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We get a ton of questions. Most of them are genuine and relevant. Some are straight from internet trolls' fingertips. The smart people want to know how the 2.0 works, what makes it so great, and why men should learn more about their personal grooming.
We love all the questions (even the troll-worthy ones), because it shows that people actually care about the products they use and how ingredients really do matter.
So, here are the heavy-hitting, the frequently asked, and the “you definitely need to know the answer to this” questions.
Why is a single blade better than a multi-blade razor?
Single blade razors cut hair where they're supposed to be cut - at the surface of the skin. This allows hair to grow back naturally, while dramatically reducing irritation, redness, nicks, and ingrown hairs.
Multi-blade razors cut hair below the surface. The first blade cuts the hair, but the second, third and fourth blades cut hair micrometers below the surface of the skin. All razors create microscopic cuts in the skin, but the 3, 4 or 5 blades on multi-blade razors amplify this problem. It causes irritation and redness, especially for people who suffer from sensitive skin.
When the hair does start to grow back, since it was cut below the surface of the skin, it has to fight through tiny layers of skin. This is what causes ingrown hairs.
The mass amounts of tiny cuts created by multi-blades also cause your skin to age prematurely. The single blade produces far less micro-cuts, allowing the skin to heal quicker and not age before its time.
Want an even deeper dive? Check out our blog here: Why 1 Blade is Better Than 5.
(we also make a Post Shave that speeds the healing process while nourishing your skin. Just saying…)
Why is the Single Edge better than a double edge, traditional safety razor?
This really comes down to blades and the angle of the blade in the razor.
Double edge safety razor blades are thin and flimsy. This creates what’s called “blade chatter” when the blade moves across the skin. Because the blade is thinner, it is more likely to catch on thicker hair and then make a quick jump forward as it bends back into place. Imagine the blade skipping across your skin. The chances of the blade nicking and cutting your skin only increase with a thinner blade.
Our blades are twice as thick as double edge blades. They’re just as sharp, if not sharper than a double edge blade and sit securely in the razor. Blade chatter is almost nonexistent with the Single Edge. Our blades just glide across your skin as you shave.
Finding the proper angle of the blade in DE razors is nowhere near as intuitive as our Single Edge 2.0. Most DE razors require you to hold the head of the razor against your skin at a 30-degree angle. It makes for an awkward and difficult angle to work around your jawline and your neck.
Our Single Edge 2.0 is designed with the proper blade angle built into it's design. Just lay the head of the razor flat on your skin and tilt back towards you, about 15-20 degrees.
Want even more info? Read our in-depth blog: The Single Edge vs. Double Edge Razors
I’ve never used a single blade razor before. Is it safe?
It is. There's a small learning curve for all safety razors, mainly since most customers have only shaved with a multi-blade razor. The angles are different. The feel is different. And the blade is sharper.
However, we put together a series of tutorial videos to guide you through the process and help you get to know your new shave gear. And once you get a couple of shaves in, the muscle memory of the new technique will kick in.
And the best part? You’ll experience less irritation and cuts than you ever had with a multi-blade. Check out some of our pro tips before you get started.
Plus, here are a few customer reviews, because let's be honest. They're going to tell it like it is:
“I have used safety razors for quite a few years now. I have several and use & like them all. However I was intrigued by the “Supply” 2.0 Injector Single edge razor! I got it & was amazed how comfortable, smooth, cut free this razor performed ..It’s quality made .Supply razor has become my favorite go to razor now! I’m very pleased. Thank You!!”
“Since I started shaving, I suffered from razor burn, ingrown hairs, nicks, etc. I tried everything. The amount of money I spent on shaving products was staggering. I always bought the new thing, the better cream, pre-shave, post shave, razors and so on. With the Supply Razor, for the first time in my life, I have been enjoying shaving. Not one in-grown hair, or sign of razor burn. My face and neck are healthy and healing from all of my past shaving mistakes. Thank you!!”- MICHAEL“I used an electric trimmer for years due to my face being so sensitive while using a traditional razor. I’ve had Supply for a few weeks now and it’s exactly what it was hyped up to be. No cuts, no burning and no irritation. Definitely recommend!!”- TATE
Why is the 2.0 so expensive?
We understand that $75 for a razor seems like a lot. Especially when you're used to paying less than $20 for a razor handle. But, our hope is you’ll consider it an investment in yourself. You deserve a razor that’s working for you - not against you.
Plus, it actually saves you a lot of money in the long run. Let's bust out the 'ole calculator.
On average, a 4-pack of multi-blade cartridge refills costs $18. If you have to buy one 4-pack every two months (a generous estimate), you’ll spend $108 on blade refills alone every year.
If you bought a Single Edge 2.0 today, you would spend $75 on shaving for the next three months, since it ships with a three month blade supply to get you started. Then, when you need a refill, you'll only spend $6 a pack, every three months. Which brings you to a grand total of $93 spent on shaving in your first year with the Single Edge 2.0.
Don't even get us started on year 2? $24 for a year worth of blades. A steal.
On top of that, the Single Edge 2.0 is made out of solid metal construction: stainless steel or die-cast zinc alloy with a PVD chrome coat. With it also comes a 100 day trial period and a lifetime warranty.
Are the blades proprietary?
No, they're not. We designed the Single Edge to be compatible with any standard injector blade pack. While we think our blades are the best quality around, you can find standard injector blades on Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, and tons of other places.
Our main goal is to give you the best shave of your life. We know the 2.0 will do just that. Get the blades from us, from Amazon or your local convenience store.
Shop injector blades here.
Doesn’t a sharper blade mean it’s more dangerous?
Quite the opposite actually. Sharper blades = safer shave.
It might seem counterintuitive, but the truth is a sharper blade means a cleaner cut. Using a dull blade can lead to tugging hair, pulling skin into the blade, and resulting in cuts. A sharper blade means a smoother glide across your face, leaving you with an even closer shave.
Why should I use your shaving cream instead of the canned stuff?
Because you care about your skin.
The canned stuff you’ve been using your whole life is filled with alcohol, parabens and microplastics. They say it nourishes your skin. That’s a lie. All those ingredients actually pull moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry, prone to irritation, and premature aging.
Our Skin-First Formulas™ are made without 100+ harmful ingredients commonly found in grooming products. Instead, we use industry leading ingredients designed to restore, hydrate, and protect your skin.
They're aloe based instead of alcohol based. We could go full scientist here and talk about things like kaolin, glycerin and jojoba seed oil, but we won’t. Just know that we left out all the stuff that ruins your skin and put in all the stuff your skin loves.
You can read even more about our shaving cream at our blog: Shave Gel, Butter, or Cream?.
What’s the point of a shave brush?
A shave brush preps skin and your hairs for the blade. The circular motion of the bristles applying product to your face also gently exfoliates skin while lifting the hair.
With your pores opened up, you get the most out of the shaving cream. And since your hair is lifted away from the skin, it makes it easier for the blade to cut at the surface of your skin.
It’s also the best way to get the thickest lather with your shaving cream. The brush creates a thick, protective lather in no time.
And last, it just feels amazing. You won't know until you experience it. And then, you'll never go without a brush again.
Learn even more at our blog: Why You Need a Shave Brush
Why should I use a moisturizer?
This is a popular question from a lot of our male customers.
We know it seems like just another step to add to your morning routine. But trust us when we say it’s absolutely essential. Your skin, especially the skin on your face, takes a beating every single day: the sun, the wind, your hands, other people’s hands, dirt in the air, other “stuff” in the air, your pillowcase, and A LOT more.
All those events pull moisture from your skin, giving you that dry feeling that makes your skin look tired and (we’ll say it again) age prematurely.
A moisturizer is your way to fight against everything your skin deals with all day. It puts nutrients back into your skin. It strengthens the moisture barrier on your face. It fights against the negative effects of the sun. It holds off wrinkles.
Ours is oil-free, so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores and causing outbreaks. Plus, it feels amazing just out of the shower or after a clean shave.
If you want healthy, young looking skin on your face, use a moisturizer. If you want a moisturizer that has ingredients to make your skin even better, use ours.
Learn more about our Multi-Purpose moisturizer on this blog.
Can I shave with my Single Edge 2.0 every day?
Absolutely. We designed it for shave routines of all kinds. And we offer three customizable shave settings to work with your unique beard growth. Our sensitive and classic settings work great with daily stubble, while our ultra close setting is perfect for a thick, wiry beard.
We are so grateful for our first responders, military, and medical customers who have to shave daily for their job, and our hope is to help alleviate any pain they might associate with their daily shave.
Learn even more on this blog: Save Your Face From Daily Shaving
Does it work for head shaving?
Yes, it does. We love our headshaving customers, and we have customized tutorials for you.
Let’s do a quick breakdown of how to shave your head with a Single Edge.
Warm to hot shower.
Thick lather to protect scalp.
Shave. We recommend starting out with the sensitive setting until you feel comfortable with the technique. This will usually require multiple passes. Remember to re-lather when you go back for a second pass.
DO NOT use the Single Edge against bare skin. The blade is sharp and is not designed to be used against bare skin.
That’s a really easy breakdown. To learn the full process, read this.
How does the 2.0 do with body shaving?
The 2.0 is great for body shaving. We recommend using the sensitive or comfortable shave setting when you take it south of your face. The angle is constantly changing, and you’ll need to hold the razor in different ways to get all the spots you want. So, the comfortable setting is definitely best.
The 2.0 will have the same effect on your body as it does your face: it will reduce irritation and provide a close, comfortable shave. Use it wherever you want.
We wrote a whole series of blog posts dedicated to leg shaving. You can read the first one here: Getting Started Tips for Shaving Legs.
And side note: we also just launched the Single Edge SE for preorder on Kickstarter. It's going to be the safest safety razor on the market and perfect for body shaving when it drops. Pre-order yours today.
Now it's Your Turn
What do you want to know about shaving and grooming?
We know that we didn't cover every question in this blog. So, we want to hear from you. Send us your burning questions. What are the biggest problems you face with your shaving routine? Do you even have a shaving routine? Why or why not? How can we help you?
Send them here and someone from our team will be happy to get you taken care of.