Are Safety Razors Dangerous?

It’s likely you’ve heard the benefits of safety razors, maybe you’ve even gone out and purchased one for yourself, but now it’s sitting on your bathroom counter unused and collecting dust. Admit it, you don’t know where to start and your first shave can feel intimidating (we get it).  

Check out our previous blog post with a step-by-step breakdown for first-time users.

 

The biggest reason why most consumers haven’t swapped their disposable razors for a safety razor is fear. They don’t know where to start or aren’t fully educated on using a safety razor. If you decided to read this article you’re probably wondering, are safety razors as safe as their name suggests? In short, yes. 

Chances of Cutting Myself?

With traditional double-edge safety razors, there's a learning curve when switching from a cartridge razor. The Rockwell adjustable patented design makes it the easiest razor for any individual, it's the most beginner-friendly Safety Razor that can adapt to your needs. 

The chance of cutting yourself with a Rockwell Razor is super low, almost impossible. You have more chances of cutting yourself by that dull cartridge razor you’ve been using for weeks than you do a safety razor. Sharp blades make for a cleaner and less dangerous shave because they need less applied pressure to cut the hair.    

Cartridge razors use 3-6 blades depending on the model. From previous marketing you might believe, the more the blades, the better the shave.  Not necessarily. 

Dermatologists suggest using a razor with fewer blades and believe more blades are not always better. Multi-blade razors are more likely to cut, irritate, or cause ingrown hairs than a single razor blade would because each blade is essentially cutting lower than the blade before it. Safety Razors cut the hair at the skin level, resulting in less irritation and a smoother shave. 

While cutting yourself is highly unlikely, on the off chance you possibly nick yourself, don’t fear. Rockwell Alum Sticks can help soothe and seal your skin from minor nicks and irritations from shaving.  

Disposing of Blades

Once your blade has become dull and you’re looking to replace it, you can follow these simple steps

It’s common to want to throw your used razor blade directly into your garbage can but recycling the metal blades is far better on the environment and much less hazardous when safely concealed.

Carefully place your used razor blade into a safe disposable container, preferably one that can be 100% recycled. Check out our Blade Safe designed to store your used razor blades, you can recycle the full container once it’s been filled with your used double-edge blades.

Because safety razors are not composed of plastic and the blades can be replaced and recycled, they have a much lower ecological impact than cartridge razors. 

Still Scared? 

Hopefully, you’re looking to give a safety razor a shot in your daily grooming routine. The benefits of switching over definitely outweigh any initial fear you might have. As long as you take your time and learn the simple shaving techniques, you will never want to use a disposable razor again, we promise. 



References 

https://www.medicalbag.com/home/specialties/dermatology/one-blade-or-6-is-more-better/


https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/19/fashion/thursdaystyles/shaving-with-five-blades-when-maybe-two-will-do.html


https://www.schweigerderm.com/skin-care-articles/men/expert-tips-shave/

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