Men’s Shaving – Using a Shave Oil

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pirooz Sarshar, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge, demonstrates how to achieve the perfect shave including using a shave oil.

    Pirooz Sarshar: Hi! I am Pirooz, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge. Today I am showing how to achieve the perfect shave. In the next segment, I am going to teach you about shave oils and how they could be beneficial to your morning shave. Basically what a shave oil is? It is an oil that does not penetrate into the skin. It stays on the surface and it oxidizes. This particular oil has a combination of avocado, eucalyptus and metal foam and what the metal foam does blended with these ingredients. It oxidizes the beard and helps creates slip. It gives you a smooth surface to work with. It actually prevents you from razor drag or dragging your razor which we are going to get into in a second and it goes on clear. You could use this to achieve goatee which I am going to show you at the end. You can use this to just to have a quick shave that you need to, if you are in a hurry in the morning and you need to rush out of the house the best thing to be used is a shave oil. So this is very very simple. What you do is you apply a few drops of the shave oil jut like this and you will notice that, this is called the beard master shave oil. Then this shave oil is a little bit different because this was created on the floor of the barber shop. It took about twenty six formulations to get this right and it works on every skin type. So I am going to take the shave oil here, and I am going to work it into my beard. Looking at through, beard and I mean come closer to the camera when I am closer you will notice that my beard hair is lifting up little by little by little by little you will start to notice a little bit more. So whatever that was chilled that was laying down when you are relaxing, now starts to lift up little by little by little by little. And that is going to make it a lot easier when I take my passes with my razor. The shave oil can be used individually or it can be cocktailed with the shave cream. The first thing I am going to do is I am going to show you how to use the shave oil individually and I am going to do it on the right side of my beard. So watch, need some hot water okay, just like this and I am going to put my razor in a ninety degree angle, okay. If I put it at the forty five, if I use a, you know move my razor round like it as a race car, not only I am going to cut myself but I am going to create drag. So at ninety degree watch this. I am just using a shave oil, how easy this is, I can keep going up and down, up and down. It doesn't even hurt. I don't feel a thing.

    Okay, now I can come back and go up too, okay. So you see how easy it is to use a shave oil and you see how smooth my face feels as I am showing you and you will notice that I don't have any shave cream on it, okay. It goes on clear like I said it creates a smooth surface and because I did it in the ninety degree angle watch I am taking a proper pass going with the grain.

    When I teach guys how to shave they usually say I am going down and then up or up and never down this is not such thing that is down or up. You are going either with the grain that means with the direction of hair growth. That is what we advice you do first and after your done going with the grain then if your skin allows and it is prepared for it is used to going close then you go against the grain. So you see how easy it is with shave oil. What I am going to do now I am going to cocktail a shave cream with the shave oil.