I used to use the Gilette sensor razors and only paid for the generic branded blades. Then about 1-2 yrs ago, I couldn't find them anymore (even at Walmart) and I'll be damned if I am going to pay $20 for a pack of blades. They must have bought out the competition. Now I get cheap disposables from the dollar store for a fraction of the cost. I'd rather not have to throw away that much plastic. You would think interchangeable blades would be cheaper than a disposable. I was thinking about going to safety razors. You can get a box of blades for next to nothing at a hardware/home improvement store. I think I use blade way longer than the avg guy too. One lasts me at least a month, before it starts to irritate too much.
I'll never understand people who throw away money on some of these generic items. I have heard it is only in America that these razors cost so much too. I see no difference shaving with a $.12 razor vs a $4 blade replacement and I have sensitive skin. Hot water and shaving cream make all the difference.
I don't think I'd like someone else shaving my face. I was invited to go to a bachelor thing at a barber shop the morning of a wedding I photographed. I ended up not going and all the guys that went said it was not a pleasurable experience (and not cheap).
One nice thing about not working, is I don't have to shave every day, but I don't like facial hair much so it has to go after a few days. I only let it grow out when I go camping. Cold water shaving sucks.
Which is why I used to use an electric razor. Quick, simple, and not costly in the long run especially when your facial hair doesn't grow too fast.
Not sure why I started buying the manual ones, I cringed when i saw a 4 pack of razor head replacements went around $20 >.<.
A couple weeks back, I was looking into shaving with a manual razor instead of an electric one (I've been using an electric one since I've started shaving.) Then, this article appeared (and it wasn't the only one.)
Maybe I should be like Mike Jackson and get me a surgical 5 O'clock shadow......yeah, that's it!
I had mentioned this above, but hadn't tested it out. For the past two weeks I've been using the same disposable blade. After use I submerge it in rubbing alcohol then let it dry. The blade is as sharp as the first time I used it.
I only shave if I'm going to be wearing a dress or something with out sleeves or there's the possibility of sex. rest of the time I don't bother because it's hidden from the world, and what they don't know can't hurt them.
I don't mind shaving, it isn't really something I like to do, but it isn't torture either. I shave once a day, I wish I could grow facial hair, but it just looks wrong when I try. My beard is pretty full when I let it grow out, but I have a scar on one side that leaves a bald patch on the side of my chin, and my mustache is really sad and boyish. Also, I could never shave with a two blade disposable :O they are not kind to my face. I use Gillette Fusion.