Monday, October 14, 2013
RIP Schick Personal Touch
I've been using a Schick Personal Touch razor for years - I'm in my mid-40s and I'm thinking I was probably using this when I was a teen. This is the best razor - it's sturdy, shaves well, is easy to hold. I don't know why I'm always late to the party when it comes to finding out things but apparently Schick discontinued this razor years ago. I knew it was hard to find refills, but it never occured to me that they would stop producing this awesome razor. A couple years ago the local Fry's grocery store was having a closeout on the refill packs and I bought all they had, since I always had such trouble finding them. Had I known I was never going to see another refill again, I would have gone on a massive, valley-wide hunt for all remaining refill packs.
It's only in the last couple months that I've come to the realization that this razor and its refills are gone forever. If you Google you can find lots of reviews, lots of women who loved their Schick as much as I love mine, and lots of wailing at the fact that this item is gone. You can also find ebay auctions for refill packs for truly unbelievable prices. I loved my Schick, but I'm not so in love with the idea of shaved legs to part with the kind of money the sellers are asking.
I've tried some of the "feminine" foo-foo razors with pretty names and fancy colors but they either broke (damn swivel heads!) or just didn't give as good a shave as the Schick. I've tried some men's razors, too, but I'm just not happy with what I've found.
I'm not a fan of waxing, I don't have the funds for laser - it's seriously tempting to just go au naturel and let the leg hair grow. I'm getting to a point in my life where I just don't care what others think. If I'm comfortable and have no issues with hairy legs, then no one else should be either!