Old Spice shaving cream sports a solid brand that has been around for a long time. In fact, you can look at really old magazines from over four decades ago and see how groovy Old Spice cologne was back in the days of bell-bottom disco trousers, wrap around shades, and butterfly collars. Moreover, looking at vintage Old Spice ads is a great history lesson at how American society has evolved through the decades. Besides the occasional chuckle, digging through old ads of this cologne brand just goes to prove that the more things change, the more things stay the same.
Sure, the old afros of the groovy 70s may be gone but the same concerns about hygiene and making the best impression on your first date remain the same. Old Spice is a classic because whenever it looks like the brand has fallen victim to the latest fad in marketing or demographic trends, the brand seems to come back from certain death and is awesome once again. You only need to look up Youtube for the most recent Old Spice commercials to know what I am talking about. If you are a fan or user of this classic brand mainstay of America’s collective bathroom, check out the guide below to help you get the most out of your Old Spice shaving cream.
Use only enough cream
One of the most common ways guys waste the value of their shaving cream is when they press on the nozzle for far too long and they end up with foam the size of a grapefruit. What a waste. Truth is, you don’t need that much shaving cream foam to handle your stubble. Most shaving cream formulations nowadays are packed with foaming and skin softening agents so a little bit goes a long way. When you are pressing down on the nozzle, apply only a little bit of pressure. Get a small golf ball-size foam going and dab it to the parts of your face you want to shave. You’ll quickly find out that a little bit sure does go a long way. I am not saying this to be a cheapskate. I am just trying to help you get as much value from your hard-earned dollars.
Wait for the cream to soften your facial hairs
Another common bathroom faux pas guys make is to apply shaving cream, wait a couple of seconds, and start shaving. Talk about wasting good cream. Old spice shaving cream and other brands’ foam need to stay on your skin for a little bit longer to ensure that you get a nice, smooth, clean shave. As mentioned above, most shaving cream formulations are packed with industrial-strength skin-softening and hair-softening compounds and you don’t need much to get a lot done. However, for you to unlock the full value of your shaving cream, you have to give the cream a chance to work. This means waiting a little bit longer. It will be well worth it since your skin will not only be cleaner, it will be smoother and softer too.
Shave using different angles
If you find that your Old Spice shaving cream covers up a spot on your face and there seems to always be stubble at that spot after you rinse, you might want to change your shaving angle. Most guys are creatures of habit, and they shave their faces using a certain angle. The problem is that this angle might be leaving a blind spot that is covered by your cream. Either there is still long stubble left or you actually shaved the area but did not shave deep enough to achieve a very smooth clean look. You can easily fix this problem by changing up your angle.