Save a bundle on women’s blades for shaving

Save a bundle on women’s blades for shaving
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Recently I did an event with my Orlando affiliate AM 580 WDBO and a listener stood up to say, “I’ve been shaving with the same razor for a year just like you Clark.” And then there’s always the reaction I get from other people who come up to me later and say, “Why do you only talk about razors for guys? What about us women?”

Well, I have the June 2011 of Consumer Reports in my hand and they took a close look at women’s shaving blades. They had a panel of 18 women shave their legs with a variety of razors and the results are a stunner: Every razor they checked had the same quality!

There was no difference from the cheapest (CVS 6 Blade Razor at 80 cents) to the most expensive blades (the Gillette Venus Embrace, followed by Schick Intuition Plus Sensitive Care and the Schick Quattro for Women; all priced right around $4 a pop).

That price difference is shocking to me. You can buy 5 of the CVS blades for what you’d pay for one of the Schicks or Gillettes! Or to put it another way, the CVS blade is one-fifth the cost of the ones from the industry bigs!

Here’s a bit more advice for the ladies: Do not leave your razor sitting in the shower. It’s the moisture from the shower — not the actual act of shaving — that will destroy the blade over time. I want you to take that additional step of drying it off and setting it somewhere else in the bathroom away from moisture.

Using that combination of buying the store brand and drying it each time, you may cut the cost of shaving to one-fiftieth of what’s it’s been for you, not just one-fifth!   

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Clark Howard About the author:
Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
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