Shaving – The Beginner’s Masterclass: A Guide To Getting a Straight Razor Shave Made Easy – Head Out Groomed in Style! (Beginner’s Masterclasses)

December 12, 2016 - Comment

Shaving, one of the most crucial male grooming disciplines, should be accomplished well. In this professionally edited and highly comprehensive guide the author takes the reader on an information-rich journey to enjoying a great quality shave in style. Tyrone covers all aspects of shaving crucial to the beginner without becoming overly detailed or wordy: this

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Shaving, one of the most crucial male grooming disciplines, should be accomplished well.

In this professionally edited and highly comprehensive guide the author takes the reader on an information-rich journey to enjoying a great quality shave in style.

Tyrone covers all aspects of shaving crucial to the beginner without becoming overly detailed or wordy: this a true Beginner’s Masterclass, created with the aim of rendering shaving accessible, interesting and fun for uninitiated newcomers as well as those frustrated by their present quality of shave.

After introducing the aims of the text, the author first turns to the types of razor on offer, examining their advantages and disadvantages:

Straight Razors Safety Razors Double Edge Razors Electric Razors

Principles of straight razor maintenance, namely stropping and honing, are then covered. After that, we’re taken us through a comprehensive list of required equipment:

Mirror Pre-shave Oils, Creams and Gels Soap and Lathering Bowl Shave Brush Shaving Scuttle or Mug Aftershave Talcum Powder, Antiseptic and Alum

With the set up dealt with, the book’s practical portion begins. First there’s the best practices surrounding lathering. Both wet and dry type shave lathers are covered here in straightforward, easy to comprehend methods.

We then move on to pre-shave preparation followed by instruction on the best razor grips, movements and techniques. After that we look at shave methods as performed both with a straight razor and a double-edge razor. Finally, the book turns to good post-shave practices as well as tips on maintaining both a good environment and good skin quality between shaves.

Comments

Womers says:

I really like that someone has taken all the research I have … I really like that someone has taken all the research I have discovered on my own over ten years of wet shaving and put it in a book. I would add that shaving bowls should be textured at the bottom to accelerate lather creation. He wisely skipped adding a bevel in the honing section with 500 or 1K grit stone. This is kinda complicated I believe. 

Hugo Corona says:

Three Stars left me wanting for more.

Amazon Customer says:

Commence the motioning in a rotary fashion! This language in this book is heavily stilted, which makes it unpleasant to read. The editor should have proof read this, at one point the sharpness of a freshly honed razor is tested by holding a brush against the thumb.

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