Transform shaving from a chore to an enjoyable morning ritual.
Step 1: Prepare
Shave when your beard is the most hydrated. For the best results shave during or after a hot shower. Hot water and steam will soften the beard and open the pores. You will want to use a pre-shave oil that creates a protective barrier and improves the razor glide. You can also use a facial scrub. When you are shaving with a razor, you want your beard as soft as possible; for a seamless shave. We recommend products such as the Jack Black Beard lube, which has a slick consistency. Jack Black’s Face Buff Energizing Scrub is another product we love that will simultaneously scrub your face.
Step 2: Lather Up
Use products such as the Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave lather for a comfortable and close shave. You can also use Jack Black’s Beard lube which is a pre-shave oil, shave cream and skin conditioner all in one. The advantage of this beard lube is that it rinses clean and won’t clog your razor blade.
Step 3: Shave
Use a clean, sharp blade and dip it in hot water. Start shaving with the grain of your beard. Since your beard grows in different directions, re-lather and shave gently against the grain. Be aware that if your beard hair tends to curl it may cause ingrown hair when you shave against the grain. If you prefer an electric shaver, we recommend using Jack Black’s Electric Shave Enhancer which is a non-greasy balm that creates a closer and more comfortable electric shave.
Step 4: Moisturize
Make sure you close your pores after shaving by rinsing with cold water and patting dry your skin. It is important to close your pores, which prevents them from filling up with dirt throughout the day. Use products such as Jack Black’s Bump fix or the Post Shave Gel which contains aloe, sage & lavender which soothes irritation and provides immediate and lasting razor burn relief. Before you walk out the house, make sure you use sun screen or use a moisturizer with sunscreen. We love Jack Black’s Double Duty Face Moisturizer with 20SPF. It’s a broad spectrum daily sunscreen and advanced facial treatment in one.
We believe that a straight razor shave is the facial for the manly man. If you want to relax and enjoy a professional hot lather shave, come into Just Gents and let our master barbers provide an exceptional service. While you are here, ask about tips and tricks that you can apply to your at home shave.