No Shave November: Facial Hair Care

We’ve all seen the difference between finely-coiffed facial hair and an untamed mane.  While the grizzly lumberjack look may be hip, it might not be the best fit for the office.  Don’t let “No Shave November” turn you into a caveman!

Step 1: Determine Your Beard Type & Trim Accordingly

Growing a beard doesn’t mean letting facial hair grow wherever it will. Determine how you’d like the beard to look.  Birchbox offers tips on the best beard type for your face shape.  Utilize a pair of scissors or straight razor to fine-tune the lines.

Dreadnought Spartan Double Edge Razor

Dreadnought Spartan Double Edge Razor

•       Razors: Antiga Barbearia de Bairro Single-Blade ,Dreadnought Double-Blade , Edwin JaggerGOLDDACHS Dovo , Il CeppoMerkur 

•       Scissors: included in Dovo’s beard kit 

Step 2: Keep Your Face Fresh

Remember – the best beards don’t take over your face.  Abide by the spirit of “No Shave November” without strict adherence to the letter of the law.  Be sure to maintain the appropriate facial hair length for your beard type, shave the rest.

•       Shaving Brush: DreadnoughtEdwin JaggerGOLDDACHSKent ProrasoIl Ceppo Merkur RooneyVie Long 

•       Shaving Soap: Antiga Barbearia de BairroD.R. Harris ArlingtonTabula Rasa

•       Shaving Cream: Castle ForbesDreadnoughtD.R. Harris Arlington, Edwin JaggerProaso (also available in foam variety), Simpsons

•       After Shave Balm: Castle ForbesDreadnoughtD.R. Harris Arlington, Proraso

Step 3: Wash Your Beard

Cleaning your beard combats itchiness throughout the day.  Scrub your beard and pat it dry.

•       Beard Wash: Bluebeards 

beard wash

Bluebeard’s Beard Wash

Step 4: Further Beard Maintenance

Beard oils, creams, or waxes should be applied to tame your beard and reduce itchiness.  Don’t resign your beard to a thicket of tangled knots! Comb or brush your beard every day to keep it growing in the direction you want.

•       Combs: Chicago Comb CoGOLDDACHS Mustache CombKent,Bluebeards 

•       Wax: GOLLDACHS Beard Wax  Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax

•       Beard Cream: Bluebeards 

Opulence of the Southern Pines offers the finest in luxury men’s grooming items.  Shop online or in store!

The Art of Shaving

Whether you have been shaving for a couple of years or a couple of decades, getting the perfect shave may seem The Straight Razor Shaveimpossible.  A great shave will leave you feeling confident, clean, and ready to take on the day while a bad shave will leave you with nicks, stubble and razor bumps.  If you’re ready to say goodbye to your 5 o’clock shadow, follow our guide for achieving the perfect shave.

The best shave possible is a result of quality grooming products and superior shaving techniques.  Take a look at our breakdown of what you need for the perfect shave:

Grooming Products:

A great starting point for the perfect shave is quality products.  Facial hair is one of the toughest hairs on your body and the only way to get a close shave is with a sharp razor.  Opulence of Southern Pines offers a number of quality razors to suit your preferences including Edwin Jagger Shave Accessories and Merkur Double Edge Razors. To keep those blades from going dull, check out the RazorPit Razor Blade Sharpener to extend its life that much longer. On average users get 6 times the number of shaves compared to not using the RazorPit.

In addition to razors, you’ll also want a shaving brush, pre-shaving oil, shaving gel and after-shave moisturizer.  We have everything you need for a quality shave from brands like Proraso, Castle Forbes, Simpsons, Dreadnought, Acca Kappa and more!  Visit our website to browse our entire selection of men’s grooming products.

Edwin Jagger Shave Set

Edwin Jagger Shave Set

The Basics:

Now that you are prepared with the proper equipment, it’s time to start shaving!  First, wash your face with warm water and soap to remove oils, open follicles and leave hair wet.  Next, apply a quality shaving cream by using a shave brush in a circular motion.  Acca Kappa provides moisturizing shaving cream to lubricate your face so the razor will glide smoothly and effortlessly.  When you’re ready to shave, rinse your blade under hot water before you begin and after every few swipes.  You should always shave in the direction of the beard growth or else you run the risk of cuts and inflammation.  After shaving, wash your face thoroughly and apply an after-shave moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling smooth and looking healthy.

If you are in need of quality shaving products, look no further than Opulence of Southern Pines!  We feature men’s grooming products from only the finest brands.  With modern razors and classic shaving products, there’s no need to look any further for your luxury shaving needs.  To view our complete selection of products, visit our website or stop into Opulence of Southern Pines located in Southern Pines and Raleigh!

Shave Seminar Photo

Some of our staff at the Raleigh store during a Straight Razor Shave Seminar!

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