Shave It Off, Shave It Off: 6 Tips for a Better Trim

Shave It Off, Shave It Off: 6 Tips for a Better Trim

Throughout the month of November, we partnered with The Movember Foundation to help change the face of men’s health, one mustache at a time. As we quickly learned, growing a solid ‘stache takes stamina! The whole office had tons of fun raising awareness--we had 100% participation, no small feat--but now that the month has come to a close, we surveyed the men of the Honest Client Services department to come up with the 6 best shaving tips from our post-Movember reveal.


Honest Christopher, proudly sporting his mo.

  1. Time it right. Shave after a warm shower, when your skin is soft and your pores are open. This will ensure the closest shave possible for that “baby’s bottom” smoothness.
  2. Use a quality shave oil. Ditch the shaving cream full of questionable ingredients and opt for an organic shave oil. Using a shave oil will not only protect your skin from nicks, cuts, and razor burn, but it will also calm and nourish it in the process.

Honest Shave Oil is amazing: It leaves my face feeling absolutely fresh and moisturized.  I don't even need aftershave! It's the best in the morning because it gives your face a tingly sensation that helps wake you up.” - Honest Jasper

  1. Go with the grain. Always shave in the direction of your hair growth. While you may be tempted to shave against the grain, as this can sometimes result in a closer-feeling shave, don’t do it. Your face will thank you.


“Never go against the grain, or you will be asking for razor burn.” - Honest Brad

  1. Cool it down. Follow up a warm shave with a splash of cool water. This will reduce inflammation and help prevent razor burn and breakouts.
  2. Change blades regularly. You never want to shave with a dull blade, as this will greatly increase your likelihood to develop razor burn. Depending on the toughness of your facial hair, blades should be changed every 3-10 shaves. Always rinse your blade with warm water before and during shaving, to maintain a clean, even shave.
  3. Show ‘em how it’s done. Kid’s love watching their Dad lather up for their morning shave. It’s one of those simple pleasures of childhood that just doesn't get old. (Honest Brad remembers putting shave cream on like a Santa beard as a child.)


“I remember when I was a kid I had a colorful plastic toy razor. In the morning I would put shaving cream on my face and mimic my pops while he got ready for work.” - Honest Rick

And for those Movember men (and everyday shavers) who want a challenge, here’s a bonus tip for the ultimate test of shaving survival skills:

“Shave with your non-dominant hand to improve coordination.” - Honest Garrison

Thanks to the men of Client Services for their wisdom--and their mustaches!

Do you have a shaving tip to share for next year's Movember? Let us know in the comments.


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