18|8 Palm Beach Gardens’ Guide To Picking The Right Razor

Guide To Getting A Closer, Smoother Shave

Whether you’re keeping your beard trim or going for that smooth, clean-shaven look, picking up a razor is just part of a guy’s normal grooming routine. But do you know why you’re using the razor that you’re using now? You may have just always used a multi-blade or electric razor, but there are many options out there that you may have not tried and could possibly be a better match for your hair and skin type. So you can get a smoother, closer shave, your men’s grooming experts at 18|8Fine Men’s Salon of Palm Beach Gardens have put together this guide on how you can find that perfect razor, and make sure you always look your best.

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Multi-Blade Razor

These are the run-of-the-mill razors that you can get anywhere. You’ve also probably seen the countless commercials on TV announcing the newest razor that is better than the old version, has even more blades, and claims to give you an even closer shave. Unfortunately, most multi-blade razors are terrible for your skin, typically scraping the skin and causing irritation that can leave you feeling less handsome and more uncomfortable. The only real upside to these razors is that they are inexpensive, easy to replace, and easy to travel with. If you use a multi-blade razor, do your best to shave slowly and gently to protect your skin as much as you can.

Electric Razors & Trimmers

A very common pick for many guys because it’s easy to use, provides an extra degree of protection for those afraid of accidentally cutting themselves with a traditional razor, and is great for those with sensitive skin. For those that are maintaining facial hair, electric trimmers are great for keeping an unruly beard under control. Unfortunately, they fall short in the clean and smooth department since they don’t give you as close of a shave, and sometimes leave you with a small amount of noticeable stubble. These razors can also leave you with some serious skin irritation, so make sure you follow up your normal shaving routine with some moisturizer. If you’re hoping for a close shave for touchably soft skin, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

Double Edge Razor

Double edge razors may not be as widely available as your multi-blade razors, but are definitely a better option all around. Compared to other multi-blade and electric razors, the double edge variety have a much longer lifespan, provide a closer shave, and are still very easy to use, not to mention that they have a sleek and classy design. While those looking for a close shave will find a double edge razor to be a great tool, they are also perfect for creating precise lines for a perfectly shaped mustache or beard.

The Straight Edge Razor

If you want to know how to get the closest shave that you can possibly get, just ask any professional barber and you’ll always hear the same answer: use a straight razor. But what makes the straight razor so great that it’s the barber’s tool of choice? It takes a little bit of skill and practice to use a straight razor, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to trace every curve of your face with a precision that isn’t possible with any other razor. With a straight razor, you have complete control, making it the perfect tool for a close shave or beard and mustache trimming.

If you want that perfect shave but can’t use a straight razor just yet, don’t worry! That’s what 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon PBG is here for. Just schedule an appointment with us for a professional straight razor shave and you’ll sit down with one of our expert barbers for a shave experience that will leave you looking and feeling like a brand new man.

Contact Your Palm Beach Gardens Men’s Grooming Experts For More Shaving Tips!

Making sure that you look your best is our specialty, so contact us if you have any questions about how you can step up your shaving routine, freshen up your style, and just look like a true modern gentleman. Beyond straight razor shaves, we also offer a full range of men’s salon and barbershop services for you to choose from. Schedule an appointment with us at our local PBG salon today by giving us a call at 561-567-0088, or using our online booking system. If you want to look great, just choose 18|8!