Whether it was watching your father shave in the morning, or Don Draper teaching you how a dapper man should groom, shaving is a lifelong process filled with trial and error. In the world of men’s grooming, straight razor can be intimidating. However, when done right (and well), you can never go back to other forms of shaving.
1.Prep your skin
As with most things in life, preparation is needed for straight razor shaving, especially to avoid burns. Use lukewarm water to cleanse and avoid razor burns! Our recommendation? Use the Tomb45 Shave Gel to get yourself ready for the shave.
2. Achieve the perfect shave
The secret to achieving your perfect shave is all in the angle. Hold the razor at a 30 to 45 degree angle from the face. Holding the razor too flat or too steep will cause irritation or even worse, cuts. Start at the sideburn, and gently slide the razor down your cheek. Make sure to rinse the blade after each pass.
3. Repair the skin
As soon as you are done with your straight razor shave, your skin needs to be repaired. Splash cold water on your skin to tighten the pores, choose a good-quality post-shave product and pat it, not rub it, on your skin. Step away from any products that contain alcohol to avoid the Macaulay Culkin screaming in the bathroom scene from Home Alone