The Gillette Advantage

11 07 2009

Shaving. It’s kak. It’s ok to admit it, although sadly it is a neccessary part of everybody’s day to day life. Luckily for me, my facial hair is not yet advanced enough to require me to shave every day. Every second or third day for me personally will ensure a smooth face.

The worst part of shaving is the cuts. Aside from stubbing your toe, paper cuts and getting hit in the testicles (for guys), cuts from a razor on your face is the worst thing in the world. It hurts like hell, bleeds like hell for about 15 minutes and looks like you put your face in a blender. And if you’re really unlucky, they leave unsightly scabs on your face for the next week or so, that just screams to everybody “Hey look! I don’t know how to shave!!”

My personal experience (only using disposable razors), is that Gillette really does make the best. I’ve tried no-name brands, I’ve tried Bic. I’ve tried two blades, I’ve tried three blades. The only razor that I’ve found to consistently NOT cut my face to shreds is Gillette razors. No matter the brand or number of blades, there is just something about Gillette that just works for me. Maybe it’s the tilting heads or something, I don’t know.

Now, before this starts sounding like a Gillette advert (no, I’m not getting paid: I wish though!), let me point out some things. I don’t think we need 5 blades on a razor, Gillette, so please stop pushing your Fusion down my throat. I don’t see the point of a battery powered manual razor: what’s the pulsing going to do except cut me? I hate your “precision trimmer” concept on your Fusion: You know what we used to call “precision trimmers”? Razors! Finally, your products are such a rip off. I am not going to pay R200 (or whatever crazy price they are asking nowadays) for three blades; especially when you are putting a 4,750% markup on them (check this article for more info on that one).

In short, I like your razors but you are crazy. Thank you.

Oh, and please comment on this story and share your best (or worst) shaving stories. I for one would love to read them.

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6 responses

13 07 2009
Brian

Well my story involves moving from gillette to the rest. Cut myself with that other rubbish constantly. Dam razors. Although it does not bleed the way you say.

20 07 2009
Mike

Ok I cut myself for the first time with a Gillette.It wasn’t cool but was only a little cut. Probably from bad shaving technique.

20 07 2009
Chris

I liked Gillette, but now I’m using Bic, and I just find that I have to replace them more often than the Gillette ones, no cuts.

29 07 2009
Kelly

My 6 year old Cousin Kayla (Girl) shaved her chin… sank tiny papercut like cuts into her chin… she now has to shave for the rest of her life…

UGH!!!!!!

P.S I don’t shave… LOL

29 07 2009
Caroline

Yuck Kelly. Gotta feel sorry for the hirsutism folk…

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