How To

How to Shave Face

1. Introduction

The individual shave processes are explained by text and pictures, to increase the tension and the understanding with the reader. The shave guide also includes additional references to adjacent threads that are not themselves subject of this guide, but in which further references are given.
It should be noted that careless handling of a razor can increase the likelihood of cut injuries. The exercise and imitation of the shaving procedures described in this shaving guide are therefore solely on your responsibility. The authors and the Gut-shaved forum take no responsibility for this. 

This shaving guide is subject to editorial changes and will, therefore, be updated from time to time. 

2. Is a razor shaving still up-to-date today?

In the circle of friends and acquaintances, you can talk about everything. However, the topic of “body care,” which includes shaving, is usually a very personal area that is rarely talked about; it is therefore rather neglected. Nevertheless, should talk about the topic “wet shaving” and the gentlemen are asked how they shave every day, and if they could imagine using a razor for their shave, some of them will object raised against the razor shaving, with which they reject this Rasurmethode for themselves. As objections, for example, regularly called: 

– A shave with a razor is no longer timely today.
– A razor’s shaving is very dangerous because of the sharp and open blade. The industry produces more modern.
And safer shaving articles. These are preferably used. 

– A razor shave is far too expensive and takes too much time. Therefore, the willingness to even get involved in it is missing. 
– A razor shaving is rejected because one has no idea how to shave it.
Also, the experience is missing. 

– And here’s another critical comment from the authors: There are no role models for whom razor shaving is part of
Everyday life. Also, the awareness of razor shaving in public is very low.

All the above objections are to a certain extent comprehensible. And those who would like to agree to these objections without criticism and their thinking could save themselves from here the further reading of this shaving instructions. But since we want to deal with the razor shaving, we should first critically question whether the above objections are true. A current help offers the Internet; It facilitates research in many ways and provides a wealth of information. Research carried out shows that the domestic and foreign trade, online and auction trade offers a variety of different razors, virgin, NOS goods, restored and used razors. New razors are currently being produced (as of November 2013) by some European and Far Eastern manufacturers (e.g., Dovo, Aust, Wacker, Thiers Issard, auditors, razors from China and Pakistan, etc.). Also, there are still various manufacturing companies that make unusual and individual razors for their customers (e.g., Buddel, Korat, Hart steel, Saddi, Max Sprecher, Robert Williams, Mastro Livi, Phillip Dobson, and many others). This brief market analysis shows that there is currently a diverse range of razors that are offered to and purchased from a real buyer. Bottle. Korat, Hart steel, Saddi, Max Sprecher, Robert Williams, Mastro Livi, Phillip Dobson, and many others). This brief market analysis shows that there is currently a diverse range of razors that are offered to and purchased from a real buyer. Bottle. Korat, Hart steel, Saddi, Max Sprecher, Robert Williams, Mastro Livi, Phillip Dobson, and many others). This brief market analysis shows that there is currently a diverse range of razors that are offered to and purchased from a real buyer.

In the domestic and foreign razor forums (here to look up: link list ), many members shave regularly with a razor, a Kamisori or a razor with an interchangeable blade. Those who visit these forums regularly will quickly discover that the number of razor pendants is increasing. Regardless, there is a high probability of a particularly gray area of unspecified supporters of razor shaving, which belong to any of these razor forums but quite appreciate a shave with a razor and therefore also practice regularly.

Some gentlemen are looking for a barber today – not infrequently this is a Turkish barber – to be shaved by him groomed. For reasons of hygiene, these hairdressing or barber shops only shave with a razor blade. For a large part of the Turkish-speaking population in Germany, a regular barber visit is perfectly normal. For some other customers, even the occasional visit to the barber is enough. 

This short overview shows that razor-shaving is not a relic of the past and, along with other shaving techniques (e.g., the electric shaver), is a current and still up-to-date shaving method that is appreciated by many gentlemen and for those still or more Find followers.

Is razor shaving dangerous? And could – in direct comparison – shaving with a safety planer or a system razor be classified as potentially dangerous? Because all shavers remove with one or more sharp single blades existing stubble. These blades could cut as well in a finger or the facial skin in a careless handling if you move the blade body like a kitchen knife in the cutting direction. But nobody will do that voluntarily. A skin incision is rather unintentional. Of course, a razor can cause a cut injury if one is inadvertently triggered by the heart sweetheart or by the children during shaving. It is not uncommon for a cut to appear in the epidermis from which blood leaks. Even attempting to catch a razor slipped out of hand accidentally could result in a cut injury. Fortunately, these cases are quite rare – but they are conceivable and therefore may occur. Therefore, it should be pointed out that the handling of a razor already requires a bit more circumspection compared to a safety planer or a system razor.
Even a system razor is not completely safe. With him, the enveloping plastic housing of the razor head simulates a seemingly greater security. A cut injury can also arise through him. 
If you look very closely, it turns out that all shaving equipment can also be classified as dangerous when carelessly handled. But this also applies to a normal kitchen knife. Due to the careless handling of it or in the absence of sharpness, many fingertips have already been mauled with this knife.

Razor shaving is not necessarily more dangerous than shaving with a safety planer or a system shaver, even though the freestanding larger and longer blade body of the razor may seem to suggest this. It, therefore, makes sense to give each shaving device a certain respect, because it works with a very sharp and shaving edge. But you do not have to worry about that because anxiety has a demotivating effect and paralyzes the practical exercise of the shave.

It’s like everywhere else in life: knowing what you want makes it easier to make decisions and follow up. What you do not know in contrast, you can get to know and appreciate, if you want that too. So if you have decided on a certain type of shaving – here for razor shaving – the time required for this plays a minor role. Shaving procedures are initial time-consuming and must be practiced until it works smoothly. For many processes in everyday life, it is no different. Over time, you develop from beginner to connoisseur into a master. The actual time required for a razor shave is somewhere between seven and thirty minutes, which should not be overrated by the reader.

Anyone who has previously rejected a shaving razor for lack of knowledge or experience or due to prejudice can close these existing gaps by reading the rest of the text of this shaving guide. You just have to choose to do it. 

3. Introduction to the topic of well-groomed razor

Shaving with a razor has been practiced for many centuries and has proven itself over and over again over this long period. In a certain sense, it, therefore, stands for the concepts of simplicity, originality, timelessness and, in the meantime, sustainability. Thus, in addition to conventional planer shaving with DE blades, it represents a still current countermovement to today’s common disposable culture, which predominantly uses the colorful shaving equipment made of plastic (system shaver) available in supermarkets and department stores or uses shavers operated with electrical energy.

The fascination of traditional and stylish wet shaving with a razor and the thoroughness with which stubble can be removed daily is not comparable to the sobriety of a shave that a razor with applied can foam or an electric razor imparts. Also, the Razorgründlichkeit generated with these devices very often leaves something to be desired, what the advertising in his interest does not go further. And questions about sometimes occurring skin intolerances are very often expressed only in this razor forum.

System and electric razors are the typical representatives of the idea that a shave should be done quickly and easily because the time required for this is too short a good for this trivial task. The fact that a wet shave but can also provide enjoyment, pleasure, and satisfaction, is veiled or may or may not be modeled by many users of the seemingly modern shaving products.   

Anyone who, despite all the different arguments, decides to shave with a razor, usually makes this decision independently and without tangible role models. At present, people are missing (e.g., father, grandfather, and uncle), who were already able to watch the knife shaving in their childhood and adolescence and ask questions about the process. These people were role models and could contribute so early that mistakes were avoided. As a result, you often had to and must acquire the skills for razor shaving alone. Eventually, you will eventually come to the goal of mastering the razor. But the way to get there was rocky and was accompanied by many defeats.

Therefore, this razor forum would like to offer assistance on this topic and thus help to explain to anyone interested the topic of shaving with a razor comprehensible. Shaving with the razor is contrary to many opinions neither difficult nor dangerous, at least not more dangerous than driving a car. Her followers often feel the razor shaving as a stylish ritual of meditative character, which is practiced every day in the morning or the evening. The knife razor, this routine also conveys well-being and satisfaction in front of the shaving mirror and agrees on him so already in the evening or the morning on an upcoming day. A contemporary once put it this way:
    “The time for shaving is all yours, and you decide the course of your shaving ritual. You do not disturb yourself and
only see yourself in the mirror. Your thoughts are only concerned with the shaving process.
All other thoughts are of secondary importance… ” 

4. The Shaving Kit

The shaving kit consists of 
     – a razor
     – a normal knife or a Kamisori razor (here with blue rubber handle) or an interchangeable 
     blade – a leather strap for the removal of the razor, 
     – a shaving brush, 
     – a shaving bowl for shaving foam production (Mug, cereal bowl, o .ä.), 
     – a shaving soap or a shaving cream, 
     – a flat sponge for wiping the razor. 

5. The choice of the right razor

For many knife razors, the first razor to buy is the razor that you will most likely remember by a long shot. It is similar to the first love, the first car or the first motorcycle. This razor is the first formative experience. And because this is so, you should be right at the beginning already positively tuned to the upcoming razor shaving and buy only a razor, which also pleases you and one likes to take in hand. If this first razor should be a bit more expensive to purchase, this must not be a reason for a waiver. In any case, it is worth saving for this razor or giving it to you for a special occasion – for your birthday or Christmas.

A normal razor consists of only a few and connected by rivets or screws items; These are the knife blade and the two handle or staple shells, which serve to protect the blade cutting edge in the folded state. A rivet or a screw simultaneously forms the axis of rotation for the blade when the razor is opened or closed. The blade body of the best body shaver is stainless steel or stainless steel. It is very often honed hollow. Non-hollow razors are considered to be rough and are also called wedge knives. For the staple shells, different materials are used, for example, plastic, precious wood, horn, bone and stainless steel.
Kamisori razors bear this name because they used to be made exclusively in Japan. This type of razor has a shorter blade compared to conventional razors and comes without staples. They are sometimes hollowed on one side. 
In an interchangeable razor, the cutting blade – as the name of this razor already says – can be replaced with decreasing sharpness, unlike a normal razor. 
Regularly in this forum, the question is asked, which razor you should buy. It can not be given a lump-sum response satisfying all individual interests. However, the following solutions have proven themselves in shaving practice: 
=>For razor beginners and men with normal or thinner stubble, we recommend purchasing a 
     5/8 or 11/16 razor with a round head shape. 
=> For thicker and copper wire-like beard stubble – as shown in the following figure – as well as strong 
     beard growth, the use of a larger and thus heavier razor is recommended.
For example, a 6/8 knife could be considered for this, also equipped with a round head. However, even smaller blade sizes can be sufficient (5/8 or 11/16) if the blade only has a small hollow ground or even turns out to be very rough. In such a case, but you should first test whether a razor with a rougher blade could be. In France, many razor manufacturers used to offer special razors that bore the following markings on the left side of the blade, irrespective of the actual blade size: “Spézial Barbe dure” or “Spécial pour Barbe dure.” In translation, this means “particularly suitable for the hard beard”.

=> Who controls the razor can decide for every razor of his choice. Size and head shape 
      are subject only to individual skills and ideas. 
=> Instead of a normal razor, you can also opt for an interchangeable razor. The purchase of 
      an additional leather strap is eliminated because the inserted blade is not removed.

Here is one last recommendation: If you want a razor that is particularly razor-sharp, or if you are naturally equipped with larger or thicker fingers, you should make sure that your razor has a rod of at least 22 mm in length. To do this, fold up the razor at a right angle and measure the length of the free-standing fishing rod between the edge of the handle and the end of the fishing rod. 

More information about the different blade sizes and head shapes of a razor can be found here: The different types of knives and razors.

All of the above-mentioned different razors can be obtained through specialist and online retailers or in the member trade of this razor forum. At the same time, however, it should be pointed out that there is an important fact that almost all razors that can be acquired in trade or online trade are delivered in a sharp but, in most cases, shaving-ready condition. These razors are just so sharp that in the figurative sense you can just cut a piece of meat sausage or a schnitzel with them. For more these razors are not good at the beginning. Only a razor-ready knife is able to remove existing stubble stubbornly and gently. And a razor only becomes ready for shaving after a suitable preparation. For this the blade is removed from stones and on a leather belt. More detailed information on this topic can be found here: sharpening instruction and sharpening service. 

The sharpness and thus the willingness to shave a razor can often be easily checked by a hair test. Information about what you mean by this is under The Hair Tested. If the hair test does not work out, you can also check the existing shaving sharpness in another way. For this, place the razor blade carefully on the left forearm and push it at an angle of about 30 o largely without pressure over the skin. The razor is sharp when the hair on the forearm is removed almost without resistance and very gently. 

The right leather of a razor wants to be practiced. How to do that describes, among other things, the already mentioned sharpening instructions. In addition, you can also in the neighboring forum ( Forum) on the basis of a very precise instruction of the forum member Baristo educate, read under The leather, 
In this forum, some experienced forum members provide a sharpening service that allows you to completely peel off and re-sharpen your razor-less razor. This sharpening service has already been mentioned. 

6. The Razor’s Right Posture

Before we go over how to hold a razor in hand, we need to know how a razor actually shaves. The shaving principle of a razor, a razor or a system razor is the same for all Rasurgeräten. A sharp blade is pushed or pulled over the skin at right angles to the blade edge. This cuts, scrapes or peels the blade removes any stubble just above the skin. In order to avoid cuts, the blade must never be moved in the direction of the blade! From the working principle, the wet shaving resembles with a blade a blade scraper that is scraped over to clean a ceramic hob or a wood planer that removes a wood chip or a kitchen knife when peeling apples or potatoes. 
So that this coping can be done at all and then without injuries and without generating skin irritation, the knife must be properly held in the right or the left hand during shaving. When shaving, the razor is in some ways out of the wrist around and around straight and curved parts of the upper lip, lower lip, chin, cheeks, throat and neck regions. A relaxed posture before the shaving mirror is always more advantageous in contrast to a cramped posture. The following picture shows how to hold a razor correctly in your hand.

On the left side of the figure, an 11/16 razor is held in the hand. The index and middle fingers rest on the Erl, the thumb supports the razor on the most ribbed underside of the Erl. The ring finger is on the fishing rod. During shaving, this rigid and stable posture is maintained because all movements of the knife are made from the wrist. A Japanese kamisori is kept the same way.
The right part of the picture shows a larger 15/16 razor. Depending on the size of your own hand and the length of the fingers, it can be kept just like the left razor. You can also keep it different, as shown in the picture on the right. This knife attitude allows a very sensitive guidance of the larger blade. It was considered the standard attitude of a barber. You can still hold a big razor differently with your fingers. In addition to the index and middle fingers, the ring finger is also placed on the Erl. The little finger rests on the fishing rod, The thumb supports the knife again from below. The threefold stance on the tang facilitates the shaving of hard and very dense beard stubble because the big knife can be moved more sensitively around curved facial zones. Each knife shaver must find out by practicing quite individually for himself, which razor attitude best suits him. 

Before each shaving operation, the razor is carefully guided to the face region to be shaved, and there at an inclination angle of about 30 o applied. If the blade of the razor at right angles to the spin put on – the approach angle is then 90 o– With a little bit of pressure, you could already cause a slight cut injury with the shaving-ready facet. Once the knife blade has been set correctly, it is scraped across the skin only at right angles or across the edge of the blade. During this movement, the edge of the blade grasps the stubble close to the skin and cuts it off. If this 30 o -Schabwinkel be undershot and flatten, removing the stubble is very often as an unpleasant tearing or plucking felt.   

For a beginner, there are two ways to practice the correct posture of a razor before the first correct shave.
At the first possibility, the shaving processes are already practiced on an object, here a soaped-in balloon. The size and shape of the balloon are very similar to the human head shape. In the past, this test shave was a must-have for trainees in the hairdressing industry before they were allowed to shave first and subsequently the test customers. Shave-razors were used for these test shaves. After a successful test shave, no foam was allowed to remain on the curved surfaces of the balloon. In case of failure, the balloon burst and smudged the trainees and the surrounding area with foam remnants.
In the second exercise option, you make yourself as a test candidate available and simulated a proper shave in your own face with a blunt razor or with a removable blade without an inserted razor blade. This simulated shave is always injury-free. 

7. The razor with the razor

Before the actual shaving with the razor is carried out, the knife is first pulled off on the leather belt. The shaving itself is based on the following well-proven flowchart : 
     – soaking the shaving facial 

     -regions with warm water, – lathering with shaving cream in creamy consistency,   
     – shaving with a blade angle of about 30 – 40 o  to the skin, 
     – removing foam residues with warm and cold water, 
     – drying the skin, 
     – disinfecting the skin, 
     – skincare, 
     – razor and brush care. 

8. The soaking of the beard stubble

How to shave correctly

All facial areas to be shaved (upper lip, chin, cheeks, throat, and throat) are moistened with warm water. Warm water, therefore, to soak the stubble already before foaming. In addition, the skin areas to be shaved should be free of oily or fatty substances (eg face cream), since these fatty substances impede the soaking process. In case of doubt, wash the face first with soap, a washing emulsion or a hair shampoo. This action also softens the stubble in advance. The soaking can also be done with a hot wet cloth, which is placed on the Rasurzone (proven barber method). If the skin gets reddened this is normal and not worrying. Heat relaxes the muscles of the hair channel so that the hair can continue to emerge.

9. Foaming

Through the shaving foam, the whiskers swell up. Since normal shaving cream is alkaline, the hair becomes softer; they can then be wiped off easier and, above all, more gently. In addition, the foam keeps the stubble moist and warm during shaving and reduces the contact friction between the razor blade and the skin during shaving. 

The optimal swelling of the stubble and pleasant gliding of the blade over the skin only works with self-made shaving cream, Canned foam or can gel can soak the hair only to a limited extent; the swelling takes place – if at all – to a much lesser extent. In contrast, core soap or normal hand wash soap would be a better alternative, but their soaking effect is not enough for a proper shaving cream or shaving soap. 

10. Frothing at a razor

dish In a shaving bowl or foam bowl (mug, cereal bowl, large cup or similar container), place a three-inch razor cream rope into it. Add to this two to three teaspoons of warm water (by eye); However, the water should not be too hot, as this would lead to a faster drying of the shaving cream. In the bowl is warm foam by rotating with the previously generated dry shaving brush. This process can last for a minute. If the foam is still too stiff, it can be diluted with a little water. However, too much moisture liquefies the foam, thus losing the desired creamy consistency.
 For those wishing to explore this topic, additional information is available on the following links: foam from shaving soap and shaving cream foam. 

At this point, the repeated reference is allowed that the surfaces to be shaved must be sufficiently foamed and the foam is also allowed time for soaking the stubble before the actual shaving is started. Without these preparations, the shave not only unpleasant but also leaves a very unpleasant razor burn. 

The razor is now slightly inclined at an angle of about 30 – 40 carefully placed above the inflated cheek. By inflating the skin in the cheek area is tightened. By grimacing, the skin tightens too. This has a tremendously beneficial effect on the shaving process. Laughter should be less because the razor blade could stick to the laugh lines. Other disorders are not necessarily conducive to shaving

11. Foam whipping directly on the face

Shaving cream can of course also be applied directly to the front. Also for this case comes as a soap carrier shaving cream, shaving soap or shaving stick for use.
With the shaving cream, a three-inch-long shaving cream strand is applied to the wet facial skin and gently rubbed with your fingers. This shaving cream is then frothed with the shaving brush moistened with warm water by gentle rotating movements. 
When using shaving soap, the wet shaving brush absorbs foam during the rotational movements in the soap dish, which is then caused to foam in the face by further rotational movements. 
The shaving cream is ideally foamed if its consistency is creamy. The foaming process with the soap of a shaving stick is described in more detail under the following link: Foam from the shave stick.

The exact procedure for Rasierschaumherstellung can as a video found here: foam production etc. 

The forum also maintains a list of other videos on this topic: Video Collection. 

12. The actual shave

Once the shaving cream in the shaving bowl has been whipped up and taken on a creamy consistency, it is then applied directly to the skin with a shaving brush. When foam on the face is dispensed with the shaving bowl. In the face should and must the shaving cream then act on the stubble for about three minutes; They are so soaked and can be cut in this condition by the blade easier. For very hard beard stubble you should let the shaving foam even longer. Everyone has to find out for themselves the stubble-related ideal exposure time. 

During this time of foaming or soaking, the razor is spring-loaded. The right leather is very important for the subsequent shaving success. It is even more important than the correct adherence to a tilt angle of 30 – 40 o with the proper attachment of the razor on the skin! 

Before the actual shaving is started, one important question has to be answered beforehand:“In which direction do my stubble/whiskers grow in the first place ?” For the first features of the razor should be guided by the direction of beard growth – in other words by the stroke. In general, every planer or razor knows his personal beard growth direction or better, the different growth directions, because the stubble never grows uniformly in one direction in the entire face. Anyone who knows less about his stubble must first feel that beard growth direction, How do you determine your own beard growth direction? It’s easy. To test this beard growth direction, one drives slowly with the back of the hand over the face surfaces and determines in different directions different stubble resistance or simply a different scratching. That is the entire secret. 

For example, the ear is started. From there, the back of the hand strokes down towards the neck, from there back and additionally at right angles or across. 
In one of these ways, the stubble resistance will be very low, which is then the direction in which the whiskers grow. This direction is called the stroke designated. In the opposite direction, the stubble resistance is then felt to be very large and it literally scratches. This direction is against the grain. 
In the third direction – it is called transverse to the stroke – the stubble resistance somehow intervenes. In many places in the entire face, the actual beard growth directions vary, so that the shaving directions (m / q / g) described above are maintained during the subsequent shave. 

The razor is shaved at the first shave stroke with the stroke since the stubble in this direction of the knife edge offers the least shaving resistance. A part of the stubble (about 50%) is eliminated. At the second shave pass, the razor becomes led across the line, whereby the still stinging stubble be shortened by another piece (about 30%). During the last shave – against the grain – the remaining stubble remains are removed. 
The knife edge thus shortens the sprouting beard stubble each time a shave pass only a bit, and in total so far that adjusts a certain skin smoothness. In between, the skin must always be stretched so that the stubble can emerge better from the air channel. 

Now begins the actual shaving process in which the razor scraped across the skin transversely to the blade direction becomes. The stubble is cut off by the knife edge as soon as the cutting edge is passed over the skin at an angle of about 30 – 40 o. This angle turns out quite quickly after a few trial exercises out of the wrist itself. 
With the other hand, the shaved skin is always biased, that is, the skin is against the scraping direction of the razor drawn. Through this process, the stubble stiffens up by itself and the knife blade then cuts better off directly above the skin. The knife blade wetted with the stubble and foam residues is then washed off with water in between, or the foam residues are wiped off on a damp sponge. The use of a sponge is recommended so as to prevent the delicate blade of the knife blade from being touched to the faucet during the washing process and thus being damaged. 

And now follow explanatory pictures, because a picture speaks a clearer language than just descriptive text. For shaving, our test candidate has already prepared accordingly.

For further deepening, the course of a razor shave can also be traced through this section of the film:   wet shaving. 

13. Removal of the foam residue and drying of the skin

After shaving, the shaved skin areas are rinsed with warm and cold water and any remaining shaving cream residue removed. For drying, a clean dry towel is used so as not to transfer germs to unprotected skin, which in turn could cause inflammation on the skin sensitive to shaving. When drying is dabbed and rather not rubbed firm. 

14. Disinfect

After the face has dried, apply alum, an aftershave or an aftershave balm for disinfection. When you order it is normal if you briefly feel a slight burning. Should this burning last longer, it should be shaved more carefully at this point the next time while scraping the razor more gently and with less pressure on the skin to be shaved. 
Red skin that spans and burns for a long time after shaving is a typical hallmark of the so-called razor burn; here the skin was stressed too much. This feeling reduces the shaving fun enormously. 

15. Skin Care

Once the aftershave has dried in, anyone of greater value can apply the cream on their skin with a normal skin cream, skin care oil or skin care cream. It depends on the skin type, which cares substances are best tolerated. The use of a wrong cream or care product may cause a condition similar to razor burn. This skin feeling is very uncomfortable, especially if it lasts for several hours. For naturally oily skin, subsequent care is not required.
Those who love pure organic care products without any other additives can also use a very fine and high-quality olive oil for their skin care. You can even drink such an oil; it tastes good and has no bitter taste. This oil cares well, does not smell (keyword salad) and has been used for many centuries on the island of Majorca by the elderly indigenous population for skin and body care, to counteract the formation of wrinkles after strong sunlight. 

16. Razor and brush care

After shaving the razor blade is rinsed with warm water to remove remaining foam and stubble residues. Remaining water drops and other residual moisture on the blade and on the inner pages (!) Can be removed very well with soft toilet paper or a microfiber cloth. The sensitive blade cutting edge must not be touched as this could make it dull at certain points. However, the cutting edge can also be pulled off briefly on the microfibre cloth, on the palm of your hand or on the leather strap to remove any residual moisture. Here two trains are enough per side. The knife is then placed in a slightly open state on a dry surface.
If the razor is left for a long period and not used, the entire blade body is wiped off with an oil-wetted lobe to prevent corrosion. 
At this point, a short note is also allowed that razors should be stored so that they are not accessible to children’s hands and other inexperienced persons. 
The shaving brush is rinsed out and then gently squeezed. Remaining remains of water are most accessible to remove by knocking over the bathtub/shower tray. Then the brush can either be hung or put down to dry. 

17. Practice makes you a master – a good knife shaver does not just fall from the sky

Anyone who masters shaving with a razor and thus wants to become a master should be aware that masters do not fall from the sky so easily. Practice, practice and practice again, because before the freestyle, it is well known that the sweat comes first. Through regular practice, the movements become smoother or smoother but definitely more familiar. As a rule, new school students cannot read immediately; Over time, children learn this skill through regular reading training. And as reading endangers stupidity, the right handling of the razor endangers unbridled stubble regeneration.

Beginners should shave the first twenty or better for thirty days only a shave passage with the beard growth direction to practice the correct razor attitude on the facial skin, here only with the stroke, from the upper lip or from the ear along the throat and neck down to the neck or chest. With this shave, about 50% of the beard stubble regrown since the day before is removed. The remaining stubble can then – if they are perceived as too disturbing – be removed with a safety razor. This procedure protects the facial skin the most and ensures an increasingly familiar handling of the razor. Anyone who is prepared to continue practicing patiently can in the meantime also omit the planing shave altogether. From day to day, the gradually increasing shaving success will always be felt better with your fingers.

During the first twenty or thirty days, there will be increasing shaving successes. However, if the short stubble that still exists should still disturb you too much at the present time, it could be attempted by a false expectation or from a certain inner impatience to join another shave pass to the first round much too soon. As a result of this impatience, the previously acquired skill is too easily overestimated and then happily shaved further. It works quite well, but due to the premature and caused by the overconfidence second shave passage can then easily result in minor skin irritation and unpleasant razor burn. The facial skin was prematurely simply stressed too much. False expectation and impatience were not good teachers. To be patient, on the other hand, is the better solution, even if it is very difficult at first.

If the handling of the razor has become more familiar with increasing numbers of knife shaving, then its shaving can continue, after renewed lathering with the second shaving passage, across the line or the direction of beard growth. This should preferably be practiced on well-visible in the bathroom mirror and, above all, easily accessible places. Although this sequence no longer causes any difficulty, one can approach a possibly still required third shave passage against the line or the beard growth direction. The respective series will later be determined by each knife shaver according to his individual needs.

To increase the current shaving process you can now start to shave particularly curvy facial features only with the last two centimeters of the razor blade. Due to the shorter distance to the holding fingers, you can hear his razor particularly delicate and balanced around the sensitive chin or lip areas around. This knife leadership is favored by the short lever arm. Who can not empathize, may shave these places once for comparison only with the knife tip. Due to the longer lever arm so the sensitivity is lower. Small skin irritations can occur here rather than.

Anyone who would like to agree to go one step further with razor wet shaving can decide to practice the left-handed razor guide in addition to the usual right-handed razor guide. This is to be understood only as a recommendation. Nobody should be persuaded at this point against his inner opinion. With the left hand, you can shave better in certain areas of the face compared to the pure right-handed shave. The handling of the razor only with the right hand is just awkward in these places, and the movement takes here almost acrobatic features. With the right hand, you hit certain limits during shaving. While a right-handed person can still shave the right side of his face quite well, shaving the left side of the face becomes a difficult task. There is the left ear somehow in the way if you want to shave from top to bottom. The knife handle will ever hang on the auricle; cuts could arise here in a beginner rather. A change of the razor from the right to the left hand can provide a remedy.

The following figure shows this special circumstance for the left ear. The position of the razor in the right-hand looks somehow cramped, while the left-hand presses the pinna to the head. In the mirror, this condition looks a bit awkward and awkward. If you can not quite understand this, try this situation yourself in front of the mirror.

In general, it is quite helpful when shaving with the stroke, for example, if the right hand is responsible only for the right half of the face and the left half of the face is shaved exclusively by the left hand. When shaving against the grain – for example, from bottom to top – then the right hand for the left neck region and the left hand is responsible for the right side. Everyone could try this out for themselves. Again, practice, practice, and practice again. After a good two weeks, the shaving with the left hand was practiced so far that the shave runs smoothly. Incidentally, this hand change is also a very good workout for both our hand and arm motions as well as for our two halves of the brain.

At this point, we would like to be able to scrutinize the claim of a good shaving result, which may be present in many knife-and-kickers, critically. The stated claim could justify this claim thinking that the razor result of the razor shaving in comparison to the planing shave more thoroughly fails. In our opinion, this claim may be true in many cases, but there are just as many cases where, despite all the care, this result of shaving does not want to occur. No one should, therefore, doubt its shaving abilities, if the facial skin does not feel as smooth as it was hoped after a completed shave, or how it is used to form the planing shave. A razor shave does not always give the better shave results. The individual claim thinking and the real reality can sometimes be quite far apart. A face may still have rest stubble and does not always have baby popoglattbe. Outwardly you will not see this difference anyway, only the best of all women will be able to feel the difference. But would this cause any disadvantages? No. 

18. The time required for a razor shaving

The time required for a razor shaving depends on various and partially influenced factors. Here are the following: 
     – the existing experience of the respective knife shaver, 
     – a      careful shave preparation, 
          => foam preparation and foam order 
          => the length of Schaumeinwirkungszeitzeit (at least 3 minutes) 
          => the time for 
leathering the razor – the existing shaving readiness of the razor before and while shaving,
          => a slightly razor-razor obstructs the shaving process and requires more attention 
     – the respective hardness, density, and length of the existing 
          stubble, => thinner stubble can be scraped away from the blade easier 
     – the cost of razor care after shaving, 
          => washing the foam residue 
          => drying of the knife 
          => leathers and possibly additional oiling of the razor 
     – the Rasurnachbereitung, 
          => application of alum in the event of 
          hemostasis => Applying and massaging Aftershave, Balm and other lubricating substances
          => Washing out the foam 
          bowl (Mug, etc.) => brush care 
     – the personal expectations of each knife shaver, 
          => is the simple skin smoothness sufficient or is it necessary to achieve a baby-bubble-size? 

The actual daily amount of time required for shaving is a size that depends solely on the individual experience, the discipline and the expectations of each knife shaver. If you only shave one passage, you will need about seven minutes to do so. Who wants to meet higher standards, can quickly spend up to thirty minutes in front of the bathroom mirror. However, a walk to the barber and razor shaving performed by this will not require much less time.

The time required for razor shaving from the beginning to the mastery of the razor is just over a year. But this learning or teaching time is not wasted time. Because each knife vibrator is delighted every new Rasur day again with a nice shaving ritual and a neat look. How did a contemporary say earlier? 
    “The time for shaving is all yours, and you decide the course of your shaving ritual. You will not disturb you”.

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