Is There A Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Razors? *

-This post is in collaboration with The English Shaving Company-
It’s been a talking point for some time in the world of beauty; what’s the difference between a men’s razor and a women’s razor? Is there really a need to separate the two, and what would be the harm in using one over the other? 

Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, it’s worth knowing that there is a difference between the two, but essentially, they do the same job for any gender. There is also some debate as to whether there should really be a price difference. 

Men’s razors are more commonly used to shave beards, whereas women’s razors are used to shave different areas of the body, such as legs, underarms and bikini line. When you view the argument from this perspective, the logical choice would indeed be to choose a men’s or women’s razor depending on what you’re using it for, but there may be some cross over depending on personal preferences.

The differences.
The main function of the razor is the same, whether you opt for a men’s or women's; to temporarily remove the hair you don’t want to have. Here are some of the main differences between the two to help make things a little clearer. 

Blade angles.
At the end of the day, blades are blades; they all work to do the same job. However, when creating men’s and women’s razors, there has to be some sort of difference in their manufacture to make shaving as quick and effective as possible for any gender. The blades on men’s razors are angled differently to women’s to make them easier and more comfortable to use on the face and to enable you to shave a beard with ease. Facial hair is also much thicker than other parts of the body, so this has to be taken into account too.

The design.
To make shaving those harder to reach areas easier, women’s razors are created with a slightly different design to enable you to see the skin and hair you’re shaving. The arc in the handle of a women’s razor is higher, whereas men’s razors are usually more straight.

To make it easier to spot a women’s razor from a men’s razor in a shop or supermarket, you’ll often find that there is a difference in colour. Men’s razors will be in darker colours such as grey, black or dark blue, whereas women’s razors are brighter, such as pink, yellow or light blue. Of course, these colours don’t indicate a razor that is better or worse; it’s simply to help you identify one kind of razor than the other when shopping around. 

Can I share a man’s razor?
If you usually use women’s razors for example and you’re wondering if you could use your partner’s razor, then there’s nothing stopping you. However, doing so can be very unhygienic, so you’d be better off purchasing and using a razor that is used for you alone. 

If you use a man’s razor regularly, you’re more likely to make those blades become duller quicker, resulting in them having to be replaced more often. If you’re a regular razor buyer, you’ll understand how expensive it can be to constantly replace!

The verdict?
So, is there a difference between men’s and women’s razors? The simple answer; yes. If you want accurate results quickly and safely, then choosing the right razor for you is essential. Everybody is different, and using the right razor can be much more effective.

What are your thoughts on the men’s and women’s razor debate? Let me know in the comments! 

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