The best way to cure razor bumps is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. For that, you need a good razor and a few good tips on how to use it. Do this and you can limit the times in which these annoying skin irritations occur.
That’s no help to you if you already have them, of course, but if that’s the case then you need to check out our other articles, including the best razor bump creams and how to treat bumps quickly. For future reference and for making sure they don’t happen again, read on to learn about the best safety razors:
Tips on Avoiding Razor Bumps with Good Razors
Before we tell you what the best safety razors are, let’s look at some ways that you can use them properly to limit the odds of such things happening again:
- Protect: Dry shaving will drastically increase the risk of developing skin bumps. Instead, make sure you use a shaving gel or cream that works for you, even if it means trying many to find the best one.
- Cure: Once you have shaved and cleaned away the excess cream or gel, then you need to add some moisture back to your face with a shaving balm or moisturizing cream or gel. By simply washing, drying and then leaving, you’re exposing your skin to dryness when it’s at a vulnerable point.
- Shave Right: You need to shave in the direction that the hair is growing, thus limiting the risk of in-growing hairs developing and doing less damage to your skin.
The Best Safety Razors for Razor Bumps
So, let’s get to it. These are the best safety razors on the market. They are pricey, but they are well-constructed, durable razors that will go a lot further than your typical Dollar Store or subscription pack plastic razor.
Edwin Jagger Chatsworth DE
Forget about plastic razors, disposable razors and anything that claims to be next-gen but falls apart as soon as you get it out of the pack. This is a true modern razor, one that is finished with high quality chrome to give it a shiny look and to ensure it has a solid build.
It’s hefty, a sign of good quality, and the single blade is protected by a closed comb that stops it from damaging your skin while still ensuring it cuts deep. We’ve all been tricked into believing that more is better when it comes to razors, that three, four and more blades are somehow better than one. If that single blade is well made, solid, protected and attached to a good razor, then it’s good enough, and that’s definitely the case here.
Think about it this way, the old-school cut-throat razors are the sharpest around and provide the closest and safest shave when in a skilled hand. That’s essentially what this single blade razor does only the skilled hand of a barber is replaced by a razor made by some of the finest manufacturers in England.
Birchwood Safety Razor by Taylor of Bond Street
For a modern razor with an old-school aesthetic, you can’t go much wrong. It’a made using the finest birchwood, which serves as the handle, as well as chrome accessories for the blade. As with the Edwin Jagger there is just a single blade, but this is positioned at a fine angle, and protected by a comb, which means it cuts close and it keeps your skin safe.
It feels smooth, hefty and comfortable in your hand. The handle makes it easy to grip and it feels effortless as it glides across your skin and cuts close. The only downside is the cost, which comes in at around $160. That’s a lot of money for a razor, but considering the materials, the design and the manufacturer, it’s really no surprise.
Parker Safety Razors
There are several high quality Parker razors that fit the bill because these guys know how to build a good razor. But despite the high quality build and the materials used, these razors are actually very reasonable priced, with the average being around $40. This is the price you will pay for one of their better creations, the Parker 66r Safety Razor.
This particular razor is made from brass, which is plated with chrome to provide a feel that is robust and weighty, and a look that is polished and shiny. One of the best things about this safety razor is the way it opens, with a mechanism that is smooth, easy and effortless, allowing you to change the blades at the push of a button.
It is often called the Butterfly Razor because of this cool mechanism and the fact that it flips open like the wings of a butterfly.
Giesen & Forsthoff Timor 1360 Olive Wood Safety Razor
That’s a lengthy name, but it’s an impressive safety razor so we will let them off. It has a slick look and is a little less modern than the others, more befitting of a 1930s or 1940s style, as opposed to the Victorian or super-modern styles of the other razors mentioned on this page.
This is a German-made razor, so you know you’re getting something that has been executed to the last detail and something that will last for decades to come. It has a closed comb and a single blade to keep your face protected, but it still cuts very close with a super-sharp blade and cutting angle.
The handle is made from olive wood as the name suggests, while the fixtures are made from zinc. It’s different, but if you want something a little more traditional then they also have a version where the handle is crafted from the finest oak and looks as cool as you would expect.
This is another expensive razor, so be prepared to get your checkbook out. You will need around $100 if you fancy buying this for yourself, but while that sounds like a lot, you have to consider that it could be the last $100 you ever need to spend on a razor.
It doesn’t sound too bad now, does it?