Can Women Shave with the Single Edge?

In the past few months, I have noticed a major spike in women customers interested in using the Single Edge and wetshaving in general. Women are starting to realize that we overpay for a mediocre and sometimes painful shave. So, the question I get most: can women use the Single Edge?

If you take a quick glance at our website, it's no secret that we cater to men as customers in our all of our photos and product shots. By no means does this make it a mens only product. I'm here to tell you that I, both co-founder and fellow woman, love using the Single Edge razor on my legs.

From my personal experience, I get the best and closest shaves I've ever had on my legs with the Single Edge. Also, I rarely have to deal with razor burn or irritation, which used to plague me when using cartridge razors. Blade refills cost pennies compared to my old razors. Plus, the entire razor and blades are all recyclable, making it a much more sustainable and green alternative.

The best part: it may be my imagination, but I honestly feel I can go longer between needing to shave my legs. That in itself, as a working mom, has made making the switch from cartridge razors absolutely worth it.

If you are interested in purchasing the Single Edge for yourself or a woman in your life, there are few tips I want to mention since most women have developed some bad habits from years of shaving with cartridge razors:

[1]  When shaving with the Single Edge, do not apply ANY pressure. NONE. Us, ladies, have a tendency to press our cartridge razors the more a blade dulls in order to achieve a closer shave. DON'T do this with the Single Edge. It may seem like the razor isn't doing anything, but just trust it and let the weight of the solid stainless steel razor do all the work. 

[2]  The Single Edge will take an entirely different technique than you are used to, but don't worry - it's very easy to learn! I recommend taking a slow morning or evening to lather up and get to know your new razor. Once you find the angle provided by the head of the razor, you literally just wipe the shaving cream away. It will feel like you're doing nothing, but the Single Edge is shaving closely and comfortably at the surface of your skin, instead of beneath.

[3]  Finally, make sure to use short, light strokes around strong bone structures, such as the shins, ankles, and knees. If you are going to nick yourself, this will be where you do by accidentally adding unnecessary pressure. Your razor will get extremely close, so take your time and don't press whatever you do.

Ladies, what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to your pink razor and hello to the last razor you'll ever have to buy. If you have any more detailed questions, please shoot an e-mail to hello@getsupply.com, and I will personally care of you!

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