The Wirecutter on Shaving:
To make my picks, I spoke with experts who have been through every razor fad and tried every setup, including beard-trimmers. I then personally tested widely available non-disposable razors on the market.
I’ve been shaving with a double edge safety razor for the past two years, and would recommend it to anyone. For a small amount of initial effort, you get to save a ton of money of blades, and get a better shave.
My recommendations for a good setup are:
- A Merkur safety razor.
- A pack of Derby razor blades.
- Proraso shaving cream.
- A good shaving brush (there's a large price range for these).
If you’re looking for a good introduction to how to actually shave using a setup like this, check out episode 4 of Put This On, which is all about grooming.