Learn to shave right.
Don't shave in a hurry.
Have the water hot enough so that it won't cool too quickly.
Wash the face with soap and hot water before lathering, especially if
the beard is hard.
Have the lather very soapy--thin enough to spread easily, yet thick
enough so it won't drop. Rub well into the face with the brush, then
with the fingers. The longer you lather and the more you rub, the easier
The hair usually grows downward. Shave with the grain, not against it.
Use a sliding motion, as well as downward.
If you get a "nick," wash with cold water. Rubbing the cut with a piece
of lump alum will stop the bleeding at once and help to heal.
Hold the razor properly. Lay it as flat as possible--the back of razor
nearly touching the skin. Have it under easy control. Don't grab it--an
easy position means an easy shave.
A poor strop will spoil the best razor ever made.
To buy a good razor and a cheap strop is pour economy.
If you prefer a swing strop, pull it as tightly as you can. Better use a
stiff strop--cushion or solid--if in doubt.
A serious mistake made by a number of self-shavers is to hold the strop
loose. This bends the invisible teeth and rounds the edge.
Strop your razor before and after shaving. This keeps the edge free from
Dip your razor in hot water before stropping and shaving. This dissolves
the accumulation in the invisible teeth.
Press as hard as you like on the back of the blade, but very lightly on
As you reach the end of the strop, turn the razor on the back of the
blade to strop the other side, pulling toward you.
Keep rust away from your strop, and remember that a cut in the strop
will ruin your razor. Don't use a strop that is cut.
cerate, 1 ounce; oil bergamot, 10 minims;
saturated tinct. of cantharides, 15 minims. Rub them
thoroughly, or melt the cerate and stir in the
tincture while hot, and
the oil as soon as it is nearly cold, then run into
molds or rolls. To
be applied as a pomade, rubbing in at the roots of
the hair. Care must
be used not to inflame the skin by too frequent
the strop with a little sweet oil, and apply a
little flour of emery evenly over the surface.
a pound of plain white soap, dissolved in a
small quantity of alcohol, as little as can be used;
add a tablespoonful
of pulverized borax. Shave the soap and put it in a
small tin basin or
cup; place it on the fire in a dish of boiling water;
when melted, add
the alcohol, and remove from the fire; stir in oil
sufficient to perfume it.
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