Sunday, June 30, 2013
Two years ago Son Tony announced he'd discovered a "new" way to shave, and had bought himself a safety razor with all the accessories. He liked that it the blades gave him a smoother shave and cost much less than the multi-bladed cartridges he'd been using. His enthusiasm convinced his dad, and that Christmas Hubby Tony had a shaving package under the tree.
I was now the only one using disposables. Every couple of months I'd buy a large bag of the cheapest twin blade razors I could find, which did an acceptable job of removing the hair from my legs. However, when I got an Amazon gift certificate for Mother's Day this year I decided to treat myself and purchase a real razor of my own.
I chose a traditional butterfly (twist to open) design just I used to have. Today I used it for the first time. After so many years the double edged razor took some getting used to; it takes a lot less pressure to get a close shave. I took my time, though, and am pleased to report I completed the job without any nicks.
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