When I first started shaving (some 40 years ago) I shaved BEFORE I showered. That’s how my dad did it, so I followed his lesson. Of course, back then, I was using shave cream from a can and some sort of injectable blade razor (I think).
And, in all honesty, I kept that shave-first-then-shower routine for many years. It worked for me.
Wet Shaving is Making a Comeback
If you’re not familiar with the term, or the process, then read on.
The term ‘wet shaving’ refers to using shaving soap, a brush, and a razor (usually a double-edge variety).
Although your face is covered in water, wet shaving is NOT shaving with shaving cream or gel that comes out of an aerosol can.
I’m certainly not judging how you shave, okay? I’ve used all sorts of goo-from-a-can over the years.
And I have to tell that while it gets the job done, there is something so much nicer and better when you use a shaving soap and brush.
And heck, you could do a hybrid version. You could use the soap and brush method to create a great lather and then use your lubricated strip razor to do the shaving. There’s no such thing as the Shaving Police, so go ahead.