Guides – Male Grooming, Shaving and Skin Care
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You know that your father or grandfather used a straight razor in their time, right? But do you know it’s history? Are you aware of the evolution it has gone through with time? No? Well, here’s a quick overview of what has happened over the decades it has been around.
Though straight razors only hit their popularity peak in the 1900s, very little had changed (design wise) from the 1700s. However, even while this is true, some aspects of straight razors including steel quality and handles have undergone a few changes. And yes, despite the subtle changes, they are significant.
In this piece, we look at everything you’d like to know about straight razors including the best pieces in the industry.
For many men, shaving using a safety razor or a straight razor was a luxury. But as the years fleet by, more men are starting to understand that classic shaving is the new it thing – especially given the fact that ‘a no facial hair’ look is the in thing. And while classic shaving, straight, and safety razors have been around for quite some time, many don’t know the whole truth about them yet. For instance, did you know that classic shaving isn’t only for men? Women too can join in on the fun. The only catch is that you need to know how to use the tools.
But before you get to learn how to use straight and safety razors, below are some myths about classic shaving and male grooming that we need to demystify. Pay close attention to them as they will help you learn more about the industry as a whole.
To get started with wet shaving, you only need to master the use of a couple of tools including a safety razor/straight razor, shaving soap or cream and a shaving brush. Sure there are a couple of things that are need but only the 3 are truly a must-have.
Now, before we even get started, we should point out one important thing – pay attention to the shaving tools you invest in. they will be around for a long time and you don’t want to be stuck with low-quality products because you didn’t have the knowledge at the time of purchase or you were trying to save some cash. The quality of tools you choose will most definitely reflect on the quality of the shaving experience you have.
Luckily for you, we take you through everything you need to know about important tools for wet shaving.
In the recent past, beard growth has gained popularity the world over. Men are growing their beards to make personal statements and improve on their sense of style. And like with everything else, the increased popularity has attracted a lot of criticism and debate. But even with the growing debate, there are solid reasons to believe that beards have health benefits. Studies show that men with beards are healthier than those with clean-shaven chins and cheeks.
Some of the health benefits include blocking UV rays, preventing skin care issues such as acne breakout, reduced risk of gum disease, and fewer aging lines reduced bacterial infections and boost your confidence. Who wouldn’t want to benefit from all these?
But there’s a catch. To be a beneficiary of the pros mentioned above, you not only need to grow a beard, but it should also be healthy as well. Yes, you need to take care of it for it to take care of you in return.
And while there are lots of beard grooming products, only a few are known to have health benefits without long term consequences. Coconut oil is one of those products.
Though research is still ongoing, there is a lot of evidence that supports the health benefits we’ve outlined in this article.