Category Archives: Straight Razors

Razor set

Reviews: Gillette Fusion Proglide

When you are shaving, you want to ensure that the razor is safe, comfortable, easy to use, and effective. On one hand, you do not want remaining hair or stubble. On the other hand, you do not want consequential cuts or nicks on your skin. The Gillette Fusion Proglide is a five blade shaver that builds on the Fusion technology. In this review, we will discuss the details of the Gillette Fusion Proglide and compare it to similar products on the market to give you a comprehensive picture of the razor market.

When considering your next razor buy, you should consider the type of blades (single or multi-blade), whether it has lubricating strips, the price of the cartridges, and the brand of the razor. We hope this review gives you more insight into your next razor purchase.

No products found.

Ease of Use

The Gillette Fusion Proglide is easy to use, with FlexBall technology that allows the razor to navigate over different body parts smoothly and effectively. Further, the five anti-friction blades work to ensure that almost every hair is cut without pull or tug. We have rated the ease of use as five out of five stars.

Performance

The Gillette Fusion Proglide performs well with its five anti-friction blades that feature thinner, finer edges with a low-resistance coating. This engineering allows the razor to effortlessly cut hair. Further, the Lubrastrip at the top of the razor creates a smooth passage for the razor, and it is infused with mineral oil and lubricating polymers. We have rated performance as five out of five stars.

Design Quality

Gillette Fusion Proglide has a lot of different models, and the design is relatively the same. It allows for the key goal: smooth shaving with easy maneuvering across difficult areas. For the price point and the effectiveness, we have rated the design quality as five out of five stars.

Warranty

If you have received a defective, damaged, or incorrect item, you can receive a full refund for the item and applicable sales tax. In order to receive a refund, you should contact Customer Service and receive a return authorization number. If you have received the wrong item, you can receive a full refund if you return it unopened in its original packaging, with all accessories, within thirty days of delivery. We have rated this as four out of five stars.

PROS

  • Five blade technology
  • FlexBall technology allows the razor to maneuver over tough areas
  • Lubrastrip creates a smooth path

CONS

  • Limited return policy
  • Costly for each blade cartridge
  • Lube strip depletes before the blade does

BIC Twin Select Disposable Razor


No products found.

The BIC Twin Select Disposable Razor is a cheap option for people on the go that want a fast shave with a disposable razor. These razors typically come in a pack of ten and cost less than $5. It has a slimmer shaving head than many other disposable razors, which makes it great for users with sensitive skin. Further, it has a tapered handle for added control. The narrow head allows easy access to hard to shave areas, and the razor’s two blades help you to achieve a close shave.

Ease of Use

The BIC Twin Select Disposable Razor is easy to use with its tapered handle that provides control. It has a narrow head, which makes it more conducive to shaving in tight spaces. Further, the narrowness allows users to angle the razor and prevent potential nicks and cuts. We have rated the ease of use as five out of five stars.

Performance

The BIC Twin Select Disposable Razor provides a close shave, with two blades that allow you to cut more hairs than only one would cut. It is easy to use and great for people with sensitive skin. However, it does not have more than two blades, a Lubra Strip, or a fancy grip handle for easier maneuvering. We have rated the performance as three out of five stars.

Design Quality

The blades are long-lasting, light-weight, easy to transport, and inexpensive. They are great for travelers or people just learning the art of shaving, and these razors are a great deal for those wanting a good shave at a cheap price. We have rated the design quality as five out of five stars.

Warranty

We could not easily find any warranty information as the return policy on these razors depends on where you purchase them. We have rated the warranty as one out of five stars.

PROS

  • Great product for a cheap price
  • Provides an easy and close shave
  • Great option for users with sensitive skin

CONS

  • Does not have Lubra Strips
  • Does not have a fancy handle grip for easier maneuvering
  • Only has two razor blades instead of having more

Schick Hydro Silk


No products found.

While we have discussed the benefits of many of the razors in this article in terms of men shaving their face, the Schick Hydro Silk is designed specifically for women and aims to provide the best leg shaving experience possible. It prioritizes providing moisture and includes a lubrastrip with a water-activated moisturizing serum that replenishes the skin for up to two hours after shaving. Plus, it has five blades that are designed to smoothly shave the contours of your legs.

Ease of Use

The Schick Hydro Silk has convenience and practicality in mind, and it comes with refills and a hook for your shower. Further, it has waterproof packaging to protect the blades until you need them. It has an easy to grip handle that fits comfortably within your hand, a moisturizing lubrastrip that keeps your skin moisturized, and spring-loaded blades to shave curvy areas. We have rated the ease of use as five out of five stars.

Performance

The Schick Hydro Silk Razor has curve-sensing blades, which prevent cuts and nicks on your legs in hard spots. It also has skin guards to ensure that your shave is smooth. The blades are spring-loaded and designed to shave across uneven surfaces, and the moisturizing serum adds extra moisture to replenish the skin and make your legs feel soft after shaving. We have rated the performance as five out of five stars.

Design Quality

The Schick Hydro Silk Razor is not only easy to use, but it also provides moisture and a close shave that will leave your legs feeling rejuvenated and smooth. Overall, we have rated the design quality as five out of five stars.

Warranty

Per Schick’s website, “the service is provided to you on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis, without warranty or representation of any kind.” We have therefore rated the warranty as one out of five stars.

PROS

  • Great moisturizing
  • Spring-loaded blades that shave well around contours
  • Easy to grip and maneuver handle

CONS

  • Relatively more expensive refills than other razor options
  • Moisturizing quality depletes before the blades do
  • Some customers have reported incidents of the handle breaking

Bump Fighter Disposable Razor


No products found.

The Bump Fighter Disposable Razor aims to help men prevent bumps and irritation due to ingrown hairs. This razor makes it easy for men with shaving challenges, such as irritation, to gain a close shave without consequentially creating razor bumps. It is a single blade, disposable razor, and it has steadily grown in popularity amidst men who commonly experience irritation when shaving with other razors.

Ease of Use

The Bump Fighter Disposable Razor uses a pivoting razor head to increase movement capacity and reach tough to shave places. Further, the handle is easy to grip and fits pretty comfortably in your hand for more agency. We have rated the ease of use as three out of five stars.

Performance

The Bump Fighter is primarily created to prevent skin irritation and razor bumps from forming after a shave. While it does not give as close of a shave as other razors might, it aims to solve a unique shaving problem held by many men. For its key performance characteristic of preventing razor burn, we have rated its performance as five out of five stars.

Design Quality

This razor has gained a lot of popularity for its design since it addresses a commonly held shaving problem that many other razors have not solved. It is arguably the best single blade disposable razor on the market, and it avoids nicks and cuts with its pivot head. Further, the razor head has a built-in conditioner to provide a smoother shave, but this is not in the form of a lubricating strip. We have rated the design as four out of four stars.

Warranty

We could not easily find return or warranty information as the return policy depends on the place of purchase. We have therefore rated this as one out of five stars.

PROS

  • Bump Guard Technology
  • Manufactured to prevent skin irritation
  • Pivoting razor head

CONS

  • No lubricating strip
  • Single blade does not have the same benefits as a multi-blade razor
  • Does not provide a super close shave

Conclusion


Overall, we have rated the Gillette Fusion Proglide razor as four out of five stars for its great design and shaving effectiveness, while still accounting for its higher cost compared to other razors.

The type of razor you purchase depends on your priorities. If you want a high-functioning razor with many blades and an easily maneuverable handle, you should invest in the Gillette Fusion Proglide razor. If you are seeking a razor that prevents skin irritation, you should check out the Bump Fighter Disposable Razor. If you are looking for an inexpensive razor that gives you a close shave, you should check out the BIC Twin Select Disposable Razor. If you are searching for a great razor to shave your legs that is efficient and provides moisture, we recommend the Schick Hydro Silk razor.

Whichever option you choose, we hope that your next shave leaves you feeling smoother and more confident.

Featured Image via Pixabay