Zero Waste Shaving 2019 Guide

Zero Waste Shaving 2019 Guide

Guide to zero waste shaving in 2019

Everyone remembers the first time they shaved.

Often we’re shown how to do it by a parent or older sibling.

I decided to wing it and learnt the hard way.

Just me and a crappy mass-produced and basically single-use orange razor.

Ouch!

 

I stuck with those orange razors for a while and although they might not be single use plastics they’re not far off.

They’re definitely not for anyone considering zero waste shaving.

When I learnt that 2 billion razors are sent to landfill each year I wanted to stop contributing to that figure!

So, when my final plastic razor stopping shaving, I set out to find the solution to my zero waste shaving needs…

The best for zero waste shaving…

Zero waste razor

This is the razor that both my husband and I use.

There’s something old yet modern about the style.

It’s sturdy and well made.

Stainless steel and bamboo.

That’s it.

No flimsy plastic parts to break off and have to re-buy.

This razor is awesome and we strongly recommend it if you want to go zero waste when shaving.

The Bambaw Safety Razor is, as it’s name suggests, really safe.

Some articles recommend different baldes for men/ women but honestly we’ve not had any problems using the same basic blades.

I have eczema and my skin is pretty sensitive. With my plastic razors I had a constant shaving rash. That has totally gone now I’m using this safety razor.

The shaving soap below is great too and is suitable for vegans. It comes in cardboard packaging that can be recycled or composted.

We’ve been using my reusable razor ages now and I’m still on the first blade.

It’s easy to take apart to give it a clean.

The blades are also double-sided so you can use both sides and when you’re done they can be recycled.

The razor cuts so well that it will get through anything from mutton chops to well-kempt goatees.

The handle adds to the look and has the benefit of being made from bamboo, which is one of the world’s most renewable resources.

It grows extremely fast, absorbs more carbon dioxide and produces significantly more oxygen than trees.

In summary, this shaver is durable, effective, easy to clean, sturdy, safe, aesthetically pleasing and zero waste.

Safety Razor Blade Not Cutting

At one point our safety razor started to snag but we tried a trick where you literally rub the blade horizontally along a pair of jeans. It somehow straightens the blade again.

Now it’s good as new again!

How I finally managed to achieve zero waste shaving…

Zero waste razor

This is the razor that both my husband and I use.

There’s something old yet modern about the style.

It’s sturdy and well made.

Stainless steel and bamboo.

That’s it.

No flimsy plastic parts to break off and have to re-buy.

This razor is awesome and we strongly recommend it if you want to go zero waste when shaving.

The Bambaw Safety Razor is, as it’s name suggests, really safe.

Some articles recommend different baldes for men/ women but honestly we’ve not had any problems using the same basic blades.

I have eczema and my skin is pretty sensitive. With my plastic razors I had a constant shaving rash. That has totally gone now I’m using this safety razor.

The shaving soap below is great too and is suitable for vegans. It comes in cardboard packaging that can be recycled or composted.

We’ve been using my reusable razor ages now and I’m still on the first blade.

It’s easy to take apart to give it a clean.

The blades are also double-sided so you can use both sides and when you’re done they can be recycled.

The razor cuts so well that it will get through anything from mutton chops to well-kempt goatees.

The handle adds to the look and has the benefit of being made from bamboo, which is one of the world’s most renewable resources.

It grows extremely fast, absorbs more carbon dioxide and produces significantly more oxygen than trees.

In summary, this shaver is durable, effective, easy to clean, sturdy, safe, aesthetically pleasing and zero waste.

Safety Razor Blade Not Cutting

At one point our safety razor started to snag but we tried a trick where you literally rub the blade horizontally along a pair of jeans. It somehow straightens the blade again.

Now it’s good as new again!

 

Zero waste shaving with an electric razor.

If a safety razor isn’t for you then perhaps an electric razor would suit?

They avoid disposing of any more plastic handles and blunt blades but they’re not ideal because when it finally stops working it’ll have to be sent to landfill.

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Zero waste shaving cut-throat razor

Zero waste shaving

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Old-school!

The old ways are the best aren’t they?

Well not if you’re as rubbish at shaving as I am.

My neighbour has one, he thinks it’s ace.

Zero waste shaving men
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You can view cut-throat razors here.

It’s classy, durable and you can resharpen the blade with a sharpening stone. It’s completely zero waste shaving as long as it’s well maintained.

You may like to take a look at our other zero waste bathroom ideas.

Let me know which zero waste shaving option you choose to keep your body hair under control? 👇👇👇



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