The first step to getting a great shave.

May 06, 2013

Changing something that is a daily routine can be daunting, but a couple small changes to your shaving process can turn a chore into a luxurious spa-like experience. Switching from a multibladed cartridge razor to a double edged safety razor can have a bit of a learning curve and we will talk about that in upcoming posts, but the easiest way to improve your shaving experience is to ditch that can of goop you've been calling shaving cream. Take a look at the ingredients list on the can and rethink smearing it on your face.

Switching to a shaving soap or cream that doesn't come in an aerosol can is a big step in the right direction, and your face will thank you. The most important difference is that you can control the consistency of the lather, and by building lather directly on your face, you stimulate the hairs and get them standing at attention, just waiting to be mowed down with impunity. You can use them without a brush but adding a brush will give you a much higher quality of lather and exfoliation as a bonus. 

In the coming weeks, we will be exploring the different techniques of building lather, whether it be in a bowl, scuttle or directly on the face, as well as covering the different grades of badger, boar and synthetic brushes. Stay tuned and enjoy your shave!




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