Thursday, March 28, 2013

How To Shave With A Straight Razor

 Shaving with a straight razor. It is the epitome of manliness. Today, we are going to tell you the basics of how to shave with a straight razor. First of all, get your supplies together. You are going to need: your razor, a couple of good badger shaving brushes, a hot towel. There might be a few more supplies you'll need in a minute, but we'll get to that soon.

First of all, you'll have to prep your beard. You can do that by taking a hot shower, or by pressing your hot towel against your face. Fill a mug or small bowl with super duper hot water, and let your brush soak for a few minutes. Next, squeeze out the excess water from your brush. You can throw away the water that is left in the bowl or mug now, if you wish. Now you can use the bowl and your shaving cream or soap to make a lather. 

Next, you are going to wet your face again, and then apply the shaving cream or shaving foam directly to your face. Then you can use your brush to "paint" your face and let it soak for a few minutes, usually around five minutes or so. Next, stretch your skin tight before you use the razor, and now, it's time to cut! Hold the blade at around a 20 degree angle for the best cutting. You need to be extra careful not to press down too hard, it is so easy to get cut with a straight razor! 

Important to remember! When you shave with a straight razor, make three passes. The first pass is with the grain. The second pass is sideways to the grain. The third and final pass that you make with the straight razor should be against the grain. If your beard is super thick, you might even have to change blades in between the steps. 

After you are done you need to rinse your face, and then you have to clean, dry and strop the blade. You also have to clean and dry your brush. Shaving with a straight razor can give you a better shave than you have ever experienced, so try it if you haven't before! 

this has been a sponsored post, however, all thoughts are my own. 

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