When it comes to shaving, I am not one to settle for just any kind of razor. I discovered my favorite razor at least 10 years ago, and since then, nothing else has come close to comparing... until I started using the Billie razor.
I first noticed the Billie razor where I notice most things I buy as of late, which is social media, of course. The colorful, bold ads started popping up on my Facebook feed one day, and basically never stopped. They claimed the Billie would be my “new favorite razor,” and after testing it out for weeks, I was surprised to find that I genuinely loved it.
At first glance, I assumed the Billie razor was going to be as flimsy as one of the disposable razors out there that I can’t stand. It’s not fancy at all; instead it’s sleek and simple. There are no designs or flashy features, it’s just a brightly colored razor.
Still, it has some impressive things about it that I really enjoy. The five-blade razor is encased in charcoal soap, but it doesn’t feel sticky or slimy, like other similar blades do. It just feels smooth. The blades are also very sharp, and the rounded edges are designed to navigate curves, which allows for a close-cutting shave that hasn’t left any cuts behind. I say this as someone who happens to be an incredibly impatient shaver and almost always cuts herself doing it.
The other thing I loved about the blade was that it didn’t seem to clog up as easily as some other razors I’ve tried. It was easier to clean out the shaving cream, hair, and gunk under running water, which really cut down on some of my shaving time.
While the minimalistic look of the razor had initially turned me off a bit, it ended up being something I loved. The handle is made of rubber, so it’s easy to grip, and there are no unnecessary features getting in the way. One of my favorite things about it is how you store it: the Billie comes with a small, triangle-shaped holder that sticks onto your shower wall, and uses a magnet to hold up your razor. In the past, I have never actually used a razor holder that works: they always fall off the shower wall after a week or two. This one has been stuck on my wall for a long time, and it could not be easier to put the Billie on there or take it off.
Lastly, the Billie razor is convenient and affordable. For $9, you get the initial kit, which includes a Billie razor, the magnetic holder, and two 5-blade razor cartridges. From then on, you’ll get four replacement cartridges delivered to your home for $9 whenever you need them: you can choose depending on whether you shave every day, a few times a week, or once a week. That means your replacements arrive to you just at the right time, eliminating the need to run to the store to pick them up. Because who really needs human contact anyway?
One of my favorite things about this razor, though, is that it was made with women in mind. The company rejects the idea of the “pink tax,” which is an extra charge women often pay for standard essentials, such as razors, and so the Billie is refreshingly less expensive than most women’s razors out there. On top of that, the ads are full of inclusive, body positive images that reflect what actual female body hair looks like, and they donate 1% of all revenue to women’s causes around the world.