– When it comes to hair removal, shaving is one of the simplest methods. All that is required to successfully shave is a razor and a lubricant, both of which are inexpensive products when compared to other types of hair removal supplies. Shaving can be performed in just a few minutes and is suitable for removing hair from many different parts of the body, including the facial area in men and the legs and underarm areas in women. To get the best possible results from shaving, men and women need to find the best razors for their needs, and we carry many different types to suit everyone.
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Razors come in a variety of styles, each of which offers certain benefits for users. Disposable razors are very light in weight and often the least expensive choice among razor styles. These razors are intended for only a few uses, and then are thrown away. The biggest drawbacks to disposable razors are that they create the highest amount of waste and often provide less close of a shave due to their basic designs. Cartridge razors are a more permanent type of razor. In this style, the head of the razor is replaced periodically, and the handle is reused every time. This reduces the amount of waste that a person creates with their shaving supplies, and the design of the cartridge heads allows for a much closer shave. Because of their improved design, cartridge razor replacement heads are often pricier than disposable razors; however, some people find that the cartridges can be replaced less frequently than disposables.
Safety razors provide a very close shave and feature only disposable blades. The risk of irritation and nicks and cuts is the highest with the safety razor, so few men and women rely on this type today. Those who do opt for this type typically prefer the silkier, smoother results possible with the razor style.
The design of razors also differs by gender. Men's razors and blades are typically used to shave the face rather than the body. Facial hair that grows in the beard and mustache areas is often some of the coarsest and thickest hair on the body. As a result, men's razors must have their blades positioned at a very sharp angle to create enough force to remove the hair. In contrast, women's razors and blades are used on the body hair, particularly on the legs and underarms, where the hair is softer and finer. Since less force is needed to trim the hair, the blades on ladies razors have a gentler slope, and their heads are more of a bow shape to move over the contours of the legs and underarms.
In the shaving and hair removal department at drugstore.com, you'll find a wide selection of razors, replacement blades and replacement cartridges for men and women. To see all of the styles for men or for ladies, click the links on the left-hand side of the page. If you are shopping for replacement blades or heads or need to stock up on disposable razors, use the menu on the left to find your favorite brand. You can also check out all of the razors in our collection beginning on this page.