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Whoever said girls have to shave all bodily hair except that on their heads needs to shave with these razors....they hurt!
Seeing as i shave every to every other day i get through razors quickly and they do not come cheap. So when i last when to buy some from asda i decided i would give these bic basic cheapy ones a go on the off chance they were actually okay. For a pack of five i paid just over £1 which is super cheap!
They come in a plastic wrapper and the actual razors are pretty basic. They are single bladed with a coloured hollow handle and a small plastic cover over the blade to stop you cutting your fingers before you need to use it. The cover comes off easily even with soapy wet hands!
Here is where the problems begin... if you are trying to shave in the shower with wet hands the handle on this razor is extremely awkward to keep grip of and it kept flipping over in my hand... not ideal! Next the blade is shocking, it moved more skin than hair and i was left with cuts all over my legs and under my arms (ouchy). I'm not sure if the blade just isn't sharp enough or if its just cheap and needs more than the one blade, either way having it cut me to pieces was enough for me to bin the rest of the packet and resign myself to spending a small fortune on razors again.
Incase you hadn't gathered i hate these. You pay little and this is what you get. I would not recommend this product to anyone unless you think legs covered in shaving cuts is a good look. No? Me either! It stings like crazy too.
Bic... stick to making pens!
Usually I would buy more expensive razors based on the theory that the more expensive ones will work better and I am less likely to injure myself with them. However whilst browsing the razor shelves in Tesco's I saw these cheap looking bic razors at just 95p for a pack of 5 and decided I would give them a try. After all, they were hardly going to break the bank and if I was unimpressed I could rant about them on here!
The packaging isn't particularly attractive and does not really stand out. The packet is made of a cheap plastic material, similar to the packaging of a packet of crisps. You obviously don't get any of the fancy cases, holders etc that you get with some of the more expensive razors. However, cheap, minimal packaging helps keep the price low, is better for the environment and at the end of the day the packet does it's job.
The Razor Itself
The razors are a light pink colour with a small white 'bic' logo on the handle. The head of the razor is covered with a pink blade cover, which is hygienic and also prevents you cutting yourself if you pick it up by the wrong end (goodness knows who would do that but never mind!) the blade cover clips off to reveal a white plastic head containing one measly blade. However I decided that I shouldn't judge yet as it may work just as well as my usual triple blade razors (oh how naïve I was!!)
The razor is just over 11cm long and the head is 4cm wide. They are clearly made as cheaply as possible as the handle is hollow and the plastic feels very cheap and minimal.
What Bic Claim
Amusingly Bic claim that the single blade razor is designed for easy cleaning (hmmmm whatever) and that it gives women a 'silky smooth shave' (and pigs can fly). They also claim that the long handles allow you to have greater control (yes you can select where you want the slices on your legs).
The Legs Test
Well I had a party to go to on the evening of the day I brought the razors so I decided I would give them a try seeing as I was wearing a skirt and didn't want my legs looking like a grisly bears. I carefully lathered my legs in shaving foam and then picked up the bic razor. As I began to run it up my leg I realised that after about 3cm of movement it was so clogged up with foam that it wasn't doing anything. So I patiently rinsed it and began again, only to experience the same problem. The combination of the single blade and badly designed head resulted in it taking me about 8 minutes just to shave one leg (and even then it looked like a bit of a botched job) .
I soon realised that it was utterly hopeless using the amount of shaving foam that I would usually use so on the next leg I tried to use the minimum amount of foam possible. BIG MISTAKE. This resulted in my legs looking like something from the chain saw massacre. As there is not protective wire over the blade and the blade does not seem to be designed for human legs, it managed to cause about 9 cuts on my leg despite me being very cautious. I should probably mention that I have only cut myself shaving once before and I was incredibly drunk so these razors must be lethal if I can cut myself with them sober!
Results Of The Legs Test
The first leg which had taken a great deal of time (shaving about 2cm of leg at a time before rinsing the razor!) didn't seem to bad in terms of hair removal. The effect wasn't as good as what I get with my usual razors but the leg looked pretty presentable. My other leg however was a different story. It seemed to be covered in cuts and stung like hell. After applying some sudocrem to the cuts I realised that my legs were feeling very dry, sore and uncomfortable. I don't normally have this problem.
The Armpits Test
When it came to my armpits I had the same problem as with my legs in that the single blade got so clogged up with foam so quickly that it took absolutely ages to actually shave properly. I also found that despite Bic claiming that the single blade makes it easy to clean, it was quite difficult to remove the foam from the razor. By some minor miracle I managed to avoid any cuts on my armpits but it wasn't what I would call a pleasant shaving experience.
Results Of The Armpits Test
My armpits felt sore and certainly not smooth after using the razor. After getting out the shower I examined the results in the mirror and actually had to get back in and go over them again as the razor had left patches of hair. All in all - not a pleasant armpit shaving session.
After being so appalled by the results of this razor I decided to make a few comparisons to the Gillette three blade razors which I usually use to give an idea of how much better you can get for just a little bit more money!
- The overall aesthetics of the razor are nowhere near as good as the other razors I use.
- The single blade was awkward to use and did not get anywhere near the effects that I get from my usual razor.
- The lack of an aloe (or similar) strip left my legs feeling uncomfortable after shaving.
- The Bic razor did not leave my legs feeling at all smooth whereas my normal razor leaves my legs feeling smooth and soft.
- The Bic razor resulted in numerous cuts whereas I have almost never cut myself with my usual razor.
- The handle is not easy to grip whereas my usual razor has a special rubber handle so my hand doesn't slip on it and I don't end up injuring myself.
- The head of the Bic razor is rigid whereas my usual razor has a head, which moves to fit the contours of my legs so I get a closer shave.
- With the Bic razor I needed to go over the same area multiple times to remove all the hair, whereas with my usual razor I only have to go over one area once to remove all of the hair.
I was disappointed with this razor but I suppose that you cannot expect much if you are only paying 95p for 5 razors. The only real advantage I can think of is the cheapness of these razors. If someone does not have the money to spend on more expensive razors then I suppose these are the only option. However you would only want to use each razor once as the blade goes blunt after one use. Whereas if you purchased slightly more expensive disposable razors then not only would you get better quality razors but I find that you can use the razors a few times before throwing them away so perhaps in the long run it works out just as economical as buying the really cheap Bic razors. I personally feel that the Bic razors have far too many disadvantages including, pain, hassle, injuries and discomfort, all of which are enough to put you off buying the product again. Unfortunately, I do not feel this is a good product at all.
Not unless you want your legs sliced and diced.
I usually shave my legs and do the underarm areas about once a fortnight but have been doing it more often when I have been baring my legs during the recent hot spell. I used to use a fairly expensive Venus razor but have mislaid it during my move so opted to buy a pack of Bic Classic Lady disposable ones to keep me going until I (hopefully) find it!
I paid £1 at Savers and think they are pretty good value because I can get about a month's use from one razor. I have fair hair and it is very fine so I do not really need to spend more than a couple of minutes doing each area and although they are disposable I get the most use out of each one.
The razors come in a cellophane bag and are exactly as shown in the clear Dooyoo picture. They are basic and very lightweight and are not ergonomically designed having a straight handle with a slight angle at the part nearest to the blade end. The name Bic is printed on the pink handle in white writing. There is a slight ridged design on the handle which gives a little grip but I am still really careful when holding it in case it slips when I have wet and soapy hands.
The guard on the blade fits well but is easy to take off and clips securely when finished with ready for use next time.
I am really careful when using such a lightweight razor because I have nicked my skin using other similar style cheap ones but, to date, have not cut myself when using these Bic ones. I would not recommend them to everyone though, especially if someone is new to shaving or have a lot of hair to remove, because they lack weight and can be difficult to angle at the back of the legs. Good enough for me though at 20p each.
So first off I bought these razors as I had forgotten to purchase my usual Venus razors with my weekly shopping, and did not have enough budget left for them. I spotted these razors as they were just over a pound and thought they would do me fine until next payday. How wrong was I?
The packaging that I bought was blue with yellow writing, of the bic standard logo, the razors themselves were pink and you can see them through a small window in the packaging which is see through, they look good value for money as you get 5 in a pack, and don't get me wrong I knew they were basic because of how small they were, but I thought they would at least have a little bit of quality.
In my opinion the only good point to this razor is that you get caps to put on the tops, so that you don't catch your fingers or if you have children running around they do not hurt themselves on the blades. The caps like the small handle of the razor is pink and body of the razor is white. The razor itself has two very small blades on the end, nothing spectacular. Another good point of this razor is that they are very cheap, however because bic is a recognised brand you would expect quality as well as value for money.
So I generally tend to razor my arm pits, my legs and my bikini line. I however decided once I had got in the bath and completed my arm pits and my legs that I was going nowhere near my bikini line with these razors. I generally do not tend to catch myself or make myself bleed when I am shaving as my skin is not very sensitive.
These razors however were awful, my skin was torn and was left with white shavings of skin coming off there the blades had pulled at my skin. The razors also did not appear to be very sharp as it took about two rounds of my whole leg to remove the hair which was not very long at all, only about 2mm I would say. After I had finished and moisturised I looked at my legs and they were red and blotchy and they were stinging a lot, which I also felt came with how poor these razors were and how close you had to shave for them to be able to cut the hair from my legs.
In my opinion I would not buy these razors again as they left my skin rough, red and blotchy, they were very poor value for money even though they were only just over a pound, next time I am going to make sure that I leave enough in my budget to be able to afford my usual razors. In my opinion I would not recommend anyone to buy these razors unless you want your skin left in a poor state, even after moisturising.
Poor product Bic!!
Why I bought these:
Three reasons: Firstly they were fairly reasonably priced. They are £1.25 at Superdrug. (24/07/13)
Secondly, I didn't want a large pack of a product I'd never bought before in case I didn't like them.
Thirdly - they were pink and looked feminine and appealing.
There is very little product information on this packet. There is the title 'Bic Classic Lady,' the fact there are 5 razors included, a picture of a lady raising her elbow to indicate her armpit, the fact that they were made in Greece and a recycling symbol which seems to give no indication whether it refers to the package, the razors or both.
The razors themselves are pretty basic as I would expect for the price. They are about 11.5cm in length and have a thin head about 4cm wide. The shaving blade is protected by a plastic clip-over cover which you detach to use. The razors are pink, lightweight and feel....well...cheap. But since they were cheap I can hardly moan about that one.
Experience of the product:
I used my husbands good quality shaving cream to ensure these razors got as much assistance as possible.
Legs - my legs were a bit on the stubbly side and I had to go over some areas twice. The razors did an average job. They didn't irritate my slightly sensitive skin - but they felt difficult to manoeuvre and fiddly, especially around the curving ankle area. The angle of the blade seemed difficult to judge. It didn't make for a particularly close shave as I was a little wary of cutting myself with them.
Arm pits - again, another average job. I did this with shaving cream in front of a mirror. Again, you have to repeat over some areas and these razors don't inspire confidence. I didn't seem to be able to do an immaculate job in the nooks and crannies and I'm still left with a little bit of stubble under there I think.
Intimate areas: I should cocoa. After using them on my legs and armpits I'd had enough. These razors do a basic job but they are hardly the most user friendly razors I've encountered.
In short they are average and I suppose, the sort of thing that you would expect for the price paid. They're O.K. to have in the cupboard as a backup but they are not delightful to use.
Personally, I don't think I will be bothering with them again.
I only use disposable razors, and I mainly use the ordinary Bic 1 blade razors (the orange ones, usually in a pack of 10). I went for the Bic Lady ones because they were on special offer. And they really need to be on special offer for me to choose them over the ordinary "men's" Bic razors; there is nothing special about them.
As a razor, they perform well. They last quite a long time for a disposable razor, and give a clean shave without dragging or slicing the skin to pieces. This is what I expect from Bic, so no complaints there at least. But there are four key differences between these and the regular Bic product:
1. The head of the razor is thinner. Perhaps this is meant to be handy for awkward places like the bikini area, but I manage just fine with the ordinary razors. But at least this is a practical and potentially useful difference.
2. The handle is thinner. The ordinary Bic razor handle is more oblong in section, and chunkier. The lady razors have a handle that is almost circular and not much wider than a fat drinking straw. I know that women generally have smaller hands than men, but I don't think that making the handle this thin really has any ergonomic value. I find the ordinary Bic razors easier to use, the handle on these feels too small.
3. They are pink. Why do all products aimed at women have to be pink?? It's bad enough that they make the product smaller in case our dainty little hands can't manage the huge unwieldy razor, but making pink products for the "ladies" just annoys me and is a bit of a turn-off.
4. A pack of 5 ladies razors costs about the same as a pack of 10 ordinary Bic razors. Ok, the smaller razor head might have some practical uses for shaving awkward areas, but I don't think it adds enough value to justify charging twice the price.
I'm giving this product 3 stars because while it performs well for its intended function (it shaves well, accidental cuts are rare, and it lasts a long time for a disposable razor), I don't think that this "ladies" product fulfils any additional need. Just buy yourself the ordinary Bic 1s and save yourself a quid or two.
I suffer really badly with hair growth due to having a condition called poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. I get it everywhere on my face and abdomen. I have tried waxing to no avail as it scars my skin as I have to go over it several times as the hair is thicker than most ladies. I bought this from a family run shop where I live in Weston Super Mare called proper job. Costing only 79p for five blades.
Comes in a plastic bag containing five razors. The Bic logo is clearly seen on the front of the packaging. These are the Bic classic sensitive razors for us ladies. the blades are about five inches long. They look rather femine as they are pink. Each blade comes with a blade bar to protect your skin against cuts and nicks.
I use my blades daily when having a shower to shave my bits and bobs. I use a good shaving gel or dove soap. I have used other brands in the past also shop own ones. I will say these are not the best ones I have ever used as I still find they cut me and makes my skin very soar with razor burn. I will be opting for more descent ones in future.
Available from all good supermarkets chemists and outlets for around a pound however I paid 79p for mine.
I've tried waxing, hate it, shaving cream, not too keen and I have to say using razors works best for me and my skin. I use Bic twin lady razors usually but the classic bic razors were on offer so I decided to give them ago. I usually use a disposable razor more than once as Bic razors are sharp enough and well made to do so. Likewise I did the same with the classic bics and they worked well. When using the razors I found they were a little scratchier than my usual bic razors, however they did the job and left my legs feeling smooth. Although the razors do look brittle and bendy this can work to your advantage in the areas that tend to cause difficulty normally due to the ability to flex. If you have sensitive skin, like myself, and are anxious changing razor or using a different brand, I have to say that these razors didn't seem to irritate my skin and provided a silky surface after shaving. So if you do have sensitive skin I would recommend trying these razors as they seemed to work to my advantage.
I always used to ensure that I got myself booked in for a waxing regularly, but over the last year I've been so busy that this has fallen a little by the wayside. Because of that I've been using razors and this has included using Bic Classic Lady Razor which I bought from Amazon for £1.53. The packet contains five disposable razors and so this equates to 30p per razor, which I feel is a pretty good price as each razor would last me a couple of weeks.
The Bic Classic Lady Razor is made of plastic and is an appealing baby soft pink colour. It has a thin handle which, although feels a bit flimsy, is more than adequate and comfortable to use. I guess that as this is disposable, it really isn't that necessary to have a thick plastic handle which feels more robust. At the end of the handle is a classic razor head with a single safety razor blade incorporated into it. I would usually go for a razor with the double razor blade because I feel this gives it a cleaner shave, and this was one negative of the razor. The razor blade head is protected with a cap which can be replaced between uses.
Using this razor is standard and comfortable. It does give a fairly close shave, especially considering the fact that it is a single blade, but I think I would generally prefer to stick to the double bladed razors. Having said that, the blade is sharp and the results were passable. I found that the razor started to become blunt after about 2 weeks and so then I dispose of the razor. In addition to this, I have not found that the razor has left me with any nicks or scrapes and obviously this is a positive attribute for the razor to have.
Overall, i think these razors are okay - but there is nothing special about them.
Bic disposable razors
I shave my legs regularly, at least twice a week. I am often scared off by the price of new razor blades for my razor, and that is when I decide to try out disposable blades. Bic disposable razors seem to be the leading throw away brand, and so they tend to be most widely available and easiest to find at convenience style shops.
Every now and then I buy a bag of them and work my way through them.
Price and availability:
These razors are available from a wide variety of shops. Recently I have found them in the pound shop, and they cost one pound for a bag of six razors. The price varies depending on where you buy them, but they are stocked quite widely in shops such as Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, and local pharmacies to name but a few.
The razors are very simple and basic. They are made of plastic. Even though they are not quite so ergonomically designed as the reusable razors, they are not difficult to hold, and they certainly do not hurt your hand or have limited grip so they are hard to use.
The razor has much less protection than disposable razors, it is much easier to cut yourself or nick some of your skin. I have to be so much more careful when I use these, and unfortunately I normally learn the hard way. It is much harder to give yourself a quick shave in a rush.
Because the razors are disposable, you always have that feeling of a fresh blade, so you normally get a good clean shave, so I always get good hair removal. Although the razors are disposable, I normally get about two weeks use out of them before having to chuck them. Beware though, if you don't let them dry out (or leave them in the shower) they will go rusty really quickly!
These razors are cheap and have very little outlay, so it always seems less of a blow to fork out on these than top up my existing razor with new blades. It is false economy though, as they don't last as long over all, pound for pound, so in the long run these end up costing more. They also defeat the purpose of having hair free legs which you can show off, as I often have cuts from the razor on them which is incredibly frustrating.
I would recommend these razors for those rare occassions when you might go on holiday and forget your main razor, or have an emergency. I don't think these are worth using on a more regular basis.
I go to the gym a lot so these are perfect for my travel bag... I got this a a christmas present and find them very useful. I would however say; if your not used to throw away razors then be careful as they dont have as much protection as normal razors have and therefore you can cut yourself if your not concertrating, they do also rust quite easily so again watch out and check the razor before using it otherwise you can damage your skin. Their cheap which is good when your watching your pennies especially in this economic climate! I would however say that these are extremely handy and their pink! What every girl needs in her travel suitacse!
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with razors as they tend to make my sensitive skin quite irritated at times. This means that I am quite cautious about trying out different brands and styles, as I usually end up finding a product that suits my sensitive skin and sticking with it for quite a long time. This wasn't really an option recently however, as I needed to purchase some razors for going away on holiday, and the local pharmacy where I was doing my last-minute toiletry shopping only had two options available for under £5, which is all I really wanted to spend at the time.
I finally decided to buy the "Bic Classic Lady Razors" which cost me around £1.40 for the pack containing five individual razors. I thought this was quite an affordable price and offered reasonable value, but at the same time I was slightly anxious about the quality of the product, given its cheaper-than-alternatives price.
The appearance of the Bic Classic Lady Razors did little to quench these concerns; very flimsy in design, each of the razors is a sort of sickly pink colour and has a very thin, almost fragile-looking handle and a very neat, petite even 'head'. Once the small plastic protective 'cap' has been removed from the front of the razor head, the exposed single blade looks to be very small also. To be fair, the small, petite-looking size of this particular brand of razors is not necessarily a negative point, and as I bought these razors purely for travelling, this was beneficial to me on this occasion... I did wonder about how effective they would be, and was slightly anxious about whether they would irritate my sensitive skin, but the words "Sensitive Skin" printed on the front of the blue-coloured package did help to reassure me a little.
I didn't have to wait very long to find out how they performed. Whilst on holiday I showered or bathed at least once a day, usually twice which meant that I used the Bic razors every day. I found that the Bic Classic Lady Razors coped fairly well with the rather thick, robust shaving gel that I used alongside them. They 'cut through' the thick gel fairly quickly and easily and removed it from my skin as well as any other brand of razor usually would. The main difference I found when using the Bic razors however, was concerning the size of the razor head; due to it being considerably smaller than my usual razor brand, I found that it 'clogged up' with shaving gel much quicker, which meant that the razor had to be rinsed off more often. This is probably a fairly minor niggle, but it did mean that it took longer to carry out my hair removal routine when using the Bic Lady razors than with my usual brand.
Sadly however, this was not the main issue I had with this brand of razor. I found that they were extremely harsh on my sensitive skin and caused a rather unpleasant shaving rash which was extremely sore and irritated. This occurred not only on my legs, but on my armpit area which is obviously quite a sensitive, delicate area of skin for most people. The rash that occurred in my underarm area was so irritated and uncomfortable that I really struggled to wear an anti-perspirant or deodorant for a day or two - not exactly an ideal situation in a hot climate. This added to me feeling uncomfortable and it was all really quite unpleasant.
The rash that occurred on the tops of my legs was actually a lot worse looking, but it didn't feel as sensitive as the sore, delicate underarm area. A sort of 'prickly' feeling was evident soon after using the razors on this area, and once I got out of the bath I realised that there were about six little 'spots' that were actually bleeding. Once the bleeding subsided (about an hour later!) I found that the whole area on the top of each leg felt very sore, irritated and quite itchy. I decided not to shave this area for the remainder of my holiday as I just didn't feel it was worth it! I therefore have to question the addition of the words "Sensitive Skin" on the front of the product's packaging... there are no specific claims as such, but the fact they are there at all makes me really question the manufacturers' honesty.
The plus side of the Bic Lady Razors are that they are small in size, and so are ideal for travelling (but only for people who don't have sensitive skin maybe?) Even though they are quite petite, I didn't have any issues with holding or using the razors and found them very easy to use. I didn't find that they slipped or fell from my hands, even when they were wet or soapy.
In addition, the slim metal single razor itself seems to be of quite a high quality, given its effectiveness at cutting through hair and removing it from the skin. I found that I didn't need to keep 're-doing' any of the areas I was shaving, so I felt the actual 'shaving results' were fairly good, especially when you consider the basic design and value price of the razors.
Even taking these plus-points into account however, it is a product that I will never, ever buy again and I'm afraid that I can't recommend the product highly at all. Obviously different people can achieve different results from using products such as this one, given different skin types and skin sensitivity and the like, but I'm afraid I will only be awarding the Bic Classic Lady Razors one solitary rating star, as I thought they were extremely harsh to use on my skin and caused a rather unpleasant reaction. As if this isn't bad enough, the fact that the manufacturer seems to be 'hinting' at them being suitable for sensitive skin, rather than making a confident claim about the product (or of course, just leaving well alone and not mentioning sensitive skin at all) makes me feel as though I have been duped or manipulated a little, and I'm highly unimpressed by this. So yes, one star is more than ample on this occasion.
If you want to try the Bic Classic Lady Razors for yourself, they are available in a variety of drugstores and pharmacies, as well as some supermarkets such as Asda. The current price (@ October 2011) for the pack of 5 razors in Asda is £1.