It makes perfect sense to shave at around the same time that you shower, as most of us need a warm, wet environment in order to enjoy a close, comfortable shave. What is somewhat less obvious, however, is whether we should shave before or after showering, with lots of men choosing to shake up their standard morning routine by ditching the traditional, post-shower shave.
This is a question worth pondering, because whether you decide to shave before or after you hit the shower can have as much impact on the quality of your shave as your choice of razor and shaving foam.
We’ll do a deep-dive on the topic of shaving prior to showering, before giving the option of shaving after showering the same treatment. As you might have guessed, there is no right or wrong answer here: this is something that ultimately comes down to individual preferences.
Check out our shaving guide
for general advice on how to achieve a smooth, close, pain-free shave.