For most men, shaving with a safety razor is a chore; one they would happily do without if growing a never-ending beard were both comfortable and work-appropriate. What if you could make shaving enjoyable, though? You would look forward to the shaving ritual every morning, which would be a nice alternative to dreading it at the start of every day. Change your mindset about shaving with a safety razor and shaving brush to get through this necessary part of your day a little bit happier.
Make Time for It
A lot of men rush through shaving as the last step of their getting ready process before work, which can leave less than optimal, results. Instead, set aside some extra time to shave with a safety razor. You’ll save yourself those nicks and you’ll get some early morning time for yourself while you’re at it. Slow down and use the right shaving technique, complete with a safety razor and shaving brush, to get a great, close shave. Give yourself about 15 minutes without interruption to shave and think about the day ahead, listen to music or catch up on your favorite podcast. If you can’t find the extra time in the morning, consider shaving at night instead. You can even add a glass of scotch to the shaving ritual since you won’t be heading off to work in the evening.
Shaving the right way is a lost art, one that your grandfather enjoyed every day but that you’re probably unfamiliar with. When you learn how to do a traditional wet shave with a safety razor, you’ll realize how much better it is than using those cheap, disposable razors that are so popular. Need more of a push to switch up your shaving routine? Men like John F. Kennedy shaved the old fashioned way and he was very popular with the ladies. Enough said.
Pick up a safety razor and shaving brush instead of a straight razor to get that old school experience without injuring yourself. Modern razors are designed to help you shave quickly without irritating your skin, but a quality safety razor will get you a closer shave even if your skin is sensitive. The key is to slow down instead of rushing through the process. Also, you don’t need to apply pressure - the weight of the safety razor will apply all the pressure you need.
There are a lot of advantages to applying shaving cream with a shaving brush. Using the brush creates a rich lather and when you use it in a circular motion, will lift up the hair and exfoliate the skin, helping you get a closer shave. Invest in a quality shaving brush that will create a great lather.
Use Quality Shaving Products
On top of a new safety razor, you’ll want to invest in high quality shaving products that will go easy on your skin. Traditional shaving creams have a glycerin base to create a good lather and lubricate your skin at the same time. This results in less drag with the safety razor, which keeps razor burn at bay. Plus, these creams usually smell great.
One of the most overlooked steps in the shaving process is moisturizing. When you use a great moisturizer post-shave, you’ll replace the oils and moisture that shaving stripped from your skin. The right moisturizer will calm the skin and limit irritation.
Enjoy Your Extra Spending Money
A basic pack of eight disposable razors will set you back about $20. A can of shave gel costs around $5. Plus, those gels don’t last very long, certain not as long as a quality shaving cream will. Up-front, you may pay more for high quality shaving products, but they’ll last so much longer than cheaper items and they’ll give you a better shave, too.
When you use the right shaving products and take your time using the proper technique, shaving becomes a fun and relaxing routine that you look forward to. Not sure where to start? Tampa Shave Company offers high quality individual products to choose from, or packages put together with everything a man needs to get the best shave.