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Read Labels and Avoid Marketing Schemes

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I, like so many other woman, will try almost anything. Then I noticed companies are betting on just that! Shaving cream for one example: it softens, has aloe or tons of other promises. Maybe they do, but is it worth the extra money you pay for it?


I have found left over hair conditioner works just as well. In fact, when you see buy one get one free, you have just landed the best shaving cream you may have ever had.

Razors are another example, I know they have the really expensive ones that have the strip of shaving cream right on it. Easy yes, but after a few showers it has melted away. The shaver however is still usable for quite some time. I also have found it's cheaper, WAY cheaper, to buy the razor with one extra replacement blade than buying just refills. Just get the one that they want you to love which almost always comes with one replacement blade. When done, go back for the starter one again.

The pharmacy where I go, or my local Target has 5 blades for $12-15. Right next to it is the razor with 1 blade for 5 dollars. You do the math.


If you watch the sale papers for that store, they run specials on these all of the time so you can even save more. What's better anyway, a new clean razor or the old soapy one you have? Deodorant, shampoo, any hair product like gels, sprays, it's all the same paying for a pretty package is costing you money.

Ladies, hair is hair, teeth, shaving it's all the same. Let's not let the advertisers laugh, because it says "For Women". Read the label if in doubt, I have never found a difference. I laughed when I thought about sharing this, because most of us have been guilty at one time or another, until I walked into a local small market, the kind with just a few items on the counter. It had those energy drinks (I don't use them), and couldn't help noticing one was marked for the strong man, the other for I assume the rest of us. I read the label and they were exactly the same - everything including size. It had male images, but in this world - really? A man needs more energy than I do?


Laughing away, I decided to share some of the other things I do use, being a wise consumer instead of a "mark". Have a great day, ladies!

By Luana M. from San Diego, CA

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August 25, 20110 found this helpful

I found an old butterfly style razor that takes the double edge razor blades. You can still get the razors online for about twenty dollars and the blades come 10 for under $2.

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September 25, 20120 found this helpful

Sorry but I don't see where you are saving on the blades. You can get 5 blades for 12 to 15 dollars and that can last any where from 3 to 5 months, depending how often you have to shave. The pack with 1 blade is five dollars.


Next month or two you spend another 5.00 dollars then in a couple of months you spend another 5.00 dollars so you have already spent 15.00 dollars. Plus by buying the bigger pack to don't have to go back and buy blades for awhile.

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June 13, 20140 found this helpful

I believe you may have miscalculated with the way you're buying razors. Paying $5 for 2 blades vs $12 for 5, the latter is the better deal. Maybe that's why you said "you do the math"?

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