Making the change from disposable razors and razor heads to a metal razor will dramatically cut down your plastic use throughout your lifetime.
Just think about how many of those expensive plastic razors you've bought in the past in tonnes of unnecessary packaging and having to purchase replacement blades, that also come in a ridiculous amount of plastic packaging.
You use these and throw them away, time and time again, which not only is extremely bad for the environment, but it's expensive. Why not switch to an 'old school' metal razor, pay once, and get replacement blades for a fraction of the price that come in paper!
That's exactly what I did and I will NEVER go back!
1) Choose a plastic free razor
When you start to look into this you can be overwhelmed with choices and reading through SO many reviews on Amazon it can be a nightmare; will the handle big enough? Will the blades be too tricky to change? Will I slice myself in half?!
I kept going back to ones over about two weeks not knowing which one to go for and it really didn't need to be that difficult. They are all going to do the same thing, the difference is basically just the difference in price; the higher the price the higher quality the weight and feel.
You will have the choice between a butterfly razor and a standard one which is just to describe how to change the blade, but both are easy enough!
In the end I decided on the BIGFOOT SHAVES 'for the modern gentleman' which are now unfortunately unavailable from what I can tell. But you can't go wrong with any really. Most come with a plastic carry case which can't be avoided but this can be super handy for storing it and or travel so I wasn't tooooo annoyed as it's not as though I will throw it away!
If only shaving brands realised that 'modern woman' also use their products!
2) Get a plastic free shaving foam & brush
Finding an all natural, cruelty free and plastic free shaving foam was proving a challenge so I was SO happy to find two different scents from Wild Sage Co! These are now available on my site in both Lemongrass and Tea Tree and Lavender and Cedarwood!
Pair with my vegan shaving brush to create an incredibly creamy lather just apply to face, legs, armpits and anywhere else you want to feel silky smooth! Made with a base of Olive oil, Coconut oil and Shea butter which gives intense moisturisation and super easy gliding for your razor.
3) Don't be scared!
Shaving with a metal razor for the first time can be scary to say the least but don't worry, it's hard to cut yourself and you'll soon be shaving without evening thinking about it.
It will always say to shave in the same direction as the hair but if you're shaving your legs or armpits where the hair is a lot finer then you can go against the growth.
4) And Shaaaaave...
Soak your shaving brush in warm water for 30 seconds. Just use an old jar!
Soften the soap by putting about a tablespoon of warm water on the surface of the shaving soap and let it soak for 10 or 15 minutes.
Pour off the excess water.
Squeeze the excess water out of your shaving brush.
Load the brush, you do this by gently swirling the brush around on the surface of the soap for a minute or two — until you notice a good creamy lather start to form. You alternate the swirl direction (between clockwise and counter-clockwise) every few moments to help work the lather into the brush’s bristles.
Paint your wet face/body with the lather using the shaving brush. You can use back-and-forth strokes, up-and-down strokes, swirly strokes, or a combination.
Follow these steps and you'll be so happy you switched but any questions just drop me a message!
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