Straight Razor Shaving
Ahhh, the manly ritual of shaving with a straight razor. The allure of a straight razor lies in tradition, image, nostalgia … but beware! Shaving with a straight razor is an art that takes some practice, lest you nick or cut your skin.
Do not begin a fresh stroke on a prominent part of the face, such as the chin or jawbone. Instead, begin a short distance away and work toward the chin or jaw with steady strokes.
Shave the right side of the upper lip from the nose toward the corner of the mouth and then shave the left side from the corner of the mouth toward the nose. Leave the center of the lip for last. Lift the nose to tighten the skin and then gently stroke away the hair.
For the lower lip, tighten the skin under the corners of the mouth and gently stroke away the stubble. Remove the rest of the hairs with an upward stroke, beginning from the chin and following your face’s contour.
A second pass is a chance to make this ultra-smooth shave even better. You will shave against the grain of your beard, using only water and a touch of light wet lather. The second pass is done to get to those resilient tufts of stubble that, for whatever reason, resisted the blade the first time around. While the learning curve might seem daunting at first, the payoff is the smoothest and closest shave possible. Join generations of men before you in a ritual that is both enjoyable and rewarding.
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