Shaving in the shower can save you time, and more importantly, optimize your shave.
Dermatologists agree that shaving in the shower is the most effective way of shaving for several reasons:
The steam that rises from your shower is what’s key to opening your pores, which in turn causes the hair on your face to rise, so they’re easier to razor off.
Naturally, the other obvious benefit is the water penetrating the hair, causing it to expand, making the course hairs softer and easier to cut.
Shaving softer hair reduces the damage done to your blade, making your blades last a bit longer, and it’s less likely to tear or get cut off at an angle (which reduces the likelihood of razor bumps), and may also reduce the amount of irritation you suffer due to shaving.
How to Shave in the Shower like a Pro:
- Once in the shower, get your face wet. Wait a few minutes for the face to get nice and hot. (Average time for water to penetrate the hair and pores to open is 3 minutes.
- Prepare your Fog Free Mirror using either a small film of soap on the mirror and then rinsing it, or try using: Fogless Mirror Cleaner and Anti Fog Solution Spray.
- Lather up your face with shaving cream/gel/oil. If you are using a combination, start using your shaving oil first by applying a light coating and then adding your shaving cream for added protection for your skin.
- Rinse and Heat a razor at the top of the shower stream. Look in the mirror and make your first pass. Repeat until complete.
- Rinse off your face. Rinse out the razor, and be sure to replace any cap on it, or take it out of the shower with you and leave it in a dry storage place.
If you want to shave in the shower, then you’d better use a fog-free mirror; check out this mirror from Amazon – it has great suction for most surfaces, and even if it falls, it won’t break.1
Super-sensitive skin may benefit from using special razors and shaving formulas.
Defender Razor offers customizable razors, so for those who suffer from ingrown hairs, and extremely sensitive skin, try Defender Razor’s Sensitive Cartridge, or Extra-Sensitive.