Which? reveals the three worst men's razorsThree men's razors to avoid, reveals Which? test

19 July 2012

New Which? research shows that three popular disposable men's razors don’t shave closely enough, are uncomfortable to use and run the risk of leaving you cut and bleeding.

The Boots Twin Blade fixed head disposable was the worst of 16 razors tested by Which? and is bad enough to be a Don’t Buy. Shaves were too rough and uncomfortable. And too many users were left bleeding after shaving – one said he thought he was going to cut himself with every stroke.

Razors to avoid

The Boots razor isn’t alone in becoming a Which? Don’t Buy – two others were almost as bad. One user told us he cut himself 10 times during one shave with one of the razors, and the third Don't Buy razor didn't shave closely enough.

Read our full men’s razors review to find out more about the three Don’t Buy razors, and four excellent Best Buy razors that will give you a smooth, comfortable shave. 

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16 men's razors tested

Which? has tested 16 men’s razors including the Gillette Fusion Proglide, the Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium Precision and the King of Shaves Azor 5. Four razors did well enough in our tests to secure Which? Best Buy status.

Which? razors expert Matt Stevens told us: 'Razors have to be very bad for us to make them Don’t Buys – the three new Don’t Buy razors just don’t shave closely enough and are uncomfortable to use. Our tests show that two of them are more likely to cut you while shaving than other razors.'

Which? used a user panel of 47 men to test the razors. Each member of the panel tested one razor a week for four weeks, and told us how well they shave and how easy they are to use. All razors were tested for sharpness and durability at the Which? Test Lab.

Visit our men’s razors reviews to find out which razors are Best Buys and which to avoid. 

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