An author's blog is an unlikely place to get advice on shaving; nonetheless, that is where the inspiration for this post comes from. A friend of Neil Gaiman'
s suggested he try using hair conditioner on his beard before shaving. Lo and behold, a close shave!
Now, my husband has the potential to be a perpetual Fred Flintstone (Homer Simpson, character on Miami Vice, you get the point). He tried this trick out this morning and his face looked like a teenage boy's, sans acne. Smooth, hairless, amazing. I have never seen my husband look this clean-shaven, and he's tried just about everything.
Need some other tricks to try? If you use a face scrub before shaving
, the exfoliating action opens the pores so you can get a closer shave. Common sense would also dictate that you use a sharp blade and shave slowly
and carefully. You could even try a shaving brush
, which is reputed to prepare the face in an exceptional way.
My one-day experience, though, tells me that you should never run out of hair conditioner.