If you're not into the idea of going au naturale with your body hair, shaving is the most non-toxic, least invasive way to remove unwanted hair.
Plastic razors are incredibly wasteful, though. Even those with refillable blades are often made from so many different materials that they're impossible to recycle effectively.
So what's the eco-conscious human to do?
Enter (or rather, re-enter) the safety razor.
For women and men alike, the safety razor is making a comeback.
Not only are the blades significantly cheaper than plastic refill blades, they can be sharpened and reused again and again, making them far more sustainable. (Not sure how to recycle your blades? The Albatross Blade Take Back Program will accept and double edged safety razor blades.)
It gets even better, though: most people also find that they get a much better shave with a safety razor.
Here are some tips for shaving with a safety razor:
- shave at the end of your shower routine when your skin is soft and steam has opened up your hair follicles
- hold the blade at a 30 degree angle to your skin for the best results
- you don't need to “push” the razor into your skin
- take short, smooth strokes against the grain of the hair
Have you ever used a safety razor? How was the shave?