Why Classic Wet Shaving?


Safety Razor

Do you regret trading your safety razors and classical shaving for the modern plastic versions that had stormed into the world years ago? Frankly, many other men do as well, and here are all the reasons why:

For years men have put up with the illusion that the more blades razors acquire, the better a job they will do. After years now, wisdom is finally dawning because men realize there is truly no appreciable difference between multi-bladed plastic or cartridge razors and the traditional safety razors or straight razors.

Moreover, the realization also includes acknowledging the fact that why cartridge and plastic razors stayed in the spotlight thus far was because they promised more and convenience at a faster speed. While they gave all that, another thing men realized is that the modern razors lost quality in delivering the convenience they promised.

This is why you are now a witness to the trending resurgence of the traditional double edge safety razors and classical shaving. Time has proved that nothing can beat the quality, refined appearance, and beauty of traditional classical shaving of old. Cartridge and plastic razors can never give you a better shave and lesser irritation than the old beauties do.

And here are all the reasons why:

1. Classic Razors Work Just as Quickly and Efficiently

The only reason why you believed that more blades on a razor give you a better shave is that the manufacturers made you believe it. Well, manufacturers have to justify their prices and encourage you to consume as many units as possible. Hence, they make you believe stuff like that.

The truth is that the double edge safety razors in classical shaving cut hair easier than the multi-blade counterparts. In fact, multi-blade razors are worse for your skin because they pull the hair out and then cut it. This causes razor bumps or ingrown hairs into your skin.

Traditional razors create flawless, clean, and smooth looks without any pulling or picking.

2. Classic Shaving is Flawless too

The only reason why you believed that more blades on a razor give you a better shave is that the manufacturers made you believe it. Well, manufacturers have to justify their prices and encourage you to consume as many units as possible. Hence, they make you believe stuff like that.

The truth is that the double edge safety razors in classical shaving cut hair easier than the multi-blade counterparts. In fact, multi-blade razors are worse for your skin because they pull the hair out and then cut it. This causes razor bumps or ingrown hairs into your skin.

3. Higher Quality

Someone may have told you that safety razors or classic razors are more expensive than the fabulous plastic ones, and hence, you converted. The truth is that classic razors are only a little more expensive to start, but they are far more economical in the long run and outweigh in terms of quality and service.

You will note that investing in one safety razor will be enough to last you for years, if not a lifetime. Experts lovingly craft these high quality and robust metal razors so that they are not only functional and reliable for life but also beautiful to own as an art piece.

On the contrary, the mass produced, cheap plastic gizmos do not last for more than a month or two, and how much cheaper do you find that?

4. Classic Shaving Creams and Soaps are Better for Your Skin

Alright, yes, we agree that the foam-producing pressure canisters you buy from the store fall much cheaper than a classic shaving soap or cream. But then again, if you compare the two, you will find major differences in the quality, how long they last, what quality of ingredients they contain, and your opinion will change pretty fast.

You see, by using a classic shaving soap or cream with a shaving brush, you will have a product that will last you for at least half a year or even longer. The cheaper products do not last long before you have to buy them again and also contain ingredients harmful to your skin. 

5. The Shaving Brush of a Traditional Kit is a Thing of Beauty

If you were into classical shaving, you surely are aware of the best tool ever: the shaving brush. In wet shaving, the brush is one of the essential components because it helps you develop a luxurious lather out of your shaving soap or cream. But do you know what the best part is? It creates an incredible lather only with a small percentage of your cream or soap.

The exotic aromas that entice your senses as you pamper your skin with a shaving brush are another attraction. The brush gives you an exotic and elite feeling as you pamper your skin and lasts you well for a year, at least if you treat it right.

Classic Wet Shaving- What it is?

Classic wet shaving is the timeless process of lathering and lubricating your face sufficiently for shaving your facial hair. It includes using high-quality lathering products with the best ingredients to minimize the potential of irritation on your soft skin.

Classic wet shaving involves a double edge safety razor, shaving cream or soap, and a shaving brush. These components come as a complete kit for enhancing your shaving experience each time. The good quality lathering cream or soap maintains stable lubrication all the while you shave your skin. It also contains moisturizing properties so that your skin remains supple and soft even after using the razor on it.

The shaving brush helps whip up a small amount of soap or cream into an incredible lather. It makes your skin easy and slick enough for the razor to glide over without difficulty. It also provides your skin gentle exfoliation for removing dead cells while lifting hairs to prime them for shaving.

The safety razor itself serves to place control into your hands and helps you cut your facial hair at the appropriate angle, and minimize irritation and cuts.

And Why Men are Converting to Classic Shaving?

During the pandemic, we saw a noticeable trend of fewer shaves among the male population. Perhaps the convenience of working from home in sweats and tracks made men too lazy to reach for their cartridge or plastic razor, or they just loved letting their stubbles grow wild for a change.

When remote working forced people to stay indoors all day, men too decided to go easy on their shaving schedules for a change. Now, as things are returning to a new normal and offices are opening again, men are picking up their shaving regimes where they left off, but only with one variation. The high quality and finesse, a sleeker look, and less irritation are making men reach for the traditional shaving kits than the misleading plastic variety. And now we know why.

Final Thoughts

Classic wet shaving is coming back into trend, as everyone around the world has realized nothing can replace quality and luxury. Double edge razors are the best thing you can do for your skin because no plastic and cartridge counterparts can make your skin less prone to irritation and sleeker for shaving.

A comparison will prove how a safety razor can give you a more comfortable and close shave, cutting through your hair easily with just one blade. What many don’t realize is that multiple blades in a razor only scrape away more of your skin, leaving it rougher and more irritated.

With classical shaving and safety razors, you can get better skin and more value for your money in the long term. .