Brief Overview of a Wet Dry Razor

Shaving is a requirement if you live in the civilized world and while it only takes a few minutes sometimes you don’t have the time. Our everyday lives are quite busy and complicated to say the least. Sometimes we just don’t have the time to wait an additional 10 minutes to dry off completely and then shave.

Fortunately the wet dry shaver was created for people in this situation and can save you time whilst allowing you to keep up with your personal grooming. The general idea behind a wet dry shaver is a shaver that you can use both while you’re completely dry or if you’re still covered in water. Old fashioned models don’t work well if your skin is wet and can cause damage plus irritation to the area your trimming.

Wet dry shavers are designed with special blades to work with either wet or dry skin so you can use them in the shower if needed or you can simply shave like normal. This also allows them to make the perfect on the go shavers for those of us that do a lot of traveling between job sites. How much use you get out of a razor such as this is entirely dependent on how much you need to shave however.

Regardless of if you’re a man or woman you want to keep your facial hair and other body hair trimmed at times. If a person has to shave their legs it’s going to take quite a bit of time for obvious reasons. Having the ability to do it in the tub or the shower simply saves time and can help you stay on schedule. The need for this type of shaver has been evident for many decades but over the past 30 years the technology has become more user friendly.

You wouldn’t think that their can be anything complicated about a metal blade but the truth of the matter is modern razors are far more advanced than their older counterparts. A simple metal blade is essentially a giant chunk of sharpened metal designed for cutting. This works well if you’re making a weapon for hurting someone but you want something less aggressive to use on your body.

Thus research and development was done by most of the major brands and different types of razor blades were made. By mixing different metals, substances, and compounds companies were able to make blades that could cut hair without cutting the skin very easily. A great deal of time and effort was also put into the angle and design of the blade as well.

The results of this research are the blades that we use now. Most of them won’t cut your skin unless you’re not being careful and modern wet dry shavers are designed with safety as well as comfort in mind. Shaving with a blade that’s not comfortable can lead to rashes, damaged skin, and other blemishes that aren’t wanted.

Shaving is something we all must do at some time or another and having the proper razor can help immensely. A wet dry shaver allows you to shave while showering, bathing, or standing in front of a mirror. They are great for people that are on the go constantly and are very affordable. Just remember that any razor can cut you if you’re not careful.

Does Straight Razor Shaving Show the Face of The New Man?

It is a fact that, in a World increasingly dominated by technology, men’s shaving is steadily leaning towards an instrument from the past: the straight razor. The causes of this are varied and, in some ways, unrelated. Here we take a look at just some of the reasons for the increase in popularity in the use of this vintage shaving tool.

Perhaps the main reason – according to feedback I have received – for throwing away the multi-blade shaver and replacing it with a classic straight razor is one of cost. A lot of guys seem to have had enough of the old King Gillette marketing ploy of ‘make the razor cheap and the blades expensive’. This seems to get more expensive for the consumer as time goes on, considering the price of a pack of multi-blade refills!

But aren’t straight razors expensive? Well, sure, initially they will cost more than practically any multiblade shaver you can buy. However, that single-bladed straight razor will, with reasonable care and attention, last you the rest of your life. That’s right – the rest of your days! Even when you add the cost of a razor strop and hone, a basic, decent-quality setup shouldn’t cost more than about £120 ($200).

What? That much? are you kidding?

No, I’m not kidding. Like buying a very good suit, initial outlay is high – but so is durability. Go get a suit from a Savile Row tailor – if a classic style is chosen (and you watch your figure!),  chances are you will still be wearing it twenty years from now. It’s an investment, not just an outlay.

Another reason I hear is one that really follows on from the first – it’s a conservation issue. Now I am not going to claim that switching to straight razor shaving will save the planet but, when you consider the huge number of multi-blade cartridges consigned to landfill each year, you have to admit that every little helps. It’s not just the waste, either – the ongoing cost of manufacture and the use of plastics within the components and packaging also has its own impact on our surroundings.

Compare that with the manufacture of a straight razor – of course it has to use raw materials, energy in the forging and grinding, energy in transport to the retailer and associated use of packaging and advertising costs. Yet, this is a one-time thing – once this product has reached its owner, all the consuming stops – dead. I have razors that are still perfectly usable (indeed I use them daily) that are 150 years old. That’s real economy of production!

Another reason is a bit harder to define – it’s the satisfaction experienced by shaving with a straight razor. One aspect is pure macho – shaving with three inches or so of unguarded, super-sharp steel that absolutely takes no prisoner rates about 11 out of 10 on the macho-meter to many guys – one slip and you’re going to see blood!

Well – that’s true but, with a little practice and a whole lot of respect, a straight razor becomes a tamed tiger. Act the fool or mess around and it will, for sure, show you its teeth but handle it with care and all you will be left with is a comfortable, smooth shave that will only get better as your skill improves.

And that is yet another attraction for straight razor users – it certainly is to myself. There are so many things nowadays that require us to employ little or no skill in their performance that it is very satisfying to know that, when straight razor shaving, you are employing a skillset that takes time and patience to master – and will continue to improve for as long as you determine to refine it.

So – in conclusion – is it necessary to be a rugged, macho individualist with a grave concern for environmental matters in order to become the user of a straight razor? Certainly such a person could be a prime candidate but so would any guy who looks in the mirror every morning and simply wants something that bit different – a chance to practice a skill or an opportunity to be – even just for ten minutes – totally focused on their own pleasure.

Did I forget to mention that? In this age of the busy-busy lifestyle, a straight razor shave is one of the few things that really cannot be hurried – and this opens up, for those precious few minutes, a window of relaxation and a level of insulation from the World Beyond that isn’t a thing to be missed.

But that’s another story.

Razor iMod Scooter – 3 Reasons Why Kids Think the Razor iMod is Cool

The Razor iMod scooter is another in a long line of Razor USA products that targets children of all ages. Razor has been manufacturing “mini” electric vehicles for over 10 years, and by all accounts, business is booming!Their are several factors that account for the popularity of the Razor iMod in particular. This article will explore three of those reasons.

* Kids Love The Styling

Most kids like to feel “grown up” and this Razor model definitely helps them feel that way! It has “chic”, European styling, very similar to the Vespa scooters commonly ridden all over Europe. Of course, electric scooters have been popular overseas for years, mainly because of a history of high gas prices. In any event, the iMod’s styling departs from the traditional “push scooter” look, and many kids prefer that.

Also, this Razor model is available in pink, which is called a “Sweet Pea”. Young girls in particular really like the “Sweet Pea” look!

* Kids Can Listen To Their iPods While Riding

The aspect that differentiates the Razor iMod scooter from others, is that it comes loaded with two full range speakers and a docking station which is compatible with every current version of the Apple iPod in addition to an FM radio.

Kids really enjoy “zipping” around the neighborhood, listening to their favorite tunes. It is a definite incentive to get out in the fresh air!

Some kids have even been known to form a Razor iMod Scooter club. They get together and ride while chatting and listening to music.

* Kids Think It’s Fun Yet Practical

With a powerful, yet quiet, chain driven motor, this model can “scoot” along at an impressive 15 mph! Kids have fun controlling the acceleration with a twist grip throttle.

It also is very practical, as a large storage area is located under the seat!