When it comes to traditional wet shaving, a lot of emphasis is placed on the blade itself. Whether you prefer to go old school with a safety razor or really old school with a straight razor, having a blade that can provide a close and clean shave is of the utmost importance. But the accoutrements are just as important. If you overlook the lather, you may be sacrificing the quality of the shave. A good lather will soften your facial hair and skin, allowing the razor to glide more gently across the skin. Not only will that result in a closer shave, but your skin will feel softer and less irritated. By far the best way to get a good lather is with a shave brush.
Using a shave brush with shaving cream or shaving soap allows you to create a rich lather that simply can’t be replicated with an aerosol can. While buying shaving cream with a brush has an initial cost that’s substantially greater than your standard can of shave foam, you’ll actually save money in the long run. As with many things that are “convenient,” there’s typically a hidden cost.
#shavingWhy a Shaving Brush Is Crucial for Wet Shaving
by Jonathan Zavaleta on SPY