Product: Schick Quattro Titanium 4
My Rating: 7/10
My country Indonesia seems to be doing alright to just have one brand so far. Just last year I saw Bic disposable razor and this year I saw Schick’s. The market of shaving products is monopolized so far by Gillette. Even that, I sometimes have a hard time looking for a new cartridge for my Mach 3.
This is the first disposable cartridge razor that I tried after years of using Gillette. The price was cheaper than Gillette Mach 3. So I bought it. I wanted to expand my experience on shaving and I needed to try other razors than Gillette’s.
The look of it is so classy with black color. I love how easy it is to grip. The package came with 2 extra replaceable cartridges and a razor hanger. Yup, a razor hanger. This is a nice bonus to have. Now I can dry my razor with proper hanging. The blades will not touch another surface but my skin.
The 4 blades have a coat of titanium. It claims to give a better protection to the blades so they can have longer sharp conditions. It will not become dull easily. I can not vouch for this as I just try this razor for a couple of times.
Alright. I am so excited to try this Schick Quattro Titanium 4. It has 4 blades. It seems to give a promise of a close shave. Closer than Mach 3. Isn’t that every modern cartridge razor’s promise? To give a closer shave with more blades?
I prepared my shaving cream in a bit hasty way. Maybe a bit too watery. I continued anyway and applied it to my face. I scrubbed my face a little with my lovely shaving brush. By the way, I have 4 days of grown hair on my face. Already a bit longer than I usually let. I was busy and couldn’t find time to enjoy my shaving routine. This time, I forced myself to shave.
After applying the shaving cream, I prepared myself to a better shave than Gillette’s. I was so wrong. Maybe because of the shaving cream or maybe because of the new blade or maybe I held it in the wrong way.
The blades got stuck on my face. Sure, my hair was a bit longer than usual but this is unacceptable. I couldn’t finish a part of my face with a single swipe. I had to do short swipes and cleaned the blades every time. The repeated pass with the grain already gave me enough razor burn. I did not do against the grain pass like I usually do. It was a torture.
I wanted to finish it so badly. I changed to Gillette Vector midway. That bad.
There was a second time. Yes. I was giving this Schick Quattro Titanium 4 a second chance. I was in a hurry last time. It might do the razor injustice.
The horror of the first time experience still lingered in my mind. I had never experienced that kind of misfortune with my Mach 3. No matter how long my hair was.
Now I had 2 days growth on my face. I had to let my face healed from the razor burn first. I was in a bit of a hurry, again. But this time, I had the time to took a hot shower and let my face get real warm.
I did not use shaving cream. I used a slick shower gel. Yes, not ideal but again, I was in a bit of a hurry. It gave a good enough protection layer.
I held the razor with no confidence. I glided it with almost no pressure on my face. Amazingly, it cut really nice. Not a close shave because I gave no pressure. This gave me a much-needed morale boost. I even continued with against the grain pass.
A sign of razor burn was there but it was still alright. I expected that. I stopped after that. I have a rather clean shave. Not smooth but acceptable clean shave.
I finished up by washing the soap off and applied my aftershave.
- This lightweight razor is designed with a rubber handle that’s easy to grip and helps you achieve a close, comfortable shave.
- The comfortable handle offers just the right size and balance to help you maneuver around your face and body.
- 4 titanium-coated blades provide a precise, close shave while the pivoting head and edging blade offer great flexibility and can glide into hard-to-reach areas.
- A conditioning strip formulated with Aloe and Jojoba helps provide a smooth shave.
Price and Size
$13.49 USD for 1 package. (1 razor, 2 additional cartridges, and 1 holder)
Who is This Product For?
This is for Man and Woman.
How Well Does It Work?
Works really well if you do not long hair. My first shave was in 4 days old growth. It was horrible. It got stuck in my hair.
The second try was miraculously good. I did not have to put a lot of pressure to have a good shave.
It still gave me a razor burn like any other multi blades razor.
- 4 blades coated with titanium
- Last longer than regular blade
- Good handle grip
- Easily caught hairs
- Difficult to rinse
I had a horrible first experience. I was brave enough to give it a second try. Not so bad. Still below Mach 3. I will give this Schick Quattro Titanium 4 with a 7 out of 10.