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The Barber's Truth: Insights into the Razor vs. Shaving Cream Debate

Updated: Apr 9, 2023

Join us as we sit down with our resident barber to settle the age-old debate: Is it the razor or shaving cream that makes all the difference in Men's shaving?


When it comes to achieving a great shave, both the razor and shaving cream play imperative roles.

A razor is a critical tool for a clean and smooth shave. Many types of razors are available on the market, including disposable, cartridge, double safety, and straight razors.

Each type of razor has pros and cons, and different people have different preferences.

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a razor is the quality of the blades. Sharp blades will provide a closer shave and reduce the risk of nicks and cuts.

Choosing a razor with a handle that feels comfortable and provides a good grip is also important.

To get a better idea of the shaving process and all it entails, we asked our very own professional barber, Ken Knisley, for some insight.


"The key tip for any razor is to make sure you know what you're doing, and that's not to discourage anybody. It means that you must have quality shaving cream."

"I personally use one of our popular products here at David E. White, the Rockwell Shaving Cream." He added.

Shaving cream is another essential element of the shaving process. It helps to lubricate the skin, making it easier for the razor to glide over the surface without causing irritation or razor burn.

"You get such a better shave out of it because it's the stuff protecting you from the razor. It helps lubricate and cleanse the skin, simply making the process easier." He exclaimed.

According to Ken, a skilled barber with years of experience, using a double-edged razor requires a certain level of skill and knowledge. In his opinion, it's not something that can be picked up quickly or easily. He honestly emphasized that the razor's sharpness and the angle at which it's held can greatly affect the quality of the shave.

For this reason, a person needs to be very careful and have a steady hand while using a double-edged razor.

Ken's experience as a barber at David E. White has led him to believe that the key to achieving a close and comfortable shave lies in using high-quality shaving products.

Once someone has mastered the art of using a razor with premium shaving cream, Ken suggests making the transition to a Rockwell double-edged safety razor.

With its adjustable blade angle and smooth gliding action, this razor is a great choice for those looking to take their shaving game to the next level.

However, he advises caution and patience during the transition period, as the technique and pressure required for a double-edged razor can take some getting used to.

Don't want to risk a bad shave? Let the master barber, Ken Knisley, take care of it for you. Book an appointment today!

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