Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Have You Mastered the Art of Shaving?

You’re probably like most men in America, who buy their shaving products at the drugstore, and who have settled for a sub-par shave. Despite cartridge razors coming out with three, four, and now five blades in one, you still don’t seem to have any better of a shave. You slowly learn the art of shaving, and you can’t master it if you’re using bottled shaving cream and a drugstore razor. It requires an investment in a good shaving kit and relearning the best way to shave.

The more traditional way of shaving is gaining popularity again. This is the same method your grandfather used. It’s using a straight-edged razor for your shaving, rather than a razor with a cartridge blade. The razor blades have a sharp edge on each side, and you switch the blade when it becomes dull. This razor is usually called a safety razor, or sometimes a straight razor.

But getting a close shave is not just about what kind of razor you use; it has a lot to do with the preparations you do to your hair and skin beforehand. When you buy a shaving kit, it comes with a lather dish, a razor handle, and a shaving brush. Rather than using a shaving cream from a can, use a shave soap and lather it with the shaving brush. Applying the lather to your face using the shaving brush is an important step, because it gets the hairs in the perfect position to be shaved close. It’s also beneficial to shave in a hot and steamy environment, like the shower. The heat and steam help to soften the hairs and open your pores.

If you’re interested in becoming a master of the art of shaving, you will need to do two things. First, purchase a quality shaving kit. It might cost you a pretty penny, but if you buy a quality kit you’ll never have to replace it. Then you will need to learn how to shave with a safety razor and shaving soap. You can find videos or tutorials online that will walk you through it, or you can ask your Grandpop. It may take a bit to get the hang of it, but once you feel how smooth your face is, you’ll never want to go back to that old drugstore razor.

This is a guest post offered to Gags, Chuckles and Giggles for its readers.