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Is it better to shave at morning or night?
Learning how to shave
Although you may not realise it, many men and young lads are asking how to shave. You might think it comes to males as second nature but that is not always the case. I grew up in a house full of females, I lived with my mom, sister and grandmother. Even my immediate family were women, I only had Aunties and female cousins, no surprise but my cousins dads weren't around either. That left me to learn how to shave all by myslef and I have found out what works and what doesn't. There is no one way to shave, there are many different methods of removing facial hair and this guide should help you choose how you can and how to shave.
- wet shaving - use of shaving cream or gel with a razor
- dry shaving - shaving with no lubricant or moisture
- electric shaving - shaving with a battery or electricity operated shaver
- waxing - use of wax that sticks to hair which you then pull off
- hair removal cream - cream that removes hair with no need for blades
Dry Shaving - Many people who have mild skin problems or who allegic to shaving cream tend to dry shave. You use the same method as wet shaving but with no cream. Place the razor along the surface of the skin and cut away the hair you want to remove. I do not recommend dry shaving as it can damage your skin and cause in-grown hairs to form. Because of the lack of lubrication, the hair lends to curl under the surface of the skin causing a spot or boil to occur. In some bad cases, it can leave the whole area you shave covered in boils. When the boils are popped, a hair strand tends to pop out with it. If the hair strand is still left under the surface of the skin when it heals, the spot will re occur. Dry shaving is just not worth the risk.
Electric shaving - This is a very convenient way of shaving, with little maintenance, portability and ease of use, electric shaving is a very popular method used by many men to remove facial hair. They are normally powered by a motor with a moving head that cuts away hair, they can either be plugged into an electric socket or are battery operated. They make good investments as you don't have to repeatedly by new razors. If you want precision shaving, make sure you get one with a flat head which will allow you to cut sharp lines. If precision is not an issue then I recommend getting a shaver with rotating heads. These allow you to easily get real get to the skin and do the job real quick. You can also get them with adjustable heads and with different cutting blades, some including precision blades too!
Waxing - Using this method can be very painful but still some people out there prefer to use it. Waxing takes the hair off closer to the skin than most other ways. It employs applying hot melted wax to the area of hair you want to remove. When the wax drys and hardens it sticks to the hair, you then rapidily pull the wax off and the hair comes off with it. You can get home kits or go to a waxing or beauty salon to use this method. I recommend getting it done professionally because doing it at home can be messy.
Hair removal cream - This method uses a cream with chemicals that react with hair. Hair removal cream is applied to the area of skin you want to remove the hair, left for a few minutes and then washed off. The reaction causes the hair to fall off and despite any worries, it is a safe method. Some people are very sensitive to using hair removal cream but most times it is the brand of choice.
So now you know how to shave, its very easy once you get the hang of it. Before you know it, shaving will become a part of you daily routine and you will find which method works best. Happy shaving!
Night or Day
Shaving at night or day is entirely up to the person and different factors. If you find that your face is very irritated after shaving, its better to shave the night before. Keep in mind that some people grow facial hair quickly, sometimes its visible after even 3 hours. I usually shave in the morning while showering, if I have a meeting in the night, I usually have to shave again.