Generally, when we talk about a safety razor, we’re generally talking about a double edge razor. You might see this referred to as a DE razor too, and the majority of safety razors out there made for consumers are double edged.
However, the DE razor is not the only type of safety razor out there. Another less popular razor is the single edged razor. This has become a little more well known in recent years, though it’s still nowhere near as commonly used as the double edge.
But what are the differences between the two, and which one should you opt for? Well, let’s look at the main differences between them so you can decide which would be best for you.
Single Edge vs Double Edge Razor
The main difference between a single edge razor and a double edge razor is that single edge tends to be a more aggressive razor, which can be more efficient too. However, double edge razors are the most popular, because they’re the better choice for the majority of people.
However, this is mainly based on my own experiences with both of these two types of razor. Let’s look at both of them a little closer to work out which one might suit you more.
Pros and Cons of Single Edge Razors
Pros and Cons of Double Edge Razors
All in all, although these two types of razor are very similar, there are some differences between them that you should be aware of beforehand. In many cases, which design to use which just come down to your own personal preference, and you’ll likely find one of them far more suitable than the other.
So, why not try one of them out and see how you get on – you can see my list of my favourite safety razors in this guide. One of these two types of razors will definitely suit you, especially if you have sensitive skin.