Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, May 24, 2010

Random Thoughts: How Many Blades Do We Need?

So I just saw this commercial for the new Schick Hydra. The Schick Hydra has five razor blades and a "breakthrough hydrating reservoir and built-in skin guards." I'll repeat that, five razor blades and a "breakthrough hydrating reservoir and built-in skin guards." What I really need to know is . . . when is this maddness going to end?

Five razors? Really? I remember the day when my razor had two blades and it worked just fine. Why is there this seemingly never ending race to increase the number of blades on a razor? When the three blades came I thought, that's kinda kewl. When the four blades came I remember thinking, "they're taking this a bit too far." But now FIVE blades. Not only are there five blades but there is also a "hydration reservoir" that ensures that your skin never dries out during a shave. Like the lather and the water you use while shaving won't do the job in that area. All this to give Schick another reason to charge $10.00 for a disposable razor.

I don't know about you but I'm not falling for this BS. If we stay on this path we will soon have a razor with 10 blades, a GPS system and a 5 mega-pixel camera. Why do we need all this for a simple shave. The single and double blade has been doing an amazing job for years so I think I'll stick with what's been working.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, no one needs 5 blades and, plus, I wonder if they would even work with black men, who already have issues with one blade when it comes to shaving and ingrown hairs.

Seems like yet a new way to hike the price of razors with hype more than anything else.