THE MEN'S ROOM
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.
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
Mastering these 5 Key Concepts will insure that you will never have a bad shave again.
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.
Everyone’s skin reacts to shaving differently. Knowing how ...
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? ...
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
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Especially, for parts of the skin that are shaved several times a week or for some, every day. A freshly shaved face is already more susceptible to being dry, sensitive and irritated. And can be no match for what these cold winter months can bring with them. Unless, of course, you come prepared to fight a battle your face can truly win.
Here are several tried-and-true steps:
"Men's products, women's products...Is our skin really that different?"
I am asked this question all the time... and for good reason! One of the many reasons why men use their girlfriend's or wife's grooming products is simply because it's easily accessible!
Hey, why go shopping when you can just shop through her products? Besides if it's good enough for her, it should work for you... right?
A good shave can reveal a lot. A clean face, the shape of your jaw… and for some darkened skin. If you have noticed darker skin on your face from shaving it isn't just the lighting… it is indeed a "real thing" that may actually be happening to you!
Let's start with WHY it's happening:
The aggressive nature of shaving, whether it's with a razor or...