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1000% better than a Gilette Razor
I was using a Gilette Razor for years until they released a hate campaign towards men last year so I changed over to Schick. I can't believe how much better shaving is with Schick. So much easier and smoother compared to a Gilette razor where I can finish my shaving in half the time. I highly recommend!!
NOT BAD AT ALL. GOOD SMOOTH SHAVE
Not the greatest or best shave I have ever gotten BUT A VERY CLOSE SECOND. It does a good job and give a smooth shave. I am on my third week with this blade, I usually shave 3 or 4 times a week, BTW use a good gel shave cream it helps.
Schick Hydro good in my book.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$9.99.
Great design, poor durability
Was a great product 5 years ago when the blades were made sharp. However, over the last year, my blades only last a week or two before I have to throw them out. Going to switch to Bic from next month onwards.
Purchased in May 2020 for A$10.00.
Surely the Company CEO would use another brand
Been using for a week since the cheaper than cheap WW Alpha 5 blades are no longer in stock. So I thought I'd go up market and get the Hydro 5. Big mistake guys. My shaved head resembles that of a dementia patient who's been allowed a razor . How can an expensive product be far worse than a cheap one. I can feel patches all over my head & I've been shaving for 3X longer to get to this stage.
Pull this product & get something right please.
I've had a BIC disposable that lasted longer
Worked great the first few times, the blade got blunt so I went to pop in a replacement, had some of the titanium replacements and of course they are a bees phallus different so it wouldn't go in. After struggling with it for a minute I decided to pop the old one in and now it can't hold onto that! Save your money and buy a single blade bic.
Very Good - But Possibly Problematic
One reads very mixed reviews of Schick Hydro 5, some saying it's very good and others saying it is sub-average. And actually, they can both be right - depending on what shaving cream or lather is used in conjunction with it.
Schick Hydro puts out an awful lot of lubricant compared to other lubricated razors - you can see lots of gooey lubricant coming off it and one's skin while shaving.
When I use a new Schick Hydro 5 cartridge in conjunction with the more expensive creams and gels, which are either slicker or more cushioning than the cheap ...stuff, I get a hopeless shave from it - nowhere near a close enough shave despite several passes - and with possible irritation from the multiple passes trying to get it to shave close enough. But when I use it with cheap canned lather, I get an excellent shave. Further down the track, as the cartridge lubricant starts to decrease or run out, then I get a close shave using the more expensive creams and gels, and a lousier shave using cheap canned lather. I use the Razorpit cartridge cleaner to extend the life of cartridge blades, so I have actually got to the point of the lubricant being dried out and still having sharp blades. Oddly enough, I find canned Schick Hydro shaving gel to have too much lubricant in it to give an optimal shave using a new cartridge of Schick Hydro, it being somewhere in between the cheap lather and the good creams.
Purchased in June 2015.
Best razor I’ve found
I’m a female and this is hands down my favourite razor. It glides so easily and doesn’t cut my skin or cause ingrown hairs like many other razors do. My legs are sooo smooth after using this razor. The only con is the price of the refills!! I usually wait until they go on sale.
Best razor I have ever owned in 20 years
Amazing razor, I recently switched from a lifetime with gilette, i am sooo happy that i changed, very smooth razor, glides over your face, far superior to any gillete razor ive ever owned
If two blades are better than one and three blades are better than two then five blades should be streets ahead. However, that unfortunately was not my experience. This product was expensive and to my mind a two blade throw away does a better job. It takes much longer to shave and to get a smooth shave I have to go over the same spot time after time. Very disappointing.
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