Women’s razor?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by James_P, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. James_P

    James_P Well-Known Member

    Hi!

    I was wondering about a good women’s razor for my wife. It would be nice to cut her shaving cost down like mine. She uses one of the men’s cart razor with 3 or 4 blades. She tells me that the men’s razors are better than women’s for her. I assume a safety razor with a long handle would do but I am not sure. Can someone give a few suggestions? I’m thinking brand new for her I’m not too sure if she has a liking towards classic or vintage items.

    Thanks!


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  2. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    First off, talk to her about what she likes.

    For vintage, look at the Lady Gillette or a Super Adjustable 109.

    For new, I would suggest a Maggard starter kit for women. Lots of handle & head choices there.
     
  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Here's a nice long handled Edwin Jagger they shave great!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C6BRF3A/?tag=thshde-20

    And heres a Lady's Gillette I gave my daughter in-law

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    I think a Schick Krona would also work nice with its longer handle, but my vote would be on the Edwin Jagger!
     
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  4. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    If you’re considering an injector razor, there’s the lady Schick/eversharp or a Schick J model with that long handle.
     
  5. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    My wife has a Gillette just like the one in your picture and she loves it.
     
  6. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    That was after Captain Murphy adjusted it and buffed it for my daughter in-law. :)

    She loves it. :D
     
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Schick has two nice long handles that would do well for a lady.
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  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

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  9. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    My wife has a Gillette Tech and two Lady Eversharp injectors.

    Herm
     
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    All are very good razors for women.
     
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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I would suggest you let her try yours first. If she seems she likes it then get her own. I believe she will like a longer handle. If you are looking for a used one let me know I have a couple options that may work.
     
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  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That is pretty funny. Those don't need shortening.
     
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  13. James_P

    James_P Well-Known Member

    I have a Gillette slim adjustable she can use. It’s a longer handle than my fat adjustable.


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  14. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    My wife tried a Lady Gillette and it wasn't right for her. Then she tried a Lady Schick and she's still using it.
     
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Just have her start on a low setting like 3.
     
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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Plus one on this one, the Starburst. My wife loves hers. She also loves her MeShe 2000(Future Clone)
     
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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Schick is a nice razor, but the EJ89 is a sweet mild razor.
     
  18. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Hmmm....

    Have you called your lawyer yet?

    :p
     
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  19. James_P

    James_P Well-Known Member

    I told her she has to learn to use it. She said nope . Lol. Thanks for the info though


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  20. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Wait a few days, and mention to her that it's really gentle once you get it. Have her watch you use it, talk to her about the angle as you shave the flats of the cheek and jaw. Then.... Let her try yours. Let her use whatever pink canned lather she currently uses. Soap is not a big factor, if she likes her lather, I say leave that alone.

    Also, don't overload her with choices. There really isn't as much variance in DE razor performance as people think, however, an adjustable like a Black Beauty covers the geometry range pretty well. Ni need to acquire 73 more razors for her to try. She is not going to make this her hobby, but with careful thought, you can probably at least get her to see why you like it.
     
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