What is a safety razor?

A safety razor is a shaving tool, usually made of stainless steel or brass, that features a removable blade. It is called a safety razor because its design includes a bar that keeps the blade directly away from the skin. The razor uses only one blade, which is exposed on both sides of the razor. Double the shaving power and longer lasting blades.

How do I use a safety razor?

Our razors are a classic "3 piece razor". That means it has 2 pieces on the head, and 1 handle. Unscrew the handle from the razor head. Sandwich the blade between the two parts of the razor head, reattach the handle, and tighten to close. Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle to the skin. Using only the weight of the razor, glide over skin. Your shave is closer and more controlled if you use short strokes.

Can I cut myself?

As with any razor, you may nick yourself. We have created a razor that minimizes the possibility of nicks while shaving by focusing on the "aggression" level. Safety razors have different levels of exposure and aggression that are dictated by the angle of the razor. Our razor angle is designed to be less aggressive for women's experience and suited to go over our curves.

Should I shave with an oil or creme?

Our shaving oils and cremé are designed to provide an added barrier between the blade and skin. If your skin is extra dry use the shave oil alone, or layer it under the cremé for an added layer of luxury. Our shave cremé is designed for a slightly lighter shave if your skin tends to be oily, or if you prefer creams. We recommend using one or both as it is important to have a surface that the razor can easily glide over.

Will a safety razor prevent ingrown hairs and/or razor burn?

Yes. We get ingrown hairs from shaving as a result of the combination of sharp and dull blades in multi-blade razors. They are designed to cut the hair below skin level, which causes ingrown hairs, while the remaining dull blades rake over our skin, resulting in razor burn. With a single, well-designed blade, the hair is cut at skin level. You still experience a close shave, but your hair regrowth isn't trapped below the skin, risking the potential for discomfort and inflammation.

How often should I change the blade?

Razor blades are honed to a microscopically thin edge to give a clean, smooth shave. With each use that fine edge experiences wear & tear. Every blade should last 5-6 shaves, depending on how much surface area you shave and how coarse your hair. When you experience a "drag" or a less than smooth shave, it's time to change the blade.

How long does the razor last?

Our razors are made to last for many years, but they do require care. Conditions that impact the metal include humidity, low oxygen, high salinity, or poor air circulation environments. Razor blades should not be kept in razors in humid conditions for extended periods of time as metal is subject to degradation if left unattended. When changing blades remove the blade, clean it with soap and water, and dry thoroughly. Store in a cool, dry place if razor is used infrequently.

What happens if I damage my razor?

If a manufacturing defect occurs within 1 year of purchase, the product can be returned for a repair/exchange. Our policy applies to products that have manufacturing defects and does not include behavior that directly or indirectly cause damage such as: misuse (ex: razor blades should be changed frequently and not left in razors for extended periods of time), mishandling, lack of care, environmental conditions, drops, damage from chemical exposure, over-tightening, or abuse.

How do I change or update my order?

Once orders are placed we are unable to make changes or updates. If you have a question contact us immediately at hello@ouishave.com