It has been a while since I’ve had to use a razor. Mainly because I’ve been single for quite some time (so honestly, what’s the point?) but also because, whenever I’ve needed hair removal I’ve usually just gone for a wax, and as my pits are now lasered and virtually hair-free, there hasn’t been a need for one. However, a month or so ago I needed to shave my legs (no idea why but it was probably the horrific realisation of just how long it had been since my last shave) and remembered that I’d been sent the Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk Razor* to try out, so I thought I’d put it through it’s paces.
Whilst it’s a little tricky to get in any way excited about a razor, Wilkinson’s latest offering for girls is actually really rather good. It’s got all sorts of fancy schmancy design efforts such as water activated moisturising serum that kicks in when you start a wet shave and stops skin feeling dry post-shave, five curve-sensing blades which basically hug skin more cleanly allowing for a much tighter shave and skin guards which minimise irritation.
However, the main reason I’m a fan of this razor is due to the way the blade head sits on the main body of the razor itself. Rather than flop about like most other razor heads, it stays firm and has the right amount of give so you don’t end up sliding all over the place, which is especially useful if you shave with oils as I do. It’s a small thing to focus on but it really makes the shaving experience a lot easier to do as you can position it exactly where you want it to sit and know that it isn’t going to dive all over the place as you get going. I’ve used this on both my legs and underarms (I still get hair on my underarms, just not a lot of it and I only need to shave them every couple of months) and it provides a fantastically close and easy shave with absolutely no irritation or razor burns whatsoever. It’s available now for £9.99. Replacement heads are £8.49 for a pack of three.