The question undoubtedly come ups for every wet shaver. How do I efficiently travel with my shaving tools?
Packing a three-piece/butterfly razor and blades is a no-brainer. If you’re jumping in your car for a weekend getaway, safety razors are easy enough to pack. There are plenty of options from travel cases to travel razors for that weekend excursion. Vikings Blade razors easily lend themselves for travel as they already come with cases. (Traveling with a safety razor by airline is a different matter altogether. There are some dos and don’ts you need to be aware of. I’ll address these in a future post).
The one point that caught my interest was Number 4. “Plan a Nice Start to the Day.” The author suggests setting some time aside in the morning for reading a book or newspaper in order to relax and open the mind a bit.
Well, if you’ve switched to wet shaving with a double edge razor, you’re already ahead of the curve on this one!
Wake up 15-20 minutes earlier and go through the process of giving yourself a shave the RIGHT way!
Here are some tips to help you get that great morning shave EVERY morning! (For more wet shaving tips, and shaving with a safety razor, check my youtube channel.)
Use a good sharp blade and a good, well-made and balanced razor. For blades, I recently started using Personna blades. These are wonderfully sharp but also very smooth. They provide for a smooth, close shave. My razor of choice is The Godfather by Vikings Blade. It’s a three-piece, long handled shaving razor with a low profile razor head. It gives a close, smooth shave with no nicks or cuts or razor irritation. If you want something in the area of a butterfly razor, then give Vikings Blade’s The Chieftain a try.
Do two to three shave passes. Lather your face with your brush, then shave with the grain (usually a down stroke). After completely shaving the face, rinse. Then, re-lather and shave across the grain (just as i sounds. Shave horizontally across the face). After completing this second pass, rinse again. If needed, do a third pass by re-lathering once more and shave against the grain (uusally an up stroke.)
Use short two inch shave strokes and remember, DO NOT PRESS DOWN. Touch the skin LIGHTLY with the razor and blade. Let the cutting angle of the blade and the weight of the handle do the work.
If you start your morning wet shaving with a safety razor, I promise you, you’ll never go back to an electric razor, multi-blade razor, or any other new-fangled razor. You’ll feel great, invigorated to take on the day and, in the process, be saving a lot of money! Shaving with a double-edge safety razor is much more cost effective than shaving with cartridge razors.
If you’re just starting out, or considering switching back to wet shaving with a safety razor, I encourage you to check out The Shave Stop. You’ll find the best shaving items at great prices!
Blue. As in, Personna Blue. It’s a fantastic double edge razor blade that is really very smooth and comfortable. The blades are sharp! but because of some sort of coating, they are incredibly smooth. At only $13.00 for 100, you can use a new blade with each shave!
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