The modern style of daily shaving is pretty simple and hurried; get in the shower, drag a multi-bladed disposable razor across the skin a few times to get rid of the hairs with only hot water to keep the blade from slicing the skin, then finish the rest of the shower and towel off. Quick, simple, and potentially a problem; long gone are the days where shaving was a matter of pride, where men whipped up their shaving soap in a shaving bowl with a badger brush and used a knife they cared for themselves to remove the hair from their face. Modern men often cannot be bothered to use canned cream in the shower, however, let alone whip it themselves.
Whether in the Shower or at the Mirror
Many men choose a simple, clean shave with maybe a little embellishment around the sideburns or upper lip, perhaps, but otherwise, a clean shave. Some men do still take time to shave in front of a mirror, using the glass to make sure they only cut the hairs they intend to remove. This shaving still takes just a razor and a mirror and a little hot water; it is still often done without shaving cream. However, if shaving in the mirror is what a man needs to do to get his perfect look, then this is also the time when he should definitely be whipping up cream in a shaving bowl and applying it to his beard and skin before shaving! Continue reading