Gillette Fusion ProShield is the latest five-blade razor in the Gillette line of products. I tried it out on my face and it was glorious.
As a man in the military, I feel as if I’m constantly shaving. We have to be clean shaven on and off duty (though not all of us abide by the “off duty” rule 100% of the time, I mean, who could?). This is a requirement that many of us look forward to kissing goodbye once we leave the military for the last time. I’ll admit, it seems like an easy task to complete day in and day out, but after a while it gets annoying. And expensive!
Luckily, there’s a better way I’ve recently discovered to tackle this major expense of shaving. The new Gillette Fusion ProShield, sold at Sam’s Club in bulk with a razor and a total of nine blades, for a price of $42.96 (excluding tax)! That’s a pretty solid deal if you ask me. And that’s before I had the chance to glide these pre-lubricated pieces of steel over my pesky whiskers.
I’ve used every type of razor imaginable. And while I don’t have a mountain man beard, I can’t get away with simply using an electric razor every day (it won’t meet the “clean shaven” requirement as it’s not close enough).
I’ve gone through periods using disposable razors and even dabbled in the straight razor business for a while, but somehow I always keep coming back to the cream of the crop. I’ve had a Gillette Mach 3 in my drawer for years, that is until today. This new razor from Gillette is a thing of beauty. It is the first razor I’ve ever used that didn’t require me to shave against the grain to get a close shave. That should be compliment enough. Shaving against the grain is where the razor burn becomes and issue. Even with the best blades on the market I’ve always had to go against the grain. This often leaves me with a face that causes me to rub it and wince for most of my day.
This problem is no longer of concern with the Gillette Fusion ProShield. It has not one, but two lubricating strips that condition your face before the blade glides over your skin and immediately after. It really does make a difference. In fact, I think I could have shaved without using shaving cream and still avoided razor burn (though I didn’t have the guts to try it today).
I’m a man who can appreciate a good razor, and this one is such. The flexible head contours to your face and completely takes cutting yourself off the table. The new flex ball that connects the head to the handle makes the chore effortless and almost fun. That’s saying a lot.
It would be one thing for me to sit here and say that the razor is a thing of beauty had I not tried all other razors known to man, but truly I have. I shave about 300 times per year and have done so for the last nine years, this is the single best razor I’ve ever used.
My wife and I often battle over razors in my house. She tends to be a bit of kleptomaniac when it comes to making my razors disappear. The best news coming out of this test of the new Gillette Fusion is that I’m more than willing to stop by Sam’s Club and buy another set just for her. That way I don’t have to keep mine under lock and key.
The second best part of this razor set?
Well, the fact that it’s going to last me for nine months. If we do the math that means that this set I paid only $43 for will last me from now, until November. (Just in time for No-Shave-November!…which I can never participate in. Weak sauce.)
If you’re breaking that down into monthly payments then even if I buy my wife a set of her own it will only cost us about nine bucks a month. That’s fantastic.
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Photo credit: The Author