Introduction What is shaving ?Answer- Shaving is the removal of hair, by using a razor or any other kind of bladed implement, to slice it down to the level of the skin. Why it is being carried out ?Answer – Shaving is just an effort of Human Being to improve his Personal appearance. However it is often associated with religious Practice too. e.g. A child Birth hair is being shaved as a practice in religion . More popular example is Tirupathi Balaji Temple. Is it necessary ( Scientifically ) ?Answer – No ,it is not Necessary . There are many peoples in the field who have never thinked of shaving their hairs . Infact A lot of your body hair though is to help keep you cool, keep dirt out of certain areas, and can also help you to feel things when something moves or touches them.
Shaving Preparation HistoryIt all started with Shaving Soap , first in the form of the cake or bar, then in the mug ,stick, or powdered form.These in turn gave way to the cream- type products, both lather and brushless.
Shaving Preparation Properties Easy & rapid production of a copious lather. Resistance to rapid drying. Freedom from the possibility of skin irritation (mucosa of eye, nose etc) . Rapid softening of beard & sufficient viscosity to hold the hair erect to facilitate cutting the individual hair. Lubrication to make the razor glide over the face more easily and painlessly.
SHAVING SOAPS COMBINATION OF COCONUT OIL SOAPS & PALM OIL SOAPS FOR QUICK & STABLE LATHERING. WITHIN EACH THERE IS A COMBINATION OF POTASSIUM & SODIUM SOAPS TO GET QUICK LATHERING & MAINTAIN THE BODY OF SOAP SUPPERFATTING AGENTS & TALC ARE ALSO EMPLOYED. RECENT INNOVATION LIES IN THE USE OF HEMOSTATIC MATERIALS
SHAVING POWDERS POPULAR WITH THE BARBERS. POWDER EASILY DISPENSED INTO SHAVING MUG PRIOR TO ADDITION OF WATER AND PRODUCTION OF LATHER USING SHAVING BRUSH. PRODUCT CLAIMED TO MORE SANITARY BECAUSE FRESH QUANTITY OF POWDER WAS USED EVERYTIME.
SHAVING STICKS GENERALLY NOT POPULAR AMONG CUSTOMERS BUT IT EXIST FORMULATION LOGIC IS SAME AS THAT OF SOAP BUT THIS ONE IS MORE ENRICHED IN SOAPS. ONCE FORMULATION EXISTED IN 1939 WITH ALKALI PEROXIDE AS AN INGREDIENTS.
LATHER SHAVING CREAM HAVE SAME INGREDIENTS AS THAT OF SOAP WITH INCLUSION OF GREATER AMOUNT OF WATER TO GIVE CREAMY CONSISTENCY. PLAYING WITH THE RATIO OF Na / K SOAPS NOT ONLY AFFECT LATHER BUT ALSO CONSISTENCY AND STABILITY OF CREAM. SUPPERFATTING AGENTS AND BORAX ARE ADDED TO MAINTAIN STABILITY.
BRUSHLESS SHAVING CREAM NOT MEANT TO PRODUCE FOAM IT IS O/W EMULSION. COMFARTABLE SHAVE IS BECAUSE OF GREATER LUBRICATING ABILITY AND SUBSEQUENT REDUCTION IN RAZOR PULL OR DRAG. LEAVES FACE WITH THIN COATING OF OIL. WETTING AGENTS ARE EMPLOYED TO IMPROVE BEARD SOFTENING.
ILL EFFECTS OF SHAVING CUTS ABRASIONS IRRITATIONS
WHAT IS AN AFTERSHAVE ??? An astringent, typically scented lotion for applying to the skin after shaving.HOW DOES IT WORKS ???IT RAISES THE PH OF THE SKIN AFTER THE USEOF ALKAINE SOAP.SINCE, IT ALSO CAUSES MILD COAGULATION OFSKIN PROTIENS AND PROTECT THE SKIN BYCLOSING THE PORES WHICH GOT OPENEDDURING SHAVING.TO NUMB DAMAGED SKIN .TO PREVENT INFECTION OF CUTS.
TYPES OF AFTERSHAVE AFTERSHAVELOTION GEL POWDER BALM
AFTERSHAVE LOTION WIDELY USED AFTERSHAVE FORMULATION. AFTER LOTIONS ARE GENERALLY ALCOHOL AND ESSENTIAL OIL BASED. MENTHOL IS GENERALLY ADDED. GIVES ADDITIONAL COOLING EFFECTS. GENERALLY AVAILABLE IN GLASS BOTTLES.
AFTERSHAVE GEL IT IS ENRICHED WITH ALOEVERA AND HERBAL EXTRACT IT SOOTHES AND CALM THE SKIN HAS ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTISEPTIC PROPERTIES REDUCES REDNESS AND RAZOR BURNS LEAVES IT SOFT AND REFRESSED FOE HOURS
AFTERSHAVE POWDER IT IS JUST NORMALLY TALC POWDER BLENDED WITH ALOE SOOTHES SKIN AFTER SHAVING REDUCES CHAFING AND IRRITATION PROVIDES ULTRA SILKY – SMOOTH SKIN
Aftershave cream Mens who find alcoholic aftershave lotion irritating and to overcome the exposure to sun,wind or inclement weather this type of formulation came into picture It relieves tenderness , dryness , roughness of skin aftershaving .