How to Shave Your Neck
Are you shaving your neck? Yes, we mean it! If you’re within a certain age and have the beginnings of a double chin or jowls that won’t go away no matter what you do, then don’t be afraid to shave your neck.
For many people shaving their necks is something they would never even consider doing. However, if it’s done correctly, it can make quite an impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
As with other areas on the face, the key to a good neck shave is preparation. This means that you should use an electric shaver or a razor to remove as much hair as possible before you start shaving with your razor.
You’ll also need to soften up your skin, so you should use a hot towel or apply some warm water on your neck and face. It’ll open up the pores and allow for a closer shave. You may even want to consider using an exfoliating scrub to help remove dead skin cells.
You may have seen the trend for shaving your beard to grow in fashion. The neckline is crucial when you want to look clean and professional. This write-up will lead you to get a smooth shave without irritation!
How to Choose a Razor
Razors are the primary tools you’ll need to get a close shave. However, there are several types of razors that you can choose from. You’ll want to use a razor that is sharp and durable.
Some popular razors on the market include:
Safety Razors – These razors have been around for decades. They offer an excellent grip and balance, which makes them ideal for beginners or experienced shavers alike. You can find safety razors in different styles and prices. You can also find safety razor blades that are relatively inexpensive.
Pairing the razor with good shaving cream or soap will make for a close shave.
Double Edge Razors – These razors have been around for over 100 years. They are still popular because they offer an extremely close shave. You may need to go over your face twice to completely get all the hair shaved off. However, they are challenging to master and may intimidate some people. If you are looking for a close shave, the double edge razor is the way to go.
Cartridge Razor–Cartridge razors are probably the most common type of razor that you’ll find. They come with replaceable blades, which can be quite expensive. The good thing about these razors is that they give a close shave and are easy to use. You insert a new blade when the old one gets dull.
The downside is that they aren’t very good for sensitive skin because they can cause irritation and nicks in your skin. They also require frequent replacement of the blades.
Electric Razor– Electric razors are very convenient and easy to use. You plug them in, turn them on, and shave away. You can use them for both wet and dry shaving.
They are great for sensitive skin or those who want a close shave. The downside is that they can be expensive, although you’ll save money in the long run because you don’t have to buy replacement blades.
Disposable Razors – The biggest benefit of disposable razors is that they can be thrown away after use. It means you don’t have to worry about sharpening or cleaning them.
Many disposable razors are quite cheap when compared to other types of razors. If you want an inexpensive razor that is easy to use, you should consider a disposable razor.
However, they are not as effective as other razors, and the quality may vary from one model to another.
When to Shave Your Neck (and when not to)
The neck is another tricky area to shave. Some guys skip it and let their hair grow into a beard instead.
However, the neck has more sweat glands than any other part of your body, so you need to take care of it. You’ll have to determine what works best for you based on your hair type and skin sensitivity. But here are some general guidelines:
Do shave your neck if:
- Your neck is not sensitive to shaving.
- You want to get rid of your neck hair completely.
- You’re going on a date or attending an event where you want to look your best.
Don’t shave your neck if:
- You have sensitive skin and/or thin hair prone to irritation.
- You have a hectic schedule and can’t take the time to shave every day.
- Apply plenty of water-based gel or foam for a smooth, comfortable shave when shaving.
- When shaving your neck, stretch the skin taut with one hand and use a good razor with the other.
- If you’re using an electric shaver, use plenty of gel or foam for a smooth shave.
How to Shave Your Neck
Your neck is often an overlooked area when it comes to shaving. But if you don’t get rid of the hair there, you’ll look like a werewolf. Here’s how to shave your neck properly:
Do not overlook the preparation steps before you shave your neck. Wash with hot water and scrub well with a towel. It helps prevent ingrown hairs after shaving. If your skin is sensitive, a pre-shave oil will help prevent redness and irritation. Unfortunately, the oil might cause clogging of pores which leads to ingrown hairs. But if it works for you, you should apply the oil before your shaving cream.
If your shaving routine includes your facial hairs, then you should lather the neck first and shave it last. It helps to moisturize your neck longer. Also, you’ll get a smoother shave.
Shave with the grain. Start at the bottom of your neck when you shave and shave upward. It helps avoid cuts and ingrown hairs that can result from shaving against the grain (and for a smoother shave). Also, don’t repeat strokes. The strokes should be gentle and slightly overlap.
Use plenty of water and shaving cream. It will help soften the hair and lubricate your skin before the shave. You can use a brush or a cloth to apply the shaving cream. After you’ve applied the shaving cream, let it sit for a minute or two so that it has time to soften the hair and get into all of those little nooks and crannies. The extra water will also help you rinse off all the shaving creams at the end of your shave so that you don’t have to worry about using a separate cleanser.
If you want a closer shave, re-lather the neck and shave across the grains. Don’t shave against the grains as it causes ingrown hairs and irritation.
Since the neck has many curves, you should try to flatten your skin. You can tilt your head backward while tilting forward. It helps to stretch the skin and flatten the folds.
Adam’s apple is a tricky area to shave. Try holding a swallow and shave a stroke before releasing a swallow. Repeat until you cover the whole area.
Use warm water to rinse the neck after shaving. It removes all the residue from the shaving cream. You may also apply some hydrosol and toner to your neck. Then, follow up with an aftershave lotion.
Aftershave and what it does
Aftershave is a lotion or balm that you apply to your face after shaving. Aftershave is made with alcohol, which helps close the pores and seal in moisture, and ingredients like witch hazel and aloe vera, which soothe and calm the skin.
How Does It Work?
The purpose of aftershave is to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs. You can also use it to help heal cuts or nicks you may have gotten while shaving.
Aftershave is applied after you shave, so it helps prevent or reduce irritation if you don’t wash your face first. That’s why many people prefer to use pre-shave oil before shaving. The oil will help lubricate the skin and soften the hair, making it easier to cut and preventing nicks and cuts. If you have very sensitive skin, this may be a good option.
The Benefits of Shaving Your Neck
While many people have long considered shaving their necks to be a sign of being lazy, the reality is that there are some distinct benefits to doing so. The most obvious benefit is that it looks great and gives you a smooth look all over your body. It means that you will always look good and feel confident about yourself.
You will experience less sweating around the neck. You’ll have less cover on the neck – hence, more air will cool down your neck. You’ll also have fewer chances of smelling sweat since no hair traps in the sweat.
A neatly shaved neck will boost your self-confidence. Also, it helps highlight your beard- as the focus will be on the facial hairs. Thus, it adds to your daily positive energy.
Not many barbershops will offer services to shave your neck. Thus, you’ll do it most of the time. We have highlighted all the steps you need to take to shave your neck. When selecting the blade, remember that the skin around the neck is more sensitive than your facial skin. Thus, select a blade that suits sensitive skins.