Using a Shavette Razor
A Shavette Razor is an excellent beginners alternative to a traditional barber's cut throat razor which has a fixed blade which requires sharpening on a regular basis. The blades on the GDO Classic Shavette Razor are removable and can be easily replaced when they become dull.
Firstly - Be Bloody Careful razor blades are sharp and must be handled with care. Always keep them out of reach of children.
Secondly - The less strokes the better the cut, however it takes time to get really good with a shavette so don't rush, take your time and breathe slowly.
1) Prepare the Razor
- A. Lift the hinge on the shavette.
- B. Gently insert the razor blade between the strips and ensure it fits within the pointers.
- C. Close the hinge tightly and ensure the blade is held tightly in place. 5mm of blade will protrude from the casing.
2) Soften the Skin
- Run the face cloth under a hot tap and apply to your skin to open the pores and soften the stubble.
- Of course we recommend applying GDO Men’s Range Shaving Oil, but lubricate your skin using your favourite shaving oil, foam or soap.
- Make sure to use enough that the skin does not dry out whilst your using the razor.
3) Using the Razor
- Pull the skin tight with your other hand.
- Hold the shavette in a comfortable way, the above is recommended but it's most important that you have a safe grip and clearly see what you are doing.
- Take your time, don’t rush and have confidence.
- Hold the shavette at a 30/35 degree angle and use a steady downward motion working with the grain.
- Rinse the blade often and keep it clean, wipe it dry of excess oil, foam etc.
- Now run the shavette against the grain to cut any loose hairs.
- Rinse your skin with clean warm water and dab the skin with a clean towel.
- Apply an after shave balm or facial moisturiser, (like GDO Men’s Organic Facial Moisturiser).
- Make sure you rinse and dry the shavette, remove the blade if necessary for safety and pack the razor away in the storage tin.