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?
How Multiple-Blade Razors Work
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.
How A Single Blade Razor Works
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?
The "Science" Behind Multiple Blades
To answer that question, you have to understand the "science" given by companies who create multi-blade razors. Most people assume more blades is better, but that's because we've literally had billions of dollars of marketing telling us this for the past 30 years.
The fact is that the only "science" that supports the theory that multi-blade razors provide a superior shave to single blade razors is funded by the largest and most profitable multi-blade razor manufacturer on the planet. Questionable, at best.
Think about it for a minute. Where is the quintessential place you go to get the best shave possible? Your barber. And what does he use to do it? A single blade.
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