Wet shaving is making a comeback. More and more people are waking up to the wet shaving benefits. The range of wet shaving products on offer are far superior to cartridge razors. With a high quality double edge safety razors, comes the to use of high quality soaps and foam. This will replace the pressurised goop offered by the major brands, and give you a better shave with less irritation.
WATER/EAU, TRIETHANOLAMINE, PALMITIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, ISOBUTANE, LAURETH-23, DIMETHICONE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, PROPANE, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, SODIUM ENZOATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, LAURYL ALCOHOL to name but a few ingredients in presurised shaving foam!
- Wet Shaving Benefits – A Better Shave
First off, a double edge razor blade will give you a much better shave. Not only will the shave be very close, the razor-sharp blade will cut through your stubble like a knife through butter. Secondly, the angle with which you apply a high-quality razor to your face assists the passage of the razor through your stubble. In contrast, cheaper plastic razor handles with cartridge razor blades.
People who switch from shaving with cartridges to shaving with a quality double edge razor will genuinely be surprised by the difference. With practice, you will shave just as quickly with a safety razor, but enjoy the experience so much more. For more information, read this great blog post about What Wet Is, And Why You Should Switch.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how much money you can save with wet shaving. If you compare a pack of 8 Gillette Fusion blades costing £20.00 on Amazon.co.uk, each blade costs £2.50! By comparison, a hundred pack of Astra Superior Platinum blades costs £0.15 each!
If you were to buy the Gillette Fusion blades, and shave three times a week, expecting to get three shaves out of a cartridge, your annual spend on shaving cartridges would be £130! By comparison, wet shaving with a quality razor handle and blades such as the Astra Superior Platinum as outlined would cost you £7.80. That is a cost increase of 1600% plus!
For more information on what products to choose when starting to wet shave, check out 16 Inexpensive Product Entries Into Traditional Wet Shaving.
3. Luxury Shaving Products
When you decide to try your hand at wet shaving, the next logical step is to start using quality shaving foams and soaps. There are many benefits to good quality shaving foams and soaps. Firstly, they create a smooth and creamy lather that fells much more luxurious when you apply it to your face. Good quality foams and soaps will be suitable for sensitive skin and be rich in essential oils. The Handmade Soap Company or Taylor of Old Bond street are personal favorites!
Hopefully by now you will be considering changing to wet shaving. There are the obvious benefits as outlined above. However, in addition it should be said that taking the time to wet shave is a very positive experience. A once nuisance can be transformed into some me time!