What is Two-Pass Shaving?

What is Two-Pass Shaving?

Multi-blade razors force you to hack over the same spot multiple times to get every last hair before moving onto the next section of your face.

We have news for you, it's absolutely awful for your skin. Right off the bat, you want to avoid the blade scraping against your bare face as much as possible. You don't realize how much you're pressing the blade into your skin with "rapid fire strokes".

This absolutely WILL NOT fly with the Single Edge SE and Single Edge Pro. You will almost certainly irritate your skin, and possibly cut yourself up. Instead, we recommend taking two passes with the Single Edge.

Your First Pass

Take your first pass with the grain. Use light, short strokes with the razor. Once you've shaved your entire face, examine your beard for any missed spots or stubble.

Stay Lathered

If a second pass is needed, take time to reapply lather to your face before shaving with the SE or Pro. To save time, avoid washing your shaving brush after your original lather. A good lather made with quality ingredients will build enough foam to last two passes.

Bottom line, always make sure you're lathered up.

Here's a quick video of Patrick explaining how to create the richest lather using our Shave Cream and Brush:

Your Second Pass

Take your second pass across the grain. This is exactly what it sounds like. Guide your razor perpendicular to the direction of your beard growth. This technique is great for getting a super-close shave from your Single Edge. 

Remember, you don't need to press the razor into your skin and take a never-ending amount of strokes to get a close Single Edge shave. 

First pass with the grain.

Second pass across the grain. 

Finish up with some Healing Post Shave and Multi-Purpose Moisturizer and go conquer your day. 

Order Your SE or Pro Today

Our new razors are ready to give you a smooth two-pass shave every time. 

The Single Edge SE will give you all the convenience of a multi-blade with all the quality of a Single Edge. 

The Pro is the most customizable safety razor on the market. 

Not sure which one to choose. If you have 30 seconds, we'll show which one is right for you. 

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