Shaving generally is not much fun. You're in a hurry, trying to get out the door, but first you have to clean up your face and make yourself presentable. And then there's the razor burn, the ingrown hairs, the redness and irritation, and the occasional cut. Sound familiar? One blade, two blades, three blades, four blades, and now razors with five blades??? You've tried them. You're probably using one now. Are you happy with your shaving experience? I'm not, so I just ordered this:
The straight razor is perhaps the most feared and respected grooming tool available to men. Why do people such as myself make the switch to straight razor shaving? Because we want a change. We want shaving to be enjoyable, a ritual rather than a chore. We want to force ourselves to do it right, or pay a bloody price. We also want to eliminate the razor burn, ingrown hair, redness and irritation mentioned before. I was also tired of using disposable blades; forced to throw something away every week.
Part of these improvements is achieved through the razor change, and the rest is due to other changes in the shaving process. Using a badger hair shaving brush, for instance, provides excellent lather to protect your skin while shaving. Using shaving soaps, rather than foam from a can, also provides greater protection and comfort. Neither is as convenient as canned foam, but that is part of the experience. I am looking forward to enjoying my sicilian lime shaving soap and taking my time next time I shave. I want to start treating shaving as a ritual, rather than a chore. And of course I am going to complete my shave with our Men's Anti-Aging Cream!
Certainly straight razor shaving is not for everyone. I imagine I will find out fairly soon if it is for me, and I will keep you posted. Until then, tell me what your thoughts are about straight razor shaving in the comments!
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