How to use the Angle Razor
Congratulations on purchasing a piece of award-winning design, not only is beautiful but it is a tool that should be respected. Shaving with the Angle Razor will take time to learn but like anything that requires learning a skill, it's rewarding.
It's worth taking time to read about shaving techniques, watch a video or two, try using the razor without a blade to start building muscle memory. Using an Angle Razor is about the ceremony of shaving. Preparation is key and allowing time to go through the process in full will result in a damn close shave.
For your first shave, it's worth taking time to really soften your skin and facial hair. The best way is to have a hot shower, alternatively wash your face several times with hot water.
Add pre-shave oil to your facial hair and mix up your shaving cream or gel with a brush. You want to apply this a circular motion to your neck, cheeks, chin and upper lip.
Take a fresh blade and secure it properly into your Angle Razor and you are ready to shave.
2. Hold your nerve
It's all about creating a level playing field. By holding the top of your head and pulling the skin tight you give yourself a good area to shave. A slight tilt of the head will stretch it even further.
Taking the razor in your free hand find a balanced grip. It's worth having a dry run with each hand before shaving for the first time; you want to feel in control.
A 3o degree angle from the face will avoid pulling hairs and reduce the chance of cutting the skin. If your skin is well prepared, blade sharp and the angle is correct, the razor will glide.
3. The stroke
From the bottom of your haircut/near your ear make the first short shave. All going well, repeat just below and rinse the removed foam and hair under the tap.
The foam will guide you to where to shave next; keep moving down to the bottom of the chin. Save the neck for later. Maintaining a steady small stroke work across these areas:
Cheeks - move down from sideburn to chin. One side at a time.
Chin - watch the angle as you negotiate the curve.
Upper & Lower lip - try moving your mouth to tighten skin.
Neck - be extra careful here, follow the direction of hair growth.
4. Cleaning up
Hot water and soap again before doing a second pass to get any stray hairs.
Rinse the razor and your face. Cold water will close your pores and apply moisturiser in a patting gesture to avoid irritation.
Don't forget to rinse your Angle Razor and dry with a towel.
How to load the Angle Razor blade
1. Snap the blade in two whilst it's still in the paper.
2. Twist handle to free the top paddle.
3. Open paddle.
4. Place single edge of blade into razor and close.