Wet shaving is more than just about getting that clean shave. Here are some cool benefits that you can derive by indulging in this time-honoured practice:
Benefit #1: It’s MUCH cheaper
Given the current recovering economy, we think this is the coolest benefit of the bunch. At some point in your first year of wet shaving you will begin that much praised cumulative savings trajectory. We say at some point, because initially getting your gear isn’t as cheap as cartridge shaving, but eventually the tables turn and you can save anywhere from $300 upwards after five years or so.
If you’re in tune with the money saving ultra-convenient and freakishly smart financial gurus driven global trend, then wet shaving is a no-brainer addition to your savvy financially sound paradigm to take into 2017 and beyond.
Benefit #2: Healthy For You and the Environment
Ever read that formidable list of excruciatingly small typeset adorning the side of your not-so-cheap can of pressurized glop? Well we did, and the verdict is dismal. There’s a causative agent (politely said) for a wide range of ailments, of which skin irritants and even reproductive cancers (think parabens) in laboratory mammals come to mind.
Like any routine, it’s really not that one time you shave that could impact your health; it’s a cumulative thing, like those pesky sugars you keep dunking in your morning cuppa.
Wet shaving soaps and consumables are proud to show off their naturally sourced ingredients and handmade authenticity. Both of which provide jobs and limit environmental pollutants.
Benefit #3: Fun
Any guy who has ever collected something, or been addicted to a particular hobby like his hot wheels car collection, baseball cards, coins, movies, video games or vintage star wars collector’s toys, will know what we are talking about here.
Wet shaving has exploded in recent years, both in popularity and ease of accessibility. With any growth in popular culture comes the concomitant growth in market awareness and product supply. Wet shaving is no different and if you get really hooked, there’s no stopping how far you can go.
Some guys, like the folk at razorarchive, have enormous – even gargantuan wet shaving gear collections and they’re not stopping any time soon. When we probe behind their well-manicured wet shave mastered exteriors we find it’s the little boy in them who is simply and unashamedly addicted to the fun and novelty that’s inherent in the wet shaving experience.
Benefit #4: It Defines a Man of Character
The greatest generation, not so long ago (bone around 1910–1927) spawned a group of men that understood the power of doing the right thing and what that meant in terms of security for their country, their family and their esteem among other men.
Wet shaving is an outward expression of this inner commitment to self-knowledge that says as a man or men we have a responsibility to our wives, our children our country and most importantly ourselves.
Benefit #5: It’s a Meditation
Perhaps a stretch for some, but with Movember almost over, we can’t forget our fellow man – those who not only have lost their lives to prostate cancer, but also the ravages of anxiety and PTSD.
Wet shaving, is a wonderful way, as we stand and look into the mirror, of reminding us of those brave men fighting a war far more challenging than our own daily grind and it also allows us the time to ourselves to cultivate a balanced and calm mind, so needed in this day and age of fear, misinformation and distrust of our fellow man.
That’s it guys, five extremely cool wet shaving benefits you might have overlooked.
If you found this informative, helpful, inspiring or whatever then let us know and don’t forget to share the reasons for your own passionate wet shave love affair. Until next time – happy shaving guys!