Want to get the closest and best shave you have ever had? The Merkur Safety Razor Chrome Shaving Set is the perfect collection to get a man started in the art of the wet shave. While many guys have an archaic image of their grandfather sitting in an old timey barber shop when they think of wet shaving, the truth is that millions of men still practice wet shaving today and there of a host of benefits, some of which you probably haven't even thought of. With a Merkur saftey razor, you'll be able to enjoy them all.
The benefits of wet shaving start with the promise of healthier skin and a better shave. Most of the multi-bladed cartridges on the market today use a process called hysteresis whereby the first blade pulls the hair up then the subsequent blades cut through. On men with sensitive skin this can lead to irritating tug and pull and in some cases can cause painful ingrown hairs. A Merkur Safety razor uses only one, double edged blade that can be drawn down the face using little more pressure than the weight of the chrome handle. The result is a close, efficient shave that doesn't leave your face feeling like raw meat. Furthermore the facial products associated with wet shaving are far less chemically intrusive than most brands you're probably used to using and composed mostly of naturally occurring oils.
Yet there are more than just the health benefits to consider when you purchase this Merkur shaving set. The only waste produced by wet shaving with a Merkur is the small double edged blade that is easily replaced and readily recyclable. Similarly, the facial creams and soaps used in wet shaving not only are better for your skin, they're better for the environment. Less chemicals and less waste mean wet shaving is a far greener alternative to the cartridge based systems that most guys are probably used to.
Lastly, and of paramount importance to those concerned with the bottom line , wet shaving with a Merkur is just downright economical. Consider the cost of buying Mach 4 cartridges, something in the neighborhood of $30 or more for a pack of 12 versus a 3 pack of replacement blades for a Merkur, which will yield 30 blades for a merey $13. Over time the savings from wet shaving are incredibly substantial.
The truth is when you sit down and think about the upside to purchasing a complete wet shaving kit the question isn't why, it's why not?
This five piece set my Merkur includes a 3 7/8" chrome handle, a 100% pure badger brush, a 4" polished chrome shave bowl with matching stand and a 2.25 ounce tub of Col Ichabad Conk Shave Soap. We at MT heartily recommend it.