Fusion Technique, Go!

One of the more amusing “Life Imitates Parody” examples is the Gillette Fusion line of razors, which were announced roughly a year after this somewhat vulgar (But funny) article in The Onion. Why do I bring this up? Well, besides the fact that Gillette actually managed to go The Onion one better–as Kareshi points out here, there’s a sixth, “precision blade” on the back of the razor, meant for things like those annoying hairs just underneath your nose (Sadly, they did not “Put another aloe strip on that [fornicator]”)–I now own one of these razors, as you can tell by my quote in Kareshi’s post.

In short: Pretty much what I said there, and pretty much the opposite of what you might expect.

For several months prior to this, I had been using cheap Bic one-bladed disposable razors. They actually shaved pretty close–a little too close, most times. On average, I’d nick myself at least once every time I shaved, and 3 to 4 times in one shave wasn’t out of the question. As far as closeness goes, I’m not sure the Fusion really gets any closer than the single-blade. On the other hand, somehow (Maybe it’s that aloe strip), I’m no longer cutting myself several times per shave, so the Fusion was probably worth it just for that.


    • James on May 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I have to use expensive disposables too, or else it looks like a herd of vampire hamsters attacked my neck. Single blades are cheaply made on purpose– to make you buy the 3-4-5 bladed wonders.

    • Metal Drea… on May 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I tried out the Fusion once but discontinued my use when I noticed that I had to change the blades after just 3 shaves.

    I now use Mach 3 and it’s the best out of the 2 worlds (between single-disposable blades and Fusion)

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