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How to: decision-making - open or closed comb?

For a long time, music fans had to take sides: Beatles or Stones. Commiting to one or the other band was considered to be distinctive. Fans of wet shaving also need to make a fundamental decision: open or closed comb? Whereas music is all about questions of taste and style - shaving is about serious arguments which indicate the need for one solution or the other. Soft or energetic? Slight or strong growth of beard? First-time user or advanced connoisseur? 

Well, let's quickly discuss the techniques: The comb, the bottom part of the shaving head, comes in different models which determine the shaving characteristics. An open comb, as MÜHLE R41 has it for example, can be recognised by the "teeth" which resemble a rake. This model has a blade which particularly protrudes from the head. The shave becomes very effective which is appreciated especially by men with a very thick growth of beard. However, such a model is not very gentle to your skin and the risk of injury is higher. For beginners or men with sensitive skin, a model with a closed comb like the MÜHLE R89 is the more adequate choice. Instead of teeth, there are gentle waves on the comb. The blade is less protrusive. Therefore, the R89 is one of the softest and most popular safety razors on the market.

There is nothing in between the Beatles and the Stones; fortunately things are different in the MÜHLE arrangement of goods: the new ROCCA safety razor lies in the middle between gentle and strong.

Illustrationen: Arina Shabanova