What to buy for a better shave

Trim, shape, moisturize. Face, legs, whatever.

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We don’t care whether you go clean shaven or just need to trim, shape, or clip a few hairs here and there. We just want you to have the right tools.

Why are you putting up with dull blades and inadequate lotions? Why are you still breezing through plastic disposables? For most, shaving is a habit, an act of hygiene and self care. Invest a little cash in some gear that’ll make your face, arms, legs, and whatever else feel taken care of.

The best

Braun Series Wet and Dry Foil Shaver

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The Braun Series 9 has Intelligent Syncrosonic technology that adapts to your beard—it uses 10,000 micro-vibrations a minute to adapt to the density of hair growth—and is designed to shave multiple types of hair at once. Allow me to explain: this razor uses four different cutting “techniques” to do things like lift and cut flat hairs, mow down hairs that grow in all directions, and get super close to the skin. The final touch: charging station that cleans and lubricates the razor.

Also great

Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 3000

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If you don’t have several hundred dollars to spend on a razor, that’s A-OK. The Norelco Multigroom 3750 is a personal favorite. I’ve owned this razor for years, and it’s still kicking. The razor comes 13 attachments including a beard and mustache comb, nose trimmer, and both full size and precision trimmers. Each charge lasts about 60 minutes of cordless shaving.

For a close cut

Oster Classic 76 Motor Clipper

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The Oster 76 comes with a single-speed motor and two detachable blades for different hair lengths. Purchase it with this 10 comb set made specifically for the Oster clippers and you can buzz your cheeks or your head. It is crazy durable, comes with lubricating oil and a cleaning brush, and chances are you will see it in 9 out of 10 barbershops you walk in.

Reliable cutters

Suvorna 5' Men's Beard u0026 Mustache Scissors

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If you have a few rebellious hairs popping out of your beard, use some clippers instead of trying to carefully hover your electric razor less than a half an inch from your face. Razor-sharp scissors can rid you of these follicle nuisances with a swift snip. These razors are made of a sharp, handcrafted Japanese steel, so they look and feel expensive.

For shaving nicks

Gentleman Jon Alum Block in Plastic Case

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Alum blocks are great for stopping little nicks from shaving and providing some relief for razor burn. Take the crystal-like wet stone and apply it to the freshly shaved areas to prevent irritation. This block is made of 100 percent potassium alum, which acts as a natural antiseptic. It comes in a plastic case.

EOS Vanilla Bliss Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream

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This stuff (which smells awesome) uses aloe, oats, and shea butter. You can use it on wet or dry skin.

Honest Amish Beard u0026 Body Soap

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Beards can get pretty gross and just full of bacteria. If your skin is particularly dry or sensitive, consider this soap by Honest Amish, which calls upon naturally occurring white kaolin clay. The soap contains essential oils like lavender, clove, and cedarwood.

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