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Review: Schick Quattro For Women High Performance Razor

A very pretty razor that gives a smooth shave

Author: Chrissie K June 22 2007

Schick Quattro for Women High Performance Razor

I am one of those girls that is very picky about my razor, particularly now the thermometer is climbing and more skin is being shown. I just cannot stand having itchy, scratchy legs when I am wearing shorts or a skirt, and I am always on the quest for the perfect razor.

We are all looking for that ideal – a nice close-cut clean shave that lasts. I simply do not have the time to shave my legs every day, with a good razor, you shouldn’t have to. For the past several months I have actually been using men’s razors with the four blade cartridges, and they have been working very nicely - my shave can last as long as three days before I need to shave again.

So when Schick came out with a women’s version that appeared identical to the men’s brand that I was using, I thought I would give it a go.

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The Schick Quattro For Women High Performance Razor is targeted to women, being “modified for a woman’s curves”, with all of the sophistication of a men’s razor. The razor is admittedly very well styled, and since I have a weakness for pretty things I liked it from the beginning. It is part plastic and part metal; the handle is metal with pink plastic grips along the side. At last – a pink razor!

The Schick Quattro For Women design is ergonomic to allow for ease of maneouvering and it comes with a pivoting head to make shaving delicate curves easier. It’s also very easy to snap the razor cartridges into and out of the head; I have tried these kinds of razors before and have had some stumbles along the way, which can be nasty when you are dealing with razor blades. Directions came with the razor and it took less than a few seconds to remove the old cartridge and replace it with the new.

Each cartridge contains four blades with two conditioning strips, one on either side.

The shave itself was very nice; extremely smooth, and the pivoting head worked really well. I did not feel the razor blades scraping my skin as I have with other razors, and the ergonomic design gets in all of those hard-to-reach places. With the dual conditioning strips my skin felt smooth and moisturized as soon as the shave was complete.

My legs felt great, and they looked great as well, and unlike with razors I did not find any “missed” spots. And the razor is pink, so what’s not to like! Well, the downside was that I found pesky itches starting as early as the next day, which was disappointing considering this razor has four blades.

Don’t ask me why, but some razors seem to product a much longer lasting shave than others. For women who are not as picky as me about this, the Schick Quattro For Women High Performance Razor is great; it’s very pretty and gives a good, but not long-lasting shave. So for people who are happy to shave daily, it’s a great product.

But I am fussy, and so until another product comes out that can provide a longer shave for women, I am going to stick with the men’s razors.


Posted on 14/09/07 00:01 by: Charlie Kuchinsky

Thanks for the heads up. I'd been eyeing this but wasn't quite sure.
Posted on 20/01/08 02:28 by: Julie

I've tried this razor and the Venus razors and I must say, I do like the Schick Quattro much more than I like the Venus. 1. where I live, it is slightly cheaper than the Venus one that I prefer. 2. the blades last longer.

Unfortunately, not even 24 hours after I shave, I can already feel the pesky stubble growing back. I do shower and shave at night and hair grows faster at night (or so I've heard) so that must be the cause of my stubble showing up so soon. I do find that if I do take a shower and shave in the morning, the hair grows back slower and my legs stay smooth for most of the day.

Posted on 11/10/10 23:28 by: Anne

This is the absolute worst razor I have ever used. I have been using the Gillete Sensor Excel for the last 12 years and about 3 months ago I lost the handle which I wasn't able to replace. So I decided to try something new and bought the Schick Quattro. Big mistake. I've never had so many ingrown hairs, red bumps and stubble in my life. If I shave in the evening I have stubble in the morning which did not happen with the Gillette razor. The Schick razor is designed with the blades sitting too far below the plastic rim, impeding a close shave. Don't waste your money on this!

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Product Detail

  • Product Name: Schick Quattro For Women High Performance Razor
  • Price: $13.49
  • Manufacturer: Schick
  • Specifications:

    Razor with snap-in 4-blade cartridges

  • Verdict:

    Pro: a better choice than a standard women's razor

    Con: shave does not last as long as I would like

    Overall: a very nice shave overall

  • Rating:rating 4/5


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