Which is best? The Sink shave or the Shower shave, a lot of experts have weighed in on this topic and it ultimately comes down to the obvious, personal preference.
I know that for this guy, since moving out of my old home and into a new one, I left my higher-quality wall mount mirror in my shower and have resorted to the Sink shave. I miss the Shower shave experience tremendously. The speed, the readiness of my hair follicles, the cleanup, it was all just better.
A favorite marketing campaign comes from the folks at Dollar Shave Club. Their TV commercials, most are available now on YouTube, are highly relevant and use humor in some amazing ways to tell their story. An online article that they had posted was simply titled DSC: Shower Shaving, or Sink Shaving? A little in-house test provided insight such as:
The folks at AskMen.com also recently weighed in on this with:
Shower Before Shaving
First things first, get the hot water running. Pores need to be wide open for close, clean shaves that minimize skin irritation, and there is no better way to loosen things up than jumping into the shower. The steam causes pores to relax and skin to soften, allowing the blade to move seamlessly across your face. Invest in a fog-less shower mirror for the all-inclusive experience or take the task sink-side for some after-shower action. Bear in mind to never splash cold water on your face because it causes pores to close up and makes shaving more difficult. Now let’s move on!