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    Today, loyal theorists, we’re learning how to shave your face. But, we’re not just grabbing a razor and having at it; no, we’re using 8 guys and 10 different blades to find the absolutely PERFECT way to shave. Which razor works best: five blade, safety razor, straight edge, electrical or something else? Lather up that shaving cream and get ready for some awesome grooming tips!
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  • @theRealJimothy
    @theRealJimothy 8 місяців тому +17314

    This is MatPat’s most sane video this month

  • @SuperItalianMario
    @SuperItalianMario 8 місяців тому +3287

    With the beard, matpat looks like he evolved into his third form.

    • @Goofiest_Goober1
      @Goofiest_Goober1 8 місяців тому +235

      He has evolved into dadpat

    • @_MPJ
      @_MPJ 8 місяців тому

      @@Goofiest_Goober1don’t read my name

    • @ketchup012
      @ketchup012 8 місяців тому +70

      Dad pat 3/4 evolution

    • @abel_exe9599
      @abel_exe9599 8 місяців тому +11

      Dadpat

    • @ybfriendlystrawberry
      @ybfriendlystrawberry 8 місяців тому +29

      Matpat had a beard before for a while. I think they should be somewhere on the GT(not)Lives. I remember he said that Ollie didn't seem to recognize him because he was so different to his usual look ^^

  • @PenumbraDev
    @PenumbraDev 3 місяці тому +689

    Safety Razors also go so much better with a proper brush and lather. It turns that 20 min from a chore to a luxury. That to me is priceless.

    • @patrickpettyjr.3134
      @patrickpettyjr.3134 3 місяці тому +107

      As a safety razor fanboy and connoisseur (I shave with one every day), this video made me almost poke my eyeballs out with needles. The bad form, zero prep, fearmongering, and the overall ignorance... Like you said, a proper shave brush, bowl, lather, and technique makes the safety razor both superior and luxurious.

    • @MC-wd5ko
      @MC-wd5ko 3 місяці тому

      @@patrickpettyjr.3134 This and only this.

    • @dirtybongwater5751
      @dirtybongwater5751 3 місяці тому

      @@patrickpettyjr.3134 I've never tried a safety razor before but I agree they should've tested the results after everyone knew the proper shaving methods for each razor

    • @daytonode
      @daytonode 3 місяці тому +26

      please get a life

    • @notaspeck6104
      @notaspeck6104 2 місяці тому

      @@patrickpettyjr.3134 ... 🥴

  • @ten-chan1015
    @ten-chan1015 6 місяців тому +513

    As a woman with barbed wire growing from her legs and pits, who recently got talked into buying a safety razor by my fiancé, I feel like this is validating my choice to ditch my old not-pink-cuz-i'm-not-that-kinda-gal 3-bladed razor. Buying and re-buying those cartridges is not worth the weekly blood sacrifices.

    • @Legolas2
      @Legolas2 5 місяців тому +4

      Why not wax? Stays smoother for longer

    • @ten-chan1015
      @ten-chan1015 5 місяців тому +54

      @@Legolas2 tried it. My hair just won't be pulled out effectively, so I have to take multiple passes, which end up irritating my skin.

    • @Ace_Maus
      @Ace_Maus 4 місяці тому +11

      Use a Braun epilator for your legs, can even use it for your pits. I have hirsutism, with thick, coarse hair. It works wonders.

    • @Corvo0__0
      @Corvo0__0 3 місяці тому +6

      ​@Legolas2 pain 😭

    • @MC-wd5ko
      @MC-wd5ko 3 місяці тому +4

      @@Legolas2 You forget to mention though that you need to let it grow first. It's nice after winter hibernation, but mid-summer it's less in my opinion.

  • @shaggy1881
    @shaggy1881 8 місяців тому +3505

    As a follow-up to this episode, you should do shaving cream vs shaving gel vs shaving foam vs dry shave. Also aftershave vs aftershave lotion vs nothing.

    • @Fabelaz
      @Fabelaz 7 місяців тому +111

      There are also methods of using soap or hair conditioner (for especially sensitive areas).

    • @leathandris6734
      @leathandris6734 7 місяців тому +80

      Should add in post shower to that list. Read somewhere that hair soaked in hot water for five minutes has 15% less strength.

    • @jozo8070
      @jozo8070 7 місяців тому +27

      farther still, I shave after a swim in the pool and\or after hot sauna, easy as butter. I also know of the hot wet towel method, although I don't use it myself

    • @alexanderespinoza
      @alexanderespinoza 7 місяців тому +21

      @@leathandris6734it makes a huge difference for myself shaving after a shower
      So I'd heavily suggest it

    • @a.m.7438
      @a.m.7438 7 місяців тому +19

      I love shave soap. Used to use gels like gilette. But using soap allows me to use a brush to lift up the hairs. The soap feels better on my skin when it lathers. It feels better using soap and a brush. The gels always felt either too light or way too easy to wipe off when using my blade, leaving a too slick surface.

  • @TheOvadex
    @TheOvadex 8 місяців тому +464

    Biggest problem I see with everyone using the safety razor is they're putting way too much pressure on it. You start getting irritation and nicks when you're pushing it into your face. You just need to glide it along letting the weight of the razor do the work. That's why they're usually so hefty. When I shave I'm usually holding the razor by the last inch or so of the handle.

    • @loke6664
      @loke6664 8 місяців тому +49

      It is because they are used to disposable razors which need some pressure or they wont shave you at all.

    • @MeeshT
      @MeeshT 8 місяців тому +7

      The weight of the handle helps glide it through, which takes a little bit of getting used to, especially if you're used to very lightweight disposable razors.

    • @Living1tUpAllday
      @Living1tUpAllday 8 місяців тому +12

      The safety razor had my anxiety through the roof. So much pressure. Glad they didn't use a straight razor

    • @beetrix12
      @beetrix12 8 місяців тому +7

      Also, you should use the other hand to stretch the skin too

    • @RyuRaeArashi
      @RyuRaeArashi 8 місяців тому +8

      If they go for a particularly higher end safety razor, that problem actually gets pretty well solved just by the engineering of the product. Something like Henson's safety razor.

  • @oszkarvarnagy7896
    @oszkarvarnagy7896 6 місяців тому +340

    One thing you missed is that safety razor blades are super versatile, you can buy a selection of 10 for low cost and figure out what works for your skin. Other options don't support that.

    • @Delantho
      @Delantho 4 місяці тому +12

      theres also a vast selection of safety razor styles for different blade angles and comb types to be open or closed

    • @Max-rn3eb
      @Max-rn3eb Місяць тому +3

      also the fact that you can buy ones with adjustable aggressiveness. find the right blade and right angle/aggressiveness and you're golden for life!

  • @robgutowski
    @robgutowski 5 місяців тому +137

    Just in case it gets seen, I switched over to safety razors many years ago with no regrets, and have recently started learning the whole song and dance of a straight razor. it's not that a straight razor is difficult to use, I think it's more just learning to maintain the sort of everything behind it. Most other razors sort of give you the angle of attack to use by nature of their design, and a straight razor you have to learn about how to maintain an angle, or at least a relatively tight range of angles. It's by far the fastest method by which I can shave, by far the fastest clean up, but has lost me the most blood learning.

    • @alexk3948
      @alexk3948 3 місяці тому +7

      I have a few straight razors but it's slow risky work - a DE safety razor gives a great result especially if you practice enough to very rarely have cuts.

    • @lonewolf025
      @lonewolf025 2 місяці тому +4

      Agreed on the straight. I like it for the precision and clean lines it gives over a cartridge or DE. Def shed some blood on that learning curve though and still do on rare occasion when I'm not paying attention to what I'm doing.

    • @seanslatter4311
      @seanslatter4311 2 місяці тому +3

      Funny story. I was using my straight razor (the type that uses the safety blades) today, dropped it, and now I have a nasty cut on my hand lol 😂

  • @rreagan007
    @rreagan007 8 місяців тому +398

    Pro tip: If you dry off the blades after you use them they last about 20 times as long as if you put them away wet. Most of the deterioration of razor blades is from microrust along the cutting edge from water being left on them.

    • @ablaze1989
      @ablaze1989 7 місяців тому +42

      if you clean it with alcohol after a shave, it displaces the water better and will make that like a 30-35 times longer instead :)

    • @echorises
      @echorises 7 місяців тому +28

      @@ablaze1989 Yep, but it's gotta be near pure alcohol. I've tried leaving the razor in the alcohol to see what happens, apparently that %2 water in the solution is more than enough to cause rust.
      Also, safety razor is way way easier to dry. Just roll it in a toilet paper and dry in a second. Gilette one just doesn't dry at all. It is so expensive that I've tried using a hair dryer to dry it, even that takes like 3 minutes to dry the razor completely.

    • @TheDuckofDoom.
      @TheDuckofDoom. 7 місяців тому +8

      @@echorises Nobody said to store it in alcohol.

    • @echorises
      @echorises 7 місяців тому +9

      @@TheDuckofDoom. Just a warning not to use watered-down alcohols. Because it is better to use it 10 times and throw it away then to use it 30 times and get tetanus disease.

    • @haph2087
      @haph2087 7 місяців тому +3

      @@echorises Why not just get vaccinated for tetanus?
      I've mostly just been washing my safety razor and setting it in a place where the water can't pool around it (placing it on a raised position, I usually use the rim of my sink).

  • @triaurorar3291
    @triaurorar3291 8 місяців тому +2338

    I would love a version of this episode for women because I desperatly want to know how to make shaving myself more efficent, so it doesn't take an hour or more to shave because I'm not shaving every day or every other day. Also I would love the episode to anwser how often should you shave and should you shave in the shower or bath or somewhere else. I know that this would be a lot of ground to cover, but I(and I belive many others) would find it extremely helpful and eye opening.

    • @gracelovely3838
      @gracelovely3838 8 місяців тому +259

      I totally agree, shaving my legs is one of my least favorite chores, but I also like being clean shaven. Please tell me the female theorists (or some more brave others) will be working on this!

    • @Aravis.
      @Aravis. 8 місяців тому +95

      I was about to type the same comment! These were my exact thought throughout the whole video. Also would like to see some men shaving their legs as well (trans inclusivity)

    • @kerricaine
      @kerricaine 8 місяців тому +90

      ​@@Aravis. I'd love to see some experimenting because I've found that mens razors are more comfortable on my face but women's razors handle leg and body hair better...which i guess is what they're designed for lol..

    • @Bredar1e
      @Bredar1e 8 місяців тому +58

      I would love to see them do an episode on this. Right now I use two different razors. One for my beard (yes, women can grow beards), and one for my legs/ other areas. I would love to see them do an episode on whether I really need two razors, in addition to all the great points @triaurorar3291 mentioned.

    • @gracelovely3838
      @gracelovely3838 8 місяців тому +58

      Also, what's the deal with shaving arms? Armpits? Is there something we can use from head to toe or if not, what are our best options?

  • @Pixelsphere_Studios
    @Pixelsphere_Studios 5 місяців тому +137

    Matt,
    from my limited experience, using gel shaving creams causes the safety razors to gum and even not cut as nicely. I noticed more micro abrasions on my own face using gel.
    Using a real “shave soap” with a badger brush resolved this.

    • @beastlymarek
      @beastlymarek 3 місяці тому +3

      I shave my head with a foil razor, I’ve used rotary and after using the foul type, I’ll never go back. The foil razor is amazing, and it’s in a league of its own from the rotary ones. I use it with conditioner and it gives me a great head shave

    • @lonewolf025
      @lonewolf025 2 місяці тому +4

      Real shaving soap is the way to go. The gels leave a funny residue and don't smell as nice or feel as nice as a hot lather applied with a quality brush. Not to mention there are better scents with the real soaps like sandalwood or similar types.

    • @user-ml7fi7nk8s
      @user-ml7fi7nk8s 26 днів тому

      When I shave my legs mine gets stuck whit cream,I don't now why my mom ask me to use the cream

  • @algio3041
    @algio3041 4 місяці тому +41

    Straight razor is by far my favorite. A properly stropped straight razor with properly applied cream after a steamed towel treatment, glides like butter through thick hair.
    It’s a process for sure but the only way I’ve found to have a shave without razor bumps all over

    • @RikuIshmaru
      @RikuIshmaru 2 місяці тому +4

      Same. I shave my head and face. Safety razors don’t work for me and the multiblades just yank at my beard hair.
      Japanese style straight razor has been the best for me. Best part is - I never have to replace the blade.
      Though I wanted to yell at the top of my lungs when he mentioned going to a barber who didn’t know how. Most of the barbers these days just have a one use blade fitted into a straight razor style holder - and it just doesn’t perform.

  • @PrincesJules
    @PrincesJules 8 місяців тому +1389

    I'd love to see a companion episode to this for leg/underarm shaving with the same perimeters. I personally like the cheap razors, but i know women in my life who hate them, so im curious if the results would be similar to these tests or different.

    • @gloomy_gal
      @gloomy_gal 8 місяців тому +58

      I've only ever used cheap razors so I want to know if there's any big differences between those and fancy electric ones I've seen ads for.

    • @kayleemae375
      @kayleemae375 8 місяців тому +21

      YESSS I was literally just thinking thiss

    • @puppybunnysquid3358
      @puppybunnysquid3358 8 місяців тому +23

      ​@gloomy_gal I use both electric and the dollar store ones. The electric is great for the long hair if you let it grow out like I do (because I shave if I know I'm gonna show leg at all), but it leaves like the stubble, even on the short hair setting. It's also nice since I don't have to get into the shower with it, so less warm/hot water used. The cheap razor I use to get the smooth finish, but I wouldn't use on long hair. Razor burn

    • @narutofan915
      @narutofan915 8 місяців тому +25

      God right? I was thinking about this as well. The legs have a lot more surface area and dull out the razor fairly fast. Then there was a comment i saw below about the difference between woman's and men's products with the price differences and performance.

    • @crimson-cloud
      @crimson-cloud 8 місяців тому +20

      Also for the legs, you could test alternative hair removal techniques such as an epilator or wax strips

  • @s-kay-t
    @s-kay-t 8 місяців тому +269

    So now that y'all have discussed face shaving, what I'm looking for now is leg shaving. I mean, when I'm shaving, I want as little hair as I can get. But what's the irritation? Is shaving cream/gel worth it? Or should we just skip the shave and wax our legs. These questions need answering Mat!!

    • @Miss_Trillium
      @Miss_Trillium 8 місяців тому +6

      Thissss

    • @TH0KH
      @TH0KH 8 місяців тому +31

      If they do legs, they need to test shaving cream against conditioner

    • @Ladycyg
      @Ladycyg 8 місяців тому +17

      @@TH0KH I use conditioner (which I find works better than the shaving gel) and a safety razor (which, as they said, is dirt cheap and yet still effective)

    • @jacksonlevy5464
      @jacksonlevy5464 8 місяців тому +4

      I just shave my peach fuzz and not my legs but the cremo shaving cream is so absolutely top tier you get a ton of product and there's not a single hair left at the end (but still no irritation :))

    • @wolfforce58205
      @wolfforce58205 8 місяців тому +2

      I just use my body soap and I would love to see that tested, too. I know personally I love either the Gillette or a safety razor (I had SO MANY cuts on my legs in high school from using disposable razors 😂 ).

  • @luxrayblast
    @luxrayblast 2 місяці тому +23

    6:00 Two of the best puns ever on Style Theory:
    *Jack Of All Blades* & *Cutting Edge Humor* perfectly summarize Style Theory.

  • @pentecost_
    @pentecost_ 4 місяці тому +22

    Safety razor user since I grew my first facial hair, and till the day I die. Wet shaving is such a pleasant and luxurious ritual every morning. There're a million different razor, blades, shaving creams, shaving soaps (old-school and modern artisan), pre/post shave products to explore and it's a fun journey.
    Also, watching them dry shave, hurts my face.

  • @ALaughingWolf2188
    @ALaughingWolf2188 8 місяців тому +860

    Honestly a funny thing is, my father wasn’t able to grow proper facial hair until he was in his late twenties, and I immediately began growing a beard when I was like 17. He knows infinitely more about shaving and styling it than I do but he always complains how it doesn’t make any sense lol

    • @sherlockwho5714
      @sherlockwho5714 8 місяців тому +13

      I have a patchy beard that grows like barbwire
      So I use an electric razor to give myself a stubble

    • @ALaughingWolf2188
      @ALaughingWolf2188 8 місяців тому

      @@sherlockwho5714youch, my beard was kind of everywhere when I first started growing it too lol

    • @sasukeuchiha998
      @sasukeuchiha998 8 місяців тому +15

      The facial hair came from your mom.

    • @kingblitz1415
      @kingblitz1415 8 місяців тому +1

      ​@@sasukeuchiha998you're absolutely right... even if my hair didn't come from my mother I would still be bald or balding

    • @Gokaruto
      @Gokaruto 8 місяців тому

      ​@@sasukeuchiha998as your mom i can confirm❤

  • @johnyliltoe
    @johnyliltoe 8 місяців тому +1513

    We need more BeardPat! He is ROCKING that facial hair.

  • @Wolf-1260
    @Wolf-1260 6 місяців тому +92

    My advice would be to use a shaving soap bar with a shaving brush for the safety rasor. I never had any trouble that way.
    Also the reason why its called a *safety* rasor is because it was designed to be safer than straight blades. It's an old invention 😂

    • @AmiraWizar
      @AmiraWizar Місяць тому +1

      also it's versatile as u can use it to go bald😂

  • @PeritusGamingTV
    @PeritusGamingTV 5 місяців тому +10

    I got Phillips OneBlade as a present and actually really grew to like it, from using both electric and razors beforehand. The OneBlade is a middleground but doesn't do very close shave, it gives that close, but not completely gone.

  • @soundofmusic8838
    @soundofmusic8838 8 місяців тому +1178

    As a woman with PCOS that causes me to grow facial hair I very much appreciate this episode lol I’m always looking for that close shave 🪒

    • @TexasNationalist1836
      @TexasNationalist1836 8 місяців тому +24

      Can you grow a beard

    • @mellodees3663
      @mellodees3663 8 місяців тому

      ​@@TexasNationalist1836some women can

    • @Steffie_
      @Steffie_ 8 місяців тому

      ​@@TexasNationalist1836a lot of women with PCOS can grow a beard and mustache.

    • @soundofmusic8838
      @soundofmusic8838 8 місяців тому +134

      @@TexasNationalist1836 lol idk maybe if I didn’t shave for months. Now that’s a style theory 👀

    • @mewgiah8057
      @mewgiah8057 8 місяців тому +85

      @@TexasNationalist1836 my wife has PCOS, and she can't grow a beard. It never gets that thick. Her hair is more of a peach fuzz that grows everywhere then the regular kind of facial hair you see on men. It's def an issue that bothers her so she shaves a lot, but it never actually grows like fully beyond a certain point.
      If she didn't shave at all, her facial hair would become noticeable. But it's not anywhere as thick as mine gets. That said, not everyone with PCOS has the same exact condition. Can only speak for what I know.

  • @scarcat2469
    @scarcat2469 8 місяців тому +492

    To my curly/coils hair friends (ESPCIALLY 4C hair), getting a close shave can be really risky because shaving curlier hair tends to increase your risk of ingrown hairs (pseudofolliculitis)! This is probably why AJ had the worst reaction to the cheap razor. So if you have curly/could hair, the best option is to avoid shaving. But if you have to shave, don’t try to get a super close shave, use a shaving cream or gel, shave with the grain, and periodically exfoliate! Salicylic acid can also help prevent your pores from clogging up.

    • @eXtremeAzureProductions
      @eXtremeAzureProductions 8 місяців тому +7

      Much thanks for the advice!

    • @WowUrFcknHxC
      @WowUrFcknHxC 8 місяців тому +3

      And use a safety razor so it doesn't cut below the skin

    • @saiyantwan
      @saiyantwan 8 місяців тому

      This is why I'm electric all day every day.

    • @nysheikaj
      @nysheikaj 8 місяців тому

      🏆 MVPSA! As a coily girl, I felt especially sorry for him🥺 What a sacrifice!

  • @myluckymadness8041
    @myluckymadness8041 3 місяці тому +9

    I can't believe that this youtube team is across country. It truely has become more then just something over the 13 years its exsisted. Congrats to mathew and the team. You truely have made something special.

  • @deathstarmarksmanwarhammer3164
    @deathstarmarksmanwarhammer3164 6 місяців тому +18

    Mat genuinely looks more like a dad when he has a beard and it looks great

  • @lukaschin1038
    @lukaschin1038 8 місяців тому +807

    We're now only a few steps away from MatPat teaching us how to shave our...other places

  • @tessaspierings8855
    @tessaspierings8855 8 місяців тому +576

    Dear Mat, my groupmate and I in chemical engineering class were discussing anti aging creams, and she told me that a professor had told her is that what anti aging creams basically do is cause a mild allergic reaction to the skin which makes it swell and thus makes the wrinkles dissapear. I need a theory on this really really bad, I mean she heard it from a professor in chemistry but he majored in biophysics so could you find out if it is true or not??🙏🙏

    • @pandoravex4791
      @pandoravex4791 8 місяців тому +58

      😂 Retinol one of the most common anti-aging creams doesn’t work that way.
      Retinol increases skin cell production (proliferation). It helps unclog pores. Retinol also exfoliates your skin and increases collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a fresher, plump appearance.
      Retinol is also known as Vitamin A.

    • @Cinnabar39
      @Cinnabar39 8 місяців тому +6

      I'd like to see a theory on this as well.

    • @suzannemacmillan9135
      @suzannemacmillan9135 8 місяців тому +3

      Was this Olay Regenerist? That happened to me!

    • @JustRE0
      @JustRE0 8 місяців тому +1

      botox is most likely what theyre talking about

    • @moviesaredope
      @moviesaredope 8 місяців тому +1

      I'll never need this information, but I would appreciate having it. Please, Team 💚

  • @crimson182
    @crimson182 4 місяці тому +13

    Different shaving creams are made for different razor styles. My shaving butter gums up a cartridge but works perfectly with a safety razer.
    Also having used all of these options I like the safety razer. The electric razer pulls hair and all the rest are too expensive for effectively the same end.

    • @Eventide215
      @Eventide215 3 місяці тому +1

      I like the 3-blade razors mostly for ease of access. No need to worry about angle and all that. As for the creams, yeah anything thicker than a foam is going to be a mess with the cartridges because there's not enough space for like the butter you use to get between the blades.. so you end up after like the first bit not being able to even shave with it. A safety razor is better there because it will scrape it all.

  • @johnnyregs2378
    @johnnyregs2378 3 місяці тому +4

    Safety razors have a big learning curve because the technique is very important along with findinbg the right aggression level for the head and the right blades for your skin, plus a quality shave soap. Once that's all dialed in they provide the best shave I've ever had.

  • @rubinharvey
    @rubinharvey 8 місяців тому +336

    Hey MatPat,
    I would love to see you do a video covering a lot of the 3 in 1 or 5 in 1 shampoo, conditioner, body wash products and how effective they actually are.

    • @ducksongfans
      @ducksongfans 8 місяців тому +3

      5 in 1?

    • @coling443
      @coling443 8 місяців тому +8

      @@ducksongfanshair wash, conditioner, body wash, face wash, and “deodorizer”. It’s an Irish spring one that I use, but it’s for sure just a marketing gimmick lol

    • @ducksongfans
      @ducksongfans 8 місяців тому

      @@coling443 the most I saw was 4 in one and I can't remember what the 4th was supposed to be

    • @Callisia404
      @Callisia404 8 місяців тому +1

      15 in 1

    • @HuntHunt79
      @HuntHunt79 8 місяців тому

      That’s a video I need lol.

  • @beccawatson3346
    @beccawatson3346 8 місяців тому +307

    So Mat, can we get an episode of the best way to get rid of leg hair?

    • @peperonistickseathem8011
      @peperonistickseathem8011 8 місяців тому +8

      Fire in my experience

    • @johngamer6255
      @johngamer6255 8 місяців тому +7

      Duct tape

    • @Kartanaunfolded
      @Kartanaunfolded 8 місяців тому +4

      Bleach and cut

    • @viktoria_pikovsky
      @viktoria_pikovsky 8 місяців тому +8

      Yes please! I need to know how to make my hairy monkey legs to look like those of models in Venus razors commercials. I always dreamed of random pieces of silk napkins smoothly gliding down my clean shaved legs, but so far no luck with regular ol' razors.

    • @PratherEdits
      @PratherEdits 8 місяців тому

      ​@@viktoria_pikovskynair

  • @linedwell
    @linedwell 2 місяці тому +5

    Old school safety razor with a brush and shaving soap.
    Perfect.

  • @supertetleman
    @supertetleman 4 місяці тому +23

    Another benefit of safety razors is the versatility of different blades. Some blades offer a closer shave, some are less likely to cut, and some last longer. I've gone through a few brands at a dime a blade until I found 2 i really love.

    • @evok2714
      @evok2714 3 місяці тому

      What is it?

  • @kendrataylor6853
    @kendrataylor6853 8 місяців тому +947

    As a professional hairdresser, I can testify of the anxiety surrounding the straight razor😳😂Also, you guys should totally do a theory about how facial hair/hairlines can accentuate the shape of your face🧔‍♂️
    Edit: Thanks everybody for the likes! P.s a backup theory about how different hair textures compliment the face shape could go along with the first one I mentioned💇💇‍♀️💇‍♂️

    • @WulfyFang3
      @WulfyFang3 8 місяців тому +8

      I second this! I'm not a hairdresser, but I agree lol

    • @silvrous8801
      @silvrous8801 8 місяців тому +6

      I 3rd this. Also not hairdresser but think this would be a sick idea

    • @counterfeit1148
      @counterfeit1148 8 місяців тому +10

      Third non-hairdresser, I fourth this

    • @silvrous8801
      @silvrous8801 8 місяців тому

      @@counterfeit1148 4th actually 🙄

    • @maxmustermannkauft500melon9
      @maxmustermannkauft500melon9 8 місяців тому +5

      As a non professional myself, i fifth this

  • @naoisebrosnan3121
    @naoisebrosnan3121 8 місяців тому +196

    MatPat with a beard and head editor Dan without a beard are two things I didn't expect to see today

  • @brianh2287
    @brianh2287 Місяць тому +2

    Safety razor for me, I just wish I had used one earlier in life. Safety razor is cheap even if you want a new sharp blade every use. They cut through a lot of growth like a hot knife through butter, no clogging. You can get a quick shave or a slow close luxury shave with one as well. You have more control of your shave experience in every aspect.

  • @marclink0
    @marclink0 5 місяців тому +2

    One thing I would like this channel to take on is also hair trimming, since you could also use razors, or prefer scissors.
    Another aspect I wished to learn more is about the use of after-shave. Should I use one in the first place, how do they compare, etc.

  • @anmanarrative
    @anmanarrative 8 місяців тому +155

    Definitely want a follow up episode covering body hair removal, not just with different types of razors but also with waxing, epilators, cream etc.

    • @Dali0723
      @Dali0723 8 місяців тому +2

      If anyone is struggling with their downstairs area I recommend waxing using a Himalayan salt scrub and la roche posay lipkar gentle body wash! I struggled for years buying all types of products but this simple routine cleared me :)

    • @catastrophicfailure2745
      @catastrophicfailure2745 8 місяців тому +5

      YES i was just about to ask this too! and i'd like to see some testing for remover of women's facial hair too (ik ik it's natural but i want to know how effective or safe each method is), because i've used a small electric razer for my upper lip hair (thanks genetics...), products like nair, tweezing, and waxing throughout my life and i've had varying success with each

    • @leejerrett8268
      @leejerrett8268 7 місяців тому +1

      @@Dali0723I don’t wax but I am curious what the salt scrub does?

    • @Dali0723
      @Dali0723 7 місяців тому

      @@leejerrett8268i do recommend sugar waxing and it exfoliates the skin. Also is better than a sugar scrub imo which is way more popular

    • @darkessraven
      @darkessraven 2 місяці тому

      Well looks like that’s the first video with our new host Amy.

  • @Jacen32272
    @Jacen32272 8 місяців тому +148

    I have noticed one thing while shaving; a single blade is easier to keep clean, while multiple blades tend to collect hair and dead skin between them, making it harder to keep the blades clean and the shaving as effective.

    • @linnoff
      @linnoff 8 місяців тому +12

      My solution to this is rinsing the razor more often. It takes a little longer, but when I rinse it after each pass with the blade I tend not to get buildup between the blades.

    • @Jacen32272
      @Jacen32272 8 місяців тому +5

      @@linnoff I do rinse after each pass. It takes me almost twice as long to clear out the crud then to make each pass even then. Then again, that may have more to do with my skin type and facial hair then the razor itself; I just noted that a simple rinse is enough with a single blade but not with a compound blade.

  • @kristinsyvertsen
    @kristinsyvertsen 6 місяців тому +4

    men may like a 5'o clock shadow on their face, but I, a woman, do not. so thanks for the information though! I'll keep using my 5 blade

  • @brandonchilvers9856
    @brandonchilvers9856 Місяць тому +3

    23:08
    Slight correction; shaving cream would make the electric option the 2nd cheapest.

  • @cathygrandstaff1957
    @cathygrandstaff1957 8 місяців тому +2276

    Hey Matpat, speaking of shaving, there’s an idea that shaving your armpits makes them less smelly, but is that actually true and does it even matter if you use deodorant?

    • @TotallyNotJoe_
      @TotallyNotJoe_ 8 місяців тому +340

      The hair soaks in your smells. Imo it's more hygienic to shave armpit hair than to wash it.

    • @thekingkoopabowser
      @thekingkoopabowser 8 місяців тому +62

      ​@@TotallyNotJoe_tbh, to me it makes no difference, maybe that me tho

    • @flamingpi2245
      @flamingpi2245 8 місяців тому +423

      Please wear deodorant

    • @windy8544
      @windy8544 8 місяців тому +20

      it sure does (but don't shave close to the skin)

    • @Brotothamaxx
      @Brotothamaxx 8 місяців тому +13

      nice one! Also if there are some brand deo odorants/sticks that cause irritations to the skin.

  • @kenjyn76
    @kenjyn76 8 місяців тому +402

    That's crazy that Matt managed to find a barber who can't use a straight razor. Never been to one who didn't use one

    • @kenjyn76
      @kenjyn76 8 місяців тому +55

      So with a straight or safety razor, the technique is to pull your skin tight and shave, and avoid moving the razor back and forth. Because it's one sharp blade, it'll never pull, so shaving against the grain is fine. You are more likely to get ingrowns the smoother you cut it though, because you're pulling the hair out of your pores by pulling on the skin and then it goes back under the skin when you let go. If you're prone to ingrowns, it's likely your hair will curl instead of coming back out of the pore
      It's also just the cheapest. You can get 100 blades for $10. Learn once, find a blade you like, and you'll just have to order a couple times a year depending on how often you shave (less often because with better technique it's a much closer shave)

    • @sherlockwho5714
      @sherlockwho5714 8 місяців тому +12

      It's not a talent that is always taught especially as most men shave at home

    • @kenjyn76
      @kenjyn76 8 місяців тому +15

      ​@@sherlockwho5714Yeah I was taught to shave with an electric trimmer and a 5-6 blade razor. Much worse experience imo. I keep a beard so it was more than worth learning a safety and straight to line up my cheeks and neck lol. I haven't bought blades in years

    • @morrigankasa570
      @morrigankasa570 8 місяців тому +7

      Sadly many barbers nowadays can't use "Straight Razors".

    • @Tsamane
      @Tsamane 8 місяців тому +5

      I get one everytime I get my hair cut, cause its so relaxing when you have someone who knows what they are doing.

  • @keys895
    @keys895 4 місяці тому +11

    One thing that wasn't mentioned is the after effects of the razor. Electric Razors and Safety Single Blade Razors aren't nearly as likely to give you ingrown hairs. However, once you start looking at razors like the disposable or Fusion5, you can see that the razor actually cuts too deep and causes the hair to grow back ingrown instead of straight

  • @LordJord001
    @LordJord001 Місяць тому +4

    I believe you should place a warm/hot towel on your face. It's great to avoid razor burn.

  • @user-jw7bc1yp1n
    @user-jw7bc1yp1n 8 місяців тому +574

    I love episodes where more of the team is on camera. I love Matpat & Steph but it’s fun seeing the other faces behind team theorist too!

    • @Naokarma
      @Naokarma 8 місяців тому +3

      Couldn't agree more. Reminds me of LTT, where each team member has their own specialty, and can add in their own perspective on something for a better experience on both sides.

  • @EM-uq3it
    @EM-uq3it 8 місяців тому +347

    Can we all respect how the team sacrificed their precious facial hair 😭🙏

    • @Bunny_Bill
      @Bunny_Bill 8 місяців тому +22

      Ikr🙏🏻
      My school did this with the teachers and I had no idea who the male teachers were without their beards🧍🏼

    • @thedullohanvids
      @thedullohanvids 8 місяців тому +8

      I feel there pain. I am 35 and have never been with out my facial hair since I was 13. During covid I let my beard grow really long, and last Halloween I cut it short for a Halloween costume. The day I cut it my 5 year old daughter looked at me and said What's going on with your face? I thought it was really funny.

  • @burningsails
    @burningsails 3 місяці тому +2

    This is the first episode I've checked out, i always watched game theory, and i was shaving while watching this, and im inclined to agree i miss my facial hair already

  • @timschulze6173
    @timschulze6173 Місяць тому +2

    I absolutely love a close shave. I love my face really smooth and i think that Safety Razors are the only option for that.

  • @c0lutch
    @c0lutch 8 місяців тому +512

    I may have missed if you mentioned this, but if you shave often, another huge plus of the safety razor is it causes fewer ingrown hairs because it’s not trying to cut the hair below the skin.

    • @furkanudmir550
      @furkanudmir550 8 місяців тому +9

      I have always used machine on my skin because if you use razor it makes your beard and moustache to grow thicker and more often. But not a machine like they are using I am using philips one blade which looks more like a thick razor

    • @IrvineTheHunter
      @IrvineTheHunter 8 місяців тому +111

      @@furkanudmir550 The hair growing thing is just an urban legend based on the way your hair looks when growing from a stub.

    • @kindofanmol
      @kindofanmol 8 місяців тому +3

      @@furkanudmir550 how has the oneblade been? i'm considering getting one cuz im fed up of my trimmers.

    • @furkanudmir550
      @furkanudmir550 8 місяців тому +3

      @@kindofanmol I like it but I don't shave every day I shave every 3-4 weeks my facial hair don't grow that fast but its very nice I use it with foam so the hair would be a little vertical for the machine to grab

    • @powerup3005
      @powerup3005 8 місяців тому +13

      ​@@furkanudmir550hair is naturally tapered, so it is thinner at the tip and wider at the base. When you shave it, you cut off the thinner tip leaving that thicker base HOWEVER this doesn't make the hair thicker, see hair growth is a weird thing, and since we constantly lose and replace hairs, even just a day or two after the shave your facial hair thickness is about the same as it was before the shave.

  • @gurgus
    @gurgus 8 місяців тому +459

    As a dude who’s face is so sensitive I’ll get razor burn from anything. I learned how to do the straight razor shave to myself for my cheek and chin lines and a single blade shaver for my neck. I have not had bad razor burn in years!

    • @HartyBiker
      @HartyBiker 7 місяців тому +30

      I have a beard, but I use a straight razor on my neck and to clean up my upper cheeks. 10/10 best shave.

    • @_SmiIe_
      @_SmiIe_ 7 місяців тому +2

      Was your face too sensitive for a single blade shaver?

    • @DerpLvIAsian
      @DerpLvIAsian 7 місяців тому +19

      I was looking for a comment like this! The guy in the shop Matt mentioned probably did not sharpen his razor correctly or at all. When prepared and handled correctly, there is nothing that compares to a straight razor shave.

    • @S7ayMelo
      @S7ayMelo 7 місяців тому +2

      Same but I use the Philips one blade as a in between of that and an electric razor

    • @leorkoubi4626
      @leorkoubi4626 7 місяців тому +4

      I loved using my straight razor but unfortunately, my straight razor has become too blunt to be used. I am so lost with all the directions of wet stones etc. Do you have any guidance? It would be greatly appreciated.

  • @marioknexfan
    @marioknexfan 4 місяці тому +1

    For someone that's in the Airforce, this video has definitely helped me figure out what I'd need for a shave since we have to shave every day. I've always wanted to try the single blade razor as well

    • @GBKingdom
      @GBKingdom 4 місяці тому +1

      11yrs in the Army and I can say that nothing beats the convenience of having my electric razor in the car and easily handling my shave on the way to PT.

  • @brandonlong7866
    @brandonlong7866 4 місяці тому

    Glad to see behind-the-scenes of a Henson razor. They make it sound so easy on the sponsorship ad videos. And now it’s understandable why they’re not gonna get a partnership anytime soon.

  • @theangryricefarmer6715
    @theangryricefarmer6715 7 місяців тому +946

    I always hated shaving and I used a five-bladed razor for most of my early life but I recently switched to a safety razor and it has completely changed my shaving experience for the better. I haven't gotten a single ingrown hair or nicked any bumps since the switch.

    • @dude2410
      @dude2410 7 місяців тому +15

      Do you use shaving cream or can you do it without it with the safety razor?

    • @tomi-420
      @tomi-420 7 місяців тому +10

      @@dude2410 lmk when he answers u

    • @FKKoriginal
      @FKKoriginal 7 місяців тому

      ​@@dude2410I use safety razor as well, in my experiente, with my type of skin, not using a shaving cream will make those shaving burns on me, never got the burns using cream.
      Buuuuut, IF you are going to try safety, I recomend watching some shaving tutorial on yt.
      Showed my brother my safety razor, the crazy guy used without prior knowledge and just got multiple cuts and burns

    • @theangryricefarmer6715
      @theangryricefarmer6715 7 місяців тому +40

      I usually use shaving cream but I have had to shave with just water a few times and I didn't have any problems.

    • @rift6126
      @rift6126 7 місяців тому +48

      ​@@dude2410as someone who shaves with a safety razer every other day, ALWAYS use a shaving cream. It softens your hair, lubricates your skin for a smoother shave and doesn't leave your skin burning and red (as long as your skin doesn't react to the cream).

  • @asleepellie1600
    @asleepellie1600 8 місяців тому +1246

    i would love to see if y’all can find any differences between women’s shaving products and men’s. talking about the pink tax would be so interesting too!

    • @emmerzleigh5540
      @emmerzleigh5540 8 місяців тому +40

      At my Walmart, Gillette's women's 3 blade WAS 10 dollars for 2 sets. Men's 5 blade for a set of FOUR? Seven Dollars. Men get a set of four 5-blade for $7, women get two 5-blade for 10 dollars. The only women's 5blade i could find was a different brand for 9 dollars for a set of 6. Anyways that Pink Tax is ROUGH. We get less blades for More Money. Men's 5 Blade is worth it, they last long and are really Gentle in sensitive areas.

    • @ccibinel
      @ccibinel 8 місяців тому

      @@emmerzleigh5540 I think Gillette is being very generous claiming those cartridges last 20 shaves. I think the realm math puts them WAY worse than the high end electric because the overpriced cartridges don't last much longer than disposables.

    • @Antenox
      @Antenox 8 місяців тому

      ​@@emmerzleigh5540At that point, why not just get the men's version?

    • @shadowsa2b
      @shadowsa2b 8 місяців тому

      ​@@emmerzleigh5540red dye to make pretty pink razors is more expensive. Just buy the blue ones if its that big of a problem for you

    • @tammyhendrickson9750
      @tammyhendrickson9750 8 місяців тому +46

      Lol. Just buy men's. I don't even buy women's deodorant anymore

  • @jesseross8309
    @jesseross8309 Місяць тому +2

    2points. First, as a man required to keep my face cleared pretty often I am looking forward to seeing what is best as well may even do my own study. Second, The Demon barber was panicking because you were testing him. Calling the inner demons out of his mind. Would he be reinacting the musical.

  • @LTMStarlight
    @LTMStarlight 6 місяців тому +7

    MatPat just telling me that I have yet another skill issue.

  • @DJofCHAOS2
    @DJofCHAOS2 8 місяців тому +205

    I would love to see this idea applied to the women of Team Theory with shaving their legs.
    I know for me, shaving my legs is super annoying and I almost always get Razor burn on my legs, so I end up using hair removal cream(s) because it's painless and easy

    • @TemperanceSunlight
      @TemperanceSunlight 8 місяців тому +28

      I would add the male razors in the experiment. I've found them better than the ones marketed to us. The pink tax is real. At least to shave the legs.
      Also, I'm team no shaving cream. Use unscented soap, specially if you have sensitive skin.

    • @ShySamSky
      @ShySamSky 8 місяців тому +6

      ​@@TemperanceSunlight true I would like to know if it's a placebo effect that I feel or does it truly make a difference.

    • @rainalystre1877
      @rainalystre1877 8 місяців тому +2

      Being honest- with how bad razor burn is and how much it hurts the days after as hair’s growing back in (very tough and grabs everything). I don’t shave my legs. Just simple as that. It definitely would be interesting however if they took this to the other sec. Think it would be interesting to see if there’s a noticeable difference in skin and hair between the two, and what the general mood of them is (like the guys not liking the close shave even though society says its what they want)

    • @alphakowaclips
      @alphakowaclips 8 місяців тому

      Hair creams are painful! Wym, the moment you have a single scratch it's like putting acid in your legs!

    • @CraftyMagicDollz
      @CraftyMagicDollz 8 місяців тому +4

      See and with me- if i use Nair- i end up with a second degree chemical burn my skin.

  • @sambonner4815
    @sambonner4815 8 місяців тому +192

    Style theory idea: Does bathing actually clean you or are you just sitting in the dirt? (Maybe similar to the mud episode)

    • @Falcodrin
      @Falcodrin 8 місяців тому +17

      Dude just turn on the shower for a quick rinse and reheat

    • @suyoshi9969
      @suyoshi9969 8 місяців тому +5

      They just did an episode on that

    • @ayoCC
      @ayoCC 8 місяців тому +9

      you're using about 180 liters of water as opposed to about 40 liters on a shower.
      It's probably going to have its uses in the hygiene arsenal, as in, having the occasional bath might get you cleaner because of the amount of coverage and marinating of parts that usually don't get the cleaning.
      But hey... that's just a theory

    • @elisaburgio6184
      @elisaburgio6184 8 місяців тому

      Yes please i need that theory, as someone who rather takes a bath than a shower

  • @mattsmith6508
    @mattsmith6508 2 місяці тому +2

    this video taught me that technique is king when it comes to shaving

  • @NinjaStevE21
    @NinjaStevE21 3 місяці тому

    Wow. This video was informative. Thank you all for the sacrifices made for his video!

  • @DanelerH
    @DanelerH 7 місяців тому +331

    I remember when I was a kid, my youngest sister would see our dad shave and think "I want to do that." She was too young to realize it was a bad idea, so she would occasionally go get our dad's razor (don't know if it was disposable or safety) and try to use it to shave her nonexistent facial hair. She would then come downstairs holding the razor with a bloody face.

    • @CaityRaindrop
      @CaityRaindrop 7 місяців тому +43

      Semi related but I was that dumb kid too. I was like 4 or 5 or something, and I after watching my dad shaving his face with one those triple blade razor one day(but not knowing why he was doing) , after he left I took a new razor from his set to look at it, I ran my thumb across the blades really hard and worked out (kid logic) "oh it really sharp it must be for cutting hair. Neat"
      My thumb looked like it had gils

    • @kyleyuen245
      @kyleyuen245 7 місяців тому +20

      Saying occasionally implies she did it multiple times, which is more concerning

    • @deankrahling6060
      @deankrahling6060 7 місяців тому

      thats the best description of that i have ever heard@@CaityRaindrop

  • @eleanorjones8613
    @eleanorjones8613 8 місяців тому +265

    What I do think is really interesting is the way shaving your legs works with women. By the way razors are made, you almost have to shave against the grain. Kinda hope this video was a set up for this next one
    Edit: Ok so my bad. I didn't mean that the women's razors were remarkably different in construction but in use. When shaving your face, you are taught to shave down (with exception) but with how razors are constructed, (how to razor fits in your hand) in shaving your legs you almost HAVE to shave against the grain. Razor burn, cuts, alergic reactions, angles (back of thigh comes to mind) may cause more issues in its inherent construction.
    Looking at something like an epilator, hair removal rock, and hair removal cream would be interesting in looking at its effects on the skin and hair removal.

    • @AJSSPACEPLACE
      @AJSSPACEPLACE 8 місяців тому +22

      Guy razors work perfectly well for shaving your legs. Still gotta shave against the grain though.

    • @tamoyed
      @tamoyed 8 місяців тому +19

      that isn't really the razor imo, it's the nature of the skin and the ideal shave. i use both men's and women's razors for my body hair and both give basically the same shave, but you always have to go against the grain to avoid the stubble feeling, which is what most women want when they shave their legs

    • @joannakamphuis8723
      @joannakamphuis8723 8 місяців тому +5

      Yeah, I would really like to see how he is going to explain that one. Maybe a part two with how shaving products for women work? Or a mini theory on just going against the grain with the legs

  • @Kratos-_-GOD
    @Kratos-_-GOD 4 місяці тому +5

    Safety Razor and Straight Razors are very different but they both use a single blade... I recommend anyone to use a Straight one if they have the skills for it, it's a game changer in terms of beard line ups.

  • @random.person.9995
    @random.person.9995 6 місяців тому

    I like my electric one. I use to use a three blade razor but I think my skin is pretty sensitive or the shaving cream (also labelled as sensitive) wasn't so sensitive friendly for me. The electric shaver however provides a smooth finish with no cuts, no hair tugs and no bleeding! I use a Braun S6 while dry.

  • @aaronchilders232
    @aaronchilders232 8 місяців тому +151

    As someone who uses a straight razor I will say that once you get past the learning curve you get all of the benefits of the safety razor and some, I feel it gives more flexibility. Once you get comfortable with it the nicks go away, also aftershave is great for the look.
    Another thing not in consideration is that I shave AND keep my beard, I use my razor to keep my neck clean and the lines on my cheeks straight. So a tight shave is exactly what I want because I’m just cleaning up what I’ve got.

    • @alphenhousplaysgames4565
      @alphenhousplaysgames4565 8 місяців тому +5

      i love the straight razor. and honestly, unless your angle is garbage, you don't really nick yourself with it.

    • @theshrikeer
      @theshrikeer 8 місяців тому +1

      Nice I just switched to a safety razor and my face is so much clearer now liking it alottt. And I haven't even cut myself when I used to alot with normal razors

  • @giancarlovega4809
    @giancarlovega4809 6 місяців тому +1213

    Also nice to mention that the safety handle is way better for the environment. I did a research investigation on this for university. Regarding the sustainability of these products and basically the safety razor is almost entirely recyclable while every other kind of razor non electrical razor is very hard to recycle due to the adhesives and various materials used which would be a pain to separate.

    • @marclink0
      @marclink0 5 місяців тому +39

      I was actually wondering which option was the most eco-friendly since this wasn't touched on. Thank you for this!

    • @tominieminen66
      @tominieminen66 4 місяці тому +5

      Just never change blades or the machine, I have used the same ones my whole life

    • @janekkrawiecki4654
      @janekkrawiecki4654 4 місяці тому +4

      That is why I switch and also price per shave smoothess and strangely not much irritation

    • @circedge
      @circedge 4 місяці тому +5

      None of these are remotely 'eco-friendly' or sustainable. The safety razor with its disposable steel blade uses massive quantities of coal in manufacturing, and are they recycled? Not very likely. The most sustainable would probably be beard, trim with scissors or something similar. Though personally I just use cheapo disposables way past their use period, it gets there eventually.

    • @livinglifeform7974
      @livinglifeform7974 4 місяці тому +18

      @@circedge The amount of steel used is tiny for razor blades, the smelting of the steel for 100 blades which is about a two year supply still emmits less c02 than 1 mile of driving.

  • @Pizza_2921
    @Pizza_2921 6 місяців тому +1

    6:00 the first pun made me chuckle the SECOND pun RIGHT AFTER made my lose it 💀

  • @em01455
    @em01455 Місяць тому +1

    If you like the ease of the multi blade but the overall cost and environmental benefits of the safety razor look into something like the Leaf triple blade razor. It has the pivoting head and multiple blades that the Gillette has but they can be cheaply replaced with safety blades. It's also nice for legs and pits.

  • @tickytickytango5634
    @tickytickytango5634 8 місяців тому +102

    Even if you don't like it, I can assure you that I want the closest shave possible. I _hate_ the feeling of having even a tiny bit of facial hair.

    • @ibirbonyou
      @ibirbonyou 7 місяців тому +7

      What if i tell you that even after shaving there’s still facial hair but it’s too tiny for the blades to shave

    • @tickytickytango5634
      @tickytickytango5634 7 місяців тому +7

      @@ibirbonyou Yeah. I can tell.

    • @bromleopold2991
      @bromleopold2991 7 місяців тому

      it is quite frustrating @@tickytickytango5634

    • @stellasfun
      @stellasfun 7 місяців тому +10

      Speaking as a trans girl, I definitely feel the same. I've found that while shaving can help, there really isn't a way to completely get rid of that last little bit (especially as far as feel, but makeup can help).
      That said, laser is actually pretty reasonable for getting rid of the majority of the hair and thinning out the rest to make the shave far better. If you really dislike it and don't plan on growing a beard in the future, it might be worth considering!

    • @fatcontrollerproductions9910
      @fatcontrollerproductions9910 7 місяців тому +11

      ​@@stellasfunI hope you find help for you mental disability. Praying for you 🙏

  • @accuratememin
    @accuratememin 7 місяців тому +1072

    Funny fact! I showed my mother this video for the funsies, and what I didn't expect was for her to call out the safety razor. As I had also noticed, it was the razor my grandfather used when he was alive, and I remember it specifically because it felt so heavy and intimidating to me.
    My mother was shocked that those razors were still around even in modern day. I guess we all just got really used to seeing him with his metallic ikea razor.

    • @jayeshmange2952
      @jayeshmange2952 7 місяців тому +85

      Those safety razors are no joke, my grandpa has one razor with him which is actually older than me.

    • @agentmikster44
      @agentmikster44 7 місяців тому +47

      It kinda makes sense though. From the beginning I knew that safety razor would easily be the cheapest out of all the options.
      Having said that, if you go for the nicer sharper feather blades it will bring up the cost a fair bit.

    • @ddcs0s
      @ddcs0s 7 місяців тому +24

      It's because their still the overall best razors for a close shave unless you have it in you to learn to use a straight razor and most men won't touch those

    • @UmbraWeiss
      @UmbraWeiss 7 місяців тому +9

      ​@@agentmikster44I tried everything this video has, my fail was , safety razor was the last, the classic is the best, and I can change blades in it as many times I want without worrying about the cost...

    • @calum5975
      @calum5975 7 місяців тому +12

      i'm slightly confused - aren't all of these blades (except the straight and electric) "Safety razors". The Mach 5 is just a 5 bladed safety razor. Im assuming by "Safety razor" you mean the specific old fashioned 2 bladed (or even single bladed) models? A safety razor is any razor that has a protective bit so you cant dig straight into your skin. The number of blades doesn't matter.
      They're still all safety razors.

  • @HybridEqualist
    @HybridEqualist 4 місяці тому

    I have a need to shave different spots once every few weeks in somewhat of a rotation, so I've been looking into safety razors but I've been scared to handle the blades directly. Thanks for giving me the confidence to try it since I specifically want a very clean shave and don't have a lot of money

  • @adovka2
    @adovka2 3 місяці тому

    Actual thanks for this video! It was not only fun to watch but it was really helpful! I bought safety razor for myself and im really happy with it, it made shawing easier and cheaper! Before that i used cheap razors, using one for 8+ shaves, and yknw on eight shawe blade cut more skin than hair. Now i use safety razor, 10 pack of blades costs like 1 typical razor, its so cheap, and now i can finally afford painless shawing. Thank you !

  • @raghavgupta1118
    @raghavgupta1118 8 місяців тому +32

    Bearded Matpat isn't real, he can't hurt you
    Bearded Matpat:

  • @Echoingsunflowers981
    @Echoingsunflowers981 8 місяців тому +192

    This is a great episode, it would be cool to see how feminine facial hair removal products compare (threading, facial razors, waxing, face nair, etc)

    • @Wifi_Cable
      @Wifi_Cable 8 місяців тому +12

      Matpat going in for a waxing. Now that's going to generate some great content.

    • @alexanderson4338
      @alexanderson4338 8 місяців тому +13

      RIGHT, I’m a women watching this, and I’m annoyed this was from a purely male perspective

    • @mikejugo8354
      @mikejugo8354 8 місяців тому

      ​@@alexanderson4338you have to consider the fact getting multiple women to volunteer to test out multiple waxing/shaving techniques for a UA-cam video and get recorded they'd be pretty uncomfortable

    • @imgonnaputsomedirtinureyedabs
      @imgonnaputsomedirtinureyedabs 8 місяців тому

      I mean they did the face and usually women don’t have any or as much as men

    • @kimbrolyy
      @kimbrolyy 8 місяців тому

      ​@@alexanderson4338it would have added so many variables. It's gotta be an experiment with a controlled setting, so it you add the different body parts to it with very different hair structures, it would have been so much data for one episode

  • @fostertalks2327
    @fostertalks2327 4 місяці тому +1

    You should try out the leaf razer it's a pivoting head razer that takes safety razer blades.

  • @Nixsy924
    @Nixsy924 5 місяців тому +2

    I use a single bladed Safety razer, its amazing and easy to use.

  • @katelynnfreeman1615
    @katelynnfreeman1615 7 місяців тому +1785

    The team should test out feminine razors as well, because I have found that I like masculine razors more than feminine because feminine razors leave a little behind, which would make sense to call the feminine ones the masculine ones and the masculine ones feminine

    • @yungmodulusone
      @yungmodulusone 6 місяців тому +55

      feminine ones leave a little behind?? i didn't know that

    • @joshuapowell2675
      @joshuapowell2675 6 місяців тому +249

      What you're likely seeing is the difference in blade angles. Men's razors have a more aggressive blade angle to deal with more coarse beard hair. Subsequently, it tends to give a cleaner shave on the first pass. They also have smaller heads because the angles of facial features are sharper and harder to work around.
      This is, of course, assuming that we're comparing mens' facial hair razors to womens' body hair razors.

    • @noonespecial9704
      @noonespecial9704 6 місяців тому

      ​@@joshuapowell2675I found that most of my female friend who do modeling prefer men's facial razors when shaving their bodies as they get a smoother shave with no irritation or bumps like the female blades do. It's like a unknown secret in the modeling industry I guess😅

    • @katelynnfreeman1615
      @katelynnfreeman1615 6 місяців тому +21

      I do know, but I wanna know the difference between the feminine ones on females which ones work better

    • @joshuapowell2675
      @joshuapowell2675 6 місяців тому +95

      @@katelynnfreeman1615 The masculine ones are just objectively better at removing hair. It's like comparing a butter knife to a steak knife. The steak knife cuts better, but sometimes that's not the best choice for the job

  • @urrturr
    @urrturr 7 місяців тому +700

    I’d love a follow up video to see what kind of razor is best for legs. My mom taught me and my sister to use the disposable and never said if there were other ways to shave sensitive skin
    This video helped explain why my skin always gets so red and bumpy afterwards!

    • @Pushing_Pixels
      @Pushing_Pixels 7 місяців тому +65

      5-bladed cartridge for sure. Leg shaving is usually done against the grain, due to nobody wanting 5 o'clock shadow on their legs (and also just the mechanics of pulling the blade towards you being easier than pushing it away from you), and 5-bladed gives the closest shave with the least irritation and cuts. A cartridge also lasts longer than the manufacturer would have you believe, unless you are particularly hirsute, so it's not usually as expensive as shown here.

    • @olgierdvoneverec4135
      @olgierdvoneverec4135 7 місяців тому +20

      Same rules apply, so long as it's sharp you will get smooth, from there it's just a matter of comfort in use.
      I am tempted to recommend a safety razor because it's what I use on my face, and if you decide to use it just make sure to glide it across the skin, it shouldn't need any pressure (that's what the weight is for btw).

    • @tomfoolery2913
      @tomfoolery2913 7 місяців тому +16

      Safety is my favourite just because of the cost, so much cheaper, especially when shaving your full body

    • @LJCG777
      @LJCG777 7 місяців тому +5

      I use a Lord safety razon (I think this is just a me thing because of the video) because I can use it whith any pressure I want and there's never cuts or irritation, to the point in wich i can smack it agains my skin.
      My razor is the same brand as the blade, so maybe that's the issue for some, when I tried using a "better blade" or a "better razor" (not 2.50$) i accidentally nicked myself even while being careful.

    • @manuele.floresc
      @manuele.floresc 7 місяців тому +10

      There was a female youtuber that did something similar for leg shaving a while back. I'll have to look for it, and come back.
      Edit: Found it, it was Michelle Khare; I saw the men's vs women's razor but she's made a couple other videos on leg hair removal. It seems that the channel Allure also made a video covering 21 different types of leg hair removal.

  • @matthewdecamp2737
    @matthewdecamp2737 4 місяці тому

    7:30, I've had 2 straight razor shaves at a barber and did it a few times out of necessity nothing else around to use, myself was terrible but the barber felt better, was faster, and gave me less irritation on my neck than usual.
    Mistake not adding it to the test with a professional. A real professional.

  • @BramvdSanden
    @BramvdSanden 3 місяці тому

    If you ever do a follow up on this one, please include the Philips OneBlade. I'm curious about how you all would experience that one since it is a hybrid between electric and a traditional razor.

  • @jaxsemwtd9642
    @jaxsemwtd9642 8 місяців тому +165

    You guys are killing it on Style Theory, this is something I didn't even think someone would think about. I shaved yesterday and could've used this video!

  • @luckycatdad8369
    @luckycatdad8369 8 місяців тому +128

    I have been shaving for 25 years and I've used all types of blades, plenty of times. Something to consider here is that there are a few types of electric razer, I had the rotary style one and hated it and now I mainly use an oscillating side to side style. Another thing is that the electric style works best if you're shaving every day or every other day at most. If that's the case it's the fastest, easiest and most efficient. If I don't shave for 3 or more days then I'll typically use a blade since the longer hairs don't cooperate well with the electric style as well.

    • @drcgaming4195
      @drcgaming4195 8 місяців тому +3

      I use an electric shaver. The one I have has multiple attachments: one which cuts down the bigger, thicker hairs and the foils, which give a smoother shave. If I don't shave for like 2 weeks I would use the larger blade first. It takes like 2 minutes to cut everything down too, which is very nice.

    • @luckycatdad8369
      @luckycatdad8369 8 місяців тому +2

      @@drcgaming4195 yeah my electric shaver has an attachment for longer hair as well but I don't find it very effective/efficient so I just wet shave w a manual razer when I have longer hairs.

  • @austinthomas6405
    @austinthomas6405 6 місяців тому +1

    I remember watching chrono trigger theories and accidentally seeing his theater stuff by scrolling down to much. Matpat, you've won UA-cam 😁

  • @Mike_Dubo
    @Mike_Dubo 5 місяців тому

    My personal routine is after a warm shower, using a safety razor, and Creamo with aloe, followed by Blu aftershave. Very refreshing, honestly, especially after a few days of stubble.

  • @Kvng.Pvrsxns
    @Kvng.Pvrsxns 7 місяців тому +548

    Im not the biggest fan of Style Theory, especially compared to his other channel launches like food theory, but the recent videos surrounding body care has really made me develop a love for this channel. Hope he hits on deodorants vs. antiperspirant! And even more so deodorants that use aluminum vs the ones that dont.

    • @JupiterKnight
      @JupiterKnight 7 місяців тому +7

      sus

    • @18nwk
      @18nwk 6 місяців тому

      Deodorant just hiding stinky particles. Antiperspirant blocking sweat. That's the difference. And aluminum.. hey, don't bring tinfoil hat theories here, okay?

    • @VaporwaveMusic1998
      @VaporwaveMusic1998 6 місяців тому +4

      I agree

    • @littlelibbitt87
      @littlelibbitt87 5 місяців тому +2

      Absolutely I agree!

  • @juliarockwell1802
    @juliarockwell1802 8 місяців тому +99

    As many other commenters here, I want to see a leg/underarm shaving version of this video! I’m always getting razor bumps

    • @KRoseCarol
      @KRoseCarol 8 місяців тому +4

      Same here -- also I don't buy into the "pink razors for women" I use the same ones as my guy. I like the sleek silver handle any way.

  • @nellomiele4172
    @nellomiele4172 6 місяців тому +1

    I’ve shaved my face against the grain every day for the past six years (military). I’ve tried every type of shave and here is what I found is best for me. I pat my face with hot water, then apply shaving cream. I then use the Braun series 9 (high end electric) then after that to get all the hairs I shave against the grain with a 3 blade Gillette. The most comfortable shave that also gets the closest shave!

    • @Eventide215
      @Eventide215 3 місяці тому

      Yeah going against the grain definitely gets a closer shave and gets rid of that like "cheese grater" feeling but it does definitely increase the chance you get in-grown hairs. Though a lot of that depends on how you take care of the skin before and after as well as your hair type. The hot water then shaving cream helps because you're really hydrating the hairs and skin. The heat of the water also helps to relax the skin a bit usually. I used to go against the grain and loved the closeness but the possible irritation just got annoying. I didn't get irritation much but when it happened I just hated it.

  • @itsumayo
    @itsumayo 6 місяців тому +4

    I switched to safety razors a year back. My skin and curly hair has never felt better. No regerts

  • @Bob25477
    @Bob25477 8 місяців тому +56

    Bro aint making theories anymore, hes changing lives.

  • @quackmk7336
    @quackmk7336 8 місяців тому +168

    i want the female version of this with products for women and see which blade words best
    also maybe a comparison of women's razors/products vs mens

    • @leaf555
      @leaf555 8 місяців тому +5

      That’s more up to his wife than him lol

    • @DoctorTemblor
      @DoctorTemblor 8 місяців тому +1

      It would be much more difficult

    • @psilynt1
      @psilynt1 8 місяців тому +5

      I've had this conversation with my female friends. Safety razor is the way to go. Close shave and low cost. With the added real estate that needs grooming (legs), it's the undisputed winner. Downside is it takes more skill than some of the contoured swivel-headed disposables on the market.

    • @Altmetalpunk
      @Altmetalpunk 8 місяців тому +1

      Legit I love using my partners razor for my face, especially my neck. The curve is so nice.

    • @MexiKazn21
      @MexiKazn21 8 місяців тому +1

      The safety razor is the way to go. Cheaper in the long run and gives a closer shave. Just dont press too hard and let the weight of the razor do the work. All you need is patience to learn the angle. Once you get that down, you're set. If the blade don't cut or it tugs on the hair, change the blade bc its dull or find one that works better for longer.

  • @Djkarma-hl9iy
    @Djkarma-hl9iy 2 місяці тому

    The Philips Norelco Oneblade is very precise and pretty versatile, although not as easy at first for the curvature of your chin and the pits of your frontal neck.

  • @jetjazz05
    @jetjazz05 4 місяці тому +2

    "w00w look at that smooth boi..." lol, love it. If my wife every comes in when I'm shaving she's always giddy, she loves a close shave :D

  • @watermelongum9298
    @watermelongum9298 8 місяців тому +251

    Matt should probably take this as a sign that he should bring more of the crew into the spotlight. They risked their beards for the chance to be on camera 😭😂😅

  • @nadie2016
    @nadie2016 8 місяців тому +58

    I personally like keeping my beard BUT I love shaping it with a safety blade. it looks intentional and gives a nice contrast between my pale skin and the beard. That also means a single safety blade lasts me for a month since I just shave small portions of my face

    • @karolusmagnus8405
      @karolusmagnus8405 8 місяців тому

      That makes 2 of us. For safety blades even cheap ones do the job.

    • @kalamir93
      @kalamir93 8 місяців тому

      I second this. I'm a beard guy myself - and we're talking wizard/dwarven-level beard. But yes, contouring with a razorblade is quite necessary for me, for not looking like some mountain man. I prefer a shavette for that, because it gives me more manoeuvrability.

  • @elainanabours8788
    @elainanabours8788 4 місяці тому +5

    Thanks, MatPat and crew! I adore this video!! I had a theory idea that sort of combines this video and the one about washing your leg. The theory was whether shaving your armpits affects your B.O. and general cleanliness or something like that. Also, the difference between the sexes since guys generally don't shave their armpits. Love the content and so glad that fashion theory exists now! 🙌❤

  • @Ruffhouse789
    @Ruffhouse789 3 місяці тому

    I have pretty slow-growing facial hair and honestly have gotten by for years with just one of those touch safe electric beard trimmers. it leaves me with a 5 O'clock shadow that at my pace looks pretty consistent by the next morning. Since it's not actually shaving there's no skin irritation. If you like the stubble look and your beard doesn't grow super fast, I highly recommend it.

  • @imaginaryinkorporated5935
    @imaginaryinkorporated5935 8 місяців тому +54

    I'd be curious to see you guys test all the different hair removal products for women to see which is most effective and practical

    • @fs5866
      @fs5866 8 місяців тому

      I always tell my girlfriend to use man shaving blades for all her needs as i always saw them as higher qualiy, better value than the stuff women use.

    • @theprofessionalfence-sitter
      @theprofessionalfence-sitter 8 місяців тому +4

      @@fs5866 Generally, men's and women's razors are designed to solve different problems. Men's razors are made to be better at cutting (mostly accomplished by having the blade at a different angle), as men mostly shave their beard and beard hair is thicker than most other body hair. On the other hand, women's razors are designed to be gentle on the skin (mostly achieved by adding more/better moisturising strips to the head) as women tend to shave a larger area and so avoiding skin irritation is more important. Further, women's razors are designed to more easily shave harder to access areas, so their head is round and the handle is curved and it is also made for better grip when wet, as many women shave under the shower. In short, it can make sense for a man to buy a women's razor (e.g. if you also shave your chest) or for a woman to buy men's razors (e.g. if you have hard to shave hair or don't experience much skin inflammation and would like the cheaper option).

    • @cathygrandstaff1957
      @cathygrandstaff1957 8 місяців тому +1

      @@fs5866Lol don’t do that. I saw a bunch of women making fun of trans women for trying to shave their legs with men’s razors. Men’s razors are designed to do small patches on the face, women’s razors are designed to deforest vast swaths of skin. Or as one of the women put it “men’s razors are hedge clippers, women’s razors are lawnmowers”. Anyway the men’s razors took more than an hour to do a job that women’s razors could do in minutes.

    • @kitkatbreaker1270
      @kitkatbreaker1270 8 місяців тому +1

      ​@@theprofessionalfence-sitterhuh, so wouldnt it be easier to separate razors by lightweight or heavy duty?

    • @Chronicler9
      @Chronicler9 8 місяців тому

      @@fs5866 i always went for whatever was cheaper, be it men's or women's and didn't really care, but i kinda want to try the straight razor, since i'm curious lol

  • @spencegame
    @spencegame 7 місяців тому +68

    The thing about being clean shaven is that some careers require it for safety or aesthetic reasons. If you're in the military you need to figure out a way to shave every day without messing up your face. Safety razors definitely take the prize in cost and effectiveness.

    • @tursilion
      @tursilion 5 місяців тому +6

      When I joined the military and went to Basic Training, I had my grandfather's old safety razor, but I had never learned to use it. On that first inspection, I earned the nickname 'Chainsaw' for how my face looked. (Also, they took away the safety razor for the rest of the course ;) ).

    • @LittleYorgee
      @LittleYorgee 4 місяці тому +3

      Three blade disposal are the way to go in the military. Shave in the shower.
      In the field, use a non circular electric razor.

  • @shinyx23
    @shinyx23 4 місяці тому +2

    The way i shave is: i use an electric razor first to get the hair really low, then i wet my face with a towel, next i put shaving cream, and finally i use the razor (i think mine is like the 5 blades one except theres not 5 blades) all in all it gets me a clean shave and my face feels legit smooth but since i still didn’t have technique i did bleed a bit, and after all i don’t shave every other day i do it once every 3-5 days

  • @clusterchuck7346
    @clusterchuck7346 2 місяці тому +2

    I actually like the disposable razors so long as it's a three-blade or higher. I also only just shave my mustache and little straight hairs around the cheek. My beard stays