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What is a safety razor?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A safety razor is simply a razor with protective guard around the blade to help you avoid cutting yourself while shaving. Safety razors may have multiple blades. A straight razor, by contrast, is a razor with a single stiff blade that's hinged to a handle without any protective covering.

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