This is the method your grandfather may have used, and involves only a shaving brush, shaving soap, and a razor.
The tips in the videos above will tell you everything you need to know to get a smooth, relaxing shave, and will make you realize how most shaving supplies sold in supermarkets are nothing more than shaving versions of junk food -- widely available and cheap, but not very good for your skin or well-being. I had used disposable razors all of my life until, about 18 months ago, I switched over to wet shaving.
Well, I have never looked back.
It provides an amazingly close shave and has a far better ecological impact on consumables. Wet shaving will also save you money as, outside of the initial investment, the upkeep costs only pennies a day. So when I saw this great review of wet shaving, I wanted to share the system with you male readers (or their wives, who may want to pass this info along!).
Wet shaving can:
- Help reduce razor burn, ingrown hairs and redness
- Save you money on shaving supplies
- Reduce environmental waste (the only waste is the lather from the natural soap you wash down the drain)
- Improve your self-esteem by giving you a smooth, refreshing shave
- Help you connect with the shaving traditions of your grandfather or great-grandfather