Dollar Shave Club Review for Men and Women

Updated on November 21, 2019
KCO profile image

Katy and her husband have been off and on users of Dollar Shave Club for years. Katy gives honest reviews of products to save you money.

Men have many options for disposable razors. Why can't women use a subscription service for their shaving needs too? Maybe you're already getting your man one, and you want to keep it simple and use the same product.

Let's go through the review and then discuss how their razors would work for women.

Dollar Shave Club Review

It's one of the best razor clubs out there, and it is what got me into razor subscription boxes. And although my husband and I tried others, like Harry's, we've gone back to them.

I reviewed the DSC subscription box on a scale of one to five, based on value, reliability, customer service/honesty, and quality so you can make the right decision for you.

Let's look at the details below.

The "Welcome Package" with razor handle.
The "Welcome Package" with razor handle.

Reliability: 5

I've never had a late box. I've also never been charged the wrong amount or had a box show up with something missing.

They have a long track record. I don't ever worry that they're going to screw up something.

Customer Service and Honesty: 5

Customer service and honesty are super important for a subscription service. You don't want to sign up for something that will charge you without you knowing or commits you to more than you realize.

Thankfully, DSC is stellar when it comes to their openness. It's easy to make changes to your subscription, and they're very clear about what you're paying for.

Quality: 4

While their products are solid, they've never wowed me with their quality.

Their Executive handle is sturdy and the five-blade razor certainly gets the job done. But it's really only a step above a typical disposable razor. For my husband's face, they last about two weeks when he shaves every other day. A quality razor will last a lot longer than that. You really do need constant refills to get a good shave.

Three blade options.
Three blade options. | Source

Value: 4

I've always liked their products, but value got a less than perfect score from me. Why?

Two main reasons:

  1. A disposable razor isn't the most cost-effective hair removal method
  2. The body/shave products are a bit overpriced

When we've canceled our subscription, it's because we've found a cheaper way to remove hair. You never need to replace a straight razor. DSC does get some frugal points in only swapping out the razor head and reusing the handle.

And let's not forget: part of the value of these products is the free shipping. The convenience of not having to go to the store and never running out of razors is pretty sweet. It's up to you whether that's worth the cost every month.

Bonus Rating—Quirkiness/Attitude: 5

Dollar Shave does stand apart with the quirkiness of their brand. I added this as a "bonus" rating because it's not a significant factor for me.

For me, it's simple: I give you money, you deliver refills for my razor. End of story.

But for someone who appreciates the "voice" of a brand, DSC knocks that out of the park. Their box is always masculine, modern looking, and filled with cute sayings. I'm certainly entertained as I rip open this month's box.

What Do You Think About Women Using a Man's Razor?

See results

Does a Razor Subscription Box Work For Women?

Okay, you're signing up, but you're not sure whether the woman of the household should try it too.

Razors for Men vs Razors for Women

A razor is a razor, right?


There are differences between men and women's disposable razors you'll want to think about. Men's razors have a more aggressive angle to shave the thick hair on their scalps. Women with sensitive skin should be wary of men's razors. But if you're comfortable with an aggressive shave, then men's razors can be fine for legs.

A man's razor has a straighter handle while a woman's is typically curved. The curve lets you see the head of the razor as you shave.

For me, I enjoy the close shave of a man's razor and adjusted to the straighter handle.

Beware Cross-Contamination

If both of you are using a subscription, be sure to get your own handle, and keep them separate.

Our razors drift around the bathroom so much that we got them mixed. Not good for sanitary reasons or, "Hey, why is my brand new razor already dull, honey?" reasons.

The solution?

A big dollop of red nail polish on the end of my handle. Once dry, no amount of shower or sink is going to take that off.

© 2018 Katy Medium


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)