THE 5 COMMON PLACES OF SHAVING
Bullfrog’s experience in the world of shaving in terms of processes, tools and products, to dispel or validate some of the most controversial clichés.
1) IS IT TRUE THAT THERE ARE HARD HAIR AND SOFT HAIR?
Some areas of the face have particularly hard hair that is difficult to shave (such as the chin and mustache area). In these cases, it is advisable to prepare the skin with products that soften the hair, and act with delicate and light movements, also carrying out a second step of shaving.
2) IS IT RECOMMENDED TO SHAVE EVERY DAY?
Shaving every day can cause irritation since the action of shaving removes the keratin layer of the skin, which is regenerated in a few days. It would therefore be good practice to shave every 2-3 days.
3) IS IT NECESSARY TO USE HOT WATER (LOWER THAN 40 ° C) TO SHAVE?
Hot water is particularly suitable for preparing the skin before shaving. In addition, hot water is recommended for cleaning the bristles of the brush and for rinsing the razor blades, which, when heated, slide more easily on the skin.
4) IS IT NECESSARY TO ALWAYS BE SHAVED?
Shaving against the hair can cause wounds at the base of the hair, which regenerating could obstruct the natural exit of the hair, with the formation of ingrown hair. Shaving should always be done in the direction of the hair, starting from the sides of the face and leaving the chin and mustache for last, in order to make the treatments work longer. For some particularly hard or dark beards, an alternative to the counter-hair can be to act on the side of the hair, with light and skillful gestures to avoid traumatizing the skin.
5) IS IT SUGGESTED TO CHANGE SHAVING HABITS ACCORDING TO THE SEASON?
In summer, it is recommended to use a cloth of fresh water to place on the face to prepare the skin before shaving. In addition, the use of a shaving foam or gel (to be kept in the refrigerator) is also recommended to ensure a fresh, quick and practical shave. In winter, it is recommended to carry out numerous rinses of the razor with hot water to avoid friction and to use cloths of hot water to dab on the face to prepare the skin before shaving and reduce the discomfort sensations that can be caused by shaving.