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How To Stop Razor Burn For Good! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Here's How You Stop Razor Burn For Good.

Razor burn... Just saying the words make me angry! Why? Because it should never happen to me or anyone else.

We should all hate it. The redness, burning, itching, over-sensitivity... these are all symptoms. And the worst part is that these symptoms can lead to more visible frustration, razor bumps!

How you get it and its severity depends on many reasons (will discuss below). But the bottom line is, it ranges from person to person and I promise... if you haven't already experienced it, you don't ever want to!

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Blade/s too sharp
  • Blade/s too dull
  • Too many blades
  • Too many passes/strokes
The Best Shave Ever In The New Year! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The Best Shave Ever In The New Year!

Schools cover so many great topics. But nothing on how to get the best shave? Who’s gonna help you with that…? Me of course!

Welcome to the shortest class you’ll EVER take!

My Quick & Classic Shaving Tips 

 

Prep: Moisture is Key   

  •  Choose your favorite face wash to create a clean surface to aid in softening the hairs, while further reducing the chances of skin irritation from excess oil and dirt. 
Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin?

Home-schooling, working from home and sheltering-in-place…

All of these scenarios are leading to many more of us struggling to keep our skin from feeling and looking dry. With the bulk of our activities being done in cooler places, our skin’s normal perspiration practice (which naturally moisturizes our skin) become less important. The long term effects of this can quickly make your skin appear older, shaving more painful and if not consistently used, your moisturizer less effective.  

Here are a few suggestions that can help! .

Post Shave:  Never (Ever) Skip This Step - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Post Shave: Never (Ever) Skip This Step

Here's why! It's an important step to keeping your face looking good and feeling great. It ranks just as high as shaving with a shave creamand you know how important that is, right?
After-shave/post-shave products can be found in...
The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave

Mastering these 5 Key Concepts will insure that you will never have a bad shave again.

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Water

Water temperature and moisture is key to getting a great shave. Warm water softens the beard and skin allowing the razor blade to do its job better. The moisture produced is what is needed to make your shaving products work to their maximum potential.

Skin

Everyone’s skin reacts to shaving differently. Knowing how ...

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me?

With the convenience of subscriptions and personal delivery services like Post Mates, the excuses for not replacing razor blades for new ones have become few and far between. But, there’s one excuse that still gets used quite often— not knowing how many shaves are too many for one razor....

I think it’s safe to say that over 75% - 80% of 

March 07, 2019 by Craig the Barber
Cold Water Tap

The Cold Water Secret

Ever taken a cold shower and noticed the difference in the way your skin feels vs. when you take a warm one?  What about after you shave…does your face feel better after a splash of cold water? Or, have you ever hopped out of  a warm shower and struggled to get your hairstyle just right?

Well, here is the secret.  Cold Water. ...

January 30, 2019 by Craig the Barber
5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard

I’ve been asked to answer two questions… (1) How does someone determine if they have a tough beard? and (2) How do guys with tough beards get a more comfortable shave?

So let’s start by first identifying if you have a tough beard.

Here are a few of the signs:

  • You have an afternoon shadow, not a 5 o’clock one.
  • You cannot seem to get you beard moist enough to shave.
  • It feels like you are “tug” shaving instead of “wet” shaving.
  • Your blade dulls after one shave…a bit pricey huh?

Do any of  these describe your beard?

So, how can you enjoy the shaving experience like the guys on the Gillette commercials? ...

Itchy Beard? Not A Problem. - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Itchy Beard? Not A Problem.

A new beard doesn't come without a price… All you beard growers know what I'm talking about: the new beard itch!

How many of you remember those long days of trying to ignore how itchy your face felt in the beginning? Well, it's safe to say that if you want to grow a beard you'll get this itch, at some point.

Shave Like A Barber - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Shave Like A Barber

How many times have you left your barber and wondered how you could go home and duplicate the results you get from the barbershop?  Well… maybe not the overall experience itself, which is pretty fantastic if I do say so myself, but a similar shave to what you get from your barber? One of the key benefits ...