Shaving Myths that Compromise a Smooth & Confident Shave
We ran a survey a couple of months ago and came across a few shaving myths as captured below. A few are urban legends and the rest; I humbly feel are a lack of shaving education.
Well, let’s try and correct these myths.
Shaving Myth # 1 – I CAN’T SHAVE WITH A SAFETY RAZOR:
The real problem is that most men have a wrong shaving routine and perhaps the wrong razor. In the old days, everyone used a single blade razor and the result was a smooth, close and bump-free shave. Ask for grandfather!
Yep – most of our respondents who stopped shaving suffered from razor bumps/ ingrown hair. This is a result of bad razor, bad shaving regimen or a combination of both. The shaving regimen at PinkWoolf.com calls for shave preparation and use of a single blade razor that does not shave hair below the skin line. The result is a bump free shave. Even dermatologists suggest using a single blade for that smooth shave.
Shaving Myth # 2 – CLIPPERS AND ELECTRIC RAZORS ARE BEST:
Clipper and electric razors will shave without bumps, but they don’t shave close. Secondly, electric shavers act like mini lawn mowers: pulling and cutting the hair and irritating the face which causes the skin to have to “toughen up” to withstand those shavers.
Shaving Myth # 3 – I DON’T HAVE TIME IN THE MORNING OR SHAVING TAKES TOO MUCH TIME:
Would you take a 2 minute shower knowing that you have a 10 to 12 hour day? Not if you care about how you appear (I’m just saying)! So why would you take that approach to the body part that is your primary representation?
In a controlled environment, when you walk through a door or are sitting in a meeting, your eyes glance at the surrounding and others look at your face. While outside your face takes a battering with the heat, wind, air, etc. hence you need to protect it at any cost.
Gents – we have pollution, harmful UV rays, and inclement weather, hence protect your face!
Shaving Myth #4 – OLD SCHOOL OR SINGLE BLADE RAZORS ARE OUT… MULTI-BLADE RAZORS ARE IN!!!
Multi-blade cartridges pull and then over-cut the hair which causes it to fall below the skin level. These lead to a new set of problems, e.g. dry, cut, acne prone, irritated, reddish etc. And the worst part is the 5 O’clock shadow!!! By 5 O’clock, you feel as if you haven’t shaved at all. The worst effect of the multi-cartridges is that your facial moisture is sucked away.
Shaving Myth # 5 – SHAVING PRODUCTS ARE MADE TO PROPERLY SHAVE EVERY MAN
…Nah!!! Shaving product manufacturers have created their products for the majority, but NOT YOU! It is important to use shaving products that are skin friendly and a shaving technique that works for you.
A single blade safety razor: With a 75 to 90gm weight and engineered to shave hair close to your skin, but not under it.
More blades and chemical foam does not equal a better, smoother shave. At Pink Woolf, we provide a single double edge blade that does the job much better and shaving products that are actually good for your skin.
There are several other myths, e.g. new razors/blades make more cuts, shaving everyday makes the beard growth faster, blades be changed weekly or once in 30 days etc. that we will cover later. Till then, happy shaving and do let us know at pinkwoolf.com if you have any shaving/ grooming questions.