The Bearded Colonel: Your Ultimate Guide to Razors and Shaving
Shaving is considered a fine art, and sad to say that an average male doesn’t have any clue about traditional shaving that their fathers and grandfathers used to do many years ago. Modern men are accustomed using disposable and cheap shaving products that are available in the market today, so the traditional wet shaving seems lost and forgotten. Now, this Bearded Colonel can help you bring this glorious men’s ritual back to life. What can men get from using the traditional and classic wet shave? There are a lot of benefits men can get from classic or traditional wet shave such as reduced cost, more consistent shaves, and reduced environmental impacts. A double-edged safety men’s razor does not exceed $0.25, while you spend $20 for an 8-pack disposable 4-blade cartridge razors which are $2.50 each cartridge. In addition to that, you can even save from using traditional shaving soaps and creams which are also made from natural materials.
The bowls and tubes of traditional shave soaps and creams produce less waste as compared to aerosol canisters that shaving gels come in, and a double-edged blade is recyclable as compared to the razor cartridges sold in the market today. Many men do not even know that they have poorly-done shaves with redness, ingrown hairs, and razor burns. A safety razor used when shaving eliminates skin irritation and gives your face a clean and healthy look because you’re basically only using a single blade instead of two or three that may chew up your face when cutting your whiskers. You need to prepare a safety razor, blade, shaving brush, shaving soap, shaving cream, and a towel when planning to perform a traditional shave. Using a safety razor is like upgrading your car into a Mercedes Benz, because unlike cheap plastic razors sold in the market today, a safety razor is a machine with a piece of heavy and sturdy metal. Blades comes in different sizes, and each possessing a unique cutting ability and sharpness, and you can just select from a variety of different safety razor blades until you find what is best for you.
Lathering up with a brush really feels nice, providing hydration to the shaving cream for a thicker and rich shaving lather, and helping in getting the shaving cream under your whiskers for smoother and better shaves. When it comes to the technique of traditional shaving, it includes preparation, lathering, and shaving, wherein the goal of preparing your beard is for softening your whiskers for an easier and less irritating shaving. Using a safety razor requires a technique and a skill, and keep in mind to use as little pressure when shaving as possible with the blade angle as far away from your face as possible, shaving with the grain, and going for beard reduction, not removal.What I Can Teach You About Fashions