Why a traditional barber’s shave?

reasons to have the traditional barber's shave

» Posted on Jul 2, 2012 in stylists tips

A cut throat shave is great for the skin

Apart from the fact that it is a great experience, the barber’s shave with hot towels and a cut throat razor  is very hard working in itself and great for your skin. The shave is much closer than you are likely to achieve in front of the bathroom mirror, and most men regard it as their own version of a skin maintenance programme.


Removes razor bumps and in-growing hairs

During the traditional barber’s shave, the blade removes up to 4 layers of dead skin cells – so it is like an exfoliation treatment. The shave itself is especially good for getting rid of in-growing hairs as the cut throat razor literally pulls each of them out. You will see blood spots (they are little spots of blood caused by pulling the root of the in-growing hair out) during the shave, but after the shave is finished the bumps created by in-growing hair will subside.


Helps you achieve a closer shave yourself

Regular barber’s shaves train your skin and allow you to get closer with your own razor. Your skin becomes resistant to irritation from razor burn, and you are able to shave against the direction of the grain without the fear of causing razor bumps.