ask your local recycling centre if they accept them. If they don’t what most do is pop the entire blade bank in the normal waste bin or metal recycling but it is always best to check with your local recycling first.
|Dimensions||80 × 40 × 30 mm|
1 x Double Edged Safety Razor
Stainless Steel With Wooden Handle
Dark Wood, Ocean Blue
How To Use
Wait until after you’ve showered or apply a hot towel to your face/area that you want to shave before to soften skin.
The first thing you need to do, is soak your shaving brush in warm water for 30 seconds. You can put it in a container of warm water (like a mug or) or fill your sink with warm water and soak the brush in that.
Soften the soap by puting a little warm water (say, a tablespoon’s worth) on the surface of the shaving soap and let it soak for 10 or 15 minutes.
Pour off the excess water. Lots of people will put the warm water on the soap just before entering the shower.
Squeeze the excess water out of your shaving brush. If you have too much water in the brush, it’ll make for thin, frothy, lather. Not enough water and it will be hard to develop lather at all.
Load the brush, you do this by gently swirling the brush around on the surface of the soap for a minute or two — until you notice a good creamy lather start to form. You alternate the swirl direction (between clockwise and counter-clockwise) every few moments to help work the lather into the brush’s bristles.
Paint your wet face with the lather using the shaving brush. You can use back-and-forth strokes, up-and-down strokes, swirly strokes, or a combination.
Safety razors can take some getting used to and there is a technique to it, this can take time but you’ll get it soon enough. All you need to do while you are getting used to it choose when to shave carefully, as in don’t try this the morning of a job interview or in a hurry.
So pull the skin taut in the opposite direction of the blade, and hold the razor at about thirty degree angle. Remember not to apply any pressure, and use short, even strokes, going with the grain of your hair.
Replacing the Blades
You’ll know it’s time to toss a blade when it starts to tug or pull on the first couples of strokes. But remember you can use both side of the razor. Depending on your beard/hair thickness, that could be every other day or once a week.
To change the blades hold the razor head with one hand and then twist handle counter clockwise.
Remove the bottom plate from the razor head and then drop the blade on top of the pegs.
Then place the bottom plate back over the blade, hold the top and bottom of the head together, insert handle back into the head and then twist clockwise.
Plastic Free Shaving
When I first started my plastic free journey, I wasn’t sure how I was going to shave!, there are obviously other methods for hair removal but they can be extremely painful and sometimes work out pretty expensive!
Then I found out about the safety razor, an endlessly reusable razor where you just replace the blades which are just made out of recyclable metal NO plastic whatsoever!
So although it may seem scary using a safety razor at first it really isn’t as bad as you think. You soon get used to using it and you get such a close shave all without any waste and plastic. The benefits are huge when you shave plastic free, I don’t want to even think about the amount of razors I have used that have ended up in a landfill, they will still be there even the razors I used when I first started shaving! The important thing is that I have now switched to a much healthier, eco-friendly and sustainable method of shaving that is much better for both me and the planet.
I would recommend investing in a safety razor to anyone who wants to reduce waste and unnecessary plastic and starting zero waste living! These will last you a lifetime rather than ending up as waste or pollution.