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KymmieL

Does a razor matter?

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KymmieL

I figure that this is the proper place for this. Does what market gender a razor is for matter? I have used everything from the standard twin blade to the 5 blade ones. Both targeted towards males and females. Does it really matter which one you use where? I have used male razors on my body hair and female on my face. No difference, a blade is a blade.

 

Only thing that I like is one the 5 blade male razors on the opposite side from the multi blades is a single blade that I like to use on my face and around the nipples to get closer. 

 

Thoughts??

 

Kymmie

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Maid In Bedlam

Yes there is a diffrence. The Price.

 

My top tip is still to have a really good mens razor. At the end of the day. A beard is a male trait. Like it or not. We want the best shave possible obviously. Mens razors are designed for that purpose.  the lube strip in the place it should be to shave a face or those pesky hairs.

 

personally for those pesky face hairs. I use a mach 3 and old school Shaving soap and a brush. Then a good moisteriser after. I still get face hair im not ashmed of it but i will do my upmost to get rid of the ones that are still left while i complete my electrosis. Because that is the end of it once my face has been zapped completly

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Kirsten

BIC flex 5 razor is awesome!! On amazon I get 8 replacement blades for 12 dollars. They last me a solid week per blade on my face. Then I use that blade for my body for another week. It’s the lowest cost decent quality razor I’ve found so far. 

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