Shaving myth 2: Do you need to use a lot of foam when shaving?
Over the next few weeks we’re going to debunk some of the myths of wet shaving. In our first shaving myth article we asked the popular question? Is it always necessary to shave downwards, or ‘go with the grain’? Click here to read it.
In our second article on common shaving myths, we explore another frequently asked question: Do you need to use a lot of foam when shaving?
This is asked a lot by men who think that by using more foam, they will benefit from a smoother and more enjoyable shave.
Well, the simple truth is, you don’t. All that using more foam does is to add more product to the skin and thus get in the way of the razor.
The razor’s job is to perform through touching the skin and excess foam just hinders this.
Also, by using products without alcohol or harsh ingredients, it will reduce the chances of you getting any nicks or cuts to the face.
Please check back on Thursday when we take a detailed look at another common wet shaving myth.
If you have a question for our shaving team, please leave a comment below. Happy shaving!!!
Tom, a self-proclaimed 'Real Man', is the manager of The Shaving Shack shop and expert shaving advisor. He has previously been in the Canadian Special Forces (Echo Force) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (booted out for alleged but unproven misconduct). He has also been a lumberjack (developed the 'Human Chainsaw" technique). He relocated to the UK to become an offshore Firefighter (nicknamed "Asbestos Tom"). His interests include diving, self defence and martial arts, survival cookery, bushcraft, arm wrestling, bunjee jumping, white water swimming, watching Steven Seagal films, and shaving with cut-throat razors.
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