Showing posts with label shaving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shaving. Show all posts

Shaving Cream Is A Treat

One of the things most of have to do our entire adult lives is shave. Unless you're a Neanderthal who lives in the rain forest, you have body hair or facial hair that just needs to be managed, or shaved. In the olden days, men used to use a shaving brush and dip into a little ceramic bowl of shaving cream they had whipped up and then slather it on their faces and use a flat long razor blade to cleanly cut away that hair. One guy I know loves to go to the barber shop and get a shave this way as a treat, especially if he's getting rid of his beard for a while.
One thing that can make your shave more pleasant is a sharp blade. If you take care of your blades, this can help extend the life of a razor. Here is a simple act that seems to work: dry the blade after use. According to the Chicago Tribune, the concept is this: razor blade dullness stems more from oxidation and microscopic rusting, rather than from contact with whiskers. Water that sits on blades between shaves causes the oxidation. Corrosion can cause metal on the blade to flake off and the edge to become blunted and jagged. That results in blades pulling and tearing hairs instead of cleanly slicing through them. By blotting dry blades on a towel after use, you can extend the use of a blade from ten days to several months.
The art of shaving is an individual thing. Some people like to do it with all the shaving cream and brushes and blades. Others like to do it in the shower with warm water and shaving soap or body wash to assist in the shave. My husband personally likes his new Norelco senseo touch electric razor. I like it too because it's so quiet, compared to the old Remington. So, however you like to shave – keep in mind there are many ways to accomplish the same result. Keep trying different alternatives if you aren't happy with what you use now.
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