Product Type: Bic Hair Removal
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Bic Disposable Razors
Member Name: SoadFan
Bic Disposable Razors
Advantages: A very basic disposable
Disadvantages: Can cause cuts or nicks to the skin
~The basics of the Bic disposable razor~
Bic disposable razors with their distinctive yellow and white design and matching packing are a brand that have been on sale for many years, which I have used at times with varying degrees of success. In the main I have found that for major deforestation of the legs the use of a Bic yellow and white disposable razor mostly seems to spell doom and disaster unless used with extreme care, as I find that the shave heads are overly rough and far too angular in shape for my liking.
The razors come in a simple plastic bag which carries the yellow and white branding that I associate with Bic products and each bag stores a minimum of 5 razors inside, although you can buy much larger multi pack bags containing 10 to 20 razors if wanted. The bags can be used to store the remainder of the razors in before use and each razor can last a number of uses depending on what it is used to trim, from facial hair through to leg hair etc. Each razor once past its best can be thrown away after use making the whole of these razors 100% disposable.
The yellow and white branding continues on the razors themselves giving them a bright yet basic look and the razor heads come protected with simply formed and not all that well finsihed pull off yellow plastic covers. These protective covers are something that I find can be hard to get off at times with them having rough edges that can catch your skin making gripping them difficult. I feel that the over all appearance of the razors is that of a cheap hair removal product which lacks finesse and finish and looks as though it may and in fact is, something that can cause nicks or cuts to the skin when in use.
~Ease of use~
Once out of the pack the razor is an all in one product which has a single cutting blade fitted to it that means you may end up having to go over the same area more than once to get a good clean finish. I find that this can mean the cutting heads end up dragging against the skin causing nicks and marks as they remove small sections of unwanted hair. The roughness of the plastic used to form the head of the razor which holds the single blade is not very smooth against the skin and the angled corners can often get caught when the razor is in use, causing redness or marks that are both painful and unsightly.
The handles that these razors have fitted to them are the ultimate in serviceable plastic that have been formed to be strong and durable yet completely lack any finesse. I find that the handles have a roughness to the outer edges that seems to catch on the skin at times making these razors uncomfortable to handle if you have sore or chapped hands caused by winter weather etc. There is no soft touch material used on the handles of these Bic razors either, even though these soft grip surfaces are quite often used with even the most basic disposables these days and I feel this is yet another let down for this razor.
When trying to get clean smooth hair free results using these razors I have found that you do have to go over the same area of skin more than once to get a good result and this can lead to damage to the skin as the plastic used to make the razors is not smooth or kind to the skin in any way. I find the shape of the shave head is not very good with it being once again unkind to the skin and often causing nicks here and there that I feel could have been avoided had the shape of the razor head been better.
~Price and rating~
In times gone by the excuse that Bic had for being a super cheap slightly substandard disposable hair removal product was that they were so very much cheaper than any of their competitors. As the years have gone by other brands have come to the fore and produced rival products that are better at doing the same job, as they have sleek modern shapes with less sharp edges, along with more than one cutting blade. These rival products very often come up at similarly competitive prices and as such I feel that some options are much better value for money whilst also being kinder on the skin.
When I last bought a pack of Bic 'yellow' razors they were around £1.20 for 10 razors which works out as just 12p per razor. I feel that whilst the cost per razor was relatively good, the value in terms of how well the product performed was not anywhere near as good as it might have been and I was not happy with the poor results given when using these razors. Over all I feel that these razors do have their place on the market, although they are not a product I found gave good results without causing some form of redness, nick or cut to the skin with almost each and every use and as such my rating for these razors is 2 stars.
Summary: Not the best disposable razor
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