Over two billion plastic razors and cartridges are discarded annually in the U.S. alone. Well Kept’s goal is to reduce that number.
With its single sharp blade, the safety razor provides a close shave while reducing irritation. The brass handle is made to last, reduces plastic waste, and is more cost effective over time. The razor's weighted handle allows you to shave without applying any pressure, again, reducing irritation, as well as the occurrence of in-grown hairs.
The razor is made of solid brass and designed to last a lifetime. Both the razor and blades are plastic free with their packaging recyclable; the blades are also recyclable.
Replacement blades are a fraction of the cost [$.70 vs. multi-blade cartridges that cost between $3-7]. Although initially more expensive, after only two years, you will save at least $25 [the more you shave, the more you save]; after five years that number increases to over $145.
How to Use: To shave, begin with steamed and exfoliated skin; follow with shave oil or soap, then gently glide the razor over your skin and let its weight apply the pressure for you. Shave with the grain to reduce irritation; if hair remains, shave against the grain on your second pass.
To initially assemble or change your blade, take hold of your razor in one hand, then grip the head of the razor in the other. Be sure to pinch from the top and bottom in order to avoid the blade which protrudes from the sides. Unscrew the handle and gently lay the pieces on whichever surface you’re working on. If you’re changing out the blade this is a great time to give all three pieces a good rinse. If you’ve been using the shave oil, a quick bath in soapy water works great.
Putting it back together is simple. Just position the blade onto the top cover [piece 1]. Position the next on top of the blade ensuring the spacer [the elevated square visible on piece 3] touches the blade. Finally, screw the handle back into place. Remember to hold the head steady from the top and bottom rather then sides in order to avoid pinching the blade [which will be brand new and sharp]. Screw the handle on firmly [you’ll notice the blade will flex a little, that’s totally normal].
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