WHY DO SAFETY RAZORS GIVE YOU A BETTER SHAVE?
Shaving with a safety razor reduces skin irritation, shave bumps, and ingrown hairs that are common with cartridge or electric razors. The main reason is that with a safety razor you only have one blade against your skin at any time.
If you use a 5-blade cartridge razor and go over an area of your face 3 times, you have now exposed one area of skin to 15 passes of a blade. In comparison, if you are using a safety razor, you are only exposing the skin to one blade at a pass. The fewer times that you rake your face with a blade, the happier it is going to be.
HOW DO I USE A SAFETY RAZOR?
After lathering the skin with our Shaving Soap and Shave Brush, determine the direction of your facial hair, and holding your Safety Razor at a 30° angle, shave with the grain in short, straight strokes, gliding over the skin, not pushing into the skin.
Using a safety razor can have a bit of learning curve, especially when it comes to shaving legs, but as long as you use caution, and don't "press and drag" like with cartridge razors, you can avoid nicks.