Double Edged Safety Razor
Shaving, being shaved by a barber, taking good care of yourself. These are all upcoming developments nowadays you could say. About two years ago a trend rose among men to let their beard grow. Back to the old days. Now you see that this trend is changing again. It’s obvious that a lot of men find their appearance important.
Shaving the old fashioned way becomes more popular again. Original and antique razors are widely purchased and used. If you want to shave like in the old days it is best to use a Double Edged (DE) Safety Razor (UK / EU). When you decide to discover the DE Safety Razor adventure there are some aspects you need to keep in mind.
How to shave with a DE Safety Razor?
Let your brush soak in steaming water for a minute or so. The brush will help to lift the hairs which provides a closer shave.
Shake the brush to remove some of the water. Put the shaving cream in a bowl or in your hand palm. Adjust the cream on the brush. Use circular motions to lather your beard. The foaming substance should cover your beard.
Take the DE Safety Razor and keep the angle about 30 degrees in relation to your skin.
Pull straight down without any pressure. The weight of the handle is enough.
Repeat this one or two times and than shave lightly against the beard growth.
In the video below there’s a further and more explicit guide how to shave properly with a DE Safety Razor.
In the beginning it may seem hard to use the DE Safety Razor. It needs a little a bit of an effort but I assure the patience will be rewarded.
One of the many advantages of shaving with a DE Safety Razor is little to no more ingrown hairs. The modern razors nowadays are often equipped with three or five blades. This blades lift the hairs in order to shave them easier. A downside is the increasing risk of ingrown hairs and skin irritation. With a DE Safety Razor your skin becomes smoother than ever. Additionally the double edged razor blades are less harmful to the environment than the modern cartridge razors. Another big plus is the price difference compared to the modern razors. The purchase of the handle is approximately between €25 and €40. A set of five razor blades (UK / EU) costs about €1,95. At an average beard growth the blades can be used somewhere between four and eight times.
Benefits of DE Safety Razor compared to modern razors:
- – Much cheaper
- – No more ingrown hairs
- – Less skin irritation
- – Better for the environment
- – You feel more of a man than ever before
Instruction video for using the DE Safety Razor: