My guess is there are few and far between on this forum who get better shaves from a cartridge razor than a DE, but is there anyone here who still uses cartridge razors with a quality soap/cream and brush who prefer their performance over DEs?
There are a few; if ou notice the site is called badger and blade so while the majority may not use cartridges, those who do are welcome to be assimilated.
I still use a mach 3 cartridge. I tried the DE thing and it is just too big and uncomfortable of an adjustment for me. I get great shaves with my mach 3 and I love all the other goodness I've learned here in the past year and a half as far as shave products are concerned.
I'm new to the safety razor - on the second week.
I use a Gillette Sensor to get the hard-to-reach areas:
- Under the nostrils
- Either side of the larynx, shaving inboard
- On the sides of the neck across the sterno muscles, shaving outboard.
These are still difficult areas for me to get a DE into without causing some damage.
I'm frankly happy with the DE / Sensor combo.
Ditto, a cartridge works for me fine, as does an electric. I do get ingrown hairs after a while with either of them though. Not a lot, just one or two every so often.There are definitely a few who have decided not to make the switch. I ultimately did make the switch, but only after a long period of going back and forth. I am one of the lucky ones who can get a good, irritation free shave with a cartridge razor (I did it for 30+ years), I just prefer the sport and tradition of shaving with a DE.
The only thing that truly matters is that YOU enjoy YOUR shave!
My experience exactly, although I use M3Power blades (the green ones). I searched out forums like this one because of encroachment of canned goo and the slow getting fed up-ness with the scent of Palmolive cream. Now I have three or four products I can chose from, and I learned how to shave properly to boot. That's about as far as I want to go right now.I still use a mach 3 cartridge. I tried the DE thing and it is just too big and uncomfortable of an adjustment for me. I get great shaves with my mach 3 and I love all the other goodness I've learned here in the past year and a half as far as shave products are concerned.
I certainly wouldn't say I prefer a cartridge razor, but I certainly don't dislike them.
I can get very pleasing results using a Sensor, Atra, or Trac II with my badger brush, and cream/soap. The experience certainly isn't as luxurious as using a DE.
I have around 15 cartridges to work through for the Sensor, Atra, and Trac II, so I will gradually use them up.
Same here...i will include the Shick Pivot, the FX Performer and FX Diamond...All are nice razors and perform well.Sometimes i see ol' prices cartridges, why not let's pick one, just in case... The last nice razor to be done by Gillette was the Sensor and after that everything is :9898: