Shaving 101, Part 2: Busting Myths About Safety Razor Shaving

Shaving 101, Part 2: Busting Myths About Safety Razor Shaving

Are you tired of razor burn, bumps, and irritation after a shave? If so, you may want to consider trying safety razor shaving. Safety razor shaving has become increasingly popular over the past few years, but many people are still unaware of the benefits. Safety razor shaving, when done correctly, is gentle, affordable, and eco-friendly. Not only that, but it can give you a cleaner, smoother shave that lasts longer than other methods of shaving.
Interested in making the switch to shaving with a double edge safety razor? We’ll help by busting some myths about safety razor shaving so you can learn the facts and have a better understanding of this unique shaving method. So, if you’re considering giving safety razor shaving a try, here is what you need to know.

What is safety razor shaving?

A safety razor is a single or double blade razor that has a protective guard on both sides of the blade. They are one of the more common types of razors used for shaving. Safety razors are available in a variety of styles and price points and vintage safety razors are even seen as collector’s items. Although they are not as readily available as disposable or cartridge razors, they can still be found in many stores. Using a safety razor to shave is a more time-consuming and skill-based process than other types of shaving, such as using a disposable razor or electric razor. You have to be careful and use light pressure when shaving to avoid irritation and cuts. It is also important to use shaving products designed for safety razor shaving.

Myth: Safety razors are too expensive

Safety razors are a bit more expensive than disposables or a cartridge razor to start, but the upfront cost is well worth it in the long run. Once you have the initial cost of buying a high-quality safety razor that will last many years out of the way, you only have to replace the double edge razor blades as needed - which come in a small, usually recyclable box at a cost of just a few cents compared to expensive cartridges. 

Myth: Safety razors are more dangerous

Safety razors are not more dangerous than other types of razors. In fact, they can be much safer to use. Safety razors are designed for single-pass shaving - though some safety razor users will take multiple passes based on preference. This means you only need to glide the razor over your skin once to get a smooth finish. Safety razors don’t make multiple passes over the skin, so they don’t build up as much pressure. This prevents nicks and cuts. They also don’t cause as much skin irritation compared to other razors.

Myth: Having more blades calls for a greater shave

Some people believe that more blades means a better shave. This is not necessarily true. In fact, a single blade can provide a closer shave than multiple blades. The multiple blades also make it more difficult for your razor to get a close, smooth shave. 


Safety razors are a better option than disposable or cartridge razors for several reasons. They are designed for a single-pass shave, which is less likely to cause irritation. They also have fewer blades, which makes them easier to use and prevents the risk of cuts. Safety razors also last much longer than disposable or cartridge razors. They are a one-time investment, so you don’t have to keep buying new razors. And, they are eco-friendly because they don’t produce as much plastic waste. 

Safety razor shaving is a more time-consuming process and requires more skill than other types of shaving. But, it can provide a cleaner, smoother shave with less skin irritation than other methods. So, if you are interested in trying out safety razor shaving, remember to use light pressure and proper technique and one of Mondial 1908's stylish double edge safety razors Made in Italy with handles in precious wood, metal and resin.