Get your stull together! Your brush, cream, oil and a nice bowl.
those bristles. Don't be an idiot and pour boiling water on it either. Get it all nice and hot. Tap it off a little bit. Keep it moist but not dripping wet.
You're going to want to put about a nickle sized amount on the brush now. Keep the tube clean and wipe it on the brush. This saves product and keeps the tube cap neat and tidey!
Start swirling the brush around in the bowl. Above, this is after about 3 solid swirls.
Get all those bristles saturated and covered with your lather.
Your product should look like this. Nice and smooth and fluffy. It's not too watery and not to thick.
Put that brush in the bowl and get ready for the next phase.
Some people like to keep their lather as hot as possible. I set it on a hot washcloth throughout the next few steps.
Now that your face is hot, covered in oil and lather its time for the razor! We are going to conduct 3 shaves. With the grain, accross the grain and against the grain. These are to only be done in this order! THIS ORDER ONLY!
Grip the razor, place it again your skin. Don't pull the skin with the other hand, that is a misconception about shaving. Try it if you want to know why you dont do it.
Bring the razor down SLOWLY without applying ANY pressure. Listen for the "pops"
Conduct another stroke downward on an unshaved piece of skin.
The razor will glide smoothly. Adjust the angle until you get a solid "pop." This is the hair cutting. DO NOT APPLY PRESSURE AND DO NOT SHAVE OVER UNLATHERED SKIN
One stroke means one stoke. Because after the stroke THERE IS NO LATHER LEFT.
Working around the top of the mouth can be tricky. GO SLOW. WITHOUT APPLYING PRESSURE.
Rinse the blade between strokes. One stroke, rinse. You've got two blades. Alternate.
The chin is a bit tricky. Feel for the pop of the hair.
The neck is usually the easiest. Just feel for the "pop" DO NOT APPLY PRESSURE.
Across the grain time! You should be lathered up and ready to roll. Start anywhere. I start on the check. Place the razor against the skin.
One slow stroke WITHOUT APPLYING PRESSURE.
Here's where it gets tricky. Against the grain time!. You should be lathered up and realy to roll. Place the razor on the skin.
Slowly run the razor up the skin. Don't apply pressure. One stroke per area. Listen for the pop. Adjust the blade angle as necessary to attain the perfect "pop."