The Dollar Shave Club: a Review

Note: My husband was the main guinea pig for this review.  Most opinions are his, and, while filtered, they’re totally unbiased.

OK, I know you’ve seen the ads on Facebook for Dollar Shave Club.  Frankly, I thought it was a scam. . . that many razor blades for significantly less than $15-18 a pop?!  I thought it was too good to be true, so I just ignored the ads.  My husband, however, was on a mission.  He has used a Gillette Fusion since they first came out, and was currently on the Pro Glide incarnation.  Since razor blades cost so much, he always tried to stretch out the number of uses for each blade. But the duller the blade, the worse the shave.

Chauncey started researching his options.  He considered a straight razor before finally deciding to give the DSC a try.  The deal with the DSC is that you pay a flat rate every month (no additional shipping charge) and get 4-5 new blades in the mail each month depending on which option you select.

There are 3 blade options from which you can select: the Humble Twin (2 blades) at $1 per month, the 4x (4 blades) at $6 per month, or the Executive (6 blades) at $9 per month.  Chauncey chose the Executive since he was already used to having a 5-blade razor.  Even at $9 per month, the price was much cheaper than what he was paying for Gillette blades.

As soon as the 1st package arrived in the mail, I knew I was going to share his experience on the blog.  This is an awesome deal, but I still kept thinking it was too good to be true.  The 1st package contained a FREE handle for the blades, 4 new blades, and a small sample of a shave product.

The verdict? NOT A SCAM!  A great product for a more-than-reasonable price! Chauncey loves the Dollar Shave Club blades!  He says that the shave is just as good as with the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide, but he doesn’t feel bad switching out blades when they get dull.  He has sensitive skin and these work well for him.  I also stole one of  his new blades and shave my legs with it, and the shave was pretty close!

If you want to join the Dollar Shave Club, you can go here to sign up and start your subscription.  It is conveniently delivered to your home every month, without you have to remember to reorder when you’re close to needing new blades.

That said, Chauncey may be canceling his subscription soon, after only 3 months!  Why?  One of our friends informed us that you could get the same blades for less (thanks, Jason!).  So of course I googled it.  This article suggests that you can get the same quality blades for cheaper on Amazon!   If you don’t have the handle yet, you can order the Dorco Pace 6 Plus- Six Blade Razor System with Trimmer – Value Pack (10 Cartridges + 1 Handle) for only $20.99! If you already have the handle from DSC, you can order the Dorco Pace 6 Plus- Six Blade Razor System with Trimmer- 16 pack for only $26.99!  Both of these items have tons of positive reviews on Amazon!  I’ll be sure to do a follow-up post once Chauncey has tried these out.

Have you tried the Dollar Shave Club or the Dorco blades on Amazon?  If you have, let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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