If you’re still using a multi-blade razor, it’s time to adjust the way you shave.
Shaving shouldn’t be a dreaded mundane task, like ironing clothes or doing the dishes.
Companies trying to sell disposable products were selling shaving as a chore.
Shaving with a safety razor is a real experience.
You take your time, choose a shaving cream or soap, and use a shaving brush to create a rich lather.
Time is spent making several passes and attention is paid to the direction of hair growth.
What is a safety razor?
In recent years, safety razors have made a comeback, likely due to the “bearded hipster” trend.
Even if the safety razors we know today have greatly evolved, the principle remains the same and the design is somewhat identical.
We owe the creation of the first safety razor to William S. Henson, who filed the patent in 1847.
It is also called a safety razor, but its specific anatomy remains the same, namely:
– A handle with a blade holder.
– A head (straight, adjustable or with integrated comb).
– A cap that covers the head of the knife.
– And finally, a blade that protrudes less than a millimeter from the razor head (unlike the classic manual razor where all the blades are exposed).
The benefits of a safety razor:
If we have chosen to introduce you to the safety razor in detail, it is obviously because it offers many advantages.
- A clean shave – A safety razor shaves hair gradually unlike multi-bladed disposable razors. You’ll still have a smooth face, but no irritation or ingrown hairs from cutting too close. Glides smoothly over skin, without the hair pulling that might occur with a multi-blade disposable razor.
- Inexpensive blades: replacement blades are very inexpensive, which is not inconsiderable when you have to shave regularly.
- Optimum safety : the name of this knife owes nothing to chance. In fact, safety razors are safe due to the protected blade. This way you avoid micro-cuts and irritations.
Shaving with a safety razor:
Before shaving, we recommend that you smooth your hair with steam or a hot, damp towel.
If you have one, use a shaving brush to apply your shaving cream or soap.
It will produce a richer, thicker lather with your favorite shaving cream, while exfoliating your skin.
Now comes the most important part: shaving.
Finding the right angle and pressure for your skin may take some trial and error.
But it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it, so don’t worry.
Aim for a 30-35 degree angle between the razor and your skin.
Apply light pressure, letting the weight of the safety razor do the work. Normally you don’t need to apply a lot of pressure.
Shave in short strokes instead of running the razor through a large section.
Always shave in the direction of the hair on your first pass.
If your skin isn’t too sensitive and you want a closer shave, you can lather again and move on to round 2.
This time, shave along or against the grain.
Choose your safety razor:
There are several criteria to consider when choosing your safety razor.
We can start by talking about the material that is used to make the razor. Most safety razors are made of metal.
And when it comes to finishing, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Of course, some high-end models have ivory or wooden handles.
Then it is necessary to pay special attention to the handle because it is important to feel the knife well when using it.
An important feature to consider is the length of the handle.
There are short sleeve and long sleeve. It’s up to you to decide which one is best for you.
For someone with large hands, a small shaft would not be ideal.
And if you’re often on the go or on the go, opt for the travel version of the safety razor.
A practical format that will allow you to enjoy a perfect shave anywhere.