Watching my eldest get to grips with the whole personal grooming thing was interesting to say the least, particularly when it came to shaving – when to start, how often etc. I have to admit to not being a great lover of facial hair so at the very first signs of the dreaded bum fluff I was keen for him to understand the importance of keeping on top of it but as a mother what on earth do I know about shaving? Well the truth is not a lot, but I knew it was something he had to learn to do properly from the outset and whether you are a fan of facial hair or not there is a world of difference between a good and bad shave.
Teaching your son to shave is a defining father-son moment on the path to preparing him for being a man. Aron James is the editor of StubblePatrol and a father himself and here he shares his tips to help teenagers master the art of shaving. I wager there are a few adults that could benefit from his advice too!
THE IMPORTANCE OF SHAVING
Like most teenage boys, my son’s facial hair was relatively unnoticeable initially, but once he started high school he had to up his game considerably and shave more frequently, otherwise he would just look very unkempt. He had to learn fast and although he made some mistakes as we all do when we start out, I gave him pointers to put him on the right path. After all a young man wants to go into the world with style and confident of how to look after himself, so here are my steps to help teenagers complete their look with a great shave.
THE ESSENTIALS OF A GREAT SHAVE
The essentials are a quality shaving cream that lathers and doesn’t foam; tea tree oil for its anti-microbial properties; a shaving brush that is not too hard or soft; a good quality razor; facial wash with tea tree oil and a clean towel.
TOP 3 TIPS FOR ACHIEVING THE BEST SHAVE