The Guide to Male Lifestyle in Las Vegas

Dollar Shave Club: Worth Every Dollar

July 9, 2013

The commercials appearing on cable television and on men’s style sites are so deadpan and remarkably funny that one might be inclined to think it’s not a serious offer. However, it is absolutely the truth: Dollar Shave Club delivers above average quality razors to your home address every month at a cost far lower than what you pay for drugstore razors.

Last month I signed up for the service and chose the mid-grade “4x” blades, which ship in a pack of four cartridges for $6 per month. The handle comes free with the first shipment. My previous blade was the Schick Quatro Titanium Trimmer. The handle alone cost around $20 at the time I bought it, and the razors run about $11 for a pack of four, which would last me just under a month. I am a middle age guy with beard hairs that are the density of plastic guitar strings, so the same blade might last longer for a younger man.

Our blades are f**king great
Dollar Shave Club

The blade cartridges from the Schick and Dollar Shave Club are comparable only in that they both have four blades. The 4x features an “open back” design and slightly wider blade spread that allows you to rinse the blade quite thoroughly simply by holding it face down under the tap.

My Quattro Titanium blades, on the other hand, had to be banged on the side of the sink several times to clear them and then soaked overnight in a germy little quasi-petri dish I’ve been using for the last couple of years. I can’t imagine how many germs and fungus I’ve scraped across my face in that time, and I don’t wanna.

A brand new 4x blade shaves my face close and smoothly in one slow stroke, even on day four or five using the same cartridge. My Quattro Titanium Blades never made it past day four or five, and I often skipped shaving on the weekends just to try and make them last. For that reason, I also had to buy razors more than once a month, almost tripling what I’m paying at Dollar Shave Club.

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With my first purchase I also threw in for Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter, with ingredients such as Golden Barley, Organic Prickly Pear Cactus, Pacific Sea Algae, Black Willow Bark, Vitamins A, C, E, and Oat Extract. This light lotion feels amazing on your face; it activates your pores, tightens the skin and raises ingrown hairs for shaving. I like to leave it on a minute or two before I start with the blade. Plus, the light density makes it even easier to clean out of the 4x cartridge. An $8 tube of Shave Butter looks like it will probably last two months or more, making it quite a bargain compared to what I was using, Neutrogena Men Sensitive Shave Cream, $5.50 for a tube that only lasted a month, if that.

Dollar Shave Club is an insane bargain every guy should take advantage of.

One Response to “Dollar Shave Club: Worth Every Dollar”

  1. Adam Lewis

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve been wanting to write a review on my website about DSC for a long time but haven’t done it. It really is a remarkable value and a great product. Love that shave butter!

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