okay, i know it sounds a little silly to talk about "vegan razors," but if you're like me, you've probably thought about (not) supporting certain companies due to connections with animal testing, regardless of whether the product itself is "technically vegan." for a looooong time (seriously, long) i used gillette razors because of their moratorium on animal testing, but last year sometime i decided i wanted to try some of the smaller companies, and i bought a wally razor. i thought it was just really cute, and i read a few good reviews, and i saw one at the store, and the rest is history.
but okay, i'm going to be honest: i don't like it all that much. i mean it's cute, and it is basically functional, but i wouldn't call it fantastic or an amazing shave or anything like that. not at all. the angle is a bit awkward and i kind of hate the blades. they feel scratchy when they're brand new, and by the time i have them "broken in" i need to replace them, if you follow me.
when i went to providence a few weeks ago, i packed one of the disposable/recyclable razors from preserve. i had bought a 4-pack awhile back, and i'd used it once before on another trip, but i didn't actually remember much about it. well, in providence i realized that i liked that razor a lot better than my wally, and decided maybe i'd just switch altogether. i don't entirely understand whether it's meant to be a disposable or not… i mean, they are sold in 4-packs, but i believe you can also buy replacement blades, so i'm not sure what's up with that… but when i figure it out, i think that might become my new razor. (random tangent: because of this positive razor experience, i also switched us over to the preserve toothbrushes, which are great.)
before i make this Very Big Decision, however, i thought i'd ask if anyone else has strong razorly opinions. i know there are these (relatively new?) personna razors that also fall under the cruelty-free category–anyone have experience with those? or does anyone have more input on the preserve razors that i'm already leaning toward? i put my last remaining blade on my wally yesterday, so i'm counting down the days to the big razor switch.