Shaving tips every man should know

Published on 22 June 2018

Nathan Jancauskas, founder of male grooming hub Men’s Biz, reveals the key steps to a smoother and more enjoyable shave.

Tools of the Trade

A double-edge razor is an indispensable grooming tool, along with a good quality shave brush and a shaving cream that’s designed to be used with a brush (no aerosol foams or gels). And if you’re going to shave, you really need a soothing post-shave balm. Avoid alcohol-based splashes and choose something gentle that’s designed to support the skin.

The Perfect Shave

Using a good quality shaving cream and brush will really improve your shave. I recommend shaving straight after a shower. When men’s facial hair is dry, it’s as tough to cut as copper wire, but when it’s wet, it’s relatively easy to cut. Always use a sharp blade and shave with the grain, not against it. Be sure to finish off with a soothing aftershave balm – your skin will thank you.

Make your Mark

If you really want to have a lot of control over your shave and you’re willing to learn a new skill, then take a look at the double-edge razor; it’s a great tool for anyone that suffers from irritation or ingrown hairs as a result of shaving.

Avoid Irritation

If razor burn and ingrown hairs are a problem, try switching to a double-edge razor or straight cut-throat razor. This will usually make a huge difference. The most common shaving problems are generally caused by multi-blade razors. And always finish each shave with a good moisturising aftershave balm – it’s an absolute essential.

The Polished Look

Men’s grooming is now a billion-dollar industry. Trends travel fast, and tastemakers now have huge reach and influence. It’s no longer just about how you present yourself but about the products you choose to use.

For impeccable results, entrust your facial hair to the experts at Men’s Biz in the Beauty Precinct Monaro Mall, Ground Level.