Guide to Men’s Shaving Products
Basic shaving can be quick and easy, just pick up a razor and drag it across your face until all the those prickly hair are gone. Though you might have been shaving for years already, this tip from dermatologists and a barber who’s been shaving men for decades might help you get the best shave possible.
It takes more effort and know how to really have a good shave. When you shave you should not keep on repeating the thrusting of the blade on your face or scraping it with a razor to take away all the facial hair. Instead, you should only give it a good single pass shave on your face.
So instead of keeping on thrusting the razor on your face, you should spend time in prepping your skin for the razor. There is a need to soften the protein in the hair and this can be done by washing your face with a facial cleanser. Using soap is harsh because it washes away that softening oil in the hair.
The next step is to make that shaving cream or gel lather up and let it stay there for two to three minutes so that it can further soften the hair to allow a one-pass shave possible. The longer the lather stays on your face, the better, although spending time is not always practical.
Another shaving product that you will need is a brush, you cannot just rely on your fingers to lather your shaving cream unlike the shaving brush. A good brush really pushes the cream into the hair and makes it much easier to shave.
Don’t be fooled with a multiple blade razor. You only need a single blade hair to shave your beard admirably although some professionals prefer double blade razor, nothing more as long as you have prepped you hair properly. It is important that the razor you are using is sharp. The blade should be discarded if there is a nick in it. If you shave every day, change the blade every week or two. Since you need to change blades often, it is good to stick with an inexpensive single blade razor. The more expensive the blade like those three or five-blade razors the less likely you may be to change them as often as you should.
If you keep your skin hot and moist, you are more. To prep your skin use a moist towel and use the towel during the shave to keep the hair soft. Kits are available with these tools to be able to do this.
Another tip is to shave with the grain or in the direction your hair is growing. Though you may get a closer shave if you go against the grain, but you will make the razor burn or ingrown hairs more likely its offshoot.