Recently a friend of mine was over and made a comment about how old fashioned I was for using a shave brush that he had just spied drying on the bathroom counter. I tried to explain what made shaving enjoyable for me, but I did a poor job since I was put on the spot. After thinking it over for a few weeks, I came to realize I’ve adopted a few things lately that have bettered my experience. I’d implore any shaver to consider these tips and see if it takes your shave to the next level too.
If you are relatively new to the world of wet shaving you may not know the difference between a shaving cream and a shaving soap. Both products can produce a great lather and shaving experience, but there are some subtle differences that will be discussed in this post.
For those of us who want to transform the mindless task of shaving into a more enjoyable sensory experience, artisan soaps are the most significant part of the equation. Though I never actually said it to him, my friend was right. I should have tried artisan soaps when he first recommended them. In recent years, I have tried many and have found my favorites. My wife would say that I have “too many favorites.” I admit, it can hard to choose what to use on a given morning. In fact, sometimes it feels like I’m getting drunk at a wine tasting. Since making the switch to artisan soaps, however, shaving has definitely not been boring.