Movember: Day 22

Day 22

Given all the talk of doing something goatee-like after Movember, I went on the market for a new razor. (I’ve pretty much always used disposables.)

Damn.

I was vaguely aware of the proliferation of razors boasting prowess in different realms you didn’t even know were relevant to shaving, but the extent of it hadn’t really struck home to me until I actually had to choose one. I ended up going with the Schick Quattro Titanium; partly because it has an “edging blade” which could be handy if we go the goatee route (and why have n blades when you can have n+1), but mostly, if I’m honest, because it was shiny. Also it looked less plastic-bulk-y than the others.

The first time I used it was borderline terrifying. This isn’t your “safety” razor. This is your “any part of your face that isn’t perfectly convex better have a bloody good reason” razor. I ended up looking like I’d been beaten by someone intent on getting an even coat of bruising around my neck… although I didn’t actually cut myself more than average. Whether all of this leads to a better shave is something I’ll have to determine once the novelty of the shiny not-quite-so-much-plastic-ness wears off.

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