Mühle Shaving Tutorial

Cleaning the shaving brush

Run clear water down into the middle of the brush head and stroke through the material several times from different angles. Make sure that even in the middle of the brush head – where the hairs are attached to the handle – there are no more lather residues visible.
Avoid using very hot water for lathering and rinsing. The water temperature should not exceed 45 °C. When cleaning, do not use chemical detergents, vinegar, Dettol, borax or similar substances.

Storage

When wet, never store the brush in closed containers such as travel boxes or toilet bags. We recommend our Silvertip Fibre® travel shaving brush.
Hang the shaving brush to dry in a suitable holder. You will find matching holders for each product series in our range.

Care of shaving brush handles made of natural materials

Handles that are made of natural materials such as wood or horn must be dried with a soft cloth after each use.
You can seal the surface at longer intervals by applying suitable care oils. We recommend the MÜHLE material care oil which is specially designed for this application.

Tutorial – how to clean a shaving brus:

The proper shave

Moisten the shaving zone – the face and neck – with warm to hot water.
Make a loose lather from shaving soap or cream with the brush, apply in gentle strokes and enjoy the massage effect, then allow to take effect for one or two minutes.
Moisten the shaving zone – the face and neck – with warm to hot water.

Make a loose lather from shaving soap or cream with the brush, apply in gentle strokes and enjoy the massage effect, then allow to take effect for one or two minutes.
Without applying too much pressure, shave off the beard using a sharp blade. The point at which you begin and whether you shave against the grain can vary individually, and is ultimately a matter of experience.
Then rinse the skin with fresh water. After shave, nurturing cream or balm refresh and care for the skin at the same time.

Shaving with a safety razor

Shaving with a safety razor requires a little practice. The skin also needs some time to grow accustomed to the shave. Getting started will be easier if you follow these instructions:

Step 1:
Moisten the beard area, preferably with warm water, and lather it thoroughly with a brush. If possible, use a highly effective moisturising shaving cream or soap. This will allow the blade to slide over the skin more easily.
Make sure that the razor head and handle are firmly attached to each other, but only tighten the screw to the extent that it can be unscrewed without much effort.

Step 2:
Now begin with the shave. Hold the safety razor at an obtuse angle (approx. 30°) to the skin.
Start with the cheeks and allow the razor to slide over the skin, applying gentle pressure.
Always shave in the direction of the beard growth (with the grain).

Step 3:
When shaving the neck, stretch the skin tight with your free hand.
Do not be discouraged by small cuts or grazes. Once you have familiarised yourself with the razor, they will rarely occur.
For practised shavers: by slightly loosening the handle (approx. ½ a revolution) the angle of the blade is increased. This enables you to shave very cleanly in contours.

Always tighten the handle before continuing with the rest of the shave.
We recommend our rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades which are the perfect match for our safety razors.

You will find more Tutorials here.

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