Let”s face it – pun intended – shaving is one of those things that we all just want to get over with each day. Done it for years… Over those years, I’ve tried it all, and learned a thing or two about many of the most popular razors out on the market. I’m sure you’ve probably noticed that the price of razor blades has soared over the years. While the razor itself is fairly cheap, the cost of restocking its blades can be incredibly high.
Here’s what I want from my razor:
- Don’t slice my face to ribbons
- Don’t cost an insane amount of money
- Be durable, and not a cheap piece of crap
- Oh, and if you could help me avoid going to the store, that would be great
These things (and more) are exactly what Dollar Shave Club (DSC) has done for me! I can have them automatically ship razors to me on my schedule, get a great shave, and only spend a few bucks a month. Score! I’ve settled down with my new best shave razor, the Dollar Shave Club 4X. I can easily get the shave I need for $6 per month! And, I don’t even have to leave the house!
I was an early adopter, and have been a member for over 4 years! I am a marketing/design guy, and I was snagged by their launch video – “DollarShaveClub.com – Our Blades Are F***ing Great”. It made me laugh, and want to give them a try!
So – How does DSC work, exactly?
Well, you have three super affordable choices with DSC.
All come with a free handle, shipped with your first box. Need more blades? Change your shipping options. Need fewer blades? Change your shipping options. You have no obligation and can change quantities or upgrade/downgrade to the other razors at any time. They even have a smartphone app in case you need to make changes to your monthly order on the go, or need to pace a one-time order.
I had used Gillette for many, many years before I gave DSC a try, and I was glad for the savings. I started with the Humble Twin and while it was nice and inexpensive, I did miss having a 4 or more blade system. I right away upgraded to the 4X and found just what I needed.
I had Mrs. Maker give the razor a try, and she loved it as well. Same with our daughters. We ordered a few extra handles, and now we all are on the DSC bandwagon, and saving a TON to boot! We have adjusted our monthly delivery to accommodate the entire family!
My opinion? The 4X razor is great. The handle is a hefty metal body with copious amounts of knobby rubber on the outside. There is little chance you’ll lose your grip on this thing.
The razor head has a lot of space between each blade so that it should not clog up, and the head rotates smoothly and easily for adjusting to the manly contours of your body.
The actual shave with this razor is excellent. The four blades work as expected to give you a gentle and clean shave. This is made possible by the ribs on the rubber hair lifter on the leading edge of the razor head. After the work has been done the orange strip of soothing glides by, leaving your face smooth and fresh. Another great shave, and no nicks.
So – to wrap it all up? If you are looking for a great shave, at a low price – then I strongly recommend the Dollar Shave Club 4X. You’ll always have sharp blades because they ship to you monthly without you having to remember. You’ll get a close shave every time with no fuss. The handle is great to hold and big enough that you won’t feel like it’ll slip out of your fingers.
Take it from me – Give it a try! You won’t be sorry, and could be saving yourself $20 or more EVERY MONTH!