I have been using the Schick Xtreme 3 disposable razor for 2-3 yrs now. Thier longivity is very good and I can easily use one disposable razor a month. However, I'm beginning to notice that the shave is not quite good, while by early evening, enough hair accumulated to merit an additional shave (I'm talking about a period of 7-9 hrs from my morning shave). Additionally, I've becomoe more competent about razor thanks to this forum.
Counter intuitively, I'm not yet ready to upgrade to DE razors. I simply do not have the time or the bathroom space for the setup; nontheless, it is of no doubt that it will be my goal to shave with a DE razor once I move out.
I have dicided to upgrade (technologically downgrade?) to the Gillette Sensor or Sensor Excel cartridge razors. My initial choice was Mach3 Turbo, but I noticed much more satisfaction and positive review with the Sensor/Sensor Excel line od double blade razors throughout this board.
My question is the following:
What is better, Gillette Sensor or Gillette Sensor Excel?
I did notice some posts that the Sensor razors are more "old school". But it might be part of the trend that everything newer must be worse, while 3-4-5 razors are simply rediculous, hence everything older must be better???
I mean isn't the difference between the Sensor and Sensor Excel is similar to the difference between the Mach3 and Mach3 Turbo?
I just want to make the right purchase and I trust u guys as you know shaving.
So I now want to choose between the Sensor and Sensor Excel razor. I'm glad that the replacement cartridges for either Sensor are still available in some department stores and pharmacies, but would otherwise resort to buying the replacement cartridges in online pharmacies. I will most likely buy a non-Gillette razor with time, while I got the idea that a heavier razor hand is better and it is beneficial to spend $30 or more to buy an Edwin Jagger razor to go with the Sensor/Sensor Excel cartridges.
So despite the long rant,
Should I go with Sensor or Sensor Excel?