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8/19/2014 6:51 AM grooming • 0 Comments

10 Theories That Will Improve Your Morning Shave

  • Don’t drag your razor. Your face is not a racetrack. It’s frustrating to shave sometimes, but it’s really important to take a little extra time to perfect your technique. You should also make sure to brush up on your shaving preparation techniques.

 

  • Buying a razor today is like trying to buy milk; they’ve taken a simple task and made it very difficult. In my opinion, the best razor on the market is the original Mach 3. Not the four, five, or ten blade, just the simple Mach 3.

 

  • The Mach 3 was originally designed to work like a straight razor, as in you should take passes instead of dragging the razor.

 

  • Hold it at a 90-degree angle and shave with the grain of your hair, generally downward.

 

  • Use short strokes and rinse your blade often.

 

  • Rinse your blade under warm water. It’ll feel better on your skin, especially if you’ve used steam and warm water to open your pores and prepare yourself for a shave.

 

  • Shaving takes two hands, so use your non-dominant hand to stretch your skin gently. This creates a smooth, even surface for the blade.

 

  • Change your blade after seven or eight shaves; you’ll be going through four razors a month. Don’t just rub it against your jeans, or think that using machinery to sharpen your blade means you don’t have to change it. It’s a razor blade, not a Japanese samurai sword—it’s only so sharp.

 

  • Your face is an important feature, so invest in it. It’s easy to complain about the price of razors, but this is your face we’re talking about!

 

  • Enjoy your shave. It’s something you do regularly throughout your life, so why not make a great experience?

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