The term “shaving cream” is a misnomer. Shaving “cream” in pressurized cans arrived on the market in 1941 and convenience quickly made them a favorite among American men. However, these products are really foams and lack many benefits provided by real shaving creams.
Unfortunately, since the shaving foam was invented, real shaving cream became less popular and more difficult to find. Because pressing a button generates a lather ready for application, American men left the shaving cream seemingly overnight. However, thanks to a renewed appreciation for a quality wet shave, the popularity of shaving creams is on the rise again.
Real shaving cream can be found in tubes, tubs, and even wooden bowls. They look and feel like soap, and are easy to add water for whisking with a shaving brush.
Men who prefer the wet shave should ditch the can and go with the cream. Shaving creams provide much more benefits and are worth the extra few minutes to create a proper lather.
Here are a few reasons to kick the can in favor of the cream.
- Proper Ingredients: Today, people are more aware of and pay more attention to the foods and products they purchase and use. As a result, more and more people are avoiding products and foods that are manufactured with genetically modified ingredients, pesticides, and unnatural fertilizers. Much like these questionable ingredients aren’t good for the body, shaving foam is made with ingredients that aren’t good for your face.
On the other hand, shaving creams contain natural ingredients. For example, quality and safe shaving creams are made with natural fatsthat allow the blade to easily glide along the skin. These natural ingredients also nourish the facial skin.
- Root Attention: One of the biggest issues with shaving foams is that they are designed for convenience. However, your face is a delicate ecosystem, and the hair plays a massive role in this ecosystem. This is why caring for your roots is important.
Because shaving creams are thicker and require more attention to apply, the healthy ingredients and nutrients penetrate hair follicles. This helps keep the hair shaft free from debris. By keeping hair follicles clean from debris and dirt, you can avoid blemishes and breakouts.
- Control: The consistency of shaving foams is significantly different, and can make it more difficult to work up a lather. Using a real shaving cream gives you more control over your lather. If the lather is too thick, simply add water.
The best lathers have the same consistency as whipped cream, which makes it easier to apply. When you are able to regularly work up a good lather, your shaving experience will drastically improve.
Convenience vs. Quality
All in all, there is no denying the convenience of pressing a button and quickly generating a lather. However, this convenience sacrifices quality. Taking a few extra minutes to use a real shaving cream will make all the difference. So, if you haven’t already, ditch the can and use real