Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Proper Angle At Which to Shave

That is pretty much it for the shaving method, but there are a few other tips to keep in mind. First, only use each blade once, twice at most. Yes, it feels weird to throw away blades after each use when we are use to using expensive models, however, DE blade are very cheap and expendable. This is important because if you use a blade which is dull, you risk not getting a clean cut, and you will end up with a poorly shaved face, or worse, nicks and cuts.(for more information, check out hello hair styling)

When you shave for the first time, it can prove to be a pretty daunting task. I highly advise that you do not use a straight razor the first time that you shave, especially if you are already use to disposable razors, as you will be very surprised at just how easy it is to cut yourself. Instead, opt for a safety razor, and then maybe move up to a straight razor if you really want to.

Using a safety razor is all about technique. YES, you will need a technique, unlike the the blind razor chaffing which we do today on our faces, you can easily cut yourself on a safety razor, even with the guard. The first tip that everyone should learn, is that you want to shave with the grain. What is with the grain? Basically, the whiskers on your face grow a certain direction, 99.99% of the time, this is down, so if you are shaving, shave downward!

The second tip is to shave in "sections". When you are using a disposable razor, its very easy to get carried away and to want to shave your entire face at once. This is far from ideal, and you can easily end up cutting yourself if you try to do this with a safety razor. Instead, pick a one to two inch section on your face and shave only that section, going in a downward angle.

The third tip, is to make sure that you only use an angle of 30 degrees or less. If you push it, you will be cutting too deep and will chaff your skin or completely dig into it. Likewise, 20 degrees is way too shallow and you will leave a lot of whiskers left to be pruned off. Here is a nice site that is packed with great info on safety razor techniques.Information on safety razors provided by hello hair styling

Final Tips

Shaving soap and cream is also very important. The preparation for shaving is just as important as the shaving method itself, because you have to make sure that your whiskers are properly soft. Using traditional shave soap and cream(and not that used out of a aerosol container) will push up your whiskers and prep them properly.

That is pretty much it. If you are new, go extra slow until you have this down pat, and you will be an expert at this in no time.

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