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10. 04. 2007

How many blades can you fit on a razor?

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While I've never paid much attention to men's razors or other shaving paraphernalia, I have noticed that there are a lot of choices, and that the shelves of cosmetics stores dedicated to products for men have been growing over the last few years (a disproportionate number of them devoted to shaving). Accordingly to a story in Chosun.com, the competition in the razor industry is cutthroat, with the most recent development being the development of a six-blade razor by Dorco called "pace 6." How far can this go and why would we want to see it going any further?

This development was foreseen a few years ago on the humor site theVoiceofReason.com, in its article "Gillette to launch 6 blade razor for 'closest shave yet" (together with hilarious animated demonstration of how each blade has a unique function). Gillette did release the five-bladed Gillette Fusion since then, proving once again that parody is prognostication.

What this means to me is that men need more beauty products that aren't dedicated to the act of shaving.

Posted by Hoyun    Category: body | current affairs
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Chiron613:

Ironically, while they keep adding blades, they also spend a significant amount of effort in trying to reduce the amount of metal in the blades, to save costs.

I agree - men already have enough technology for shaving. Try something different, like something to remove nasal and ear hairs, put hair back on the head, remove the beer gut...

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