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What Are The Different Types Of Razors?

Everyone likes a neat and clean appearance. The good news is that it doesn’t take much effort to get that classic look. All you need is a good razor. There are different types of razors flooding the market. We’ll help you pick the right one.

Use in the stone age, the first known version of a razor was a shaving stone which was essentially a flaked obsidian.

The Egyptians used a rotary razor.

Shaving was adopted by Alexander’s troops. The Romans replaced the circular razor with a straight one.

Straight razor was most commonly used till the 20th century. This razor had a stainless steel blade that is sharpened on one side.

Next came the shavette, had a disposable blade. It is easy to use but less durable.

In 1880 came the first marketed safety razor. Safer to use than straight razor but required practice.

1903 saw King Gillette sell the first double edge safety razor which had edges and protective bars on both sides of the blade.

First disposable safety razor came in 1960. The entire razor is discarded after use over a period of time.

Then came the cartridge razor with disposable blades. whose head remained bent at a slight angle for a closer shave.

The foil electric razor run on batteries or can be recharged. For this, no shaving gel or foam is needed. Since the blades move back and forth, they don’t work well on facial curves.

Based on the same principle as the electric razor, the rotary electric razor has blades that rotate on the head. They are easy to use and work well on facial contours with minimum effect.

If you are interested in learning more, check out the infographic below.

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Top Reasons Why Getting Some Beard Wash Is So Important

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Top Reasons Why Getting Some Beard Wash Is So Important

Keeping your beard clean is the biggest responsibility of having a beard. If you do not properly care for your beard, prepare for people to start telling you to “wash that beard,” as an unkempt, uncared-for beard is more obvious than you may think. If you have a girlfriend, wife or other partner, they will be the first to reject you if your beard is not clean. So pick up the beard wash and pay attention!


Beard Care Gets Real


Let’s face it: when you have a beard, it can get pretty gross. Small bits of food will stick in it, just like food stuck in your braces when you were a gawky teen. Unless you enjoyed rejection then and want to replay those gawky years, you need to regularly check your beard for any leftovers, crumbs or other things saved for later.

Beard WashIf you are someone who smokes or you work or go somewhere people are smoking, you will definitely need to clean your beard on a regular basis. If you are a smoker, you will not necessarily notice how the scent clings to your facial hair because you are used to it. But others will smell you coming and going. This is not the kind of image you want for your beard or yourself.

Many girlfriends and wives have complained about their guy’s beard smelling terrible, holding onto food and being too gross for intimacy. Unless you like endless nights alone, you should probably start washing your beard regularly. Think about what it is like for your loved one to swoop in for a kiss, only to be greeted by last Wednesday’s salad dressing on your facial hair.  Real classy right?

Using A Beard Wash

Edwin Jagger Beard Wash Sandalwood – BWSW
Edwin Jagger Beard Wash

Because you love your beard and almost consider it a separate being, it deserves its own moisturizing cleanser. Beard wash is designed for this specific purpose of cleaning the beard while moisturizing and protecting the skin. After all, the skin is where follicles need nourishment and good health to keep your beard crop growing strong. Regular hair shampoo will dry your facial skin, resulting in poorly growing and unhealthy looking hair.

Edwin Jagger Beard Wash is specially formulated for optimum health, volume and shine. It also helps your facial skin stay healthy and well hydrated for best hair growth. The Edwin Jagger line is a blend of natural ingredients and plant extracts. It will not dry or strip your hair or facial skin, as regular shampoo or soap does.

How to Wash Your Beard

To wash your beard, apply the beard wash generously. Work the product into the beard and onto the underlying skin. Massage the skin and hair with the wash, getting to the roots. Rinse well while working the hair around in all directions to ensure all wash formula is rinsed away.

Be sure you do not use hot water when washing your beard. Hot water dries your skin and hair, limiting healthy growth and making it appear dull, coarse and unruly. Instead, use warm water for rinsing. You can splash cold at the end of the warm rinse, to close your pores and make your beard feel fresh.

Once the beard is rinsed, you must dry it completely. Use a clean towel to gently pat it dry. You can also use a hair dryer at low heat while using a brush to smooth the hair.