For many of us, shaving is a daily - or weekly - process. The more you shave, and the more you experiment with your techniques with your specific growth pattern, the more you can hone how to best shave to avoid irritation while still providing a close, smooth shave. Though shaving with a safety razor can solve a plethora of skin problems, from ingrown hair, razor burn, general skin irritation, and more, everyone's facial growth pattern is different, and can grow in directions that make it quite difficult to use mindless, same-direction strokes. In this article, I’ll introduce a few shaving techniques employed, and why it is pretty common practice. However it’s important to remember that, if any of these cause you irritation after sufficient practice, move on to something else!
If all the razors in your life have been plastic and multiple bladed, then read on to get a glimpse into the history of a better way to shave. And if you are already a fan of classic shaving, you can read on to learn more about the in-and--outs of this wet shaving biz. Eric delves into the genealogy of the DE blade and takes apart the safety razor to help you better understand wet shaving.
Back in the day (before triple venti no foam lattes and cloud computing), things were simple, and simple worked well. The DE safety razor itself was a beautifully sculpted tool that was meant to last a lifetime. It reflected the integrity and purposefulness of the man who used it. So, it is no wonder that our modern age is longing to rediscover wet shaving.
We love featuring amazing artists who help to take our grooming to the next level. So, here at West Coast Shaving we go to great lengths to find interesting artists and companies founded on good quality, good craftsmanship, and good materials. We want to introduce you to some of the people who go out of their way to make your grooming experience exceptional in our blog series called, "Hands Behind The Art."
Many men who shave with cartridge razor blades complain about razor burn, ingrown hairs, and nasty skin irritation. But did you know that a traditional wet shave using shave soap or cream, a shaving brush, and a safety razor can all but alleviate these problems and leave you with healthy skin? Learn more!