The Traditional Shave
Wet shaving is the traditional technique of shaving using plenty of water, a single blade razor and a brush to lather and apply a soap. Wet shaving originated centuries ago, and there have been many developments but now there is a resurgent trend towards traditional wet shaving.
So we ask the question;why men are revisiting this tradition for shaving. We have spoken to 100’s of men through selling our natural shaving products and the feedback has been most illuminating.
Modern day products and shaving techniques are a hindrance to achieving a satisfactory wet shaving experience.
Everything used in a traditional shave was simple yet beneficial. The bristle of the shaving brush lifts the hairs off the face and also ensures that lots of water is applied allowing the hairs to soften, ready for shaving. The shaving soaps used were also simple, without many of the harmful chemicals we find in modern day shaving soaps and creams. Also modern day canned gels and foams use petroleum based lubricants which repel water rather than absorb and incorporate it. In addition the aerosols used to get the product out of the can further dry your skin.
What our customers have told us is that they simply cannot shave with many of the commercial soap products on the market. These products do not aid the shaving process but in fact hinder it. Using your hands to apply a shaving form to your face actually flattens the hairs and the result is often ingrown hairs. Further many of the soap products on the market do not adequately coat or protect the skin and the result is painful razor burn. In addition chemically loaded shaving products can break down the skin over time causing sensitivity and irritation.