A Relaxing Pastime, Satisfaction and Enjoyment
Like driving, washing up, or similar routine tasks, shaving with a straight razor can be very meditative. The concentration and focus required to perform a decent shave without cutting yourself mean that once you have become used to it, you will be able to “drift off” and ponder your troubles while starting your manly day.
The satisfaction with performing a clean shave every morning, coupled with the above meditative effects, means that you will soon start to regard shaving as an enjoyable pastime, something that you can look forward to, instead of a routine or chore that needs to be done every day.
Incidentally, a straight razor is so sharp that you will only need to shave every other day as well. Added bonus.
So let’s say I’ve convinced you to give it a try, congratulations, now where do you get started?
Most beginners wouldn’t want to just hop over to Amazon and buy the most expensive razor available, but they would also want to be sure to try a blade that is going to do their skin justice. You want to find a balance between cheap and ineffective, and overly expensive, at least in the trial stages.
Therefore, I suggest you visit my page on buying straight razors to learn more.
By the way, if you are thinking “Yes, but straight razors are more dangerous, easier to cut yourself with, and take longer to use” I would disagree entirely with you.
1. They are not more dangerous if you use them properly, practice first.
2. See the above.
3. They may take 5 or 10 minutes longer than your old razor, but you won’t need to shave every day.