Shaving at a Barberhop or Shave at Home?

How to Use a Straight Razor

The most common use for a straight razor is for shaving facial hair, but you can also use it to shave your legs or other body hair. Shaving with a straight razor requires some skill and practice, but it can be a satisfying and traditional way to achieve a close and smooth shave. Here are the general steps for using a straight razor:

  1. Prepare your skin: If you shave your face, wash it thoroughly with hot water to open up the pores. If you are shaving your legs, shower to open up your pores.
    Apply pre-shave before shaving.
Proraso Pre Shave Refresh Eucalypt 100ml
  1. Lather up: Use a shaving brush, soap, or cream to create a rich, creamy lather. This will help to lubricate your skin and provide a protective barrier for the razor, giving you the most comfortable shave possible.
Proraso Shave Cream Eucalypt 150ml
  1. Start shaving: Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle to your skin and use short, smooth strokes to shave with the grain of your hair. Use light pressure and let the razor’s weight work for you. Avoid going over the same area multiple times, which can cause skin irritation.
  2. Finish up: Rinse your face with cool water to remove any remaining lather and soap, and then apply an aftershave balm or lotion to help soothe your skin.

    Apply aftershave.

Proraso After Shave Balm Refresh Eucalypt 100ml