Whether shaving is a chore for you or part of your daily routine, softened water can give you an all round better experience.
There are several enthusiast websites and forums that will explain the virtues of using soft water to improve the comfort of your shave, but can it and if so, how? The main reason is that hard water forms scum which ruins the slickness of a shave. As well as improper shaving products, preparation or poor technique your skin may be more prone to razor burn, ingrowing hairs and irritation, the use of hard water will aggravate these problems further.
The majority simply choose to put up with razor burn, or worse still, purchase the moisturising products that shaving companies sell to solve the problems that, in fact, shaving with hard water helps to create. Whether you are a cartridge, double edged or straight razor user, softened water will increase the lifespan of your blades, particularly in the case of the former, the cost savings on blades is massive. Soft water will also give you more of a lather and lovely soft skin afterwards.
A water softener will you save money on your shaving products, help you to avoid razor burn, improve your shave comfort and you’ll also benefit from healthier skin.