Mens Grooming FAQ

Mens Grooming FAQ

When is The Best Time to Shave?

This is a question many guys ask. Some believe the best time to shave is first thing in the morning, as it encourages the pores to open, whereas others believe its better shave later in the evening. So, when is the best time to shave? Most grooming experts will agree that it's better to shave immediately after you shower, simply because the heat and steam from the shower allow for a smoother, closer shave.

How Can I Prevent Razor Bumps?

According to some statistics, more than half of all men will experience razor bumps at some point in their lives. While it doesn't cause any need for medical concern, razor bumps are unsightly and uncomfortable, which is why most people would prefer to avoid them. The good news is that you can discourage the formation of razor bumps by using a sharp, clean blade, along with a proper lather of cream or lotion. We've blogged about some other tips and tricks to prevent razor bumps as well, so check out our earlier posts for more information on this subject.

Should I Shave with Hot or Cold Water?

The answer is hot water. Shaving with cold water causes the pores to constrict, which can lead to cuts. By shaving with hot water, however, it causes the pores to open and the skin to soften; thus, reducing nicks and cuts. This doesn't necessarily mean that hot water will prevent you from cutting yourself while you shave, but it will certainly help.

What's The Best Razor To Shave With?

Unfortunately, there's no easy answer to this question, as it depends on how much facial hair you have, the thickness of your hair, and several other factors. With that said, some of the basic "safety" razors work well, assuming they have sharp blades. If this is your first time shaving, I recommend trying several different razors to see which ones work and which ones don't.

Does Shaving Make Hair Grow Back Thicker or Faster?

This is an age-old myth that continues to be a hot topic. But it's important to realize that hair does not grow back thicker and/or faster after being shaved. Because shaving leaves the skin smooth afterwards, it only creates the perception of thicker hair. The actual follicle size is the same as before.