If you’re a clean cut guy who likes a smooth jaw, wet shaving is the way to go! It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the whole wet groom routine or you’re just looking for some tips or advice, we’re here to tell you why wet shaving is for you!
1. SOFTER HAIR
If stubble is the enemy, water is your weapon! Shaving in the shower or wet shaving opens your pores and helps you to defeat your stubble by breaking the hairs down. How does this work? The hair follicles start to absorb the water making them become weak and soft, ready for a clean and easy shave.
2. HAIRS STAND TO ATTENTION
Warm water also works to stimulate the muscles in your face, making the hairs stand up straight ready to be cut away easily. This is really useful for anyone prone to getting ingrown hairs when they shave, as this will reduce the chances.
3. NO RASHES
We know how frustrating it is to keep going over that same bit of stubble in order to get those last few persistent hairs. So wet shave and spare your skin! The combination of shaving foam/gel and water creates lots of lubrication for your shave, meaning you can smoothly move across your face with less irritation!
Most mornings many of us don’t have time on our side! One snooze of the alarm and half an hour has passed and we’re running late. Shaving in the shower is a quick way to get a clean shave, in half the time. The combination of brittle, softened hairs with the lubrication from the water and shaving foam means you’ll be done in no time. You’ll no longer be the last minute man shaving in the car on your way to work, but instead-feeling fresh and awake.
TOP TIPS FOR SHAVING IN THE SHOWER
USE A SHAVING GEL/FOAM
This sounds very obvious, but many men ignore this advice and do a quick botch job using a bit of soap and a splash of warm water - but trust us, this does not achieve the same result. Let’s put it this way, you don’t want to be turning up to work, in a brand new suit and shoes; to have your colleagues staring at your patchy red face.
It can benefit you in more ways than one! Firstly using an exfoliator gets rid of your dead skin cells, making your skin appear smoother. But secondly, it also works to pull your hair follicles upwards, allowing you to get a closer, cleaner cut. Just apply some facial wash onto a cleansing brush and work it into your skin before your shave.
A GOOD MIRROR
This is important! You don’t want to be hanging out of the shower, clutching onto the shower curtain for dear life, just to see yourself in the mirror across the bathroom. It only ends badly trust us. So make sure you have a good shaving mirror ready in your shower- and if possible a steam-free mirror.
A shaver with anti-slip grip is very important when shaving in the shower. With water added into the mix, things could get very slippery! You want to make sure you have a firm and comfortable grip on your shaver to allow you maximum control.
We know what you’re thinking- this step isn’t necessary, but actually it could be the most significant. Putting on a shave balm or moisturiser after grooming, helps to close your pores and stops you breaking out into a rash. But if that isn’t reason enough, moisturising can also keep your skin looking youthful; an important benefit as the years do creep up on us! Don’t worry though, this doesn’t have to be some long winded routine, a quick slap of your favourite shave balm/moisturiser and you’re set to go.
ONE BOTTLE, THREE USES.
This final tip is for those of you out there who like to keep things sweet and simple, or only get one small compartment in the bathroom cabinet! This could be your life saver. There’s a great collection of multi shave products on the market that combine shampoo, shower cream and shaving cream all in one. Just lather up and you’re ready.
OUR PICK FOR WET SHAVING- HYPERFLEX AQUA SHAVERS
The Hyperflex Aqua range is a collection of three 100% waterproof shavers; the Aqua, Aqua Plus, and Aqua Pro, all designed to bring ease to your shave.
The shavers all have ComfortFloat cutters and Hyperflex technology that allow the shaver to flex at both the head and neck to give ultimate coverage and glide over every contour with ease.
The Hyperflex Aqua range ensures you have your most comfortable shave, whilst tackling the most stubborn stubble. Our most luxurious shaver in the range the Aqua Pro, even has a handy LED display that lets you know in minutes how much charge is left. You’ll never have this shaver unexpectedly cut out on you.