Zinc Alloy Basic Safety Razor
A safety razor is stainless steel, reusable & eco-friendly way to shave unwanted hair.
It is ideal for both males and females.
There are three main structures – a single piece, two-piece, and three-piece razors.
It is not scary or dangerous, but you might need a bit of time to get used to it.
To avoid rust, you need to clean & dry the razor after each use. It is way cheaper than using disposable razors.
There are a few more zero waste shaving methods includes sugar waxing, threading, and epilating.
How to use:
Step 1: Place a razor blade.
Unscrewing the safety razor’s bottom part. Then, place a razor blade inside, and screw it back.
Step 2: Wet the area.
Wet the part that you want to shave. Warm water will soften the hairs for a more comfortable and smoother shave.
Step 3: Add soap or shaving cream.
Apply a layer of soap or shaving cream on the area you want to shave. Then take your safety razor and start sliding it on your skin by holding it at about a 30-degree angle. Try to maintain this angle.
Step 4: Shaving time!
A safety razor is heavier for a reason – it is designed to work with gravity. Allow the weight of the head to pull down and shave as you slide it along your skin.
The most critical aspects that you want to remember are:
Use short strokes – Shave a few inches at a time do NOT press too much.
Slide it mildly – Always follow the hair’s direction (you can shave in more than one direction for smoother results).
Be extra careful on more sensitive and bony areas, like the knees.
If necessary, pull the skin tight before shaving as wrinkled skin is hard to shave.
Take your time and do not rush.
- After shaving, rinse thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that all hair is out from the cracks. You might need to take out the blade.
- Dry it after each use. Carefully take the blade out and dry everything well. It is crucial that the safety razor is completely dry after you use it.
- Don’t leave it in the shower/tub. Find a dry spot for it that’s not wet, and there is no moisture. A drawer or a shelf can be a perfect spot. It will be great if you find a small bag in which you can keep the safety razor.
info extracted from: https://www.almostzerowaste.com/zero-waste-shaving/