The classic long handled double edged safety razor is still one of the best! This is the safety razor that people the world over have learned to shave with for nearly one hundred years.
ABOUT THE CLASSIC SAFETY RAZOR
- Closed comb, double edged razor
- Twist top releases plate to load blade
- Micro-engraved handle for super-grip
Designed with a long handle for those that prefer their razor to fit their entire hands (or simply have big hands!) and also is featured with a closed-comb design for a softer, more precise shave than an open comb safety razor. In addition, the twist top helps keep the razor blade in one-set aggression with double-blade exposure to maximize the life of your blade. Also, the high-quality razor with a micro-engraved handle will give you max grip and precise control.
Classic Safety Razor
HOW TO USE A SAFETY RAZOR
New to safety razors? Here are some great tips for smooth shaving with a safety razor (yes, you can also shave your legs, underarms, and groin area with a safety razor!):
SHAVING YOUR FACE
1. Invest in your razor
A weighted razor handle will give you the right amount of balance and force for the shave—for a process that you need apply no additional pressure. This isn’t something you should undervalue, so please put your dollars into the razor handle!
2. Practice proper blade hygiene
Replacement safety blades are so inexpensive, that there’s no reason you should reuse them. Simply unscrew the head, toss the used blade in the trash bin (perhaps wrapped in some toilet paper, to prevent any accidents), and only install the new blade when you’re ready to shave. Also, Pink Elephant Products takes back ALL used razor blades and ALL disposable razors and packaging for hygenic, safe, sanitary recycling in partnership with Terracycle, so if you're local, please bring your used blades back to us! Consider storing them in a lidded container near where you shave until next time you come in.
3. Prepare the skin as usual
Readying for a safety razor shave is no different than prepping for a cartridge shave. You need to soften the skin and whiskers with warm water, then apply a pre-shave oil, shave cream, or shave soap to nourish and condition both for the shave. Do your best to lift the hairs when you apply the shave agent, which might be easier with a shave brush. (Bonus points if its faux fur and not real badger.)
4. Pull the skin taut
Here’s where we get into the actual shave. First things first: Keep the skin tight as you shave. You don’t want to drag the razor, lose your grip, or accidentally apply pressure. You can do this by maintaining a smooth, steady surface. So, turn your face, angle your neck, and pull the skin taut.
6. Shave with the grain
Another thing to remember as you shave, is to track the direction your hair grows. You need to shave with this grain, not against it. You might need to study your growth patterns in advance of shaving, or shave with a translucent gel or oil. Your hair doesn’t all grow in the same direction, either, so pay close attention. Doing this will prevent ingrown hairs.
7. Use short, straight strokes
Last but not least, you want to shave in small, steady spurts, rinsing between. Minimize dragging. Do