While some people use the bathroom sink, we recommend shaving in the shower. It’s faster, less messy. Men, the trick for shaving in the shower is to have a fog-free mirror. Any plastic mirror will remain fog-free for a day if you soap it up and then rinse it off.
Whether you shave your face, underarms, bikini area, legs, or anywhere else on your body, the closest and most comfortable shave begins with thoroughly softened hair. Water softens whiskers—hot water works best.
The first step is to wash the area well with any of our soaps. This not only cleanses the skin but removes oils from the hair so that it can absorb water.
Once your skin is rinsed and whiskers are softened, rub your favorite Herbaria bar on the area to be shaved. Massage the cream of the soap into a moist, lubricating lather that lets the razor glide easily. If you prefer, use a brush with one of our Shave Soaps to create the lather.
With a clean, sharp razor, take short, light strokes. Hold loose skin taut. Rinse the razor often. Shave the beard with the grain, not against it. Shave legs from the ankles upward. The result will be a smooth, comfortable, satisfying shave without razor burn or nicks.
Try our Shave Soaps.
To soothe and protect your skin after shaving, try our Aftershaves.