Make no mistake about it, shaving shouldn’t be enjoyable. Nearly each man would quite skip it at present then take care of it. It is time consuming and a nuisance. Furthermore, for many men, it hurts. Nicks, cuts, razor burn, all proper smack in your face. Why put your self via it?
For years, I’ve used an electric razor. I used to be satisfied that “lift-and-cut” was the way in which to go. The commercials displaying the graphic of the hair being chopped off simply after being grabbed by a sliding arm was completely convincing to me. How might shaving get higher than that? I used to be devoted to this technique and for years by no means touched a razor or shaving cream. The issue was that I used to be nonetheless uncomfortable, particularly below my chin and neck. I upgraded to the razor that squirted out the lotion hoping that was the answer. It was higher at first, however after my face obtained used to it, the identical discomfort developed. I at all times had pink bumps that burned. No quantity of “non-alcoholic soothing after shave” might assist. Nevertheless, I knew I used to be utilizing the very best stuff obtainable, so I simply accepted it and figured that is the way in which it was.
About that point, I met the parents from The Grooming Lounge at a product present. They instructed me of their quest to offer the proper shave. They’ve achieved actually years of analysis and hundreds of shaves of their Washington, DC barbershop and have developed a line of merchandise based mostly on that analysis. Apparently I wasn’t alone as these merchandise had been designed to alleviate all the points I had been having. So for sure, I picked up a set to check out. That is my trustworthy overview of those merchandise.
I obtained what they name their “Best Shave Ever” package. It incorporates 4 of their signature objects: face wash, shave oil, shave cream, and aftershave.
Your first step is the Pre-shave Face Wash. This can be a perfume free every day cleanser that was developed to prep your face for what’s to return. This can be a nice, light-weight cleaning soap that does not dry out in any way. I discover myself utilizing it whether or not I plan to shave or not. Not like different merchandise that declare to be perfume free, this one really is. If “nothing” had a scent, this might be it. Actually, it is nearly bizarre whenever you use it. Your senses are searching for a scent, however do not choose up any. An eight.7 fluid ounce bottle is included.
The Beard Grasp Shave Oil shall be a change for many guys. I had by no means heard of shave oil and needed to learn the instructions to determine what to do with it. Seems, you solely use Three-Four drops at a time (good factor as you solely get a 1.eight fluid ounce bottle). It is loaded with components like avocado and peppermint oil, and supplies an incredible quantity of razor glide to stop burns and rashes. These things is so good the truth is that you would be able to shave with it alone. I solely do this once I’ve simply shaved the day earlier than; unsure that might work too effectively with a full beard. Regardless that its “loaded with botanicals”, it doesn’t scent like pink shampoo. It does have a lightweight scent not not like cloves. Sounds bizarre, however really its superb; by no means thought I would stay up for the scent of cloves within the morning Beard Scissors Luxury Gift Box, Beard Care Gifts for Him B07VWFGRDX.
Thirdly within the pack is the Beard Destroyer Shave Cream. This can be a low-foaming cream with a impartial scent. The 6.eight ounce portion supplies a very good quantity of lubrication, however is unremarkable in comparison with the opposite merchandise within the pack. Not that there’s something flawed with it. It is only a good product whereas the others are distinctive. The real trick, and advice from the producer, is to make use of the shave oil and shave cream collectively. A “cocktail” if you’ll. The primary time I did this I sort of felt foolish. Men will not be used to utilizing every kind of merchandise directly, normally we use what’s essential and that is it. It felt like overkill. Nevertheless, let me make it clear that I used to be gravely mistaken. The primary time I used each directly was the one greatest shaving expertise I’ve ever had. It’s surprising how clean and funky a shave will be. It is nearly indescribable, and must be skilled.
For my part, the star of the present is the Joyful Ending Soothing Aftershave (insert your personal mildly crude joke about…oh, you probably did, good). I’ve been sort of anti-aftershave for fairly a while. It doesn’t matter what any of the bottles say, each one I’ve tried has both stung (creating extra irritation) or appeared to do completely nothing. Properly that is completely different. Joyful Ending is thicker and creamier than different aftershaves. It is extra the consistency of the costly face lotion that my spouse buys. The instructions say to make use of generously, however I discover that solely a dime sized drop is required. No clichés or marketing hype, these things really soothes and cools your pores and skin. No burning, stinging, or added irritation. And no scent. I take advantage of it earlier than placing on my cologne (alcohol based mostly) and nonetheless no stinging. Though this isn’t supposed to be a 2 in 1 product, I’ve heard of some guys utilizing this each as an aftershave and a moisturizer. It is that good.