Having grown up shaving since a very young age, I have to admit that there aren’t many products on the market that comfortably get the job done. What I mean is, I haven’t found many shoving utensils and kits that are very good at what they do. Some have left me with a few nasty cuts, and others have even made me quit shaving midway through; however, a few years ago I started getting all of my razors and shaving creme from The Art of Shaving and everything changed. My shave was closer, I have yet to succumb to even the smallest cut, and I get many compliments. Having experimented with a number of different products, I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy a handful. Below is my list of preferred products that you have to try yourself.
1. Pre-Shave Oil
I typically wait I have an adequate amount of facial hair to shave. I didn’t use to do this. Several months ago I decided to try The Art of Shaving’s pre-shave oil, and I instantly loved it. I simply dab a bit in one hand, rub it through my beard and get ready for the next step: applying the soap.
2. Shaving Soap With Wooden Bowl
I don’t know about you, but I prefer to shave using the more traditionally wet method. This soap uses the perfect blend of glycerin and coconut oil. As soon as I get out of the shower, I get the soap wet and lather in on my face. Throughout the shaving process I’ll continue to re-lather, which enables a closer, more elegant shave.
3. Ivory Badger Brush
A friend of mine told me that he uses a shaving brush after he shaves, and that it really helps him ensure that no excess hair remains. He also said that because using a brush removes all of the excess hair, he’s able to get a clearer look and get a closer cut. Because the Art of Shaving had been so good to me thus far, I decided to check and see what kinds of brushes they had and how much they were. At first I thought that I wasn’t going to get one because they were slightly more pricey than I wanted to pay; however, I eventually purchased one. I used it just once before I decided that it was worth every penny. Seriously, don’t let the price stop you from benefiting from one of these amazing brushes.
4. Black Mach 3 Razor
Here’s where the magic happens. This is what it’s all about. The Black Mach 3 Razor is significantly more professional (in my opinion) than any other razor on the market at an equal or lesser cost. Once again, I get a clean shave without any hassle.