FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

If socks and ties no longer cut it, and you need some inspirational fathers day gift ideas to show your dad how appreciated he is, we’ve just the answer.

Shaving can often become an everyday chore, but it’s hard to tire in the event of whipping up a lather with a shaving brush and smelling the luxurious fragrances available. Learning or reviving the skill of using traditional shaving equipment used by his father or grandfather can be very enjoyable, bringing a sense of tradition and connection to years past.

STRAIGHT RAZORS
Straight Razor – Gift IdeaStraight razors are seeing a huge increase in popularity. Taking time out in the morning to clear your mind with a classic straight razor shave can work wonders to relax and set yourself up for the day. The gift of the closest shaves possible is sure to be unforgettable and a classic shaving piece that, with proper care, will last a lifetime.
GROOMING KITS
Male Grooming Kit – Father’s DayIf your dad washes his face with a bar of hand soap and whizzes an electric razor over his face, one of our ready made grooming kits will help him feel like a new man. A dedicated face wash formulated for men’s skin will leave him feeling fresh and invigorated. A post-shave moisturiser will soothe the skin, and leave it incredibly soft. For wet shavers, a shaving brush can make the world of difference. A shaving brush creates a rich, lubricating lather which softens and lifts the beard for an extra close shave.

SAFETY RAZORS
Safety Razors – Fathers Day Gift IdeasA traditional wet shave can often solve common shaving problems such as razor burn and ingrown hairs, as well as a close shave. Starting the morning off with a great shave will leave your father feeling clean, alert and confident. Rather than being sold a shaving system, select the razor blade that best suits the beard type. Ditch the generic canned goo, for a wide range of shaving creams which contain ingredients to soften the beard, lubricate the skin and leave it feeling moisturised. Available in a range of scents from classic cologne based fragrances to traditional rose or almond.

HOW TO GET YOUR CLOSEST EVER SHAVE

Beard hair is as tough as copper wire of the same thickness so preparation is key to removing tough stubble. If you’re serious about a close shave wetshaving is the answer – it not only gives you more effective shaves but better looking skin too.

  1. Shower before you shave to help soften the hairs. If you need to shave without taking a shower, wash your face with hot water and facial cleanser to remove oil and sweat which can prevent the beard from absorbing water. Water softens the hair for more effective cutting and the steam opens up pores in your skin and relaxes your facial muscles.
  2. Apply a shaving cream or shaving soap to further soften the beard hair, lubricate the skin and improve razor glide. We stock a wide range of shaving preparations to suit your skin type and your scent preferences.
  3. Use a shaving brush to develop a thicker, richer, more emollient shaving lather than can be made with fingers. Shaving brushes remove dead skin from your face before shaving, which prevents the blade getting bogged down. Finally, brushing lifts your beard, exposing the maximum whisker length to your blade.
  4. Use a quality razor with a light touch. Shaving aficionados will use nothing other than a double-edge safety razor which can not only provide closer and more comfortable shaves, but replacement blades cost just pence! A good razor will be well weighted requiring no additional pressure to work well. Shave in the direction of beard growth – it varies across the face so be sure to follow it.
  5. Toughest ’til last. Leaving the toughest hair – around the lips and chin – until last allow the beard more time to absorb the water and cream to soften.
  6. Rinse. Rinse the blade as you go to prevent build up of hair on the blade edges which can impair performance. Rinse your face with cold water to close the pores following the shave and pat dry with a towel.
  7. Protect the skin. Shaving removes several layers of skin so it’s wise to help soothe the skin by applying an after-shave balm or moisturiser to replenish and protect your exposed skin.