Here’s a “blag” for you to try: convince your man to use a straight razor.
I’ve been reading more and more about them lately, and I almost wish that I had a beard so I could try one out for myself. Maybe I’ll grow my leg hair.
I always thought men did a pretty good job of shaving these days, but from what I can tell, they’re actually making their faces less smooth.
According to an article I read at luxuryshaves.com, no matter how advanced these modern razors seem to become, they’ll never be a match for classic razors.
Even the slightly less classic safety razor is an improvement.
As well as providing a closer shave, straight razors also require better preparation and post-shave care. This results in the skin being in better condition. Old dead skin gets slopped off, and pores get closed more efficiently.
The result is baby-smooth skin.
Of course, using a straight razor will take a lot longer than a modern one, which is partly why they went out of fashion in the first place (although more so because razor companies wanted people to have to regularly buy cartridges).
The thing is though, men are using more and more products now, and spending longer and longer in the bathroom, so why not add a straight razor into the mix?
There’s a great list of straight razors here by the way, so if you’re thinking of buying one, check it out.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to produce a good shave, and as long as he gets the hang of using a strop and hone, he’ll be able to get great results.
Shaving can easily go from being considered a chore, to an enjoyable experience.
What’s more, shaving expenses will fall drastically, giving him more money to spend on his growing collection of other bathroom products!
What really matters is how seriously he takes himself and his image. A lot of men aren’t bothered about how they look, and will always prefer to shave as quickly as possible.
For these guys, there probably isn’t any real advantage to using a straight, although they might still consider a safety.
For those who do like to grok themselves, and who have fast growing stubble, I thoroughly recommend you get them to do some research.
In my short time doing my own research, I’ve not once seen somebody say anything negative about straight razor shaving. It’s basically unanimous that if you want a superior shave, you do it properly.
Amazing really when you think about it.