Shaving : A Pleasure Or A Pain

I think most of my regular readers will know that I have this obsession with body hair – I want nothing to do with it! I wish there was a cheap, quick, painless and hassle free method by which I could get rid of all the hair on my body and not have to deal with stuble.

Facial hair is another matter. I’ve come to think of shaving as a necessary step in waking yourself thoroughly. Waking up, drinking coffee, attending the call of nature, a shower and a shave – these are just different steps of an overall process of waking yourself up and getting ready for the day. Therefore, I do not mind shaving, even if it means shaving everyday.

Even a couple of years back, I wouldn’t shave everyday that I go to the office. I used to shave every alternate day. That is because of two reasons : as I became more and more responsible for stuff at work, I felt that I should look more professional and that look meant being clean shaven every single day. The second reason is more to do with the aging – my 5 0’clock shadow started appearing by 12 pm and hence I do have to shave everyday!

And my shaving kit had eveolved over the years. When I was a teenager and first started shaving, I frowned upon the traditional single blade razor. It was twin blade all the way for me. Until the dawn of the triple blade – 3’s company too and I’ve used 3 blades for a long time. But now there’s the 4 blade razor!

I’ve been using the SuperMax  20-20 4 blade disposable razor for the past couple of months now. It’s an orange coloured stick and cost Rs.20 – not bad considering the fact that I get good usage out of it. I happen to also enjoy shaving with the 4 blade as well as it feels smoother. And it leaves my face feeling almost as smooth as a baby’s bottom. The shadow now comes around 3 pm.

But wait – as I was googling for a picture of the 4 blade (which I couldn’t find) I saw that there was a 5 blade razor from Gillette. 5 blades in one razor! What the heck? I guess you can expect a much smoother & closer shave.

But now here’s the tough question dear reader – do you shave your pits and the land down under? And would you chose to shave with a single blade razor or with 2/3/4/5 blades?

One thought on “Shaving : A Pleasure Or A Pain

  1. “a cheap, quick, painless and hassle free method by which I could get rid of all the hair on my body and not have to deal with stuble.”‘

    Yeah, there is WAXING but that is PAINFUL. And there is laser hair removal which is expensive, but permanent.

    As for 4 blade razors Gillet makes the MACH4, and that is exactly what I use to shave my legs because it is an AWESOME razor that leaves me hair free for days!

    Now I have t go search for the five blade!!

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