There's no rulebook that dictates you need to shave your legs, underarms, belly, face, toes — any of it. But when you do choose to remove hair, owning one of the best razors for women will make the whole hair removal experience a lot easier. Because, let's face it: if and when you do choose to shave, the worst part about shaving is dealing with the inevitable nicks and scratches that result from shaving. Bleed much?
So, what makes a razor truly stand apart from the pack and prevent previously mentioned awful bleeding? For one thing, it doesn't have to be a razor marketed toward one gender or another — a blade that effortlessly glides over the curves of a chin will no doubt be able to skillfully remove hair from knees, ankles, a bikini area, or under the arms. Generally speaking, the more blades, the better — with five-bladed razors taking the cake because they are better at removing hair the first time around so that you don't have to go over an area multiple times (which only increases the risk or nicking your skin or causing irritation and reactions).
These six great razors range from disposable plastic razors to heavy-duty chrome razors that will stand the test of time. The choice to shave is a personal one — and by no means should you feel pressure to remove a single hair from any part of your body. But if you do make that choice, these razors will make hair removal effortless — and painless.
1. A Razor With Flexball Technology That Glides Over Knees And Ankles
The flexball technology used in the design of this five-blade razor helps it glide effortlessly over the contours of your body — which is especially helpful around knees and ankles. It's Gilette's number one razor for sensitive skin and is thinner and finer than similar blades. The precision trimmer on the back of the razor is meant for hard-to-reach areas like sideburns and nose hairs, but could be equally effective under the arms and on the backs of thighs — and give a shout-out to its moisturizing lubrastrip, which keeps skin hydrated as you shave.
2. A Shiny Chrome 5-Blade Razor That Prevents Slip-Ups
Not only is this shiny chrome razor as slick-looking as can be, it's an effective five-blade gadget designed to prevent slip-ups and painful nicks. This razor is heavier than its plastic counterparts and works best with short strokes at a 30-degree angle. Changing the blade is fast and easy and it comes with a leatherette and suede case and a mirror.
3. Super Affordable Disposable Razors With Moisturizing Lubrication Strips That Last Longer
Disposable razors may have a reputation for being flimsy and most likely to leave you with nicks, but that couldn't be further from the truth — especially when you choose a razor like this one with five blades and moisturizing lubrication strips that last two times longer than most. These disposable razors stand out because they have a flip trimmer that can be used for on hard to reach areas (hello, area behind the knees) and a no-slip ergonomic rubber grip.
4. A Super Safe Chrome-Plated Razor With A Butterfly Head For Easy Blade Changes
This double-edged, five-blade razor has a butterfly head that allows for speedy blade changes and a 4.5-inch ergonomic handle that helps with hard-to-reach areas. It comes with a stand that you can set it in and is made to last, but expect to change the blade every two to three shaves, according to reviewers. This chrome-plated razor is designed with safety in mind and it even features a slit on the back of the holder that can be used to discard old blades.
5. A Budget-Friendly Set Of Disposable Razors With Pivoting Heads
If you're looking for a low-maintenance disposable razor that will give you a clean, close shave in a tool you toss out, this budget-friendly nine-pack of razors had you covered. Not only do these razors have five blades, they're also surrounded by moisturizing strips that provide a more comfortable shave, which is especially important for sensitive skin. The pivoting round head makes removing hair from knees and ankles a lot easier and you get six razors in one package, which is great value.
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