It was almost like we were going to look back at the moment when we stood in front of the mirror for a quick shave using a plastic Bic razor. It was then improved upon to give us a new feel every day at the barbershop. Many people now pride themselves in straight razor shaving and feel like total geeks. We will tell you more in this post.
# 1 Keeps Skin Free of Rashes
We have had many complaints from customers about razor burns and skin rashes at the barbershop. The multi-blade razor is responsible for 1 out of 10 complaints. They remove hairs from their root, which is the problem with them. This allows the entire process to be performed with all the blades.
Straight razor shaving is the best way to get the cleanest shave. It doesn’t cause any abnormal hair growth, rashes or burns. It takes only a few passes before you can remove all hairs. It does not dry out the skin or remove its softness. Some straight razors can be used in just one pass and do not cause any skin damage.
# 2 Reduces Abnormal Hair Growth
You may have more reasons than one for abnormal hair growth. One reason is the razor you use. A multi-blade razor, as mentioned above, pulls hair to be cut.
This causes abnormal growth of the hair’s follicles from the root. Instead of pushing the hair, which is what they should do, they grow underneath the skin. This is the only reason they can grow. Straight razors do not lift hair follicles. The hair that is closest to the skin’s pore is cut. This stops abnormal hair growth. It also keeps your skin soft after a close shave.
# Straight Razor Has an Extended Shelf Life
The life expectancy of multi-blade razors is very short, so they are disposable. Their cutting edges are not kept sharp for long. It doesn’t matter how well you take care of it. A blade can rust from prolonged exposure to soap and water. You have no other choice than to throw them out sooner than you think. You will lose your advantage the faster you use a multi-blade razor. These limitations are not applicable to straight razors. This razor blade is a winning one! You just need to know how to keep them. They stay with him for longer.
#4 Gives you Complete Control
You might be surprised to know that you can shave in more than one way. This could be in the opposite direction or with hair growth. A razor does not have such limitations, as I said before. This is the summary of a multiblade razor. You have to know how to use a straight razor. You cannot make a fast transition with the grain with a razor blade that has multiple blades or cartridges. What happens if you want to work against the grain? It can cause shaving burns and rashes. With a straight knife, you can use firm pressure to shave and still be precise. You can shave while it is still wet, but you won’t have to cut the skin.
This article was written by a master barber at Goodfellas Master BarberShop in St.Petersburg FL. Goodfellas is a friendly, full-service barbershop specializing in modern barbering with traditional techniques. We offer all types of cuts and styles as well as straight razor shaves and beard trimming with precision detailing. Family-owned and operated since 2012.