I’m the proud owner of about 3 Gillette Fusion Power razors, one in every bathroom. This is the best razor i’ve ever bought by far, the vibration causes your facial hair to stand perpendicular to your face (like when you’re cold) so that you can achieve a nice, close shave. Slightly gimmicky but it works!
However before committing to this particular razor I was a firm devotee of disposable razors and went through my fare share of them finding the perfect one til it was replaced by the Fusion. Disposable razors still have some major advantages over regular razors with replacable heads (convenience being the major one) and I thought i’d walk you through the best and worst i’ve tried.
Just for reference I have skin that is quite sensitive to shaving but I prefer being cleanly shaven every working day. This means that what I look for in a razor is an immaculate shave with little to no irritation afterwards. A tall order but I’ve found a few good ones and a few truly awful ones along the way.
My face hurts just looking at these, truly the most awful razors i’ve tried. Every time I use one I end up cutting myself which happens very rarely. Shaving across the cheeks doesn’t leave you with a particularly close shave and this razor is difficult to manoeuvre around any curves on your face. Without any gel cushioning this is likely to leave you with razor burn or ingrown hairs unless used very carefully. Tried shaving against the grain on my upper lip and was left with a bloody moustache. Hate these.
Bic Razors Comfort
Don’t let the name fool you, these are still awful. Sub standard shave but on a positive note this doesn’t feel as awful against the skin. I’d say these were your average disposable razor.
Wilkinson Sword Xtreme 3
Surprisingly elegant for disposable razors, these will give you a nice shave with little irritation. They have a flezible head so shaving around the chin area is easy to do. One downside however is that there are only two razors in a pack, not exactly what I invisage when buying disposable razors. The shave is quite good but not amazing, I find that with most Wilkinson Sword razors.
King of Shaves Azor
If you live in the UK you probably would’ve been confronted by the mass marketing for this ‘revolutionary’ razor last summer. I was offered a free one to try out and this is possibly on par with Bic for worst disposable ever. If I understand it correctly this was marketed as a regular razor but i’m reviewing it under disposable because of the cost…and quality. I applaud them for trying to create an eco-friendly razor but they failed miserably when it came to execution. No redeeming features part from the fact that it looks cool. This gave me a rough, uneven shave and possibly more cuts than the Bic. Awful.
Gillette Sensor 3 Disposable
Yet again Gillette wins out when it comes to shaving. These are just as elegant as the Wilkinson Sword but they have pivot heads which provide excellent manoeuvreability, an excellent close shave, no irritation and a pack of four! This is the razor I always find myself buying when I have to travel somewhere, surprisingly good for a disposable.
Stay tuned this week for my review of shaving oils!