As our Founder Damian Alexander Dubel says, "Getting a wet shave by a professional barber is an experience that every man should have at least once in their lifetime. It is very relaxing way to sharpen up your facial hair."
For some men, doing this at home, can be sometimes extremely difficult. But it needn't be a chore to shave at home. Equipped with our professional and extremely high quality beard and shaving products, can make all the difference. It is also well worth learning how to use a razor properly and getting to grips with some basic techniques.
Here are a few tips to help you develop your confidence and ensure that at home you have a relaxing, smooth shave.
INVESTING IN THE CORRECT TOLLS FOR A SMOOTH SHAVE
First of all, you need to make sure you have a decent shaving bowl and brush. When you lather up your face in prep for a wet shave, this can make all the difference, and is an integral part of the process and, more so, the experience.
PREPPING YOUR FACE FOR A SHAVE
Beard hairs are notoriously resistant and sometimes tightly twisted, and they can cause problems with ingrown hairs as they grow long. Dry skin under a beard or stubble is a common problem, too. With a badger hair shaving brush and a good shaving gel, oil or cream, all of these problems can be improved with a good scrub.
TIPS ON USING A SHAVING BRUSH
Once your shaving cream has been lathed in a shaving bowl, apply to your face by vigorously rubbing the brush in a circular movement around the areas where you will shave. This will loosen up the hair, hydrate the skin and build a nice foundation from which you can start your wet shave.
SHAVING THE CORRECT WAY
Although shaving isn't exactly rocket science, us gentleman can still make mistakes, so a few tips are well worth heeding on how to shave properly. To always shave with the grain and never against the grain is an important part. The former would result in a smooth shave, while the latter normally induces skin irritation.
It's important to use a high quality moisturiser to rehydrate your skin and leave you feeling fresh when you complete your at-home shave. We stock an array of items for skilled shaving that you can find here. Our shaving cream is highly moisturising and will allow you to shave easily and closely. It smells good too, which is never a bad thing.
After the shave use our Moisturising Shave Gel to help which is a new concept of hydration and skincare in the same formula. Soothe your skin, reduce redness, razor burn and heal any painful nicks and cuts after your shave. Taking care of your skin is taking care of your look and wellbeing.
We hope this article has helped you become more confident in your shaving technique.