Over the last few months I have heard a lot about Friction Free Shaving, more commonly known as ffs, and so with a discount code from a friend I decided to check it out myself!
Cost – This slightly varies depending on which subscription you go for. I went for the full £14, which includes the 5blade razor with shaving cream and four blade heads. The 5blade on its own is £8 per month and 3blade razor is £5. usually a 5blade razor Gillette Venus from Boots costs around £10.50, which only includes 1 blade head, ffs shaving provides you with 4 blade sets, one for each week for a month. So clearly its certainly value for money!
What do you get? – First time around – the rose gold razor handle, four blade heads, 1 100ml shaving cream (optional). Every month after; 4 blade sets and cream (optional).
My Box – As previously mentioned I opted for the 5blade razor “Samantha” along with the shaving cream. On first impressions I do like the way ffs is packaged. Its neat and very clear, also the prefect letter box size. The razor handle feels good, its has a good weight to it, metal and a plastic/rubber mix, it certainly looks well made. The blade heads are packaged in twos within plastic holders, this keeps the protected and is great for storage. The blade heads are very easy to attach onto the handle by simply pushing the handle onto the blade head while it is still in the holder. The cream has a nice subtle scent, I could mostly smell the honey.
Opinion – Today was leg shaving day, so I have been able to fully test out the product! Its recommended that you shower, put the cream on and leave it for a minute or so to sink in and help soften hairs to remove them easier. So I did all that and then, cautiously at first, got shaving! The razor really is good, I was concerned to start with as I’m used to razors which the soap around the edges, with this it feels like you’re getting much more of a close shave. The razors are much more similar to mens razors than womens. It certainly left my legs feeling very smooth, no cuts either which is a great bonus! I did notice that there was also very few small bumps where I had irritated my skin, which is fantastic. Overall I am highly impressed, the product is good quality and works really well! Nice job ffs!
Would I have it again? – The simple answer to this is yes, I would have the box again. However, I do not shave enough to use a new blade head every week, I have light/fine hair so don’t need to shave that often and I really hope that they are suitable for more than just one use, after one use the blades still look very sharp and ready for another day! Really I don’t need a new blade head for every week, probably only every 3-4weeks. So the subscription for me may not work too well. Great for one-offs every few months though!
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