How many times have you needed to shave and you either can’t find a sharp razor or the razor you have is full of hair and it’s not your hair? Between my three daughters and wife I may get a chance to use my new razor once before it is taken away. Hey, it’s just the way it is and everyone needs to shave sometime. The only problem is that razors aren’t cheap. I feel that when my girls use my high dollar razor blades on their legs it’s wasting money. Replacement razor blades in the store can cost $15, $30 upwards of $50!! So looking for a solution to my problem I came across the Dollar Shave Club.
The Dollar Shave Club is a company that provided razors, handles, and lotions via online order. You sign up online and establish an account. You have three choices…the $1/month double blade “the humble”, $6/month Multi blade “4x” and the $9/month mac daddy “executive”. One small catch is that the $1/month is actually $3/Month because this is the only level that charges delivery. The other two higher levels are free delivery. For Blade choices you can follow this link www.dollarshaveclub.com/blades.
I went for the lowest level of entry thinking that if it wasn’t good enough I could upgrade to a nicer blade. My package arrived yesterday so I wanted to share my opinion of the first shave with the “humble” razor.
Bottom line…it’s good. It’s not spectacular but its a solid razor for a really inexpensive price. Beyond the razor this is what I like about the program. I no longer have to remember to get razors. I no longer have to worry if the store has the correct kind of blade for my handle. I won’t get upset when others use my blades…there are more coming next month. AND…the shave is pretty good. Keep in mind this is the entry-level so I didn’t expect the shave to be the best but it’s actually better than I expected. In the kit I received a cool box, a razor handle, five razor blades and some shaving “butter”. Not crazy about the shaving butter but its ok. I prefer the old-fashioned shaving cream.
So, initial results…thumbs up. I will check back and update to let you know how long the blades last and the opinions from my girls. So far so good, you may want to give it a try.
Update: July 13, 2015 – I have used the first blade for the first week and it is still shaving close. I think my face is adjusting to the angle of the blade. 5 shaves and they are still clean and close.
Update: October 21, 2015 – Tracey from Dollar shave club contacted me to thank me for giving DSC props and to request a link to the blade choices…done. 🙂