Friday, June 02, 2006

Shaving the proper way

What makes certain people go around as unshaven wrecks, only shaving every few days? Could it be that they have such diabolical shaving facilities at home that shaving is just a chore? The trend of using some artificial gooey mess from a spray can (which purports to be shaving “gel” or “foam”) perhaps sheds some light on the problem. Shaving with goo is a truly horrible experience. No wonder junior staff and teenagers will try and escape shaving if they at all can.

Instead, use a more natural shaving soap from a wooden shaving bowl. Not only will you save money over the long run (because a block of shaving soap seems to last for an eternity), but also the soap is better for your skin. Use a badger-hair shaving brush with water to lather the soap and then apply to the face. When finished, run the brush’s bristles under some water to get expunge the remaining soap, and then with the bristles facing downwards, shake out the water. This ensures the brush stays in good form.

Good suppliers for gentleman’s shaving products include Geo F. Trumpter, Taylors of Old Bond Street (which is actually on Jermyn Street these days), D R Harris & Co and Crabtree & Evelyn. What better present can there be for a seventeen year-old nephew than good shaving products?

3 Comments:

At 12:11 pm, Blogger John said...

What great advice this is. All the youth do not know about the wonders of a badger hair shaving brush and shaving soap! let the educating begin! I buy my excellent products from this store.

 
At 5:34 am, Anonymous shaving cream said...

Skin products for specific skin types have been available for a number of years now, and products formulated for men are slowly gaining popularity. However, before choosing what shaving creams to use on our faces, we should start with the basic issue: knowing our own specific skin type.

 
At 1:31 am, Anonymous Greg said...

That's all well and good, but what about the actual razor? What do you recommend?

 

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