The search for decent women’s razors is rather disappointing since there aren’t many manufacturers who dedicate their time and resources into products designed for women.
It seems that the market for men’s razors takes over everything, ladies!
Never fear, however, because we have searched far and wide in order to help you find the best razor for women out of the few that do exist.
In our guide, we’ll also go over a few important things that you should keep in mind as you shop, so first, compare and contrast the products in our table and then head down to find out everything you need to know to purchase the right one.
Top 10 Razors for Women Comparison Table
Types of Razors: Disposable or Reusable?
- Safety Razor (Reusable). Barbers and men who are serious about their shaving gear will definitely agree that the best razor ever is one that you can reuse.
Don’t worry, you do change the blade out, but the rest of the razor is something you can use for years if you take proper care of it.
That is why we consider this to be the best razor for women, as well, because it is so worth the investment!
We’ll discuss the types of reusable razors more in detail shortly, so keep reading!
- Disposable. These are what most women use and unfortunately, usually the only brands that make decent disposable razors for women are Bic, Gillette and Schick. Not much choice!
One of the things you should check for when shopping for a disposable razor is the number of blades it has (set your minimum to three) and the lubricating band (if it doesn’t have one, then don’t purchase the razor).
That lubricating strip can irritate sensitive skin, so check for brands that specifically offer a “sensitive” product that will help with this problem.
These are handy when you travel and when you don’t shave often.
These are the reusable razors that we mentioned earlier and the ones that we think you should invest in if you shave on a regular basis.
There is a bit of a learning curve with these since you won’t need to apply much pressure when passing it over your legs or body (push too hard and you risk cutting yourself).
Here is a side-by-side comparison of a straight edge razor (left) and the double edge safety razor that we ladies should use:
Keep in mind that there are variations of the double edge safety razor:
- One-Piece. These have two doors (sometimes referred to as “butterfly” or “silo” doors) that keep the blade in place. When it’s time to change the blade, simply twist the handle in order to open the doors and expose the blade, pop it out and then place in a new one. Twist is closed in order to tighten the blade in place again.
Number 3 in our table opens like this.
- Two-Piece. This also has a handle that you twist at the base, but instead of opening a door, this will release the blade so you can take it out and replace it with a new one.
Number 1 is an example of this.
- Three-Piece. This type of razor disassembles completely into three separate pieces: handle, top of head and bottom of head.
The blade rests in between these two head pieces and “sandwich” it in place when the handle is tightened.
For the Face
We also wanted to throw in a few options for those of you in need of a small, delicate razor for removing facial hair, so if you’re in need of something like this, check out numbers 7 and 9 in our table!
Top 5 Best Razor for Women Reviews
So, as we mentioned, this is probably the best razor for women who want a close shave, a dependable razor and who shave often. Purchase one of these and you’ll never go back to disposable razors again!
This is actually the same razor that Edwin Jagger markets to men but they made the handle a different color in order to attract more women shoppers (marketing trick!) The lavender colored handle is attractive, this is true, but since it is smooth, it doesn’t provide you with much grip when you’re shaving with wet hands.
Luckily, Edwin Jagger makes a version with a knurled handle that is easier to grip, which is much more functional than the “pretty” purple one.
If you’re a safety razor beginner, we definitely recommend this to you because it is less aggressive than some of the other razors out there.
You’ll need to change out the blade once it gets dull, but you can purchase a pack of 100 blades for a fairly small amount of money. We recommend Astra’s Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades.
BIC is probably our least favorite brand, but this particular model ended up surprising us.
Each razor in this pack of three feature four flexible blades that allow the head to glide smoothly over your skin thanks to the lubrication strip on the top is enriched with coconut milk.
The design of the head and the angle of the blades decrease the risk of nicks and cuts as you shave and those with sensitive skin don’t seem to experience too much irritation from these.
If you prefer disposables, this is definitely a good choice.
This is another double edge safety razor but is designed slightly different from the previous one since it is one-piece as opposed to two or three.
As mentioned earlier, you’ll need to twist the handle of this razor in order to open up the doors covering the blade in order to expose and use it.
This works just as well as the other double edge safety razor but is slightly less expensive. You also get two replacement blades with it and in terms of performance; this would also be a great introductory razor to double edge shaving since the blade is less aggressive.
Parker thought a pink handle would attract more women to the product (and they were probably right), but what we like even more about the handle is the fact that is it knurled (meaning that is has a rough texture that makes it easy to grip).
This opens just like number 3 (butterfly doors) and the head is made of chrome-plated brass which holds up well with time and regular use.
It is a bit more expensive than the previous razor but you get five replacement blades with it and we definitely preferred this knurled pink handle to the smooth lavender handle of the of number 1.
Gillette’s Venus razors are the other disposable versions that we recommend thanks to the five-blade cutting system.
Rather than dispose of the entire razor when you’re ready to change, this one allows you to change the razor head only and it comes with two replacement heads already in the packaging (always keep the handle, otherwise you’ll have to buy a new one!).
The replacement heads are a bit pricey but in terms of shaving quality, these get close without the nicks and cuts.
They also have two generous lubricant strips and a large head that provides optimal contact with the skin!
Great alternative to the BIC razors if you didn’t like them.