Lots of guys still love shaving old school. There’s just something about the sensation of the razor gliding across your face and the unmatched smooth finish a traditional razor gives that can’t be beat.
But we all know that feeling when your shave doesn’t go as smoothly as you had hoped, leaving you with painful and embarrassing razor burn. With a few quick tips, you can break free from razor burn and enjoy a smooth, pain-free shave every time.
Softer is Better
Soft hair means an easier and smoother shave. Make sure your facial hair is adequately wet and softened before shaving. Consider shaving after you get out of the shower. Your hair will be in shaving prime time mode thanks to the longer exposure to water.
Lubrication is King
Help your razor along by using a high-quality shave cream or oil. This creates a nourishing barrier between the razor and your skin and helps the razor glide effortlessly across your face.
Choose a clean, sharp razor. And pay attention to your face, too. Sometimes, more blades aren’t better, especially if you suffer from frequent ingrown hairs.
Take Some Direction
Shave in the direction of the hair growth, not against. Your oil or gel can help guide you.
Slow and Easy
Slow, light strokes help prevent irritation and give you the smoothest shave around.
One and Done
Avoid repeatedly shaving a spot over and over again. Take one or maybe two passes to avoid irritation.
Keep it Clean
Rinse your blade after each pass to give each new section of your face the cleanest shave
Rinse your face with cool water and apply a soothing aftershave for the perfect finish.
Keep these tips in mind next time you pick up your razor, and it will be smooth sailing. And for a soothing, high-quality shave oil that delivers a nourishing, smooth shave every time, check out Alonzo’s Sensational Shave Oil.