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I really like them. I have a moderately thick beard
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
I've been using these BIC Sensitive razors for probably at least 10 years now. I really like them.
I have a moderately thick beard, which grows fairly fast. I don't have to shave twice a day or anything, but I definitely have a noticeable 5 o'clock shadow. For years I used the cartridge razors, especially the Gilette Sensor line...but I could never get more than about 3 or 4 days out of a cartridge, and they were so expensive.
I've been able to get on average about 2 weeks out of one of these, shaving every day, before it starts really pulling. The first day is usually a little rough; I wish I could find a good way to strop the blade, I think that would help. But even then, it's not too bad. By the second or third shave, the blade is absolutely perfect, and gives nice close shaves for at least 7 or 8 more shaves. However to get this much life you have to take care of the blade. It helps to have good water, rinse the blade well after use and make sure it's reasonably dry before putting it away. Otherwise they do wear out more quickly. Also of course variations in thickness and length of growth make a huge difference.
As a caveat though, these blades do require a bit more care and skill than the cartridges. You have to be more careful about angle. Also good face prep and good lather definitely help, although not essential. For several years I shaved with regular bath soap in the shower; however, now I use a badger brush with good shave soap/cream, which is definitely better.
The only negative is that these tend to clog a little easier than a good double-edge razor. However they are infinitely better than cartridge razors in the clogging department.
All in all, I've used everything from the cartridge razors to very nice double-edged razors, and I keep coming back to these. They are definitely my favorite.