Brett McKay might single handedly bring back the safety razor with his post “How to Shave Like Your Grandpa.”
From a dermatologist’s perspective, I have to say, it makes a lot of sense. Many men are plagued with ingrown hairs on their face and neck from shaving with 5-blade vibrating razors. They actually can shave the hair too short, leading to ingrown hairs, a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae.
I won’t go so far as to recommend using a safety razor, but I do recommend using a razor with just two blades (plus it will save you a lot of money over the course of a year).
And as for the old fashioned shave lotion and shave brush, I couldn’t agree more.
See my post on A Proper Shave for more tips.
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