Tips For A Better Shave With A Safety Razor

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People often love shaving with a safety razor because, when done right, it can result in a closer shave. Safety razors also tend to cost less than other types of razors. However, if you're just making the transition to using a safety razor, there can be a bit of a learning curve involved. Here are a few tips that will help you make the switch.

1. Use a high-quality shaving cream

One key to a good shave with a safety razor is having effective lubrication. You want the razor to glide over the skin without catching and pulling on any hairs. A high-quality shaving cream can do this for you. Visit a beauty supply store and look for a good brand made with quality ingredients. Usually, the shaving creams that start off in gel form are more effective than those that are straight foam.

2. Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle

The safety guard in the razor is meant to prevent you from nicking and hurting your skin. However, to prevent the safety guard from getting in the way of the actual blade, you have to hold the razor at just the right angle. That's typically about 30 degrees. Experiment with adjusting the angle, a little at a time, until you can feel the blade making full contact. After a few strokes, you should get a feel for maintaining that angle.

3. Don't push too hard

Safety razors are very sharp. You should not have to apply any real pressure in order to get the razor to cut through your hair and stubble. In fact, if you do push too hard, your skin won't be flat against the razor blade and you won't get as close of a shave. Focus on barely touching the razor blade to your face and letting the blade do all the work.

4. Rinse the razor more often

The safety guard on most safety razors tends to catch and hold onto shaving gel or shaving cream. To get a better shave, make sure you rinse the razor out often. Most people benefit from leaving the sink running, slowly, in front of them and rinsing their blade every two or three stokes.

Using a safety razor can take a little getting used to. But if you follow the tips above, you should be happy with the results you get, even the first time around. Remember: practice makes perfect. 

Check out the different safety razors available at a store like Roosevelt Supply Co.


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