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…There is a video guide to the art of wetshaving?

With the introduction of shaving razors featuring four and five blades that vibrate in an effort to get your face impossibly smooth, shaving technique has come to the forefront of modern man’s hygienic routine. Wetshaving, or the art of shaving with lots and lots of water, is becoming more popular lately. Though shaving companies want you to believe that the more blades the better, and that their razor will give your face that ice rink feel you are looking for, the truth is that the razor your grandpa probably used can be what finally gives you that elusively smooth skin. The key to a good wetshave is a good razor, a good brush, and a good shaving cream (though I guess that seems somewhat obvious, it’s what constitutes a good version of each category that makes this interesting. A good razor doesn’t have to be the newest model from Gillette or whatever has the most blades at the supermarket; the tried and true classic double-edge safety razor is the tool serious wetshavers choose most. A good brush is one made of badger hair. Though expensive, this is the one tool that can make or break a good shave. You don’t need to spend $100s, but be prepared to spend at least $50 to get a good quality badger hair brush. Lastly, a good shaving cream can turn that daily routine into a spa quality pampering. These creams can smell of lavender or citrus, instead of the deodorant smell your current supermarket special has, and will soon spoil you with the best skin protection and the finest shaves you never though possible. Recently, a user of YouTube published a three part series about the art of wetshaving, called “Introduction to Traditional Wetshaving”. If you’re a visual learner, or just want some good advice and a visual reference, these videos are definitely worth checking out. Soon, you’ll be on your way to a whole new level of close shaving.

Part 1: Concepts

Part 2: Lathering

Part 3: Shaving