To provide your clients with a professional shave and trim it is important to know the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to shaving. Typical myths around shaving can prevent you, and your valued client from experiencing a close-cut, well-groomed look.

Here are the four most typical myths, debunked!

Myths about shaving

  • It is generally believed that going over the same area of skin with the razor will result in a closer shave. Gents, not only will this cause razor burn but it will not result in a cleaner shave.
  • Hair conditioner works just as well as shaving cream. The simple truth is that conditioner is not formulated for shaving and so this is just a big no, no.
  • Razor blades irritate the skin. This is not the case and depends on your shaving routine and the blades you use.
  • Men don’t need to exfoliate before shaving. Exfoliating the skin before you shave results in a cleaner, smoother shave.

While using the correct blades is non-negotiable, the same can be said for the pair of scissors used in your barbershop. Shaving tools like the Takai Proshave Razor & 24 Blades and scissors are great product investments and can make all the difference in the service provided to your clients.