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From minimalist to modern: what is the best men’s razor?

From minimalist to modern: what is the best men’s razor?

What is the Best Men’s Razor?

Even in these most beard-tolerating of times, all men can benefit from having a razor at their disposal. A clean shave is, of course, the task razors are best suited to. However razors are a diverse tool, fantastic for detailing and shaping facial hair, tidying up hairlines, and clearing away neck hair, amongst other things.

Clean shaving can be a daunting concept to many men who are afraid of getting razor bumps, a common issue caused by ingrown hairs brought on after shaving.  But with proper preparation (involving exfoliation, prepping the hair, using a sharp, well-designed razor, and using the correct technique), there’s no reason you should be reticent when it comes to using a razor.

Types of Razors for Men

There are three key types of razor, and which one works best for you depends on a few factors that we’re going to cover in more detail below.

  1. Modern Cartridge Razor – the modern cartridge razor is a marvel when it comes to preventing nicks and cuts. With multiple blades, usually between 3 and 5, held at a fixed angle, the first blades lift up the hair, allowing it to be caught by the following blades. This means hair can be easily cut without having to press the blade into the skin, a common cause of cuts. The downsides of modern cartridge razors is that they may cause ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and potentially irritation to the surface of the skin. Proper technique is likely to prevent these issues for most, however, those who repeatedly experience these problems may want to consider other options.
  2. Double Edged Safety Razor – double edged safety razors offer control that is a step up from a cartridge razor. Their design allows you to angle the blade in almost any way you wish, meaning you can get closer to the root of the hair in one pass of the razor. While nicks and cuts are more common, meaning technique is absolutely crucial, this 0method should be effective for the majority of men provided it’s combined with exfoliation, use of a badger brush, and a traditional shaving cream. Those with curly facial hair in particular should consider this method.
  3. Straight Razor – a straight razor or cut-throat razor offers the maximum degree of control, and with proper technique can be used for a smooth shave without irritation. It earned its name for a reason, however, and most would only trust a trained professional to avoid the danger of incurring serious injury.

The Top 10 Best Men’s Razors

  1. Baxter of California Three-Blade Cartridge Razor
  2. Wahl Cartridge Razor
  3. E-Shave Nickle Razor
  4. Bolin Webb Men’s R1 Razor – Jet
  5. Gentlemen’s Tonic Savile Row Razor
  6. Men Rock The Double Edged Razor
  7. Baxter of California DE Safety Razor
  8. Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor
  9. E-Shave Double Edge Razor – Black
  10. Men Rock The Cut Throat Shavette
  1. Baxter of California Three-Blade Cartridge Razor
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    Baxter of California Three-Blade Cartridge Razor

    The Baxter of California Three-Blade Cartridge Razor comes with a lightweight, high-grade resin handle. Perfectly balanced, and using 3 blades a fixed angle, it is perfectly adapted both to creating shape and definition, and performing full-face shaves, without causing nicks and cuts.

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  2. Wahl Cartridge Razor
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    Wahl Cartridge Razor

    The Wahl Cartridge Razor is a uniquely designed, hard-wearing razor with a balanced, chrome-finished handle. Using Mach 3 precision blades, its cartridges are easily replaceable and extremely effective.

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  3. e-Shave Nickle Razor - White
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    e-Shave Nickle Razor - White

    The E-Shave Nickle Razor, available in a variety of colours, is made from high quality hand-turned Lucite. This lightweight material is perfect for giving you maximum control.

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  4. Bolin Webb Men's R1 Razor - Jet
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    Bolin Webb Men's R1 Razor - Jet

    Bolin Webb have long been one of our favourite male grooming brands on Mankind. Its Men’s R1 Razor, available in a number of colours, is at the pinnacle of luxury shaving tools for men. Its unique design, featuring a bacteria resistant, ergonomically designed handle, is what sets it apart.

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  5. Gentlemen's Tonic Savile Row Razor - Horn
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    Gentlemen's Tonic Savile Row Razor - Horn

    The Gentlemen’s Tonic Savile Row Razor is an iconic shaving tool that blends modern convenience with classic style. Its elegant Faux Horn Handle is exceptionally balanced and stylish.

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  6. Men Rock The Double Edged Razor
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    Men Rock The Double Edged Razor

    Moving into our first safety razor, The Double Edged Razor from Men Rock is a fantastic entry level introduction to traditional shaving equipment. Its weighty handle, a better option for traditional razors, allows you to shave effectively and with control without having to apply pressure, which helps prevent cuts and nicks.

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  7. Baxter of California DE Safety Razor
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    Baxter of California DE Safety Razor

    The Baxter of California DE Safety Razor is a classic design with a modern twist, housed in an elegant black box. Practical, stylish, and built to last, this is the perfect gift for a special occasion.

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  8. Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor
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    Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor

    We love the Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor, a modern take on the traditional safety razor, with a weighty handle that is easy to grip, and aids in achieving a precise shave.

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  9. e-Shave Double Edge Razor - Black
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    e-Shave Double Edge Razor - Black

    The modern, ergonomic handle of the E-Shave Double Edge Razor using a blend of Cast Metals and Hand-Turned Lucite, makes it comfortable to hold, and a precise instrument with which to shave.

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  10. Men Rock The Cut Throat Shavette
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    Men Rock The Cut Throat Shavette

    Last on our list of the best men’s razors is the Men Rock Cut Throat Shavette, a straight razor with interchangeable double edged blade. This means it’s a fantastic introduction to the tricky task of straight razor shaving, as you can always fall back on a similar but safer option if you’re having trouble.

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