I’ll admit I’m not very consistent when it comes to shaving my legs and other bits, because it’s a bit of a bloody chore. I hate having to clean the razor afterwards and I hate how quickly the hair grows back and gets to that itchy stage along the bikini line. I used to buy cheap disposable razors which probably didn’t help the issue either.
Then along came Estrid.
Estrid is a new vegan razor subscription company from Scandinavia, which has been specifically been designed for women. The company was founded because they were tired of seeing men’s razors everywhere, for a fraction of the price!
For £7.95 (and free delivery) you receive a steel razor handle (in a choice of 5 different colours; pink, grey, purple, peach and yellow), a wall holder and 2 razor cartridges. You can choose how often to receive replacement cartridges, depending how often you shave. The replacement cartridges are £9.95 for a pack of 4 and you can skip, pause or cancel your subscription at any time! Estrid also sell other products like shaving cream, body lotion and body oil wash.
I opted to get the pink razor and my starter kit arrived really fast and in a gorgeous little pink box!!
The razor handle is incredibly slim-line (compared with the one I currently own) and it also feels a lot weightier in my hand, so I don’t feel like I’m going to drop it every 5 seconds. It also has a rubber strip on the back for grip!
I’ll have to be honest that I didn’t check the website *that* carefully, because I thought the razor cartridges would match the handles, but they’re actually all blue!! The cartridges are 5-blade and the lubricating strip contains aloe vera, cocoa butter, shea butter and jojoba seed oil for a super moisturising shave!
I’ve been incredibly impressed with the Estrid razor, even from the first shave. The cartridge moves smoothly along my legs, even on my knees; and it also handles the curve of my armpits brilliantly. I even messaged my best friend after my first time to let her know the razor was one of the most amazing things to have ever been near my vag (because who doesn’t like a neat bikini line and an oversharing WhatsApp message??) I’ve found that I get barely any irritation after I’ve shaved my bikini line now, which I’m eternally grateful for.
I tend to use conditioner when shaving my legs because I can’t be arsed to buy yet another product and it does the job perfectly well. However, I found that I didn’t need to bother using anything at all for the first few shaves because the lubricating strip was that incredible! My legs were also so moisturised from the strip that I didn’t need any moisturiser afterwards 🙂
The cartridge is really easy to clean afterwards, which is brilliant because I find disposable razors are shit to clean. I also love that the wall holder doesn’t fall off the wall in the middle of the night like my old one used to!
I’d definitely recommend checking Estrid out if you’re a fan of shaving!!
Have you tried an Estrid razor yet? Which colour would you pick? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*The Estrid razor starter kit was kindly sent to me but views and legs are my own.