First time user of a safety razor. After using consistently for 2 weeks I don't have ingrown hairs. Using this combined with the Baxter badger hair brush and super close shave creme. It is a winner
First Time User, Reasonable Success
This is literally my first ever DE razor, and I used it for my first time with reasonable success. I need to relearn how to shave with this kind of razor as it requires a different technique from what I have used with normal multi-blade disposable razors since I started shaving, but that will come with practice.
I am also planning on trying out different blades, but for right now all I have are the Derby blades that this razor came with.
With all that said I was able to shave for the first time with far better results then I expected. My face was easy and I ended up with a very smooth shave with no cuts at all. My neck is where I tend to have issues. It is very sensitive and has some small bumps from ingrown hairs and such. I still got a smooth shave, but ended up with lots of small nicks and cuts over the bumps.
I learned a lot from that first shave though, and I believe that I can find blades that will work better for my face. Over all I am very happy that I made this purchase and I believe that it will only get better from here.
Baxter of California Safety Razor
Bought this for my husband. He loves it!!! This is a great value and the product is very well made. It really provides a close shave.
NOTE: Also had to purchase brush, cream, and aftershave.
If you buy make sure you see the instructions, this is not to be used as a multi-blade razor. :)
Excellent build quality
I have owned my Baxter Safety Razor after I decided to ditch the disposables. I have to say this is by far one of the best I have seen/tried for the price and it still shines like it did at day one. It's heavy enough give you that perfect pressure as it glides over your face, totally effortless.
I bought this for my husband who has always had trouble with ingrown hairs to the point of us doing minor surgery in the bathroom:/. We had done a lot of research about straight edge razors and finally settled on this one. I watched him use it for the first time and couldn't believe how easy it worked. A few minor nicks, which is expected at first but no more ingrown hairs or razor burn. Great investment. Thank you birchbox for featuring such a quality product:)