Moneysaver One-Shot: The Art Of Shaving Cheaply

Shave your face, not your wallet.

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Some things in life are unavoidable, and worse, they drain you of time and money you could be putting toward playing and buying more video games. One of these things is shaving. Shaving is a pain, and to rub salt into your razor-burned skin, the blades you buy to do it are ridiculously expensive.

Enter Dorco, a company that charges a fraction of what the big players do for their blades, and makes a superior product.

Let's do our own comparison:

Gillette Fusion Proglide Power 8 Cartridges [5 Blades] ($32) | Amazon

Dorco Pace 6 Plus 16 Cartridges [6 Blades] ($26) | Amazon

Our friends at Lifehacker recommend the Dorco blades (and also reveal that Dorco is actually the supplier for Dollar Shave Club, but I'll let the Lifehacker article cover that). Dorco makes razors with 3, 4, or 6 blades, but more isn't always better. Many shavers prefer a 3-blade razor. Don't worry though, Dorco's handles are universal, so you can try out each blade count if you're so inclined.

Dorco Pace 3 Value Pack- 10 Cartridges and Handle ($14) | Amazon
Dorco Pace 4 Value Pack - 10 Cartridges and Handle ($17) | Amazon
Dorco Pace 6 Value Pack - 10 Cartridges w/ Trimmer and Handle ($20) | Amazon

Bottom line: Dorco blades are the best and cheapest option for your shaving, if you want to use cartridges...

Moneysaver One-Shot: The Art Of Shaving CheaplyS

Allow me to direct you to Lifehacker's Introduction To Traditional Wetshaving. As cheap as the Dorco blades are, wetshaving is that much cheaper. The best tool for the job, according to many reviewers including The Wirecutter, is the Merkur Safety Razor with Feather Razor Blades.

Merkur Safety Razor ($34) | Amazon
Feather Razor Blades 50-count ($14) | Amazon

Enjoy your smoother face and fuller wallet. Sometime soon I'll cover all the hair removal methods involving electricity, so stay tuned for that.

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