Always shave in the same direction as your hair grows. Get to know the beard by feeling and analyzing how it grows on the face and neck. This can help you prevent irritation, razor bumps and ingrown hairs. The pictures above show typical directions, but your beard growth can grow in other directions, it is important that you feel first. You are welcome to try shaving in other directions after shaving your hair once. However, the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs increases if you shave against the grain.Click here to read more about how you can sense in which direction your hair is growing.
The very best and easiest way to prepare for shaving is a shower. The warm water and steam opens up your pores and softens the hair whiskers. Another effective way to prepare for shaving is to hold a damp warm towel against the skin for at least one minute. Immediately after, you can massage shaving oil on the skin to get an extra layer of protection and improve the glide of the razor blade.
Now it's time to create your shaving lather. After the preparations, it is important to spend time building up a good lather with the help of the shaving cream and shaving brush. We recommend using a shaving brush as it lifts the hair strands, softens and exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells. The result is a softer, closer and irritation-free shave.
When you are done, rinse with lukewarm water first and check if you are happy with the shave. If not, run a "second pass" and lather up again and run one last finishing touch. When ready, rinse the razor in warm water, wipe it to maintain its shine and durability. Also do not forget the shaving brush that needs to be washed and left to dry in a moisture-free place.
When you are completely satisfied with your shave, rinse with cold water to close the pores and gently pat yourself dry with a towel. Then moisturize the skin with our aftershave balm.