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How to Shave Like A Real Man

Forget those heavily marketed-multiple-bladed razors and forget the electric razors. Shave like a real man by using the good ol wetshaving method.

Shaving is usually a dull and unfulfilling task but why does it have to be? Make it fulfilling, fun, forget razor burns ever again, and have the face of a baby’s butt.

So, what is wetshaving?
Wetshaving is a ‘traditional’ method of shaving. The kind that requires the funny looking shaving brush, single bladed razors, and the masculinity of a lion.

Why should I shave like I’m from the 40’s?
My favorite reason is that is reduces the risk of soreness, razor burns, and ingrown hairs that usually come with multi-bladed razors you see in most supermarkets. It also ends up being a lot cheaper in the long run since the blades last longer. Lastly, you’ll end up having a smoother and better looking face – your face will be as smooth as a baby’s butt.

Okay, so how should I start?
First, just know that you’ll probably have to spend $50-$100 if you want to nosedive straight into this.

If you have 15-20 minutes to spare, watch these videos about wetshaving – start with the ‘Introduction to Traditional Wetshaving”

In a nut-shell, you’ll get a closer shave, better feeling, and fulfilling shave by following the wetshaving method. I highly recommend you watch the videos linked above to become an expert in wetshaving in less than an hour. So here are  the following tools you’ll need:

Straight($15-$50+) or Safety Razor($20-$40+): What you pick is a matter of preference. Some prefer straight – some prefer safety.

Shaving Brush($15-$40+): You’ll need this to lather up your face – you can use your hands but you’ll never get the appropriate lather to put on your face. A good lather goes a long way.

Shaving Cream or Soap($5-$15) – The kind that isn’t pressurized in a can. Cream or soap depends on preference  but both are good.

Alum block/Styptic pencils($5-$15) – An alum block(or sometimes called Stypic pencil) stops any bleeding by constricting blood vessels and tightening pores.

Aftershave balm or lotion($5-$15+)  –  This will moisturize and replenish the skin. It is important to use aftershave that moisturizes because when you shave, you take off a thin layer of skin. You want to moisturize the newly exposed layer to ensure that your skin feels and looks great.

To find what products you should buy – I suggest looking through these forums : Badger & Blade or ShaveMyFace. You can also head straight over to Amazon, search for some product and sort by ratings and then look at reviews, look at the ‘Frequently Bought Together’ section, look at the ‘Customers who bought this item also bought’ section

As for the actual method, again – the videos will explain it better than I ever will.

To sum it all up : The wetshaving method is a traditional method of shaving that will reduce razor burns, irritation, and ingrown hairs while providing a fulfilling and baby-butt-feeling shave. Try it now!


Written by lordsinsurancelog

April 18, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Posted in Opinions