Boots is one of the UK’s go-to shops for all personal grooming needs. As such it is where many people go to find double edge razor blades.
However, when it comes to finding double edge razor blades UK you are better off going online. Check out some of my favourites here.
You would have thought that such a high street favourite would stock a range of a product as simple as safety razor blades. However, very few branches do. In my experience, it is quite common to find Boots stores near me that stock a little starter set of a plastic-handle safety razor and a pack of blades but it is much less common to find just the blades.
However it is perfectly possible to find Boots shops that do stock the blades and they tend to come at a very low price of around £2 – £2.50 for 10 blades. This is much easier in big branches rather than the many smaller shops found scattered across city centres.
But that requires a lot of searching around. When I do find them they can be out of stock and they don’t offer much in the way of choice. For instance, they don’t stock reliable favourites like Astra blades or Derby blades. Consider going online and bulk-buying safety razor blades to save time and money for a better quality of blade.
I’m on a mission to help millions of people around the world ditch expensive and wasteful plastic cartridge razors and switch to traditional safety razors that are far better for the planet.
I discovered the joy of traditional shaving when I was just 14, less than a year after I even started shaving at all. I loved the time-honoured ceremony, precision and quality of soap, brush, razor and aftershave.
My double-edge safety razor from Merkur is still the same one I use every day, although I’ve enjoyed experimenting with a range of models over the years.
Paradoxically I have also been through a long list of interesting facial hair styles, but have never stuck with a full beard. Instead I am normally sporting very intricate mixes of sideburns, moustache and goatee that makes a good shaving system essential.