I’m a big shaving guru, and I’m a straight razor guy, though I use all kinds of different things because I have to be fresh-faced every day so I look like I’m 16. You know, there’s a lot of shaving no-no’s most men don’t really know about. A lot of my friends that have really bad razor burn are doing stuff that’s pretty easily avoidable. Again, wash your face before you shave—that’ll clean off a lot of garbage that’s up in your face, and if you’re shaving against that you’re just packing that junk into your skin. Then it collects and you’re left with problems.
I like taking pride and joy in the ritual of shaving. Every man deserves that alone time in the bathroom, even if guys don’t want to admit it. We don’t have boobs or skirts to hike up (in most cases, at least) and we don’t have makeup to apply. So when it comes down to shaving, it’s something that should be a ritual—a fun experience where you feel like a man. I don’t see why grooming can’t be cool.