We spoke with our Master Barber, Mir, about the top products to use when on the road.
I recommend using our Ocean Kelp Pre-Shave Gel before every shave. It softens the hair on your face for easier removal and it is gentle. This refreshing and invigorating Pre-Shave Gel is water-based and has a very light texture, with the summer heat in mind. The lightweight formula hydrates the beard hair, and helps maximize glide. It also prepares the beard for a close, comfortable shave. The result is less irritation and razor burn. It is ideal for all skin types and won’t leave an oily residue.
I recommend the Unscented Travel Kit to all summer travelers. Compact, easily accessible and sized to meet TSA standards, the Travel Kit is ideal for anyone who already utilizes our wonderful Full Size Kit but needs a travel friendly set. Equipped with a smaller handcrafted Badger Brush, you will have everything you need including Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream and After-Shave Balm products to achieve The Perfect Shave®. As a nice addition, you will also get a razor strap that will hold onto your weighted and balanced razor.
Does your skin get rough and dry after shaving? I recommend using Ocean Kelp After-Shave Lotion which is a great method to hydrate and refresh skin after shaving. Our naturally sourced Ocean Kelp After-Shave Lotion has a pleasant fragrance and hydrates your skin to minimize the effects of shaving. I personally use this lotion myself on a daily basis even when I’m not shaving! It is great for the musky summer heat.
Using a mask will probably be the lengthiest process in your regimen. After cleansing your skin either before or after a shave (whichever may be more comfortable for you), apply a thin layer of mask over your face and let it dry for 3 to 5 minutes. Try to keep from moving your facial muscles during this time, as it may crack the mask. Afterwards, simply take it off with warm water, and follow up with a cotton pad and rose toner if desired.
Master Barber: Mir
Store: Westfield Valley Fashion Square, CA
Experience: 20 years as a Barber
7 years as a Master Barber