When you want to get started with an old-fashioned razor, it is important that you take it easy - and give yourself time to get the technique in place. Shaving with a razor blade is a matter of technique and craft. It takes time to get the technique fully in place and you probably cannot avoid the razor snapping you once or twice in the process. But look, that's part of the charm. All the beginning is hard, but the first time you get the old-fashioned razor to glide flawlessly down your cheek, you are filled with joy. We guarantee that.
Get the old-fashioned barber technique in place
If you want the technique under your skin in record time, then we recommend that you watch a few videos with some experienced users as the technique is crucial to the experience. Here are many tips on how to angle the razor to the skin and also how to keep it sharp. You can also practice shaving balloons on balloons that you then clean, but this is mostly to get the feel of the razor blade between your fingers.
An old-fashioned razor should be .. razor sharp
It probably doesn't come as a surprise, but all too often, people end up dropping the razor because it "bites" because it tears in the hair rather than cutting them . The reason is almost always that the razor has become dull. Therefore, it is extremely important that you keep your razor sharp.