Have you been growing out your tash in aid of men’s health? Read our post-Movember shave guide with expert advice from barber Kade Kut.
You’ve spent the whole of November growing your moustache to raise money for raise money for Movember. And as the month draws to a close, you’ll probably be counting down the days until you can shave it off!
We caught up with barber Kade Kut to get his expert advice on how to do the perfect shave at home.
What is Movember?
Movember takes place every November, raising awareness and money for mens’ health, including prostate cancer and suicide prevention. More than five million taches have been grown since the annual event began in 2003.
“Make sure you’re in a well-lit room or have a bright light near you so you can see exactly what you’re doing.”
Your post-Movember shaving kit
Ready to say goodbye to your moustache? Here’s the kit you need for the perfect at-home shave:
<ul><li>High power corded or cordless motor to guarantee sustained performance</li><li>Precision engineered Japanese steel blades with a super sharp V
cutting angle</li><li>Advanced lithium for sustained power performance</li><li>High-torque brushless motor for long-lasting power and speed</li><li>Clipper - 3 hour charge time for 120 minutes run time
Trimmer - 3 hours charge time for 85 minutes run time</li><li>6 comb guides for cutting grades 1-6</li></ul>
<ul><li>Rechargeable trimmer with 90 minutes run time from full charge</li><li>Ideal for outlining and detail work</li><li>Interchangeable finger ring for stable trimming position</li><li>High precision snap on/off chrome plated blades</li><li>Easy to clean and maintain blade</li></ul>
<ul><li>The Super Taper is the UK s bestselling professional mains clipper</li><li>Powerful, durable and long lasting professional V5000 motor</li><li>Rust resistant, high precision chrome plated blades</li><li>Designed for the busy stylist or barber and ideal for all clipper work</li><li>Convenient thumb lever adjusts the taper and texture without changing the blades</li></ul>
<ul><li>Trim strays and neaten facial hair with precision</li><li>Rounded blade tip curves away from skin for safety</li><li>Suitable for facial, nose and ear hairs</li><li>Made from stainless steel</li></ul>
<ul><li>Features an extra wide T-blade for super close trimming. </li><li>Corded for continuous power.</li><li>Blade can be adjusted to zero overlap for ultra close cutting.</li><li>Designed for edge lining and detail work.</li><li>Cutting length 0.4mm - contains 3 combs 1/2, 1 and 1.1/2</li></ul>
<ul><li>Professional cord/cordless clipper with LCD display</li><li>Titanium coated fixed blade combined with ceramic moveable blade</li><li>Enables 4 levels of precise cutting lengths with special power adjustment buttons</li><li>3.0V Pivot motor with 5000 2000 RPM</li><li>3 hour charge for 3 hours operating time</li><li>Clipper comes with 2 reversible combs with following lengths: 3-6 mm and 9-12 mm</li></ul>
How to do the perfect DIY shave
Follow Kade’s step-by-step guide to shaving off your Movember tash…
Make sure you’re in a well-lit room or have a bright light near you so you can see exactly what you’re doing. (You don’t want to be cutting your lip or nostril by mistake with your razor!) Comb your moustache through and use a pair of clippers or mini trimmers to shave the hair off.
Moisten a flannel with hot water and place on your skin for a few minutes. This will open up your pores. Then rub shaving foam and hot water where the stubble is and, using a razor, come down with the grain of the hair. (Be careful not to nick your nostrils, lips or the corners of your mouth with the blade.)
If your skin isn’t too sensitive, reapply the shaving foam and hot water, Then, using your razor, shave against the grain of the hair. This will leave you with a really smooth finish.
Apply rubbing alcohol or a post shave product like Burban After-Shave Balm to clean any pores that opened up with the hot water. This will also stop any irritation.
Moisten a flannel with cold water and place on your skin to close your pores.