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An infographic on wet shaving

with 8 comments

Created and posted on Reddit’s Wicked_Edge by The_PCC:

Written by LeisureGuy

6 October 2012 at 9:30 am

Posted in Shaving

8 Responses

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  1. Absolutely brilliant. He just forgot to mention that we boys also get to play with lots of new toys!

    Paul

    7 October 2012 at 4:08 am

  2. In addition to the benefits listed, there’s also a benefit of using a brush to lather on the shaving cream rather than using your fingers. The brush scrubs off dirt and dead skin from your face, cleaning your skin better and preparing your hair for a closer shave. Definitely worth it to use a brush!

    The Art of Shaving

    12 August 2015 at 8:48 am

  3. It depends somewhat on the brush. I like a very soft and fluffy brush, and those have practically zero scrubbiness. (I do wash my face before shaving, so dirt is simply not an issue, and shaving itself is exfoliating, so that takes care of any dead skin.) But certainly using a brush is easier than using one’s hands, using a brush uses less product than using one’s hands, and using a brush is faster than using one’s hands (since one doesn’t have to rinse his hands after each application of lather).

    LeisureGuy

    12 August 2015 at 9:25 am

  4. Very good points, LeisureGuy. And I do agree that shaving itself is exfoliating. However, if a person uses the type of brush that is a little stiffer than yours, it takes off the dead skin that the blade would otherwise have to take off, helping the blade get a closer shave, and also making the blade last longer. But if you prefer a softer and fluffier brush, that’s perfectly fine, too. And it definitely is easier and faster to use a brush rather than one’s hand. Thank you for your reply!

    The Art of Shaving

    12 August 2015 at 10:12 am

  5. Using a brush also means no cold foam or gel in the winter!

    Olive

    17 October 2015 at 4:22 pm

  6. Very good point. Periodically canned foam tries to overcome the temperature problem with some sort of little heating trick. They tend not to work and vanish quickly from the market.

    LeisureGuy

    17 October 2015 at 4:29 pm

  7. I have always wet shaved using those “happy meal or fisher price” razors and canned foams. Around a year ago I started doing it properly, bought myself an Edwin Jagger DE89 and a Semogue 620 boar brush, the brush I chose because of the stiffness since I like to face lather. All I keep think is what I have been missing out in all those years. I hated shaving with a passion. Now, I can not wait for the next shave.

    John

    11 August 2016 at 10:03 am

  8. Same here: Years of missed chances…

    LeisureGuy

    11 August 2016 at 10:41 am


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