Getting the best shave comes down to having the best tools for the job. You’ll want to use a good shaving cream, of course, but the most important thing is to choose the right razor. A cartridge razor with disposable blades is the method most men learn first (and stick to), and replacement blades are available pretty much anywhere. An electric razor might be best for someone who wants to be as quick and efficient as possible. There are also safety razors, which have been around for more than 100 years and have recently surged in popularity because many feel they provide a better shave — and they’re more ecofriendly and economical. And there are straight razors, which are typically the domain of professionals but which passionate shavers might like for the unique control they offer. Within each style of razor there are models from countless different brands, which can make choosing the right one overwhelming. To find the best razors you can buy, 13 men’s-grooming experts were asked, including ten barbers, about their favorites.
I thought it apt to post about this particular article as my eye was drawn to another post made this week and published in two newspapers listing 'The 10 best wet shave razors for men' and very sad to say they listed 9 cartridge razors and one straight razor. I actually wrote to the editor of one newspaper pointing this out and suggesting actually that a Merkur 34C should have at least made the list for it to appear realistic. And here below is indeed an article pointing this out. The Merkur 34C is not the "best" razor but it is one of the most popular safety razors and one with which you really can't go wrong with. It's always my first option to suggest to any beginner to wet shaving.
#shaving The Best Razors, According to Barbers
Including cartridge, electric, and safety razors, and specific styles to use on sensitive skin.