How to pick the right razor

Picking the right razor is a messy process, due to the high variety of products and the right fit for your face. We wish there were ways to know exactly how good or weak the razors are at the stores, but unfortunately there isn't. There are two options for men to use; electric or cartridge-based razors. It's important to remember, both do a good job however only one of them will provide you with the daily experience you are looking for. There simply isn't a perfect razor for everyone, because everyone's skin and hair type is unique. Its important to take into account some trial and error may be necessary to find the perfect razor, outside of such articles and posts its recommended you check with your Trym barber.

Key Factors:

Blade Type - Three to Four blades is recommended due to the fact its easier to rinse and get guck out. Safety razors provide a more close shave, however lack convenience of multiple blades.

Razor Head - A razor head with the ability to adjust and lock in firmly is generally advised, note that typical pivotal heads are not usually necessary.

Maintenance - The cleaning process for razors is trivial, thats why its important to pick a razor that you can maintain with your preferred amount of daily effort. 

Length and Weight - As you can imagine holding a razor that feels right in your hands will lead to better shaves. Smaller grips typically work well.

Our Favorites:

These razors will give you the smooth feeling you've been searching for.

  SAFETY RAZOR -    Merkur's Futur     Product Description -  a low-maintenance adjustable razor which can perform as mildly or as aggressively as you wish by adjusting the blade exposure dial. This model is the satin version, and there's also the 90701001 (commonly referred to as "701") brightly-polished version - each uses the same basic chrome plating, it is only the finish that changes, but if you live in a hard-water environment it would be more difficult to keep the appearance of the brightly-polished chrome model and better to select this matte-finished model instead. The Futur is 4.3" (109mm) tall and weighs 4.3 ounces (122 grams), rather hefty-for-the-safety-razor-world numbers that contribute to its solid feel in the hand. Produced entirely in Solingen, Germany, at its maximum blade setting the Futur is among the most aggressive double-edge safety razors ever created.    $54.95 I Buy Here

SAFETY RAZOR - Merkur's Futur

Product Description - a low-maintenance adjustable razor which can perform as mildly or as aggressively as you wish by adjusting the blade exposure dial. This model is the satin version, and there's also the 90701001 (commonly referred to as "701") brightly-polished version - each uses the same basic chrome plating, it is only the finish that changes, but if you live in a hard-water environment it would be more difficult to keep the appearance of the brightly-polished chrome model and better to select this matte-finished model instead. The Futur is 4.3" (109mm) tall and weighs 4.3 ounces (122 grams), rather hefty-for-the-safety-razor-world numbers that contribute to its solid feel in the hand. Produced entirely in Solingen, Germany, at its maximum blade setting the Futur is among the most aggressive double-edge safety razors ever created.

$54.95 I Buy Here

  CARTRIDGE RAZOR - Gillete Manual Razor   Product Description - Provides advanced 5-blade technology that helps reduce pressure per blade for a comfortable shave—even on sensitive skin. Product features: Flexible Comfort Guard gently sets up the beard to help you get a close and comfortable shave; Precision Trimmer handles tricky areas, such as sideburns and under the nose.  $11:29 l  Buy Here

CARTRIDGE RAZOR - Gillete Manual Razor

Product Description - Provides advanced 5-blade technology that helps reduce pressure per blade for a comfortable shave—even on sensitive skin. Product features: Flexible Comfort Guard gently sets up the beard to help you get a close and comfortable shave; Precision Trimmer handles tricky areas, such as sideburns and under the nose.

$11:29 l Buy Here

  ELECTRIC RAZOR - Philips Norelco    Product Description - Shave quickly through dense parts of your beard with this Philips Norelco shaver. The patented Multi-Precision Blade System raises as it cuts hairs along with the shorter stubbles. The Philips Norelco shaver's 5-direction Flex Heads and the Aquatec Wet and Dry get an up close and comfortable shave in wet or dry conditions.  $149.99 I  Buy Here

ELECTRIC RAZOR - Philips Norelco

Product Description - Shave quickly through dense parts of your beard with this Philips Norelco shaver. The patented Multi-Precision Blade System raises as it cuts hairs along with the shorter stubbles. The Philips Norelco shaver's 5-direction Flex Heads and the Aquatec Wet and Dry get an up close and comfortable shave in wet or dry conditions.

$149.99 I Buy Here