Something that’s been getting a lot of love recently is the Wet Shave. The Wet Shave either uses a double edge safety razor or straight razor, a shaving brush and a traditional cream or soap. It has been around for years now – your grandfather (and even father) may have used this technique at your age.
But it’s come back, and plenty of gents are leaving behind cartridge razors, electric shavers and shaving gels to get on board the Wet Shave train. Better late than never, I say! Whether you decide to attempt this approach yourself or play safe and go to a trustworthy barber shop, there are definitely several benefits to wet shaving:
1. It gives you the cleanest look possible – The blades of double edge safety razors and straight razors have the ability to work extremely close to the skin without cutting it. They don’t cause ingrown hairs either, leaving a smooth and healthy post shave face.
2. Pain is avoided – Sometimes cartridge razors and electric shavers do aggravate the skin because of their multiple blades. Luckily, wet shaving does not result in razor burn, meaning you don’t have to go through the agony of that unwanted redness, bumpiness and itchiness.
3. You save money – Although the thought of cheap cartridge razors sounds tempting, they actually require a huge amount of money long-term, especially if you dispose of a cartridge razor almost everyday! An electric shaver can also cost up to $500. The wisest option would be to buy a good quality double edge safety razor, which you can get for as little as $30 on Shaver Hut, or leave it to your barber.
4. It’s environmentally friendly – Double edge safety razors and straight razors produce minimal waste, as they are completely recyclable, being metal, and last a lifetime. Traditional cream or soap contains an abundance of natural ingredients, whereas your average shaving gel is primarily filled with chemicals.
Swayed? Get your Wet Shave on!
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: A wet shave is indeed the ultimate in distinguished groom styling!