or years I shaved with Gilette Venus razors as that's really all I knew. I didn't want to bother with using shaving cream so I opted for the ComfortGlide 3-blade white tea refills. It took my skin a bit of getting used to as my legs and underarms would be so itchy as my hair grew back. Not sure what happened over the years but my skin finally came to terms with the fact that shaving was a thing that was going to happen regardless of whether it liked it or not.
Last year, I entered a phase of attempting to be a minimalist in my body care. I had wanted to do away with some of the variations of skincare products I owned and also invest in some better quality tools. I had also gotten tired of purchasing those Gilette refills as I often found myself without one when I needed it most. While scrolling through Instagram one day, I saw an ad for Oui Shave - and I fell in love! A rose gold razor? Like, what even?!
I headed over to the website and read up more on the product. Like music to my ears (or I guess eyes) I saw the phrase 'Sensitive Skin Razor'. That was me! However, I was nervous over the fact that I had to change the razor blade myself - which wasn't something I had ever had to do before. But, I figured it was worth giving a try. For Valentines Day, I had asked my boyfriend to purchase the Sensitive Set along with a pack of blade refills. I figured the pack of blades would last me at least a year since I don't shave too often.
It's been 5 months since I've been shaving consistently with this razor and I can honestly say this was the best decision I've ever made. I'm actually getting a little nervous about running low on the Shave Gel-to Milk because it's currently out of stock. Fortunately, the site has pre-orders available. In any case, my first time shaving with this razor was all great until I cut my knee and ended up with a deep gash - but that was totally my fault. The instructions say not to apply pressure as you glide the razor across your skin - I happened to have applied a lot of pressure as I shaved my knee. I also wasn't really paying attention to the fact that my knee has curves. It was the knee curves that got me!
Knee gash aside, this razor provides a really good shave. I've gotten better at shaving with the razor. It's seldom that I cut myself (granted I did it the other day - again, totally my fault for not paying attention). At first, I only shaved while sitting at the bathroom sink because I was afraid that I'd cut my knee again. Once I got comfortable with that, I transitioned to shaving over the bathtub. About a month in, I upgraded to fully shaving in the shower and have been shaving there since.
The razor itself is weighted and took some getting used to. I was used to the super light-weight plastic cheap razor I had been using all these years. One thing I can definitely recommend is to ensure that you clean the razor immediately after each shave to prevent rusting! The razor itself comes apart which is great for cleaning as you can better access all the areas where hair may get stuck. I tend to rinse with water over the sink and dry with a paper towel.
Overall, I'd highly recommend giving Oui Shave a try. Be careful as you work with the razor blade since it's super sharp! And be sure not to let water sit on the razor parts for too long to ensure that your razor stays shiny and rust-free!