- hey bud !
- 1 should change the cartridge at least once a month.
- no they don't rust, cuz their made of stainless steal.
- 1 should also always rinse their razor under really hot water or in alcohol after every shave.
- this prevent the transfer of infections by killing the bacterias.
- it what U like best when it comes 2 cream, foam or gel.
- their all specifically design for shaving & R pretty much all the same.
- hope that help U in some way.
What's a good brand of safety razor to go with, and where exactly do I buy the replacement blades?
Some of the top safety razor brands are Merkur, Feather and Parker. Ask ten different wet shavers what the "best" razor is, and you'll probably get about ten different answers. The "best" one is the one *you* like. That said, if you are new to wet shaving with an old-school safety razor, then here are a few options you can't go wrong with.
1. Merkur 34C Heavy: I own this one and it is one of the "classics". It's in the $30 - $40 range depending on where you buy it. Online you can find it at amazon.com.
2. Merkur Progress adjustable: This is an adjustable safety razor. You can adjust the angle of the blade, this helps, especially when starting out. You can set the blade to a less aggressive angle which might help out a newbie.
3. Parker 22R: This is a nice, entry-level razor in the $20 range. It gets pretty good reviews at amazon and would make a nice first razor.
As far as razor blades, buy one of the variety packs from amazon.com. Then you can sample a bunch of different blades and find the one you like. Each face/beard is different. A blade someone else loves may not be right for you. Test a few out and you will eventually hit on one that works just right for your face.
Don't forget to get a good badger hair brush and some quality shaving soap. Here are a few can't miss options:
Badger brush: Tweezerman badger brush
Shaving soap: Proraso or Col. Conk's
Remember, when you start out, go *slow*. Take your time and enjoy the process!