Since my husband is 1) obsessed with finding the perfect razor, and 2) currently running a razor review website, there are quite a few razors hanging around the Borton household. Recently, a pretty little parcel arrived in the mail from Harry’s (a razor company started by one of the founders of Warby Parker), and I must say I was very impressed. Aside from the beautiful packaging, the razor itself—The Truman—was so beautifully designed. I especially loved the green color Brian picked out (good job, hubs!).
Last night after running with Brian and Maggie, I realized I not only was in desperate need for a shower, but also that my legs could use a good shave—perfect time to give The Truman a try! Here are my thoughts…
The razor is beautiful, sleek and well-designed. I like how simple it is, and as someone who feels a little crazy when she sees bad font selections, design wins big points in my book. Right off the bat, I decided I really wanted to love it. Once I started shaving, I liked how flexible the blade cartridge was—it was especially easy to use on my knees, which I tend to miss when using disposables or even most cartridge razors.
Lucky for me, I didn’t get any razor burn—my legs are looking nice and pretty today! You might recall that I have extra-sensitive skin, so this is saying a lot coming from me.
My legs feel super smooth today, which is perfect now that the sun is out and spring is really in full swing here in San Diego. Smooth legs are an absolute must for sundresses ;)
A Note About The Shaving Cream
While I was more than pleased with the razor, the shaving cream was less than sub-par. It didn’t lather at all, and even felt a little drying. The fact that I had a great shave is certainly a testament to the razor, not the shaving cream product Harry’s is offering! Honestly, I think using conditioner or even body wash would have proven just as (if not more) effective. Alternatively, if you’re feeling luxurious, I recommend trying the 4-part shaving system from The Art of Shaving. Yes, it’s marketed to men (just like the Harry’s razor), but it’s definitely a product for women, too. I personally use the lavender scented set—and the badger brush!—for my usual shaves and have been really pleased.
Of course, after using it for its full lifespan, I’ll be doing a full review on Razorpedia. Until then, though, I have to say I’m sold on The Truman. Visit Harry’s to order one and try it for yourself >>
Have you heard of Harry’s? Would you ever ditch your current razor and give it a try?
P.S. This happened, minutes after tweeting about this blog post…
Image via Harry’s
(Disclosure: Razorpedia is one of my beloved sponsors, but this is not an officially sponsored post.)