The beard has become a true symbol of masculinity and style. Many men choose to wear a beard to accentuate their charm and allure. However, to maintain a neat, well-groomed beard, it's essential to use the right tools. The shavette is one of these versatile tools for achieving a close shave and keeping your beard looking impeccable. In this article, we'll explain how to use a shavette and the tips you need to keep it in good condition.
1. How to use a shavette
Using a shavette may seem intimidating at first, but with a little practice, you can easily master this shaving technique. Here are a few steps to follow to use a shavette correctly:
a. Shaving preparation:
Before you start, make sure your beard is clean and damp. You can take a hot shower with Plisson 3-in-1 Shower Gel to soften hair and open skin pores. Use Natural Shaving Cream to ease blade glide, or if you have particularly hard hair or sensitive skin, we recommend using a travel or small (T8) badger to work the hair and skin better.
b. Holding the shavette:
Hold the shavette as you would a pen, keeping a firm but delicate grip. Make sure you have good control of the tool to avoid accidental cuts.
c. Changing a shavette blade:
Before using your shavette, check that the blade is sharp. Shavette blades should be changed regularly for an optimum shave. The frequency of replacement depends on the frequency of use and the hardness of your beard. In general, we recommend changing the blade after 3 to 5 uses.
d. Shaving with a shavette:
Start with the contours of your beard, using small, precise strokes. Tense your skin with your other hand to obtain a smooth, even surface. Use light, gentle strokes to avoid skin irritation, and above all avoid applying pressure. Rinse the blade regularly to remove hairs and residues.
2. How to maintain a shavette :
To maintain the quality and durability of your shavette, it's essential to look after it properly. Here are a few tips for caring for your shavette:
a. Cleaning the shavette:
After each use, rinse your shavette thoroughly in hot water to remove hair and soap residue. Dry gently with a clean towel to prevent corrosion. You can also use a disinfectant specially designed for shaving tools.
b. Storage :
After cleaning and completely drying, store your shavette in a protective case or box to prevent damage and preserve the sharpness of the blade.
3. How to choose a shavette?
There are many shavette models on the market, but it's important to choose a quality shavette for the best results. The Plisson shavette comes in three colors, and is made of aluminum for ideal weight and strength.
It's straight, easy to handle and has a slot on the handle to position your thumb. We recommend using safety blades that you cut in half. Thanks to this cut, the part where the cut was made will be slightly raised, giving you more flexibility when shaving.
In conclusion, the shavette is an invaluable tool for maintaining a neat, well-trimmed beard. By following the right steps for its use, changing the blade regularly and taking care of its maintenance, you can enjoy a quality shave at home. Don't forget to choose a quality shavette to guarantee optimal results. So grab your shavette, look after your beard and proudly display your impeccable style!