Sun. May 22nd, 2022
Best shave club for 2022: Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s and more

You’re missing out if all of your razor purchases still happen at the drugstore, because higher-quality products are available at lower prices through an online shave club subscription, which typically allow you to select the type of plan and shipping frequency that best meet your needs.

Most of these services aren’t limited to razors, either — shave gel, shaving butter, body wash, aloe vera, shea butter and aftershave products for sensitive skin are among the shaving necessities that are often part of the deal. By including add-ons such as shaving cream and gel, Dollar Shave Club, Billie, Harry’s and other shaving subscriptions are looking to offer you more value than if you were to set up Subscribe and Save on Amazon for your favorite name-brand razor. 

And don’t assume that a shaving club is limited to the guys. After all, women shave too, and many of these services offer products targeted toward both guys and gals.

Interested in ditching your drugstore disposable razor for a monthly razor subscription? This guide will help you choose the best shave club. We’ll update this list periodically.

Read more:  Best men’s skin care products for 2022

Dollar Shave Club

One of the original razor subscription services, famous for its 2012 viral video, Dollar Shave Club razors offers three razor options for your daily shave: two-blade, four-blade and six-blade. All are under $10 per month for replacement blades and for the one-time cost for the handle.

The Dollar Shave brand started as just a razor subscription brand and has now expanded into several lines of men’s grooming products, including skincare, hair care, fragrance, deodorant, shaving and oral care.

For your first order, Dollar Shave Club urges you to get a starter pack, which includes two replacement cartridge refills, a handle and shave butter for $5. After two weeks, you’ll automatically get a restock shipment of four cartridge razors and shave butter for around $25 (or more if you add additional products). You can customize both your Dollar Shave starter kit and restock shipments to also include body wash, face wash, shampoo, post-shave dew, toothpaste and a toothbrush.

Though the Dollar Shave branding is aimed at men, I’ve bought and used Dollar Shave Club’s razor blades in the past and they’ve done well for ingrown hair on my legs and underarms.

Harry’s

Harry’s focuses on simplicity, style and higher quality craftsmanship for its shaving and grooming products. There are just two handles to choose from for their men’s razors, and one type of razor cartridge. Its Winston handle is metal with no-slip rubber grips for $20. For $9, you can get the Truman, which has a rubber coating throughout and comes in orange, navy and green.

Like Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s has a shaving essentials grooming starter pack for $5 that comes with one razor blade cartridge and shave gel. With a Harry’s shave club subscription, you get eight new cartridges for $15 (plus shaving gel for an extra $6), every two, three or five months, depending on how often you shave.

In addition to blades, Harry’s also sells face wash, post-shave balm, soap and other body care items.

P.S. I’ve also used Harry’s razors with good shaving results. If you truly want a women’s razor for a close shave, Harry’s owns a brand called Flamingo that sells them, but it does not offer subscription boxes. Flamingo’s razor has a weighted ergonomic handle and a rubber grip for easy shaving.

Billie

Billie’s ambition as a shave club is to provide quality women’s razors and body care products that don’t cost more than men’s. Women’s personal care and shaving products are often subject to the “pink tax,” meaning they cost more simply because they are marketed to women.

The brand sells one style of razor, available in Instagram-worthy five colors. It has five blades and a band of charcoal soap around the blades to help the razor slide easily for a comfortable shave.

Billie’s $9 starter kit includes a handle, two cartridges and a magnetic holder to store the razor in your shower. The company then sends you four replacement cartridges monthly (or whatever frequency you choose to get a blade refill), which also cost $9. Billie also sells body lotion, body wash and shave cream.

What I particularly love about this company is that it celebrates and normalizes women’s body hair, whether you choose to shave or not, with its Project Body Hair campaign. Anyone can submit a photo of their body hair, and you can see photos from others who’ve contributed. In a society that often demonizes any kind of physical flaw on women, this approach is frankly refreshing.

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