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Shave Like A 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
The Spring Shave

The Spring Shave

If you’re one of those guys that likes to give your face a break from shaving during the colder days, it can definitely make the Spring transition a sensitive one. Here’s how to make your first shave the best of many for the warmer days ahead!

 

Step1 - The Removal – first remove the bulk of the beard before even thinking about putting a razor to your face… An inexpensive pair of trimmers or clippers will do

5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard

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?

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor?

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor?

I get asked a lot of questions about grooming. So much so that a lot of what you read on this site is inspired by those very questions. One that I am asked more often than any other is... "Can my face handle a razor?".
The Best Time To Shave For Maximum Results

The Best Time To Shave For Maximum Results

THE MORNING SHAVE

Pros.

  • Shadow Fighting - Some beards can be both darker and tougher, so a morning shave can help to prolong the dreaded  5 o'clock shadow.
  • Rise & Shine - we all have our ways of waking up
Burke Avenue Shave cream for sensitive skin

Shaving When You Have Sensitive Skin

Many of my clients tell me (before I shave them) that they have sensitive skin. The first thing I ask is if their skin reacts to certain products that are applied to their skin. If their answer is yes, then I keep this in mind with the products I use during the shave. But, 9 times out of 10, they answer is no, that the irritation occurs after they shave themselves.

So what should you do?

The most important recommendation I pass on to them is to keep the skin hydrated! Sure, we must remember to maximize the moisture on our skin when shaving, but during the day and night the skin

How To Stop Razor Burn For Good!

How To 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
October 08, 2017 by Craig the Barber