I’m hoping you’ve all been there with me…but razors are expensive! Like so expensive. Okay, well maybe it’s mostly the blades. I used to have one of those Venus razors with the changeable blade cartridges. And those replacements were so expensive. Now, this was a LONG time ago, so who knows if they even sell them that way anymore, I have no clue.
Then I moved into buying the 3 pack of disposable razors and used each one until it completely died. And it totally worked for me! It wasn’t bad at all! Except when I really let it die and then forgot to go get a new one, I would suffer for a few days out of pure laziness.
Just recently I decided to finally breakdown and see what all the fuss about this Dollar Shave Club was all about. You guys. Have you heard of this? Do you use it? It’s pretty much the most amazing thing ever! I am seriously SO excited about it! Here are some things I think you’d like to know if you’re at all interested in trying it out!
1. It’s not exactly a $1 club
They kinda trick you with that. You get the first month for $1 with the razor handle and 4 cartridges. Then the following months you just pay for the cartridges, which vary in price up to $9 for a 4 pack.
2. Decide what kind of blades you want
I went with the 6 blade razor – The Executive. Mostly because of a few reasons. 1) It was stated to be the favorite razor by their female customers 2) It has the most blades, and I’ve always gone for the most blades (do I know if it makes a difference? No not really) and 3) The reviews from women were pretty much well balanced. Some loved it and some hated it. I knew that I’d just have to try it myself to be the tie breaker. Besides, it’s only a $1 to try!
3. It’s a subscription with options
You can cancel at any time (so if I hated it, I’m not committed to it) and you can choose to get new cartridges sent to you monthly or every other month! I chose every other month only because I am the worst when it comes to changing out the blades, so there’s no way that I would be changing them every week. Although, for a really nice shave, it’s probably best! And The Executive is only $9 a month, which is like my Hulu subscription, so I SHOULD be able to handle that.
The one thing that is taking me some getting use to is that there is no moisturizer in the blades or on the cartridge, but in reality, that just convinces me that I really SHOULD be moisturizing after a shave anyway. I’m just so lazy! But I’m turning over a new leaf! Hopefully.
I’m definitely going to keep using this razor and program for the next couple of months to see how I really like the subscription. As of right now, I’m not sure if the blades last very long, but I’ve been using the same blade for 2 weeks now and I think I should probably change it now. It’s definitely got me to think about how often I get a new blade though! I use to use those disposable razors for months! Probably not the most sanitary either though…