As you probably know from trial and error, shaving is a learned skill that takes time to master. Let’s face it (no pun intended), shaving is a chore and many times it can leave an individual’s skin irritated or permanently damaged. Grooming as a whole can be even more daunting and terrifying for men of color as we generally experience adverse reactions (irritation, razor burn, ingrown hairs, etc.) from using traditional razors and products.
It’s time to put the fear to rest. I’ve partnered with the grooming experts at Gillette Shave Club as they are solely focused on improving guys’ grooming experiences. In fact, no company has researched shaving in more depth than Gillette, with R&D facilities and experts in the UK and Boston, focused on continued innovation that ensures their best shave is available to any guy looking for it.
The four steps in my shaving regimen are as follows:
Step 1: It starts with gently cleaning my face with followed by a light exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and lift the hairs on my face.
Step 2: Immediately after washing, I apply beard oil to soften and moisturize.
Step 3: Next, I apply shave gel and begin shaving, making sure to go with the grain and following the nature pattern of hair growth on my face. This is key, as many times going against the grain can cause unwanted irritation.
Step 4: Finally, after I have finished shaving, I apply a light aftershave and moisturizer.
Gillette introduced me to their FlexBall Technology – and through their partnership with The Art of Shaving, I recently purchased the Lexington Collection handle to go with my Gillette Fusion five-bladed razor cartridges. I also got The Art of Shaving’s Power Brush, which has been proven to reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs and razor bumps by 69%! This dynamic duo helps to reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs by gently exfoliating while deep cleaning the skin. When I used it them in tandem, I noticed an extreme difference in the look and feel of my skin.
Basically the Power Brush is a compact miracle worker that prepares your facial hair prior to shaving. This in turn, allows for a close and clean shave without the added irritation. Trust me, you can say goodbye to razor bumps and ingrown hairs, as they will be a thing of the past.
In addition, Gillette’s FlexBall allowed for a closer shave, as it was able to maneuver effortlessly over my skin. My shaving experience took less time and I was left with little to no irritation on my face or neck.
While TOAS’s products have definitely lived up to the test, Gillette Shave Club helps keep my grooming game on-point as they truly enhance guys’ grooming experiences. One thing I love is their flexible plans for refill blades on my Lexington Collection 5 Blade Razor. I am able to choose the frequency of blade delivery, which is fully customizable – ensuring I get the best blades when I need them. Their community also offers members exclusive bonus products, content, grooming tips and chances to win sports and entertainment tickets. Basically, their Shave Club is a win-win situation that like me, you have to be apart of. Join us!