A Review of Harry's Razors
Smoother than your face in primary school
Facial shaving is a necessary evil for men. Whether you enjoy it or not, it’s something we all have to do to look tidy on a day to day basis. Even if you keep a beard, you’ll still need to keep it tidy!
The biggest problem with shaving is the price. You can buy the disposable razors in bags of ten for a quid in most shops, but they tend to have a habit of carving up the faces of men with even the lightest of touch. Good quality razors in the shops tend to cost between £7 and £10, and you can pay even more than that for the blades to keep them fresh.
Harry’s is one of myriad brands who offer subscription boxes nowadays. You can get a subscription box for many types of products: food, cosmetics and personal care, collectibles and many more! They’re a really easy and fun way to get useful items delivered to you for a regular monthly price so that you don’t have to remember to do it yourself – and we all love the post arriving!
When I signed up to Harry’s, I didn’t know what to expect. The process was really easy, I just gave over my details, and chose how often I want to receive my blades. You’re able to get a free trial – you only have to pay for £3.95 delivery to start off! My starter pack came within three days, and included a razor with fitted blade, two additional blades, a cap to keep the blade clean and a can of shaving gel. Certainly not a bad bundle. One great feature is the box, funnily enough! It’s small enough to fit through a (standard) letterbox, so you don’t have to be home to receive the parcel. It’s the little things.
The razor is really rather pleasant. Soft touch, yet suitably grippy, rubber adorns the handle. The razor head is built to flex with the curves of your face in order to make shaving comfortable. The cartridge itself has two sides, the main side with 5 individual blades for an incredibly close shave, and the reverse which has a ‘precision trimmer’ for trimming down your sideburns, the awkward area under your nose, you know the areas. It’s really nice to find everything you need to shave in the box together. The gel included is very smooth and smells divine. A little sweet, like liquorice. Sweet.
After applying a thin layer of the gel to your face, it’s time to shave. I don’t keep a great deal of facial hair, so if you do your mileage may vary. However, in my case, the razor made for a very comfortable and close shave. In their words: it was “smoother than your face in primary school”. The precision trimmer on the back is my favourite feature. I can really easily trim my sideburns and other areas where a straight, clean line is needed. It’s really useful.
So: let’s talk money. Harry’s is a very cost effective service indeed. Just pay £3.95 delivery for your free trial. You won’t be charged anything more until the company sends out your next blades, and you can choose how often you wish this to happen. They send eight blades at a time, and they make a recommendation for how often you’ll need to replace them based on how often you shave. Cool! A pack of eight blades costs £14, and considering you spend around £11 on a pack of four in a supermarket today, it’s a total steal. If you want to receive a bottle of shave foam or cream with your order, that takes it up to £19 per shipment. Still great value.
If you didn’t want a subscription, it’s also possible to just buy a razor and accessories separately. You can buy ‘shave sets’ with everything from the trial, for £14. Or, if you want a fancy feeling shave, for £24 you can have the Winston set. This contains a metal razor, I didn’t try it, but it looks really good quality. For £10, you can have it engraved! You can buy new blades at either £8 for four, £15 for eight or £29 for 16. In my opinion, you’d be best off sticking with the monthly plan. It works out better.
There we are then. Would I recommend Harry’s? Absolutely. It’s outstanding quality at a fair price. What more could you want?