Long groovy beards have become a trendy fashion accessory for men. Keep it in shape the old fashion way and it becomes even cooler, don’t you agree? And it’s not only for beards; old school razors work for women too!
How to make the change
Swap your disposable plastic razor for a safety razor with replaceable blades in metal (which means no plastic!). Instead of traditional shaving cream go for a natural shaving soap or coconut oil depending on what you’re intending to shave. Instead of alcohol-indulged aftershave you can use shea butter, rosemary oil or coconut oil. If you want to keep your razorblades even longer, the web provides lots of tips on how to keep them nice and sharp.
Why make the change
In the US alone two billion disposable razors are sent to landfill every year. Since they’re made of plastic they will stay there for quite some time. The manufacturing of razors are very labour and cost intensive and so is the shipping of the products around the world. A safety razor will last you a lifetime, and the razorblades will last longer too.
Be a climate ninja
Go all in caveman and skip shaving altogether. Maybe you can just trim the beard every now and then with a scissor? If you’re a woman, skip shaving and make a feminist statement at the same time. Men get away with hairy legs and armpits, why shouldn’t women?