I've only briefly heard about injector razors, so I'm curious as to how you can shave with just water?I roll with a shick injector and a Parker butterfly DE with Israeli Persona blades.
With the injector, I can shave with water alone. I use Taylor of old Bond Street soap with the Parker. The soaping and DE adds MAYBE ten minutes to my morning routine. Nothing stupid-crazy.
I just can. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you have natural moist skin. I can DE shave with just water, too, but get slightly irritated. The injector has a smaller "window" with an aggressive angle so you either are, or are not, cutting hair with a pass. This means I'm less likely to cut myself, don't have to worry about technique, and can do a quick'n'dirty shave if I need to, but still out perform a disposable/cartridge.I've only briefly heard about injector razors, so I'm curious as to how you can shave with just water?
You'll save money for about 2.4 months, then you realize there's more traditional wet shaving supplies out there than there are cigars to try! Advantages? Eventually, most guys end up getting closer shaves with less irritation. The nearly endless options keep things interesting, kind of like picking out a pipe and tobacco combo for a relaxing evening smoke. For guys who have went from carts and cans of foam to safety or straight razors, soaps/creams and brushes it takes a daily chore and turns it more into a hobby. Beleive it or not, a nice shave with quality products can be every bit as relaxing as enjoying a good smoke. Just not as much alcohol should mix with razors as with tobacco.I learned how to shave almost 40 years ago with one of my dad's old DE razors. I switched over to a Norelco electric while I was in high school and used that until I was in my early 30's at which point I decided to move to a cartridge style razor because I wanted a nice close shave. About 15 years ago I started going "full shave" on my head and have been very happy with my cartridge. I have gotten in the habit of patting them off on my towel after I am done shaving so generally a cartridge lasts me 3-4 months.
Other than saving money is there some advantage to switching to a DE razor? The reason that I ask is that right now I don't think that I'm not spending a lot of money on cartridges.