Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hello friends. I've been meaning to put together a shave video for a while and have finally done it. Shaving yourself at home with a straight razor is a different experience than shaving or getting shaved in a barbershop. You need to learn the basics, then figure out what works for you. Traditionally at a barbershop, one would start from the jawline and do the neckline later. I've found that doing the neck first works best for me. To keep this video as easy and practical as possible, I'm using a shavette (which we looked at in an earlier post) and I'm using  a cheap shaving brush and palmolive soap - yes, that's right, just a bar of plain old soap. That's why it drys in a little faster than palmolive shave paste would do. 

6 comments:

Matt Deckard said...

I need to pick this up.

Dewitt Albright said...

Yes, I think you would enjoy this Matt. It's a skill that once you learn you've got it for the rest of your life. It's very refreshing!

Frankie said...

Good I am not the only one who shaves the neck / throat area first!

jimmy the pick said...

man that looked crazy. you have some skill with that. i gotta try holding the razor in different positions in my hand. shaving up the neck! ive been too scared. thanks for that post.

cade said...

great post as always!

Is there anyway you can get me/us a list of great tunes similar to the ones playing in this particular video???

It could be a post or just email me! thanks so much please keep going.

Dewitt Albright said...

Hi Cade. Thanks for the comments! Look up Ray Collins Hot Club. It was their songs I was playing.