WHY YOU SHOULD USE A SHAVE BRUSH:
- Brushes get underneath your facial hair, really allowing the shave cream/soap to absorb into the skin and protect your skin from the razor.
- Brushes help build an amazing lather with the shaving cream which will soften the hair much more than just a hand making the shave seamless with no razor tugging or razor burn.
- Brushes help get facial hair to stand upright so the razor can shave off the hair properly. This will help reduce the amount of ingrowns significantly. If you use your hand, you tend to push down the hair for a worse shave!
- Brushes act as a mild exfoliator helping sweep away tiny bits of debris and dead skin from the dermis so you’re skin is cleaner prior to the shave.
- It's fun. You'll take more pride in your shave and grooming. And, dare we say it looks awesome and regal in your bathroom. Time to step up your game fellas.
HOW TO USE A SHAVING BRUSH:
The first step to a great shave of course is to make sure your mug is clean and moist via hot water. Clean skin means no infections and the hot, moist skin means softer dermis and open pores. From there, here’s what you need to do:
- Wet the shaving brush with warm water and shake off any excess water.
- Apply our JUSTBLiSS Shaving Cream on the tip of the brush, not too much as our shaving cream is super concentrated…you don’t need much.
- Lather the cream on your face using a circular motion with the brush. To make it a richer lather, add a bit of hot water to the brush. Not too much though as the shave cream will become too watery.
- Shave using a clean razor going with the grain. Finish by rinsing your face with cold water to close those pores.
SHAVING BRUSH MAINTENANCE:
If you want your brush to stay high quality and look good you need to take care of it. Doesn’t take much work, but you gotta do the work. Basic steps are:
- Rinse the brush after the shave with warm water and “flick” brush hairs to shake off any excess water.
- Place the brush face down (or hair down) on a shave stand (our brush includes one free) so water drops down and not into the brush.
- Keep on the counter, not in a cupboard, so the brush can “breathe.” Make sure your bathroom is clean fellas.
- Don’t pull or tug the hair as that will weaken the hair knot and the brush will shed more. Remember, brushes do shed a bit early on.