This post is not sponsored and Dollar Shave Club doesn’t know I’m writing it. I just think DSC rules.
I joined Dollar Shave Club three or four years ago at the recommendation of my friend’s frugal and bearded husband. By now I’m sure you’ve seen their viral marketing videos unabashedly touting that their razors are the f**king best. Since I’ve been a member for years now, well, I guess I can say that I agree.
Dollar Shave Club is a subscription based service that delivers you razor cartridges each month for a flat rate with free shipping. You can choose from three different razor models: two blades for $1/month, four blades for $6/month (the one I have), or six blades for $9/month.
I don’t know what it is that’s so annoying about purchasing new razors and razor blades at the store – actually it’s probably just that I don’t realize I need them until I’m naked in the shower – but Dollar Shave Club eliminates that minor annoyance from my life. And the more convenient my life is, the got-dang better.
When you join, your first box will include a razor handle along with the cartridge of four blades, and subsequent monthly shipments (or bi-monthly if you so choose) will include just the cartridge.
You can also choose to add other fun shaving, skincare, or hair products to your box on an as-needed basis. So far I’ve tried three of their add-on offerings:
Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter, $8
I believe this was the first add-on product they offered. I was an early adopter and have been using it to shave ever since. I only need to purchase a new tube every few months so I think it’s a good value. Since it’s a lotion consistency I can see what I’m doing, and it feels more moisturizing than a lather-y shave gel.
Boogie’s Bold Hair Gel, $10
This stuff smells great and works well, too, but it wasn’t much different than the $3 or $4 gel you can find at the drugstore. This one’s a pass for me.
Boogie’s Smart Hair Paste, $10
I just received this with my February box. I ordered it because I recently tried some hair paste in a pinch and liked that I got the hold without the crunch. While I can’t speak to how long this will last and figure a price per use, it smells good, it’s not sticky (or slimy like some silicone-based products can be) and it tames my lil’ curlies all day. (**Edit: I had to give this away because it was breaking me out around my hairline. Turns out it has fatty alcohols in it, which I know to be comedogenic for me. BOO!)
Dollar Shave Club also has an amalgam of other options, like lip balm, face lotion with SPF, wet wipes for your bum, and more. All of their products include high-quality ingredients and are unisex when it comes to their fragrances and packaging.
You can sign up for Dollar Shave Club right here (aff. link). And remember, you don’t have to be a boy to use f**king awesome razors.