Tips for Shaving with Coarse Hair

Tips for Shaving with Coarse Hair

Irritation, clogged razors, and extra passes – shaving can be a bit of a minefield for those with thicker or coarser hair. If you’re looking for some advice on where to start– see below as we explore our top tips for shaving with coarser hair and ultimate habits to avoid!

Step 1: Consider A Pre-Shave Oil

Applied to the face before any shaving soap or cream, pre-shave oil helps soften facial hair and provides an additional layer of protection from the razor. Great for those with sensitive skin or coarse hair, the oil allows for a smoother cut and overall more comfortable shave.

We suggest: MÜHLE Organic Argan Oil

Softening hair and protecting irritated skin, Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids and valuable active ingredients. Incredibly versatile, the oil can be incorporated into almost any part of your skin (and hair) regime!

The MÜHLE Organic Argan Oil

Step 2: A Hot Towel

Essential to a smooth, irritation-free shave, warming the skin is one of the most important steps in your pre-shave ritual - especially if you have thick hair. Working to open the skin’s pores, the steam from a hot towel softens hair and leaves the skin smooth for shaving. Even acting as a gentle exfoliant, a hot towel ensures your blade is not needlessly dulled by dead skin, extra oil and dirt (which can drag the hair and cause irritation).

We suggest: MÜHLE 'Waffle Pique' Shaving Towels

Supplied as a pack of two, warm one towel pre-shave to soften hair and the other cold post-shave to reduce puffiness and help close pores.

Step 3: Leave Your Lather on For Longer

Providing a layer of protection between the blade and your skin, a good-quality lather reduces irritation and allows for a close, comfortable shave. For coarser facial hair we recommend leaving the lather, once applied, for a minimum of five minutes as it allows the hair more time to hydrate and soften. If you can, leave the area on your upper lip and around your mouth the longest, as the hair here is generally the thickest.

We suggest: MÜHLE Aloe Vera Shaving Cream

Glycerin-based, this hydrating shave cream features Aloe Vera extract and is fantastic for dryer, sensitive or irritated skin.

MÜHLE TRADITIONAL Shaving Brush and Shaving Cream Lather

Step 4: Consider an Open Comb

With more blade exposed, the Open Comb safety razor offers a more direct, closer shave than its closed-comb counterparts. Featuring distinctive "teeth", the open comb design helps channel facial hair directly to the blade and is less likely to become clogged by lather and hair making it ideal for thicker, coarser growth.

We suggest: MÜHLE Traditional R41 Chrome Safety Razor

Long-lasting and corrosion-resistant, the MÜHLE R41 chrome choice finish provides incomparable quality and longevity!

Alternatively, for the really experienced, the new ENTHUSIAST PRO straight razor can be used to achieve accurate, direct shaving at its highest level.

The MÜHLE R41 Twist, Open comb safety razor with longer handle.

Step 5: Go with the Grain

For the first pass (at least) always shave with the grain. This prevents the razor from dragging and pulling the hair, which can cause irritation and in-grown hairs.

Step 6: Change that Blade

More work for the blade, shaving coarser, denser hair can mean that your blade becomes dull more quickly. Not slicing as effectively through the hair, a dull blade will only lead to further friction and skin irritation so make sure to replace them frequently.

Step 7: Shave Regularly

Finally, if you want to keep that coarse beard under strict control, it may be worth considering shaving more regularly. While this will help make your shaves more manageable, keep in mind shaving every day can be harmful without taking extra caution and proper shaving techniques – so make sure your pre and post-shave routines are extra nourishing!


Closed Comb Safety Razors

MÜHLE COMPANION Unisex Safety Razor
Regular price £39.00
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Cord colour
Series

COMPANION

The first safety razor designed with the needs of all users in mind, regardless of gender. The details of the razor head give the razor a very smooth finish and significantly reduce the risk of cuts when shaving the body. A special design feature is the slightly longer handle. This means that the razor lies particularly well in the hand and is ideal for all body parts (legs, intimate area, armpits and chest). A cord made of pure cotton is attached to the end of the handle of the COMPANION, available in various colours.

Developed for people on the lookout for a genuine unisex product, without compromise – also in terms of sustainability and zero-waste. Pure, durable materials combined with a contemporary design that caters to everyone’s needs.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 49mm

Length: 112mm

Weight: 88g

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MÜHLE RYTMO Closed Comb Safety Razor in Black
MUHLE RYTMO Black Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £40.00
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The Material

High-grade resin

A high-quality synthetic material, the surface of which is processed and refined separately.

To begin with, the aesthetic basic shapes for brush and razor handles are turned out of solid rods. Then each individual work piece is polished in several passes to give the surface its special gleam. This processing method lends the models a pleasant feel and secures their beauty for many years to come.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 107 mm

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MÜHLE ROCCA Stainless Steel and Birch Bark Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £105.00
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The Material

Birch Bark & Stainless Steel

For thousands of years birch-bark held a similar technical ranking to that of synthetic materials in today's modern world. With the varied and, at the same time, discrete texture, the bark convinces at first touch with its pleasant, comfortable warm feel. The material is extremely long-lasting, easy to grip, even when wet and easy to care for. The soft birch bark cork contrasts with the cool elegance of stainless steel.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 103 mm

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MÜHLE HEXAGON Closed Comb Safety Razor in Forest Green
Regular price £60.00
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The Material

Anodised Aluminium

The handle made of anodised aluminium is wonderfully light, but feels good in the hand. The perfect contrast is ensured by the high-gloss, chrome-plated surfaces of the product.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

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MÜHLE RYTMO Closed Comb Safety Razor in Petrol Blue
MUHLE RYTMO Petrol Blue Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £40.00
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The Material

High-grade resin

A high-quality synthetic material, the surface of which is processed and refined separately.

To begin with, the aesthetic basic shapes are turned out of solid rods. Then each individual work piece is polished in several passes to give the surface its special gleam. This processing method lends the models a pleasant feel and secures their beauty for many years to come.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 107 mm

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MÜHLE ROCCA Matt Stainless Steel Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £90.00
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The Material

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel stands for cool elegance and robustness like hardly any other material.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 103 mm

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MÜHLE SOPHIST Porcelain Closed Comb Safety Razor
MUHLE SOPHIST Porcelain Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £115.00
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The Material

Porcelain

Its manufactures dates back to ancient China; in Europe, 'white gold' was first produced in 1708. An elegant, delicate material which must be worked with extreme care, from the manufacture of the blank shapes to the completed individual piece. Each body is shaped, glazed and fired by hand.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 122mm

Weight: 90g

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MÜHLE STYLO Spalted Beech Closed Comb Safety Razor
MUHLE STYLO Spalted Beech Closed Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £110.00 Sale price £77.00
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The Material

Spalted Beech

The natural grain is accentuated by the hammering of the wood. Soaked with resin, the handles made of spalted beech allow water and lather to drip off with ease. A delightful contrast made from a local raw material.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (closed comb)

The MÜHLE safety razor with closed comb promises a thorough yet gentle shave. In combination with a slightly steeper blade angle, this safety razor promises a particularly gentle shaving technique, which is also suitable for beginners with a little practice. The finest contours and clear lines at the base of the beard are just the icing on the cake.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

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Open Comb Safety Razors

MÜHLE TRADITIONAL Chrome R41 Safety Razor - Open Comb
Regular price £36.00
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The Material

Chrome

The material is corrosion-resistant, very long-lasting and has a luxurious, alluring lustre.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (open comb)

Only straight razors are even more traditional. The MÜHLE safety razor with open tooth comb clearly requires a watchful eye and a steady hand. The comparatively wide teeth and flat positioning of the blade promise an extremely direct and aggressive shave – this makes wiry and longer beard hair easier to reach and shave off. For advanced and professional shavers who know exactly what they’re doing during their daily care ritual.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 94mm

Weight: 68g

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MÜHLE TRADITIONAL Rose Gold R41 Safety Razor - Open Comb
MUHLE TRADITIONAL Rose Gold Open Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £39.00
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The Material

Rose gold-plated metal

With a tender shimmer, softer in appearance, yet long-lasting and durable. The soft hue of the rose gold-plated handle blends in with the fine chasing.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (open comb)

Only straight razors are even more traditional. The MÜHLE safety razor with open tooth comb clearly requires a watchful eye and a steady hand. The comparatively wide teeth and flat positioning of the blade promise an extremely direct and aggressive shave – this makes wiry and longer beard hair easier to reach and shave off. For advanced and professional shavers who know exactly what they’re doing during their daily care ritual..

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Weight: 70g

Width: 42mm

Length: 94 mm

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MÜHLE TRADITIONAL Black Chrome R41 Safety Razor - Open Comb
MUHLE TRADITIONAL Black and Chrome Open Comb Safety Razor
Regular price £36.00
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The Material

Chrome & black plated chrome

The material is corrosion-resistant, very long-lasting and has a luxurious, alluring lustre.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (open comb)

Only straight razors are even more traditional. The MÜHLE safety razor with open tooth comb clearly requires a watchful eye and a steady hand. The comparatively wide teeth and flat positioning of the blade promise an extremely direct and aggressive shave – this makes wiry and longer beard hair easier to reach and shave off. For advanced and professional shavers who know exactly what they’re doing during their daily care ritual.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 94mm

Weight: 68g

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MÜHLE TRADITIONAL Grande Stainless Steel R41 Safety Razor - Open Comb
Regular price £130.00
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The Material

Stainless steel

Stainless steel stands for cool elegance and robustness like hardly any other material. It is particularly durable and brings a timeless beauty that lasts.

Razor Head

Classic razor blade (open comb)

Only straight razors are even more traditional. The MÜHLE safety razor with open tooth comb clearly requires a watchful eye and a steady hand. The comparatively wide teeth and flat positioning of the blade promise an extremely direct and aggressive shave – this makes wiry and longer beard hair easier to reach and shave off. For advanced and professional shavers who know exactly what they’re doing during their daily care ritual.

Blades are easily replaced by unscrewing the head of the Safety Razor. Replacement blades can be purchased from us, we recommend the rust-proof MÜHLE razor blades, a perfect match for this timeless razor.

Properties

Width: 42mm

Length: 94mm

Weight: 64g

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