See clearly – how window washing has influenced your shave routine*
I have to confess I have a strange fascination watching a professional window cleaner tackle large glass panes. A sense of calm descends as the dirty glass is methodically covered in soapy water. It is oddly gratifying watching the squeegee cut through the foam transforming the glass from grimy to sparkling clean.
What has washing windows got to do with shaving?
If you are a canned shave foam or gel user, that same sense of satisfaction of cutting through the lofty foam with your razor, has probably shaped your male grooming routine, but not always for the better.
The professional window clear needs to create a lather to clean the dirt from perfectly smooth surface of windows. When using shaving gel, we would argue a lot of (hot) air or large bubbles is the last thing you need when dragging a razor across a bumpy landscape such as the stubble on your face (or other body parts!)
Being able to keep track of which areas the razor has covered plays a huge part as to why some men prefer a foamy lather when shaving. Like watching the professional window cleaner slice through the soapy lather with the squeegee, we admit, it is satisfying to see the razor blade cut through foam. We understand long standing shaving habits can be difficult to break.
What does Shave Gel do?
All the extra bubbles and foam that a lofty shaving cream lather creates is simply money down the drain. A frothy habit should not stop you from getting a better, smoother shave so that’s why we created our range of low foam Shave Gels. Did you know the bit of you shaving cream that is actually doing all the work is the ultra-thin layer of product between the shaving blade and skin? So save the bubbles for your face wash and, just like driving a car, make sure you can see where you are going when you shave.
How does Shave Gel work?
Our Shave Gels create a thin lubricating layer between your razor blade and your skin. This helps the razor blade glide over your face allowing it to cut your stubble to the best of its ability whilst helping to protect your skin from unwanted rash and irritation. And unlike traditional soap based shave foams, King of Shaves Shave Gels are all moisturising so they won’t leave your skin feeling dry and tight afterwards.
When to use Shave Gel?
Our Shave Gels are the perfect hybrid of ‘seeing clearly’ while enhancing razor glide for a smooth comfortable shave without the need for excessive froth and nonsense. For time-pressed folk or those allergic to bathroom clutter, our low foam range of Shave Gels also double up as a face wash or shampoo for full beard care too.
We think it’s time to ditch the hot air, stop pouring money down the drain and focus on what makes for the best wet shave – that thin layer of product between razor blade and skin. With four different formulas to address all skin conditions, including moisturising Shave Cream, Sensitive Shave Gel, Cooling Shave Gel and Antibacterial Shave Gel, we are sure you will love our Shave Gel range.
Do your skin and wallet a favour, explore our range of low foam Shave Gels to see how much of a difference they can make to your shave.
The January blues; post-festive bags under your eyes, cringing at the thought of how much you’ve had to eat and drink over the past few months… and wishing you could go back and do it all again.
But chin up, no one’s really expecting you to hit the gym 5–6 times a week and come out the other side of January looking like Action Man. Sometimes just a small change can have a big impact on our day-to-day outlook, even something as simple as a new look.
To help inspire you here are a few of our favourite facial hair styles that will leave you feeling fresh faced!
1: THE BALBO
This Hollywood regular has been spotted on such faces as Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and most often, Robert Downey Jr.
Yes, people at work might comment, but whether it’s good or bad really they are all just secretly be wondering if they could ever pull it off like you have.
Our 2-in-1 No Foam Shave Cream allows a comfortable, close shave, without stopping you from seeing where you’re shaving, so you can easily get the perfect shape to your beard.
2: THE FULL BEARD
Maybe you’re one of those guys who likes to experiment with various lengths of stubble, but can never fully commit to the beard?
We say don’t shy away!
3: THE VAN DYKE
Experimental? Sure. But take a look at any photo of Johnny Depp over the last 20 years and tell us it doesn’t look great.
Every. Damn. Time.
4: CLEAN SHAVEN
We know, ‘how original’, right? However you can’t beat a classic. If you’ve ever wanted to feel fresh faced, this is the way forward!
See where you are shaving even in the shower or bath! Our new Fog Free Mirror comes with a specially treated surface to help it remain fog free, a powerful twist to lock mounting sucker, 360° swivel arm for perfect positioning and a razor holder too! All for just £15.99 including free UK standard delivery (worth £3.99).
The King of Shaves Fog Free Mirror comes with:
- Specially treated surface to help it remain fog free.
- Powerful twist to lock mounting sucker.
- Large 17.5cm diameter mirror.
- 360° swivel arm for perfect adjustment and positioning
- Built in razor holder.
The sucker will work with most polished surfaces and adheres especially well to glass and polished flat ceramic tiles.
WHY INVEST IN A FOG FREE MIRROR?
Shaving in the shower saves time, cuts down on a messy sink, or water splashes on the floor, makes it easy to rinse any residual shave prep from your skin and most importantly helps to fully wet out your stubble for a more comfortable, close and complete shave (check out our full shaving guides and tips here).
The Fog Free Mirror is available now from our online shop.
DAVE: … no, it’s more like “get to the chah-pper”
HEAD: “Get to the chahh-pper”
DAVE: No, like “Aa-”
DAVE: “Sarah Cah-nnar, get to the chah-pper”
HEAD: No, hang on, that’s not even right…
DAVE: “Consider that a div-awce, Sarah Cah-nnar, get to the chah-pper!”
HEAD: We’ve got to stop. You should quit while you’re ahead.
DAVE: You can talk.
HEAD: No head puns…
DAVE: I’m sorry…
HEAD: You’d never win. I’ve got a head start.
DAVE: Ohh! Doubt it – you’ve got no body to practice with…
HEAD: Oh, you went there…
DAVE: I went there.
HEAD: That is a good one – I should phone everybody and tell them it. Hey, can I borrow your headphones?
DAVE: Yeah, but I don’t think they’d suit you – they’d make your bum-chin look big.
HEAD: Alright, let’s stop, these are terrible.
HEAD: So… what was that stuff you put all over me this morning?
DAVE: Right – the SuperCooling gel?
HEAD: Yeah. I liked that. “I like that a lot”.
DAVE: Thought you might.
WILL KING: Just to say those shave gels make a great face wash, too.
DAVE: Alright mate.
WILL KING: #KingOfShaves…
DAVE: You deserve it, mate. You’re my buddy, you’re my wingman! You’re super-cool. You’re my number-one guy.
HEAD: Aw, thanks.
DAVE: Anyway, talking of ’number ones’… back in two shakes. Or three shakes. Depending-
HEAD: Alright, just go.
*some pretty sweet beatboxing*
HEAD: Oh, sorry, that seat’s-
HEAD: Um… no. No, I’m not.
LUCY: Nice. I love puns.
HEAD: Do you, now…?
HEAD: Cool. Er – I bet you’re just a pun person to be around.
LUCY: Bags of pun.
HEAD: Hahahaha …’s the same pun.
LUCY: Two heads are better than one.
HEAD: If things go well we could head off together later.
LUCY: Yeah – head to the bar…
DAVE: Ha ha ha…
LUCY: But don’t get legless…
DAVE: Ha ha ha ha
LUCY: Ha ha ha ha
LUCY’S HEAD: Hi.
LUCY’S HEAD: Looks like someone’s getting head tonight.
HEAD: Well, let’s put out heads together later.
LUCY: Yeah. Don’t knock heads though…
HEAD: No, I’d kill you.
LUCY: Yes. Flatten me.
HEAD: Yeah. Well no, I wouldn’t flatten you, but you would definitely suffer a severe frontal lobe trauma….
Your face is super cool. Treat it that way.
King of Shaves
HEAD: I was thinking the lobster linguine, but s’a bit much, innit?
STUART: What… price, or carbs, or what?
DATE: Erm, both.
STUART: If you want it, you get it. It’s cheat day. And you look fantastic.
HEAD: No… really? You don’t think my love handles-?
STUART: No, your ears are fine.
WAITER: Are ready to order?
STUART: Yes. I… shall have the…
STUART: Steak. Medium rare.
WAITER: Very good, sir. And for the…
STUART: He is going to have the lobster linguine and he is not going to argue about it.
WAITER: Excellent choice.
STUART: Oh – not for me, thanks; I’m driving. It goes straight to my head.
HEAD: Oh, thanks!
HEAD: Cheers. So, er – what’s all this about?
STUART: What d’you mean?
HEAD: Well… the meal and the wine, and that ’thing’ you did to me this morning.
HEAD: What was the name of that stuff?
STUART: Oh, the Advanced Shave Oil?
HEAD: Yeah. That was great.
STUART: Well it is a fantastic product from a risk-taking brand with a great sense of humour.
HEAD: What are you being so nice to me for?
STUART: Well… you’re my face. You’re special. You’re the first thing people see when they meet me. You’re like my ’shop window’. I should be doing this for you every day. I should be treating you the way you deserve to be treated.
*gross tongue noises*
BADLY-SHAVED HEAD: Shall we just go?
MAN: If you want dessert, have dessert…
BADLY-SHAVED HEAD: Well I don’t want a whole one.
MAN: I don’t want any, but if you want one – have one.
BADLY-SHAVED HEAD: Well, I’m not just going to sit here by myself and have a whole panna cotta while you smash birds against candy or jewels or whatever you’re playing.
MAN: Do you have to do that?
STUART: Whoah. Let’s calm down there a bit, eh…? Yep.
Treat your face right.
King of Shaves
TOM: …and what are you having?
HEAD: You know – that gets funnier every time you say it. I really hope you never stop.
TOM: You might regret saying that.
HEAD: Already do. Cheers!
HEAD: So, what’s going on with you? Feel like I haven’t seen you in ages.
TOM: Well, it was that big, old, bushy beard wasn’t it?
HEAD: Yeah – what was her name again?
TOM: Very funny… No, I went a bit AWOL for a while, didn’t I, hidden behind that scraggly old thing. Don’t know what I was thinking…
HEAD: Well, doesn’t matter now – it’s good to be back. I was beginning to think you didn’t care about me.
TOM: That’s actually why I wanted you here today…
HEAD Oh yeah?
TOM: Yeah, you know – I realised something yesterday in the shower…
HEAD: Sounds sexy.
TOM: I’d just spent an hour working on my guns.
HEAD: Your arms?
TOM: No – my guns.
TOM: And I was shaving my chest and…down there, y’know…and I had a bit of epiphany.
HEAD: Sounds sexy.
TOM: I realised I spend so much time with those other guys and not enough with you… I want to change that.
HEAD: Oh, so the other guys aren’t joining us tonight?
TOM: No, they are, but I wanted to get you alone first. I wanted to say that… I’m sorry. Things are going to be better from now on. I’m going to take care of you.
That shave this morning, that was just the beginning.
HEAD: Oh, mate. C’mere…
HEAD: Oh – look, it’s the other guys.
TOM: Hey, guys.
TOM: Yeah. That’s my balls…
HEAD: Oh yeah?
HEAD: Sounds sexy.
Treat your face (and other bits) right.
King of Shaves
HEAD: This is silly.
ANDY: Shhh! OK, ready… open!
HEAD: What’s all this?
ANDY: For you.
HEAD: I don’t know what to say!
ANDY: I do… and it’s something I should’ve said a long time ago…
ANDY: I like you. I like that you get cold when it’s 23 degrees outside. I like that it takes you an hour and a half to eat a sandwich-
HEAD: Bit weird isn’t it, given my si-
ANDY: Shh. I’m being romantic.
ANDY: …you’re the first person I want to see when I wake up in the morning. I mean I do, obviously, in the mirror, but I’ve never really seen you – know what I mean?
HEAD: Um, not really, but go on…
ANDY: I brought you here this evening because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your facial-grooming life with somebody, you want the rest of your facial-grooming life to start as soon as possible.
ANDY: Look, at the end of the day, I’m just a guy… kneeling in front of a giant version of his own head… asking him to love him.
HEAD: You had me at “put on this blindfold immediately and get in the car!”
ANDY: After all the neglect: the beards, goatees, stubble-rash …those mutton-chops!
ANDY: Every little missed patch of hair under my bottom lip: I’m going to treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Like royalty. Ruling over my face.
HEAD: I think it’s “reigning”.
ANDY: Is it raining? I hadn’t noticed…
ANDY: I’m King of the World!
ANDY: Oh crap, it’s my wife!
ANDY: She is not going to understand this…
Treat your face like royalty.
King of Shaves
HEAD: This is silly.
ANDY: Aaaaah. This is nice, isn’t it?
HEAD: Mmm. Hey, do I get a discount on the full-body massage?
ANDY: Stop worrying about money – this is my treat. …But no, if anything they wanted to charge more for you.
HEAD: Well, she was worth it. Turns out I was carrying a lot of stress in my eyelids.
HEAD: What’re we doing next?
ANDY: It’s your day, mate – what do you want to do?
KID: Whoah, what is that, Mummy?
MUM: Don’t stare, sweetie – it’s not polite.
KID: But it’s massive!
HEAD: Can we can speed this up?
BLOCKED PERSON 1: I can’t see the bloody screen.
BLOCKED PERSON 2: I know! …this isn’t even a comedy.
HEAD: Come on, mate.
HEAD: Ow, ow, ow…
ANDY: Back-up a bit mate, just a little.
HEAD: That was fun…
ANDY: Super fun.
HEAD: Love you.
ANDY: You too, mate. You too…
Treat Your Face The Way It Deserves To Be Treated
King of Shaves
Our No Foam Shave Cream & Daily Moisturiser is now available in a 20ml Trial Set. So if you would like to try this effective 2-in-1 product you don’t have to buy a full-size tube to see if you like it. As well as the price including free UK delivery, each Shave Cream Trial Set includes a voucher giving you 10% off your next purchase from King of Shaves’ online shop.
Also available to try is our Sensitive Shave Gel Trial Set, same compact 20ml tube size (making it ideal for a weekend away or your gym bag), this set includes a money-back voucher for use at shave.com.
Both Trial Sets are available now from the King of Shaves online store.