Preshave oil, balms and gels

This is an underrated step, typically left out of most routines. The importance is to raise and soften hairs making them easier to cut. Oils increase the glide but can interfere with the hang time of the lather, alcohols raise the hairs well but may dry out your skin. Glycerin and Witch Hazel pre shaves are favorable as they tend to be more balanced.

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