There are many ways you can reduce your waste to help the environment. Since the zero waste movement has gained popularity, it has inspired countless companies to create zero waste alternatives for consumers.
I believe one of the most overlooked zero waste swaps is the safety razor. There is lots of talk about using reusable bags over plastic bags, using reusable water bottles over plastic water bottles, and even bamboo toothbrushes over plastic toothbrushes.
Now it’s time for safety razors to be talked about more.
In this article, I am going to outline all the reasons why I believe everyone should invest in a safety razor.
You Never Have To Purchase A Razor Again
Once you purchase a safety razor you never have to buy another razor ever again! Yup you heard that right. Safety razors are built to last a lifetime; typically being made from stainless steel or solid brass.
The only part of a safety razor that has to be re-purchased is the razor blade. However the blades last much longer than the blades on disposable razors and they can be re-sharpened (learn how here).
Safety Razors Will Save You Lots of Money
Is it just me, or do you also feel like disposable plastic razors barely last more than a few shaves? I swear I went through disposable razors so fast. They just can’t handle more than a few shaves before the hair buildup accumulates and you have to toss it out.
With a safety razor you are going to save lots of money. As the idea behind this razor is that you purchase the body once and then you only have to repurchase the razor blades when in time yours gets dull.
Their Clever and Innovative Design
My favourite aspect of this razor is its design. With conventional disposable razors, hair builds up quickly and before you know it you have to toss it out and get a new one. With the safety razor you can unscrew the head and wash away all the hair build up. Therefore, the razor always stays clean!
You Get a Better Shave
One of the more surprising things I noticed is that this razor shaves extremely well. The blade is really sharp (be careful!) and provides a close shave. The body of the razor is quite heavy and because of that you don’t have to apply a lot of pressure which reduces irritation.
Safety Razors Help The Environment
Lastly, and probably the aspect of this razor that makes me happiest, is that it is a sustainable alternative to conventional disposable plastic razors.
In the United States alone, an estimated 2 billion plastic razors are thrown away annually (source). This statistic is absoulelty ridiculous. As consumers we have the power to ignite change, and this is something we should most definitely put an end to.
So what do you think? Would you be interested in a safety razor? I own the Keep Well Kept razor and love it to death (I seriously could not recommend it enough). If you try it out, please let me know how you like it on Instagram!