I’ve always wanted to give a cut throat shave a try – but it’s pretty intimidating, right? Holding a blade against your neck is definitely a scary experience, but if you get it right, you get the best shave you can ever imagine.
For the past month, I’ve been trying to master a cut throat shave with Bluebeards Revenge. I’m overly cautious, so it takes me a little bit longer than shaving, which means I only save it for special occasions. I wouldn’t call myself a master just yet, but I’ve discovered a couple of tips that make it a lot easier, and I wanted to share them with you.
Whatever you do – don’t try and master a cut throat shave with blunt blades. Trust me, it won’t end well. I’ve been changing mine after every shave, which make sure the balde doesn’t catch on my facial hair or skin. You might think this is expensive, but not with The Bluebeards Revenge – each blade actually has two uses! You snap it in half and use one side per shave.
Steam Your Face
If only I’d have known this the first time I tried a close shave. I find it easier to use a cut throat razor just after I’ve gotten out of the bath or shower. The steam helps soften your facial hair, which makes the blade glide across easier. If you’re in a bit of a rush, heat up a towel and rest it on your skin for a minute or so. Not only does this do the job, but it feels nice too.
Raise Your Facial Hair
You can do this a number of ways, but I find that using a shaving brush and cream works the best. Using the shaving brush, lather the cream in the lid of the product. When you apply it to the skin, use circular motions to lift the hair and get to the skin. I’ve found that the Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Brush and Cream work incredibly well. No bristles come out of the brush, and the cream feels super light and refreshing on my skin.
A pretty important tip if you ask me, but always shave downwards. You don’t want to try pulling a razor blade upwards on your skin. Start by stretching the skin tight, and gently move the blade down your skin. I always start from my sideburns and then work across my cheeks and neck. I tend to shape my facial hair, which can get a bit tricky, but I’m getting there.
Don’t Overdo It
Whatever you do, DON’T overdo it. If you go over an area too much, you’ll get ridiculous razor burn. Trust me, I’ve been there. Instead shave each area once, rinse your face with cold water, and then check out the areas again. If you find you’ve missed anywhere, go back in gently, but don’t rush it. Give your skin time to relax inbetween if you have to go back multiple times.
There you have it! My way of mastering a cut throat shave with Bluebeards Revenge. Shaving this way might seem daunting at first, but when you get the hang of it, it’s pretty straightforward.
All the products I’ve tried from The Bluebeards Revenge have helped make a cut throat shave a lot easier. If you’re wanting to try a cut throat shave yourself, all of their products are really affordable so you should definitely give it a go.
Have you tried a cut throat shave before? Let me know in the comments below!