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  • Writer's pictureAndy Shaba

Tips For Straight-Razor Shaving. Get That Perfect Shave!

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you some tips for shaving with a straight razor that uses disposable blades. This technique combines the convenience of disposable blades with the precision of a straight razor for a smooth and precise shave. Follow these steps to achieve a perfect shave:


First, gather your equipment including a clean and undamaged straight razor with disposable blades, shaving cream or soap, a brush, a bowl, and a towel. Preparing your face is crucial, so start by washing it with warm water and applying a pre-shave oil or lotion to lubricate the skin.


Next, use a brush to create a rich lather of shaving cream or soap in a bowl. Apply it to your face in circular motions, making sure to cover all areas that need to be shaved.


Hold the razor at a 30-degree angle and use short strokes, starting at the top of your cheek and working your way down. Use your free hand to stretch the skin taut, which will help to prevent nicks and cuts. Remember to use light, gentle pressure and let the weight of the blade do the work.


After each stroke, rinse the blade under warm water to remove any hair or shaving cream. Then, apply more shaving cream and continue shaving until you’ve covered all areas of your face.

Once you’ve finished shaving, rinse your face with cold water to close your pores and prevent any irritation.


Finally, apply a post-shave balm or lotion to moisturize your skin and prevent razor burn.


Using a straight razor that uses disposable blades can be a convenient and effective way to achieve a smooth, close shave at home. Follow these steps to achieve a comfortable and precise shave that will leave you feeling confident and refreshed. I hope that these tips help you out. Happy shaving!



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