999Exp: #056 – Get a hot shave at a barber
So I decided to give a hot barber shave a try…
I have seen this traditional ‘olde engligh barber shop’ at the V&A Waterfront a couple of times before and gave it a try on Saturday afternoon before big night out. It was truly an incredible experience. It was a shave like I have never had before. The whole idea of softening the skin with facial balm and a hot towel really works. The whole process took about 15 min and I can honestly say I have never had a better shave before.
Although the whole procedure is way too involved to do regularly at home, I have purchased a lot of their shaving goodies, including new shaver, brushes, shaving soap and aftershave balm. It was expensive, but will supposedly last for three years. I have now given up on my old shaving routine which I have followed for years, essentially shaving in the shower with normal shaving gel.
As mentioned, a hot shave is not something one can do to the same extent at home, but one can get close I suppose. However, whenever I have a proper do again, I will definitely go for one of these again.
Here are some pictures of the experience.