If your hair is thinning, don’t fight it. Stick with a short cut, or consider shaving it all off, a la Bruce Willis.
Use a sharp blade when shaving. A dull blade is responsible for many shaving cuts as it drags over your face and catches your skin along with the hairs of your beard.
After a shave, shake the razor, but do not wipe the blade with a towel or tissue – that will just make it dull faster.
A shaving brush helps raise the hair so that a closer cut is possible, and helps create a rich creamy lather with the shaving cream that stays close to the skin.
The best shaving creams create a rich creamy lather and do not foam up like the cheaper drug store brands. The less "foaming" in the shave cream the better, as it is what is in contact with the skin and beard that matters.
A lot of foam or lather is not needed when shaving.
Many grocery and drug store shave creams contain skin irritants such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate, which are formulated to "foam up" the product. However, these irritants may be the cause of your skin problem.
The best time to shave is after taking a warm bath or shower to make sure your skin is hydrated and soft.
Facial hair will absorb moisture up to 30% of its volume. Hair swollen with water becomes quite weak and therefore easier to cut.
A luxurious wet shave is an indulgence that every man can easily have at home every day.
With the proper tools, a good shave is easy to achieve and well worth it over cheap irritating disposable razors and colorful aerosol gel that some men use to shave.
A good rough guide to determining a beard line is to keep it above your adam’s apple.
Put a finger just above your adam’s apple, that’s where you should probably end.
After shaving, thoroughly clean and dry your razor blades and then completely immerse the razor head in a shallow dish filled with mineral oil. Use the rubbing alcohol to wash away the oil next time you need to use the razor.
It takes as long as three minutes for shaving cream to really soften your beard.
Assuming you wash from the top down, apply your shave cream right after washing your face. By the time you’re done in the shower, and have dried off, your shaving cream should be at its most effective