i hate shaving. Literally I loathe it. I am one of those lazy folks who loves it when winter comes and I can wear long trousers and tights to cover up a multitude of sins (namely much less frequent leg shaving). This results in me begrudging spending a lot of money on shaving products and razors, which is how I came to buy the Aldi disposable razors.
What's Good About Them?
Genuinely, the only good thing that I can say about them is that they are cheap. Very cheap in fact - I should have seen this as a warning sign. You get twelve of the disposable razors in a pack for 85 measly pence, which works out at just over seven pence each. See I told you they were cheap.
What's Not So Good About Them?
Everything but the price. They are twin blade razors. I have to admit I was always scornful of these adverts where they boast that their razors have upwards of five blades for a smoother finish, but it turns out that they have a point, because two blades is not good for anything. They don't get anywhere near close enough and I find that I have to go over and over so often that my skin becomes sensitive and even sore. I also find that they don't last long at all before the blade is as blunt as a banana skin - two shaves maximum.
Absolutely not. The fact that they are cheap is not enough of a saving grace for me too recommend these and the fact that they don't last long at all means that even at seven pence each, they aren't good value for money - avoid, avoid, avoid!
I don't really do Aldi, in fact I don't even *get* Aldi half the time. Let's face it, a lot of their food is so cheap and nasty that even the (slightly lower than Asda) prices don't make it value for money. Now and again though I will pop into my nearest to pick some of their spirits up, as those are actually very good and extremely cheap. Whenever I go in I always have a mooch through their toiletries section, and this is how I ended up with Aldi A-B Disposable Razors.
What a fool I was to trust Aldi with the delicate act of shaving, when they can't even produce an authentic tasting Bourbon biscuit.
You get five (or maybe it was six) razors for about £2.99, so considering how bad they are (I'll get to it) they're not even particularly cheap. I know you can definitely buy cheaper disposable razors than these in Tesco and Aldi's version really are the lowest of the low no-frills cheap rubbish, no way are they worth nearly three quid! No way.
The razors are very plasticky looking, something which wouldn't usually bother me when it comes to disposable razors but it did with these as the dull blue of the handle is so grubby looking and this cheapens them even more. If such a thing is possible.
The blades are dreadful quality and it's practically impossible to get a decent shave out of them. I shave very regularly so all I ask of a razor is for a quick going over, A-B can't even cope with an already-defuzzed leg. The razors pull and drag at my skin despite the fact that I always use the same excellent shaving cream and I even nicked my ankle, which is something I haven't done for years. The problem was that the blade was fine for the first two or three small strokes, but that was all it took to take the edge off and leave me with a razor that felt like it had been used twenty times.
I've only used these on my legs, the harsh behaviour of the razors makes me much too nervous to try them out on my underarms or other delicate bits. There's nothing on the packet to indicate if these are meant for men or women, the blueness of them (from packet to blade cover) makes me think they're supposed to be for the guys out there. Not that a minor issue like gender stops us girls from using blokey razors in an emergency; I mean, the Venus is one cool razor but sometimes *any* blade you can get your hands on will do!
Anyway, when I heard Mark go into the bathroom this morning I followed him in and handed him a razor. He took one look at the cheapness of the article, laughed and switched on his Alan Shearer endorsed electric shaver. So if you've clicked on this looking for information on how well it can defuzz a bristly chin, well, I bet you're a wee bit disappointed! To be honest, if I was a bloke I wouldn't trust these anywhere near my face as they're not only painful but very hard to control. The razor is so unweildy that to get around the contours of an average mans face would be just waiting for an accident to happen, I shudder to think how much skin you'd take off if you tried to get through a particularly thick stubble!
There's another problem. Gawd, I almost posted without telling you about the most irritating thing about these shitty razors. The handle is so slippery that it's like trying to shave with a bar of soap if you try and use them in the bath or shower, which is where most people want to do their body shaves. Again, this probably ain't a review for blokes. Actually this would affect anyone who tried to use them, male or female, as the slightest droplet of water that gets on the handle will leave the razor sliding around in your hand. You might as well forget it if you try picking a razor up with soapy hands, and if you shave in the shower you'll definitely spend more time picking it up off the floor than actually shaving.
Terrible, just terrible. Words fail me.
£2.99 from Aldi. Go on, I dare ya!
As mentioned in a previous review I have in recent weeks been experimenting with the way I shave and trying out all sorts of new products as I just do not seem to be getting it right. I have tried a wide range of products, particularly disposable razors which have been recommend to me as a great way to shave but yet again with these A and B products from discount supermarket chain Aldi I still did not feel the benefit and they have been nothing but a bad experience.
Here you get 6 disposable razors for £2.99 although they are often on sale for less. Either way you are essentially paying over the odds as these do pretty much what the other brands of disposables do...very little.
The razors are small, blue, plastic devices that feel very lightweight and feel the cheap price they are. The blades themselves are weak and blunt to start with. I thought I had a bad razor but after using 4 of them I realised they just are not that sharp in general. After one stroke of taking off even the lightest of facial stubble they are ineffective and and start to tug and pull from the off leaving nasty marks and irritations on the face.
Shaving with these due to the weakness of the blade is not only ineffective but causes pain and irritation. I did not even make it through the whole packet!
At the end of the day your money is best spent elsewhere eon quality razors that are going to last a considerable length of time. Not on cheap ineffective razors like this that no matter what have no effect and you will only end up shaving again!