New to the Safety Razor?

Whether this is your first Safety Razor or you’ve been a Safety Razor lover for years, thank you for making the switch! If you’re a newbie, we get that the unknown can be intimidating, so here are 5 simple steps to get you smooth in no time.

  1. Unscrew the razor head and load the blade with dry hands (see video below for details). I can't stress this enough - if your razor isn't assembled properly, it will not shave - take a look at the picture below. Make sure the comb is facing up, and smooth side next to the handle otherwise it won't shave properly. 
  2. Dampen your skin and prep with either shaving oil or soap. When shaving, hold at a 30-degree angle.
  3. Don’t apply too much pressure, just let the weight of the razor glide over your skin. You can build the pressure over time as you get used to it. As with any razor, go easy on your boney bits!
  4. Take it slow at first and use short strokes for a closer and more controlled shave. We can’t stress the short strokes enough, and its the secret behind a close shave. As the razor does not have a flexible head, short strokes allow you catch all the different angles of your body.
  5. Rinse off your razor after use, give it a quick wipe dry, and store in a dry, cool place. Storing your razor away from water is essential to maximizing its lifespan, read more here.

When do I change the blade?

Each blade lasts around 7-10 shaves depending on your hair type and they have the same 'shave life' as regular cartridge razors. When you can feel a slight dragging sensation or not getting as close of a shave, you know it's time to change.

How to change your Safety Razor blade

Correct way to assemble a safety razor:

eco friendly shaving with a safety razor

For a more in-depth guide to the Safety Razor, take a look at our FAQs.