What Our Hot Shave Service Involves
We pride ourselves on offering a very relaxing and comfortable shaving experience. If you’ve never had a hot towel shave before and are wondering what it involves then keep reading…
First of all we take a fresh white towel and apply essential beard oils to it.
We have a range of different fragrances available including scents like sandalwood, lavender, eucalyptus and more.
If there is a particular scent you would like let us know in advance and we will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes, alternatively we can do a scent free hot towel shave if you would prefer.
The oils are applied to the dry towel and then the towel is soaked in hot water before being wrung out and applied to your face.
The towel is left on your face for around three minutes to give it time to soften the facial hair.
This is the most important part of the process as it is vital that your facial hair fully absorbs as much water as it can to get the best out of the hot towel experience.
It takes around three minutes for the facial hair to fully absorb as much water as it can, we may need to reapply towels a few times depending on the speed at which your facial hair absorbs the water.
Once this has been done we remove the towel and begin shaving.
You will notice a significant difference in how easily the soft hairs come off and will find it far more comfortable than a standard shave.
Our barbers are all experts so we can guarantee a comfortable shave even without a hot towel, however using a hot towel will allow the blade to seamlessly glide through your facial hair avoiding nicks, razor burns and cuts with ease. We know you will enjoy the experience.
Benefits Of Our Hot Towel Shaves
If you’re in two minds about whether or not you want a hot towel shave then here are 4 reasons why you absolutely won’t regret it:
1. Reduced Skin Irritation
If you’ve ever done a dry shave you will more than likely be familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of razor burns, not to mention potential cuts then dry shaving can cause.
Hot towel shaving softens the skin making it more flexible which means you won’t suffer razor burns and are far less likely to get cut…in fact we guarantee you won’t get cut, our barbers are experts!)
Hot towel shaves also make your beard hair up to 30% easier to cut due to the water the hairs absorb which minimizes the likelihood of a blade tugging at your hairs.
2. Opens The Pores
Hot towels applied to your face expose your skin to steam. This causes the skin pores to open up which makes it easy to remove dead skin and oils from your face during the shave.
This will consequently leave you feeling far cleaner and fresher than a standard shave.
3. Improved Circulation
Using a hot towel on your face improves your circulation through your face.
If you get hot towel shaves regularly (once a week is plenty to see improvements) the improved circulation can eventually result in an improvement in facial hair growth resulting in a fuller, thicker beard and better skin health too.
4. It’s Relaxing
It’s not uncommon for many men to fall asleep during a hot towel shave.
The warmth of the towel combined with the feeling of the most comfortable shave you’ll ever have is so soothing that many clients have been known to fall asleep in the barbers chair!
If you’ve had a stressful day at work, with the kids or whatever you have been up to there are few better ways to relax than with a hot towel shave.
So there you have it, if you’re in the Innisfil area and are the owner of a face in need of a shave then instead of trying to trim it at home why not treat yourself to a professional hot towel shave from our experts at your local barber shop.