Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Searching for the Perfect Shave

Getting a smooth shave is really only half the battle when it comes to shaving. Anyone can take a razor to their face and get that baby face shave to the touch of someone else, but getting the best shave of your life with little to no irritation is something that most men struggle with. There are a lot of reasons that men struggle to shave without irritation, but most of the time the reasons fall into one of two categories: either they don’t use proper shave technique or they don’t use proper shaving gear. This article will discuss the most important things that any man can do to remedy either of these problems.

How to Shave Like a Man

To get the perfect shave, you will need to first study your face a little and take note of the direction your hair tends to grow. In many cases, men shave against the grain of their beards because it leads to a cleaner shave in less time, but it also causes more irritation because of the abrasive nature of pushing hair back before it is cut. The solution is to shave with the grain, but use multiple strokes. This will take longer, and may require applying cream more than once, but is well worth it in the end.

Invest in Good Gear

The other important aspect in getting a smooth shave is buying quality shaving gear that doesn’t promote or cause skin irritation. One common mistake that men make all the time is buying their shave gear from their local grocery or convenience store. These locations really don’t know the first thing about shaving technology, so if you really want to solve the problem you should visit a specialty shave shop to purchase razors, cream and other accessories. One of the best investments you can make is in a quality shave kit that includes disposable safety razor heads and a badger brush with shave soap. With the right gear, you can avoid ingrown hairs, razor burn, and even dry skin that are all caused by using inferior shave products. 

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