Learn Facial Hair Removal Basics To Get the Perfect Shave With Gillette

Today we're going to talk about your hair. Specifically, the different parts of the hair on your face.


Today we're going to talk about your hair. Specifically, the different parts of the hair on your face. We'll walk through the different components of facial hair and provide some advice on how to get the best shave. 

The facial hair needs to be shaved every other week and to do so with ease and comfort it is important to know about the facial hair basics.

Hair, be it facial, or on the scalp or body has three main layers. They are:

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  • Cuticle
  • Cortex
  • Medulla

Learning about these helps us with shaving. The cuticle is the outer most layer, giving the hair its gloss. Cortex is the middle layer which gives the hair its elasticity and medulla is the innermost layer. This layer is missing in the thin and soft hair but is present in beard hair.

To shave the hair effectively, shaving all the three layers, it is important to hydrate the face by washing the face with warm water. It is also very important to using shaving gel before you start shaving. Shaving gel helps to soften the hair and thus get a closer and irritation free shave. Finally end the shaving process by applying an aftershave moisturizing lotion.

Style the perfect goatee with these men's grooming tips.

Read a step by step tutorial on how to shave for acne prone skin.

Read more grooming tips for men at our blog, Reward Me.

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