It may be the end of summer, but body hair removal is a year round thing, because, let’s be real, shorts and skirts are still a must in the fall in California!
A little secret – I’ve actually never shaven in my life up until this past month. I know, it’s hard to believe, right? Hahaha do you want to know why? That’s because I’ve always epilated. For those of you who aren’t familiar with epilating, an epilator pulls hairs out by the roots, rather than just shaving the hairs visible to the eye.
And though I’ve always enjoyed epilating, I couldn’t for sure say that it’s my favorite form of hair removal if I haven’t given any other methods a fair chance.
This is why I was so excited when Harry’s reached out to me and offered to send me one of their shaving sets! I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to give this innovative brand a good try! 🙂
If you don’t already know about Harry’s, they are a brand that is different from other shaving brands. A lot of drugstore brands nowadays over-design and over-charge, but Harry’s is more focused on the quality of their products, with over 600 expert designers, craftsmen, chemists, and engineers to build products from the finest materials and ingredients. Plus, they have their own factory in Germany where the blades are manufactured and sold directly to customers online!
Though Harry’s was initially considered a men’s razor brand, there have been an increased number of female customers who’ve been enjoying these exceptional razor blades because they not only give really great shaves, they’re also half the price of traditional razors!
In the Winston Set that I received from Harry’s, the razor was what stood out to me the most. The five German blades were very sharp yet durable, with a flex hinge and lubricating strip. I admit, I was a little nervous at first, since epilating is relatively painless, so the first few times I handled the blade, I was a little scared to cut myself.
That’s why I was so thankful for the ergonomic body that came with a rubberized grip for optimal control. In terms of aesthetic, I loved the die-cast zinc and polished chrome since it gave a very clean, sleek, and classy finish.
Another big plus – Harry’s threw in 2 replacement blades, as well as a little travel blade cover 🙂
In terms of the shaving cream, I don’t have too much to compare to, since I’ve always epilated and that’s done on dry skin. What I did notice is that this shaving cream did offer fairly good lubrication and the formula didn’t irritate my skin in any way. I also didn’t really feel the blade on my skin too much, which definitely helped me feel a little less nervous about the whole process. Although I did enjoy it, I am open to trying other shaving creams as well, especially the ones with more flowery scents, since this one does seem a little more masculine. Do you have any favorites/recommendations? 🙂
All in all, I think Harry’s shaving sets are pretty amazing, especially at the price that they’re being offered for. The performance definitely blew me away, and I love how chic and understated everything looks.
On that note, even though I had a very pleasant experience shaving with Harry’s, I’m still an advocate for epilating for a variety of reasons. First of all, it’s important to note that my hairs are relatively fine, and I don’t have a lot of body hair to begin with, so in terms of the difference between shaving versus epilating, there isn’t too much of a difference regarding how “clean” it feels.
One aspect that I enjoy about epilating is that the process pulls hairs out from the root, so smooth and hair-free skin lasts up to at least 2 to 3 weeks, while with shaving, hair has to be shaved every few days, since it’s only getting rid of it at a surface level.
Also, I find that epilating is a bit easier to manage, since you can just epilate on dry skin, and there’s no need for any other equipment such as shaving cream. And last but not least, epilating costs less in the long run. A good epilator can range anywhere between $50 – $100 (I actually got mine for $50 at Target), but you don’t have to replace this for 2 to 3 years, since epilators can just be cleaned and recharged.
Of course, Harry’s is remarkable in that they managed to produce very high quality products that are very competitively priced. With such sleek razors and blades that offer top-notch performance, I can definitely see why they are so popular! If you haven’t heard of Harry’s, definitely do check them out and see how their innovative razors are about to change the way people purchase shaving tools!
Are you a fan of shaving or epilating? What are some of your favorite hair removal methods? Let me know in the comments!
**I received these complimentary products from Harry’s Shave Club for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.