It's Time to Green your Grooming Session with a Sustainable Razor

Does your shaving razor looks something like these ones? If yes, we have a problem.

I’m all for normalizing the stigma around body hair. But in the end, it all comes down to personal choice, right?  To shave or not to shave, that is the question! 

Well, I’m not going to discuss the benefits or the demerits of shaving, that’s not what I’m here for. What I do wanna discuss is the topic my title suggests – Sustainable Razors.

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But What does Sustainability has to do with Razors?

First of all, sustainability has to do with everything. And razors, too, are a part of it.

How Exactly?

Today if we compare a regular disposable razor, it consists of our beloved culprit – Plastic. Now I don’t want to get into explaining how bad plastic is. It’s common knowledge.

Disposable-razors

Let’s dissect this razor. The handle is often made with plastic, and rubber to maintain the grip. Then comes the plastic cartridge embedded with the metal blades.

Although the blades are recyclable, do we really detach them before discarding them? I never did. And I’m pretty sure you don’t do it either.

Also, how annoying is it when the hair is still clogged into the blades? While the cleaning factor is the biggest demerit in a disposable cartridge razor, it is one of the biggest advantage in a sustainable safety razor! 

Moreover, a disposable razor is unlikely to recycle. Even the blades cannot be recycled in this situation. This is because they’re embedded within the plastic cartridge. I cannot stress this point any further. By now you should realize that a basic shaving razor is not innocent. Disposables are becoming the new plastic straws!

Anything that is disposable, is wasteful. And a disposable razor is no exception. Millions contribute this waste to landfill each year. Let’s not be a part of this bandwagon.

The following is a list of some of the Best Sustainable Razors available for both men and women. Check them out and make that rightful switch.

PS, the list is in no particular order of preference.

1. Reusable Bamboo Razor for Women By 'The Woman's Company'

The Woman’s Company is an eco-conscious brand that showcases personal care products for women (Duh!!)

This sustainable razor is one of their eco products that is completely plastic-free. It consists of natural bamboo and stainless steel metal-head. And as a result, safe for the environment. A good companion for your low-waste living.

What to Expect?

  • The razor comes with a natural bamboo handle which is super light and provides an easy grip.
  • The metal head provides a safe fit for double-edged blades making it super-efficient as well.
  • The skin-protecting shield actually shields your skin from getting any cut. Thus, the razor shines in providing you with a safe, smooth, and pain-free experience.
  • TWC also provides a set of 10 free blades with the razor. Once a blade loses its sharpness, simply replace it with another.
  • You will also be provided with an in-depth user manual.

Blades are recyclable, so there’s no reason to be guilty while discarding them. Make sure you discard them with proper caution, you don’t want to harm an innocent waste collector. 

One of the benefits is that you can use this razor for not only your basic body hair but also for your bikini area. It’s that pain-free!

Trust me, once you’ll give it a try, you won’t turn back. You will ditch those disposable razors for good! 

Pros

  • Durable/ reusable design
  • Eco-friendly
  • Bacteria and rust-free
  • Plastic-free
  • Biodegradable (bamboo) and recyclable (blade)
  • Plastic-free packaging
  • 10 free blades
  • Relatively Cheap

Cons

  • You might need some time to get used to.  
  • Compared to the plastic razors, this one does not have a flexible head. 

Say no to disposables and say yes to reusables.

2. Bambaw's Eco-friendly Unisex Double Edge Safety Razor

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Next on my list is yet another bamboo razor by the brand – Bambaw. Bambaw is one of the trusted brands from Europe, a seller of products that are harmless to earth, such as this razor.

Bambaw’s unisex razor aims to re-introduce you to that traditional plastic-free shaving. A shaving experience undermined by the disposables of today.

What to Expect?

  • All-natural lightweight bamboo handle with a handy grip.
  • A stainless steel metal head appropriate for a double edge blade.
  • Provides a pain-free, smooth, and safe shaving experience like the disposable ones. In fact, much better.
  • Inclusive of an in-depth user manual.

Here, too, you can replace the blade once it becomes blunt. Remember, discard the blades with the safety of others in mind. 

Coming back to the point, if you want to make your shaving experience irritation, hassle, and plastic-free, then this is it. This sustainable razor is confident to become your lifetime grooming bestie! 

And did I mention the plastic-free packaging?! 

Pros

  • Durable
  • Eco-friendly
  • plastic-free
  • biodegradable (bamboo), recyclable (blade)
  • Skin-safe
  • Plastic-free packaging

Cons

  • Quite expensive 
  • Provides only a single Astra blade.
  • You might need some time to get used to.  
  • Compared to the plastic razors, this one does not have a flexible head. 

Be part of a bigger movement by reducing your plastic consumption.

3. Bambaw's Metal Safety Razors

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Bambaw also has a metal razors collection. Metal being the raw material, it is possible to recycle them. 

What to Expect?

  • These unisex  metal safety razors are available in 3 colors. Currently in India, you can find only 2 colors – Black and Rose Gold.
  • Has a contemporary design that might interest you.
  • Equipped with the double edge settings, firm grip to handle, and a no-stress experience.
  • Smooth shaving feels. Perfectly safe to skin. 
  • Inclusive of an in-depth user manual.

Pros

  • Durable/ reusable design
  • Eco-friendly
  • Plastic-free razor
  • Recyclable 
  • Plastic-free  packaging

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  •  Provides only a single Astra blade
  • You might need some time to get used to. 
  •  Compared to the plastic razors, this one does not have a flexible head. 

Liked what you saw and read?  Then,

4. Unisex Butterfly Open Safety Razors by Zomchi

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Looking for a much stylish touch? Then check out this interestingly designed sustainable razor by Zomchi.

What to Expect?

  • A complete metal based handle and head.
  • Hassle-free to use, easy-grip, easy fit for double-edged blades. Blades are of course replaceable.

Twist the bottom of the handle and the metal head opens up (like the wings of a butterfly). Place the blade on the blade holder and twist it back to close the wings. Dramatic enough? Repeat the exact steps while replacing the blade.

  • Smooth experience ✔️
  • Pain-free ✔️
  • Skin-safe ✔️

With the customer first policy, every razor accompanies a set of 5 blades and a mini cleaning brush. A complete package!

PS, the mini brush might contradict the ‘plastic-free’ goal.

Pros

  • Durable/ reusable design
  • Eco-friendly
  • Plastic-free razor
  • Recyclable 
  • 5 extra blades

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  •  The cleaning brush might contain plastic. 
  • You might need some time to get used to.  
  • Compared to the plastic razors, this one does not have a flexible head. 
Zomchi promises to give you an ultimate shaving experience while helping you be a responsible earthling.

5. Almitra Sustainables' Reusable Double Edge Safety Razor

A believer in co-existence, this brand is championing sustainability like a charm. And this Bamboo razor is one of the testimonies to their promise.  

What to Expect?

  • This double edge safety razor is designed to give a comfortable shaving experience.
  • It is an ergonomic product providing an easy-grip bamboo handle.
  • Has a stainless steel metal-head making it convenient to recycle.
  • Gender-neutral.

Pros

  • Durable/ reusable design
  • Eco-friendly
  • Plastic-free
  • Biodegradable (bamboo) and recyclable (blades and metal head) 
  • Relatively cheap

Cons

  • You might need some time to get used to.  
  • Compared to the plastic razors, this one does not have a flexible head. 
  • No extra blades 

A sustainable razor for you, and a sustainable life for our planet!

Conclusion

  • All the razors mentioned above are great alternatives to disposable ones.
  • I also cannot ignore the fact that sustainable razors cost more than what we pay for a regular one. But you, too, should not forget that it is an investment for many years to come. Even a lifetime!  This is an investment you’ll fail to regret.
  • You will no longer need to buy a razor every other month, how about that? 
  • This small step of saying no to single-use will make a huge impact on the planet.
  • #sustainabilitymatter.

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