The Perfect Hot Towel Shave


Barber Bros were recently featured on explaining the 9 crucial steps to the perfect hot towel shave.

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Step 1: Inspection of hair growth direction

Inspect the direction of your hair as it is always best to shave in the direction of the hair growth.

Step 2: Cleanse and exfoliate

Cleanse your skin with a combination of a face wash and facial scrub, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable shave with fewer ingrown hairs.

Step 3: Hot towel and steam

Shave after your shower, or apply a hot towel to your beard for approximately 30 seconds. Steam softens facial hair making it easier to shave.

Step 4: Application of shave cream to beard

The use of a badger hair shave brush will evenly disperse the shave cream and lift facial hair. Allow shaving cream to sit on your skin for at least 30 seconds.

Step 5: Sideburn and side of face

Start shaving the sides of the face first, going in the direction of your hair growth. Hold safety razor firmly and use short strokes. Don’t add pressure or push the blade into your skin. For the closest shave, an ideal angle to hold the blade to your skin is 30 degrees.

Step 6: Neck – Shave in the direction of hair growth

The neck area tends to be problematic for guys since hair grows in different directions around the Adam’s apple. Inspecting and following hair growth is critical to knowing which direction to shave.

Step 7: Lip and Chin area

Shave these difficult areas last, permitting shave cream to soften the hair longer. You can add water to the shave cream to rehydrate before shaving. Use your free hand to manually stretch your skin, creating a flat area for your blade to shave.

Step 8: Cold water/cold towel clean up

Follow your shave with a splash of cold water. For the ultimate experience, apply a cold washcloth to close the pores.

Step 9: After shave Application

Finish by applying a light application of soothing after shave, which will minimise irritation and bumps.


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