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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 ...
The Spring Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

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

Burke Avenue's Hyperpigmentation Solution - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Burke Avenue's Hyperpigmentation Solution

Burke Avenue's Moisturizing Shave Cream addresses the darkening of the skin from shaving (hyperpigmentation) with the natural ingredients of Lemon Peel Oil & Geranium Oil.
5 Shaving Tips You Need To Know For Winter - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

5 Shaving Tips You Need To Know For Winter

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:

Can My Face Truly Handle A Razor? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

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?".
Is A Man's Skin Different From A Woman's? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is A Man's Skin Different From A Woman's?

"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?

The Best Time To Shave For Maximum Results - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

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
Does Shaving Make Your Skin Darker? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is Shaving Making Your Skin Appear Darker?

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...