Safety razors while very common among men are also being used by a lot of women. Women use safety razors because it is milder and less aggressive than straight razors and are way cheaper than cartridge razors. Some women discover their favorite safety razor by trying out some products. Although some of these products are for males, they find the razors working well for them as well.
There are product brands that are aware of the shaving needs of women and they add a product line especially for women. Edwin Jagger is a very popular safety razor brand among men and now, among women as well. They Edwin Jagger Heather is the double edge safety razor that they’ve created specifically for the ladies. The razor looks very feminine with its pink pearlescent handle. The colorful handle isn’t just for aesthetics but it is also for functionality. It provides a firm grip since it is going to be used for wet shaving.
The handle of the razor is made especially long at 4 inches, for women’s needs. Unlike a lot of razors form men having shorter handles to provide for more control, the EJ Heather provides better reach and easy shaving for women. The head of the razor has a signature EJ design and looks similar to most EJ safety razors. It fits all standard size double edge safety razors blades. The razor comes with 5 Derby blades which are quite popular among women.
- Quality: 9/10
Except for the handle of the razor, the material used for constructing it is stainless steel together with a chrome finish. Since the textured handle which provides the grip is made with a less durable material, it is the most vulnerable part of the razor.
- User Friendly: 8/10
Using a DE safety razor is all about taking your time. There are tons of videos on YouTube that tell you how to properly do a wet shaving to achieve the best results.
- Grip: 10/10
The handle of the razor ensures that it will not slip even when the hands are slippery with lather, cream, or soap. The bottom of the handle has a big base which most users find really useful. It’s where they put their small finger to give a more stable shaving.
- Ease of Blade Replacement: 8/10
The easiest mechanism for blade replacement is the “butterfly doors” mechanism. Unfortunately, this razor does not work with that type of mechanism. It’s simpler. The head has to be unscrewed from the handle to open it up before a new blade can be replaced.
- Aggressiveness: 9/10
The level of aggressiveness of this razor is the same as that for other razors. It is less aggressive than a single blade straight razor but still aggressive enough to cause cuts and nicks if not used properly.
- Adjustability: 8/10
The razor might be made for women but it is still a regular DE safety razor. There isn’t much adjusting that can be done for it.
- Balance: 9/10
The weight of the razor gives its good balance and a nice heft. The weight also comes from the long handle.
- Value for Money: 10/10
The price for this razor is at par with the regular razors.
- Overall: 9/10
Overall, this women’s razor is puts justice to all safety razors in the market right now, regardless if they’re for males or for females. Edwin Jagger has created a razor that is really for the ladies with its pink and extra long handle.