An Irish Barber Says You're Shaving All Wrong, So Here Are The Best Razors For Your Face, Back And 'Man' Regions

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Great, Odin’s Beard! You missed a spot! So, just tell us: How'd your shave go this morning, huh? Good? Not so good? Standard? We're questioning your shaving skills and want to talk about your face and what you're using on it. We bet you're still using a disposable razor and doing a bunch of other routine things all terribly wrong.

And because we care about you looking good — while making sure you keep a slim wallet — we're here to help, not to point a finger of blame.


So we decided to not trust our better judgement and talk to a true professional, like Dublin-born, London-trained gentlemen’s barber Aidan Gill, about all he knows when it comes to men's grooming. The dapper barber has his own successful shop based in New Orleans that has been around for more than a decade, so it's safe to say that Aidan knows a hair or two about a good old-fashioned wet shave and some obvious tips men should obviously know! Let's get on with it!

Aiden's 4 Basic Shaving Techniques you need to engrave into your brain:

  1. Take your time shaving, and always add water to your shaving cream for a nice, smooth shave.
  2. Go with the "grain" when shaving to avoid cuts.
  3. Place a cold towel on your face after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs.
  4. After shaving, moisturize with facial lotion or aftershave to keep skin smooth.


Beard Basics

And for those who are rocking a well- or wildly kept caveman beard, Aidan has some tips for all you beard lovers as well:

You can check out Aidan’s line of men’s grooming products on his site, but we’ve also rounded up some of the best shavers, razors, and products (yes, you're going to need them) whether you prefer to straighten up the beard, shave clean, or actually want to take care of your skin. It’s all good. We just don't want you walking around with little shreds of toilet paper on your face. That’s bad.

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First Things First: Pre-Shave

Like Aidan said, a good, thorough shave takes time and patience. Right out of the shower, make sure your face is wet and start applying a moisturizing shaving cream to soften hair follicles.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl — $16.99

This shaving cream provides a thick lather, so it's good for your skin and doesn't smell too feminine. Actually, reviewers claimed the scent to be "neutrally refreshing."

Buy it HERE!

Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush — $11.50

But you can't do it right without the brush! Come on, you know you've always wanted to use one. Take a dollop of your shaving cream and whip it up in a bowl using this 100% pure badger hair shaving brush.

Buy it HERE!

Shave Time, Buddy Boy!

Now you're ready to shave! Good for you. We rounded up a nice mix of classic single razors and electric ones that can be used on wet or dry hair. Just remember what Aidan said, "go with the grain."

Philips Norelco Shaver 6400 with Click-On Beard Styler — $69.99

You won’t have to worry about trimming your beard first with this bad boy. The DualPrecision shaving head tackles everything from the shortest stubble to the longest of scraggly hairs. It also comes with a click-on styler for when your beard is working with you, not against you.

Buy it HERE!

Braun Series 7 7865cc Wet & Dry Shaver — $199.97

This is basically a robot for your face. The wet and dry smart shaver adapts to your beard density (how cool does that sound?) and provides extra power where it needs to cut through your scruff, like a lawn mower to tall-ass grass. Wait, it gets better. It comes with its own Clean & Charge station that hygienically cleans and lubricates your shaver.

Buy it HERE!

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VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor + 5 Swedish Platinum Super Blades + Carry Case — $36.97

If you prefer to use a true blade for a smoother than smooth wet shave, then seek aid with the Vikings Blade. This pint-size Excalibur works just as good as it looks, thanks to its Swedish stainless steel. Wield it across your stubble like the true warrior you are.

Buy it HERE!

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 7100 — $59.95

Okay, bear with us, because we’re moving on downtown! This electric razor has a 3D pivot head that follows all contours of your body including neck, chest, abs… everything! Because there’s nothing wrong with a little manscaping from time to time.

Buy it HERE!

Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver — $38.54

If razor bumps were afraid of one thing, it would be this razor. Its pivot and flex head will give you that close shave you crave; the smooth-as-a-baby’s-butt type shave where you admire yourself in the mirror and a sexy lady sneaks up from behind you to marvel at your chiseled, freshly shaven jaw. Sorry, we got off track.

Buy it HERE!

Bakblade "Big Mouth" Back Shaver — $32.95

Since we’re on the topic of body hair! If your Grizzly Adams look has traveled to you back, then lend yourself a helping hand with this back shaver. Its unique blade allows you to use it for a dry or wet shave, and it has enough flexibility for a lighter and less rigid friction between the razor and skin surface.

Buy it HERE!

BEARDMAN Beard Shaping Tool 6-in-1 Multi-Liner Beard Shaper Template Comb Kit — $14.95

Now, for all those guys who insist on keeping the beard, this one's for you! This easy-to-follow beard-shaping tool will give you clean neck lines, straight goatees, and perfect sideburns. It's like a protractor for your face!

Buy it HERE!

Finishing Touch

Now that you shaved like a grown-up, it's time to seal up your handy work with a lightweight moisturizer or after-shave lotion.

Neutrogena Men Age Fighter Face Moisturizer — $9.47

Buy it HERE!

We like this moisturizer from Neutrogena since it can easily be found in any drugstore in-store or online — and it's pretty cheap too. The Jack Black (no, not the funny man) Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 is great too if you're not one for heavy hydration.

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