Shaving has never been so easy and that’s something I never thought I’d say. Switching to a men’s razor became the answer to my thick hair problems.
All you ladies out there with thick body hair know the struggle of shaving, especially my Latina women. You want need to shave all the time because your body hair decides it wants to be cute and grow back hours after shaving. This thick hair is more of a curse than a blessing when it grows anywhere other than your head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Being one of these thick haired women, I’ve always found it difficult to find the perfect razor to shave my thick hair. It seems like I’ve used every women’s razors ever invented and have yet to find my perfect match. Recently, I noticed more women seemed to be making the switch to men’s razors and that got me thinking.
Is there really a difference between women’s and men’s razors?
I had to find out for the sake of all thick haired women out there, so I made my way to Target to do a little razor shopping. I looked down the long isle of razors conveniently separated by color — pastels on one side, sleek steel on another—and got to shopping. Honestly, I didn’t know what to choose, but I ended up going with Schick Hydro 5 Sensitive Skin Razor. It was a cheaper option and it was made for sensitive skin like mine. That night I went home actually excited about shaving.
After shaving all I could do was run my hands up and down my legs because they were 100% smooth. Thick hair was no match for this men’s razor. Something I never thought I’d ever say. I tried shaving with the razor a few days later and got the same result. That’s right, my shave lasted more than one day. Pretty unbelievable, right? That’s really all it took to convince me to throw my women's razor in the trash.
I know you may not be completely, but let me give you a few reasons why you should make the change like I did:
It really does seem to give a closer shave. Before shaving with a men’s razor I always felt that I never was able to get a completely smooth shave. There always seemed to be some areas that stayed a little prickly no matter how hard I tried to shave. Now, I have smooth skin for days.
- Weirdly enough, the men’s razor was easier to unclog. Because men’s razor usually have more tightly-packed blades, I thought I would have a tough time keeping it clean. Luckily, I wrong. Of course, it still required a little effort —which could easily go away with The Tap, a 3-in-1 Shaving Razor Unclogger, Sharpener, & Holder — but not nearly as much as cleaning a women’s razor did.
- The movement of the actual razor was better than I expected. A lot of people say that men’s razors can’t handle the curves of a woman’s body, but it seemed to do perfectly fine on my legs. I had no problem getting around the ankles and knees which we all know are difficult areas to shave.
- The men’s razor was way cheaper than any women’s razor on the shelf. No one seems to really understand why women’s products are more expensive than men’s. Maybe it’s the extra money it takes to make them pink? Who knows, but if I can get a better shave for a cheaper price I am ALL for it.
- BONUS — I didn’t have to deal with the gooey hydrating strips that seem to be on every women’s razor. Let’s be real, these moisturizing strips are more annoying than helpful. They get your razor clogged with the sticky substance and when left to dry they seem to get stuck on any surface. I didn’t have to worry about that with my new razor and it was amazing.
Switching to a men’s razor has changed my shaving game for good. Shaving my thick hair has never been so easy, and that’s something I never thought I’d say. To all my ladies looking for a solution to shaving your thick hair, switching to a men’s razor might be the answer.