Charles Brown

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Harry’s vs. Dollar Shave Club

So the other day while browsing my overwhelming SDCC feed on Instagram, it said: “Try Harry’s!” it boasted that it was a better blade, and a better price, and while they claim that, unless I’m grandfathered into some insane pricing setup, the pricing was about $1 difference.

I considered the offer for $8 via Instagram, however, I didn’t want to jump into another subscription which for something I honestly don’t do that often, the subtle beard is a common thing for me, and by subtle I mean – I get harry. It happens.

I was Target bound today, picking up a scooter for an upcoming 4yr old 🙂 and saw the display and figured “Why not” it wasn’t as robust an offer as the online, but it also meant I didn’t need to wait, that is one plus over DSC is that in the past if I was out of blades for any reason, I was stuck. No quick pickup all local Target locations carry their products, and I didn’t need shave cream or anything else, Brandless has me covered.

So tonight I had a blade setup fresh and ready for each and I must say in the hand, Harry’s felt better, more control, stable, a bit larger so it wasn’t a small thing to hold, it was comfortable. The cut was cleaner too + as my hair is insanely thick/full usually with the DSC blade it’s constant tapping and rinsing, only had to do that 1 time after I over shaved without rinsing – but no tapping out hair. Nice.

All in all, in comparison to the final cut, Harry’s took me less time. So as it stands, I’ve got the DSC on hold at the moment, pushed it back a month, may toss it back another, because honestly, that’s my big issue, DSC sends whether or not I need them, and I actually have a small stockpile, so may cancel and run out the stockpile then make a choice.

Harry’s seems to not be going anywhere, it’s comparable in price and the quality/ease of shave is better, plus I don’t HAVE to get a subscription for savings, the price in store is basically within a buck of what I was getting, so long-term maybe a fresh set of blades every 3-4 months? Not bad at all.

Overall verdict? Harry’s? Worth a shave. 🙂