Everything you need to know to start shaving sustainably with the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor.
Shave with a Double Edge Safety Razor
Don’t press down
The beauty of a metal razor is the weight that comes with it. The Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor is perfectly designed to give you all the pressure that is needed to cut the hair right at it’s base. Simply pull the razor across your skin and let the razor do the work for you.
It may take a little time to get used to the weight and angle of the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor so begin with a slow, light touch. We suggest starting with your legs before any other areas of the body.
Aim for a 30 degree angle but don’t get too hung up on this, using a Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor is very intuitive. You know your body so a good pace with a little care is that is needed to begin.
load a blade
Release the head and the handle
To do this, twist the handle to the left to separate the head from the handle.
Sandwich the blade
Separate the two head plates and simply thread the blade through the top plate (the one with the screw), using the holes in the middle of the blade. Remember to always handle the blade by it’s small, side edges. Replace the base plate.
REATTACH THE HANDLE
The blade should now be sandwiched between the top and base plates. Reattach the handle by reversing step one and the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor is now ready to be used.
Don’t forget if you are changing a blade, dispose of the old blade in your blade disposal box.
CARE FOR YOUR RAZOR
KEEP it DRY
Keeping the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor in a moisture free environment will lengthen the life of the blade by preventing it from rusting.
rinse the head
While less residue will get caught in the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor head compared with a standard multi blade razor, the head should be rinsed and dried after each use. Best practise and for extra longevity, unscrew the head from the body and wipe dry the blade after each use.
DO NOT STORE IN THE SHOWER
Leaving the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor in the shower, will result in rusty, unusable blades. Store the the Rose & Thorne Double Edge Safety Razor razor and blades somewhere safe and dry.
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