Why opt for a single blade razor over the multi-blade razors that everyone seems to use?
Well.. single blade razors cut hair where they're actually supposed to be cut - at the surface of the skin. This allows hair to grow back naturally, while dramatically reducing irritation, redness, nicks, and ingrown hairs.
In contrast, multi-blade razors cut hair below the surface. The first blade cuts the hair, but the second, third, and fourth blades cut hair micrometers below the surface of the skin. All razors create microscopic cuts in the skin, but the 3, 4, or 5 blades on multi-blade razors amplify this problem. It causes irritation and redness, especially for people who suffer from sensitive skin.
When the hair does start to grow back, since it was cut below the surface of the skin, it has to fight through tiny layers of skin. This is what causes ingrown hairs.
The mass amounts of tiny cuts created by multi-blades also cause your skin to age prematurely. The single blade produces far less micro-cuts, allowing the skin to heal quicker and not age before its time.
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Let's forget about razor handles and different brands. There's marketing for why this razor is better than any you've ever tried. And let's focus on blades - specifically comparing one super sharp blade to multiple cartridge blades.
How could one blade ever compare to five?
The whole premise behind adding multiple blades to a razor was to lift and cut the hair beneath the surface of your skin. The first blade lifts the hair and the subsequent blades cut below the surface of the skin, giving you a close shave.
The issue? When you shave below the surface of the skin, you leave your skin vulnerable to ingrown hairs. And multiple sharp edges create more friction with your face. And friction leads to razor burn and irritation.
Learn more on our blog: The History of Hysteresis
On the other side of the spectrum, a single blade razor will shave at the surface of our skin, giving you an extremely close shave without the risk of ingrown hairs and irritation. With just one blade, there's less friction, so less irritation and razor burn.
So, why would companies continue to add blades and market it as a better shave?