What styles are out there?
- Old-fashioned kits usually contain a razor, a brush, a mug, and a stand for the brush. Although they are typically intended for men who use old fashioned bars of shaving soap or foam, many women buy these kits. They transform the chore of shaving into a luxurious experience and they also look great in the bathroom. Many kits are made of brass, pewter, silver, or gold. The very expensive ones may be inlaid with stones (some of the kits from bygone days are even collector’s items).
- Newer packages contain electric shavers and accessories. In some kits hair trimmers, scissors, and hair shavers are also included, but in other shaving kits, just a shaver and its accessories are included. If you shave often, these can help you shave hard-to-reach tricky areas. There are separate kits for men and women which address the different shaving needs of each gender.
How do I choose a kit that is best for me?
Whichever type of shaving kit appeals to you, you should investigate the different brands and types of accessories available. You might try browsing on-line first to get a sense of what’s available. You will likely be able to get a sense of the price ranges. Once you have browsed, make a list of ‘must-have’ and ‘nice-to-have’ features you desire. Note how much you are willing to spend. You could ask friends if they have kits they are happy – or very unhappy – with. You can also use the Internet to find out more information about various kits. This will help you get a sense of the possible pros and cons of the choices you are contemplating.
I’m ready to own one – now where do I get one?
Once you are ready to buy your kit, be sure to buy your shaving kit from a reputable dealer. Whether you buy on-line or in a local store, be sure to understand the return and refund policy. That way, if you are unhappy with it, you can return it.
I’ve purchased my very own kit… what next?
Once you have it home, read all the directions carefully and send in any warranty registrations if you need to. Be sure to use the shaving kit several times to understand how all the components work. You will need to find out how to maintain your kit in ideal condition. Many electric kits require you to clean the blades, replace blades, or lubricate the area around the razor with a special oil. You will need to practice these things in order to get the hang of them.
With a little preparation you will have a shaving kit that will make your experience easier – or at least more pleasant – for many years to come!