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Men's Shaving - The Neck
Pirooz Sarshar, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge, demonstrates how to achieve the perfect shave including how to shave the neck.
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Pirooz Sarshar : Hi! I am Pirooz, co-founder of the Grooming Lounge. Today I am going to teach you how to achieve the greatest shave ever. Now you are probably looking at me right now wondering if this is done on purpose, if this is some new cool look that we have come up with. Not at all. I have been shaving and I have been teaching you how to shave. We started with cleansing, we talked about using an oil, we talked about applying and cocktailing a non-foaming shave cream. Now I have left my mustache, my chin and my neck for last because I want to talk about the sensitive area. I want to talk about the areas where people usually gets nicks and cuts where the redness comes in, where most people get ingrown hairs. A lot of men who have curlier hair, lot of ethnic men usually Black men or Hispanic men, Latin men whose hair is a lot curlier, that hair turns to grow in and gets infected after a while. So easiest definition therefore is, it turns into a bump and that infection and bacteria turns into an ingrown hair. And as I said one of the best things is to exfoliate and use a scrub three times a week, and what that does it helps eliminate some of the dead skin and cleans that area. Most people when they have ingrown hairs ignore it and use electric shavers or try not to shave which is I think is worse to do not to shave. You want to shave, you want to start removing that skin, you want to get your face used to shaving. So as you can tell I have left these two areas for the last and a lot of men have irritation on their neck. Most of -- I know that some of you out there that shave everyday, put on a suit and tie and the tie starts irritating your neck and that irritation causes basically some rashes and some break-outs and then those breakouts turn into bacteria and before you know you have got bumps or little red spots, or what some people think are pimples. And it's not that it all. A) It has to do with your shaving product you are using. B) It has to do with cleaning and cleansing your face before you start shaving and C) It has to do with the skin that's built up there. Okay, now the key in the neck is by preparing and by using a shave oil. My neck, right now feels very, very, very, very smooth. Okay, so what you want to do when you shaving your neck most guys make the mistake of going really fast or dragging their razor. You don't want to do that. The key is to always, always, always stretch the skin, hold the razor in a 90 degree angle, just like this and shave down with the direction of growth. And I will do in the mirror for you. Again, I am not in a hurry, stretch the skin shave down and these are areas and remember what I said rinse your blade often, as often as possible.
There are areas that are sensitive, so I take my time, I stretch. Coming up in my next segment I am going to show you how trim up your goatee. How to get even closer with your shave and how to create some interesting designs and outlines, utilizing and taking advantage of the shave oil.