Fusion ProGlide Power Review
A combination of curiosity and razor burn inspired me to pick up the much-hyped Fusion ProGlide Power, with 1-2-3-4 FIVE blades. Seems like overkill as always, but these are advertised as thinner (better?), and the whole thing vibrates. The first shave was a little terrifying; I felt like something angry and sharp was threatening to tear my face off. I *might* be getting a better shave, but it definitely feels way more exciting.
So a few days ago, I found myself traveling without my trusty blades, badly in need of a shave, holding a disposable razor. I looked at it and cringed: one blade, no gel strip, no batteries… might as well drag a kitchen knife across my face. One blade? Preparing for a five times shittier shave, I took a hot shower, lathered up and got to work.
The result: it wasn’t that bad. I had to take my time and shorten up my strokes, as one blade gets clogged much faster than five, and it wasn’t as smooth a shave as I’ve come to expect, but not bad for a little 25 cent piece of plastic. Funnily enough, the experience made me appreciate coming home to my multi-blade even more — because I’m not as dependent on this dumb piece of marketing as I thought. It’s a shiny, futuristic looking toy that comes with an AA battery. The packaging has sparkles on it, and invites you to push the button to feel it vibrate because clearly that’s a big selling point. And yes, the shave is marginally better, so even pragmatist males can feel awesome using one.