Take your “before” selfie and let’s get down to business. Follow these steps to make sure you do this right.
1. Buzz before blade
Use your clippers to get your hair as short as you can before you reach for that razor. Start with a 3 guard and trim it down little by little. You may even find there’s a stubbly style you like and decide to go with a buzzcut instead of a full shave.
2. Wash it like it’s hot
Take a hot shower to prime your hair for shaving. The hot water makes your pores open and relaxes your hair follicles, so there’s less resistance against the blade.
3. Give it the spa treatment
Scrub your head with an exfoliator to get rid of any dead skin cells. Then massage your scalp with shaving oil to help that razor glide like buttah.
4. Prepare for take off.
Whether you prefer to use a shaving gel, cream, soap or butter, now’s the time to slather it on.
5. Let’s do this.
Grab your blade, take your time and use even pressure. Start shaving in the direction your hair grain grows and make sure to rinse your blade frequently to prevent nicks and cuts.
6. So fresh and so clean.
Splash cool water over your head to rinse off the hair and help close up those pores. Then massage in that aftershave lotion or balm. ALWAYS USE ALCOHOL-FREE! (You’ll thank us later).
7. Got cuts?
No worries. It happens to the best of us. Just take care of them with an alum block or styptic pen and they’ll be good as new.
Now that you know the ways of the master-shaver, go forth young grasshopper and get started on your own shaving journey. Below you will find Roman’s recommendations for products to have in your armory (bathroom) to complete your new-you look.