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5 Ways To Shave A Tough Beard - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Mastering Tough Beards: Expert Tips for a Smoother Shave

Have you ever wondered if your beard qualifies as 'tough'? Or, if it does, how you can achieve a more comfortable shave? Let's dive into these questions.

Identifying a Tough Beard

First, let's figure out if you have a tough beard. You might relate to one or more of these signs:

How To Stop Ingrown Hairs From Coming Back

How To Stop Ingrown Hairs From Coming Back

Have you ever dealt with the frustration of an ingrown hair reappearing in the same spot weeks after you thought you had dealt with it? This recurring issue is often the result of how you're handling the ingrown hair—specifically, if you're pulling it out completely. Let's ding into why this happens and how to manage it more effectively.
The 3 Elements Of A Great Face Moisturizer

The 3 Elements Of A Great Face Moisturizer

Dry skin can wreak havoc on your appearance, and when combined with the aggressive nature of razors, electric shavers, or beard trimmers, it can result in heightened skin sensitivity and shaving irritation.

Although there are many causes of dry skin, such as genetics, dry climates...

Man shaving with Burke Avenue's Moisturizing Shave Cream

Winter Shaving 101: How to Avoid Dry Skin and Irritation

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin especially if you're someone who shaves frequently. Already more susceptible to being dry, sensitive and irritated, a freshly shaved face is no-match for what these cold months can bring. Unless, of course, you come prepared to fight a battle your face can truly win.

Here are a few tried-and-true tips to make sure your face remains healthy-looking in appearance all winter as it does in the spring!

Shave at night: Our skin...

How To Stop Razor Burn For Good! - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Stop Razor Burn For Good

Razor burn... Just saying the words make me angry! Why? Because it should never happen to me or anyone else.

We should all hate it. The redness, burning, itching, over-sensitivity... these are all symptoms. And the worst part is that these symptoms can lead to more visible frustration, razor bumps!

How you get it and its severity depends on many reasons (will discuss below). But the bottom line is, it ranges from person to person and I promise... if you haven't already experienced it, you don't ever want to!

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Blade/s too sharp
  • Blade/s too dull
  • Too many blades
  • Too many passes/strokes
November 17, 2021 by Craig the Barber
Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Is sheltering in place wreaking havoc on your skin?

Home-schooling, working from home and sheltering-in-place…

All of these scenarios are leading to many more of us struggling to keep our skin from feeling and looking dry. With the bulk of our activities being done in cooler places, our skin’s normal perspiration practice (which naturally moisturizes our skin) become less important. The long term effects of this can quickly make your skin appear older, shaving more painful and if not consistently used, your moisturizer less effective.  

Here are a few suggestions that can help! .

Post Shave:  Never (Ever) Skip This Step - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

Post Shave: Never (Ever) Skip This Step

Here's why! It's an important step to keeping your face looking good and feeling great. It ranks just as high as shaving with a shave creamand you know how important that is, right?
After-shave/post-shave products can be found in...
The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The 5 Fundamental Keys To Getting A Perfect Shave

Mastering these 5 Key Concepts will insure that you will never have a bad shave again.

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Water

Water temperature and moisture is key to getting a great shave. Warm water softens the beard and skin allowing the razor blade to do its job better. The moisture produced is what is needed to make your shaving products work to their maximum potential.

Skin

Everyone’s skin reacts to shaving differently. Knowing how ...

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me? - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

How Many Shaves Can One Razor Give Me?

With the convenience of subscriptions and personal delivery services like Post Mates, the excuses for not replacing razor blades for new ones have become few and far between. But, there’s one excuse that still gets used quite often— not knowing how many shaves are too many for one razor....

I think it’s safe to say that over 75% - 80% of 

March 07, 2019 by Craig the Barber
The Spring Shave - Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber

The Spring Shave

If you’re one of those guys that likes to give your face a break from shaving during the colder days, it can definitely make the Spring transition a sensitive one. Here’s how to make your first shave the best of many for the warmer days ahead!

 

Step1 - The Removal – first remove the bulk of the beard before even thinking about putting a razor to your face… An inexpensive pair of trimmers or clippers will do

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