Advantages Quite flexible aorund the head end and therefore able to navigate contours
Disadvantages quite draggy and resulted in some cuts and nicks
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I have to shave my legs pretty often - partly because my hair just seems to grow faster than everybody else's, and also because my natural hair colour is almost black, leaving even a tiny amount of regrowth extremely visible against my pale skin. Now, normally I just pinch my boyfriends razors, which I find excellent for doing the job, but every so often he gets the hump about me blunting them, and in a token gesture of good behaviour I'll pick up some of my own.The last ones I picked up were these Tesco Twin Blades . Now, I have no idea why I chose these . Sure, with a pack of five costing just 70p, they are certainly affordable, but I know from many years of experience that these cheap styles of razors tear my legs to shreds. I think there is a little bit of miser in me, and I managed to convince myself that, since these razors had a moisturising strip, they would be perfectly fine.
I never learn . Taking one of these out of the packet, it is immediately apparent that these really are dirt cheap for a reason. They are white plastic, with a flimsy feeling, sharp edged hollow handle. They are double bladed, and they have a little plastic cap so you can cover up the blade between uses (unless you're like me and immediately manage to lose this cap, only to step on it painfully during a night-time loo visit). As already mentioned, they have a moisturising strip that is designed to lubricate your leg when in use and hopefully minimise skin drag and cuts.They do have a swivel head, although swivel seems like an overemphasis of what these razors actually do . Swivelling of the head is what that charming child in the exorcist might do . What these heads do is gently tilt back and forth like a pensioner trying to avoid falling asleep after a hearty meal, occasionally letting out a loud and disturbingly wet fart (the pensioner, not the razors!).
I actually did manage to get a surprisingly close shave with these. The gently tilting head did mean I could get around my knobbly knees with much more ease than I have found with many other disposables. However, it didn't seem like the lubricating strip was doing a lot- the razor did drag on my skin, and I was left with several small cuts. I also found that this razor seemed to work better on the courser darker hairs on my legs, but seemed to completely skim over the paler, softer hair at the back of my thighs .You know what? As low cost razors go, this isn't actually that bad. Yes, I got some cuts and nicks, and yes, it did drag on my skin a little. However, it did offer a much closer shave than other cheap razors, and did manage admirably well on difficult contoured areas.
Will I be buying these again ? Of course not - I've done my bit of token good behaviour, and now I'm back to blunting all my boyfriends expensive blades . However, I will be keeping the other four razors in the pack, and will bring them out again next time the fella has a whinge at me .As budget blades go - these are pretty good. However, I still prefer to use (if not buy) more expensive razors, so these only get three stars from me!
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