One of the local radio shows had an advertisement for DollarShaveClub.com, (referral link, gets me free razors!!!) which I’ve been hearing fairly regularly for the last few months. When the I took my last Mach3 out of the plastic holder and cringed at the thought of having to buy more of those ridiculously priced razors, I decide it was time to give it a try, I mean, its a dollar right?
When I went to the site and checked out the options, I see ‘The Humble Twin’ as the $1 option, which as it’s name implies is a simple twin bladed razor, moving up the scale I see ‘The 4X’, which is a four bladed razor for $6, and they round out their offering with ‘The Executive’, a six blade option, coming in at $9 per month. Since I’m trying to get away from paying for razors I don’t use, or in my case, don’t use enough to justify the cost, I went with The Humble Twin. One thing to note is the Humble Twin comes in a five pack, while the four and six blade options come in a four pack per month.
After putting in my payment info, my grand total comes to $3 per month with the first shipment coming to me within ten days or so. While you wait, why don’t you read a guide to trimming your stubble? Too smart? Know everything?
My first shipment came in a flat style recycled cardboard envelope. It contained a pack of five razors, a new handle for the razors, and a sample of their butter shave cream.
Since I only really trim around the beard two-three times a week at max, I came up with a plan to replace my razor head first of every week. Despite my perfectly laid out plan to utilize all five of my razors before the next batch came in, I forgot to switch the razor the next week, and guess what?? I couldn’t tell I wasn’t using a perfectly new razor despite already having three shaves on it. I ended up using the first razor for six shaves total and I could have easily went another few before getting the pulling sensation, but since I had four other razors waiting for the pleasure of making me look sharp, I ditched the first and loaded the second razor in the pack. I also decided to get manscaped grooming kit to help trim around my beard.
Since I’m only trimming the edges of my manly beard, you beardless man-children that do full shaves might have varying degrees of success, but I would suspect you will likely be quite happy with the results, worse case, its $3 for five razors, give it a try.