The thriftiest way to shave, of course, is to simply not shave. But most of us can't stand looking and feeling like Neanderthals. For those who “must” shave, there are two thrifty options. The first is a straight razor. Frankly, the thought of sliding a straight blade across my skin, and having to keep that blade sharp, frightens me. In the blade's defense, I have read that once you learn how to use a straight razor you never want to go back. For some reason, when I read “once you learn how,” images of “Psycho” and “Sweeny Todd” flashed through my head. I can't possibly imagine why.
The second thriftiest method to shave is to use an electric razor. This is the method that I prefer. I find an electric razor to be quicker than a regular safety razor, there is no water being used in order to shave, and there is no shaving cream to buy. The initial purchase is more expensive than a pack of safety razors, but a properly maintained razor will last for years. Why not give it a try and let me know what you think?