What happens after you find a Wet Shave Barber Near You? Once you get there, what should you expect?
Here are the steps your Wet Shave Barber should take during the process.
They should start off with pre-shave cream by massaging it onto your face (which contains menthol ingredients to help open the skin pours).
Then a hot towel is placed on the face for 5-10 minutes. The steam and the heat from the hot towel help remove dirt while also softening the facial hairs. Additionally, this relaxes your facial muscles, making the wet shave a much smoother one.
After the hot towel and pre-shave cream is removed your wet shave barber should apply a facial scrub. This step is to ensure the skin is fully prepared and ready for your wet shave. The scrub removes any dead skin, excess oil and helps to free up any trapped hair.
Now that your skin is ready for your shave the barber will lather your face with a high quality badger hair brush and shaving soap or shaving cream. This process softens the hair and puts the hair an upright position so the razor can glide easily across the skin and prevent irritation.
A fresh blade is placed into the wet shave barber’s razor. Usually a straight razor, but sometimes a safety razor.
After the first shave (when all of the hair is removed), the face is wiped down and another hot towel is place on the face to open up the pours again and to prepare your face for the second shave.
The second shave is much quicker and smoother. It is the equivalent of “waxing” the car after you have washed it.
Now your face is smooth and feeling great. But it will feel better!
A post shaving cream is applied to the face to help clean the face from any dirt that has come in to contact with the face during the shaving process. A cold towel is then applied to the face for up to 5 minutes to close the pours. This helps reduce the likelihood that bacteria will get into your pores and cause spots, rashes or skin irritation.
No pain, no gain. Right?
A splash of quality aftershave doesn’t sting too bad, but it stings a little. This is because all of the steps that were taken leading up to the after shave step should have been done correctly. If they were, you will just feel a slight (and in our opinion, invigorating) sting.
And now when you walk out of your wet shave barber, you will smell like a MAN!
So use our locator at the top of the page to find a wet shave barber near you!
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If you have been shaving with a multi-bladed cartridge razor, then you are in luck. You have reached the definitive page on the safety razor.
The following articles will help you understand how and why we all got duped into using those multi-bladed razors, and more importantly, why you should make the switch to a safety razor immediately.
Using this tool takes a little practice. But once you get started, you will never look back. In fact, if you pair your new instrument with the other fine accoutrements used for a proper wet shave (i.e. shave soap, shave oil, aftershave, and a shave brush) we believe that you will both enjoy and be saddened by your morning shave. You will enjoy the process of the shave, you will enjoy the result of the shave, and you will enjoy how you look after the shave. However, you will be saddened (at least temporarily) that you spent all those years beforehand using a dang cartridge razor!
When you are done reading our articles and have been properly educated on what you have been missing, we would ask that you spread the news. Tell your friends! They will thank you for it.