Thursday, August 1, 2013

How to Get the Shave You’ve Always Wanted

If you are like most men, chances are good that you shave several times a week. Even though men seem to get plenty of practice when it comes to shaving, the majority of them still struggle to get the perfect shave with no irritation. It seems that the majority of men are constantly battling the effects of dry skin, ingrown hairs, and razor burn.

There are two primary causes for all of these maladies. One, most men don’t buy quality shaving equipment, and two; most men don’t have good shaving technique. This article will discuss what you can to remedy each of these problems to get the best shave of your life irritation free.

Shaving Like a Pro

Most men are no longer taught how to shave by their fathers as was the tradition several decades ago, instead, the safety razor has made it so easy to shave that little to no instruction is really needed to use it with mediocre proficiency. However, because shaving is something that is not taught, most men develop bad habits early in their teens and these bad habits can stay with them well into adulthood. One of the most common is the practice of shaving against the grain of their beard. Although this takes less time and quickly results in smooth skin, it also causes razor burn and leads to ingrown hairs. To get a good shave, you should always drag the razor with the grain of the hair.

Buying Pro Gear

The other problem most men have when it comes to getting the perfect shave is using equipment that isn’t manufactured well. If the blades in a safety razor aren’t aligned perfectly perpendicular to each other, it can cause a lot of irritation and razor burn. Also, using a cheap shaving cream is primarily the reason so many men suffer from dry skin. To keep your face feeling moist and freshit is a much better idea to invest in a quality shaving soap and badger brush. These two pieces of equipment are essential to getting the shave you want every day.

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