By now many of you are probably familiar with this video. To tell you the truth, this video is what pushed me over the edge to try dollarshaveclub.com.
I ened opting for the 4x, also known as “The Lovers Blade.” 4 blades, 2 comfort strips, and a damn HUGE handle. For $6 a month I get 4 cartridges a month. Not a bad deal, if the blades are good. That’s the question, right? Are the blades any good?
I’m a head shaver. Every other day I shave my head and neck. Imagine my excitement when my new blades arrived in the mail yesterday! Everything is shipped in pretty minimal packaging, which is really nice. The package contained my new handle, 4 cartridges, and a little postcard welcoming me to Dollar Shave Club. This morning I put it through its paces.
Like I said before, the handle is pretty large. It took a bit of getting used to since I’ve been shaving with Mach 3s and Fusions for quite a while. It didn’t take too long to adjust. The blades themselves shave pretty well. Not as well as a Mach 3 or a Fusion, but better than any generic I’ve used. I’d have to say they shave a lot better than a Quattro too. There were a few spots on my head I needed to make a few passes over, but in the end I had very little irritation (other than what I normall have. I have pretty sensitive skin.)
Another nice thing about the blades is that they rinse out really nicely. Each blade is spaced well. Not too far apart to be uncomfortable, but not too close where they get gunked up easily. My only real complaint about the blad is the lack of precision, but I’ve come to expect that with any razor that has more than 3 blades. Shaving around my beard line was a bit tricky, but not impossible.
In the end, I’d say these blades are pretty good. Not fantastic, but totally worth the price. Would I recommend them? Yeah, I would.
I look forward to seeing what other offerings Dollar Shave Club comes out with in the future. I’d also love to at least try their 2 blade and 6 blade razors eventually.
They’ve got my business, and I think I’ll be a customer of theirs for a long time.
(If you’re interested in giving them a shot, use my referral link. I’ll get a free month if you do)