March 15, 2007

Fun Facts From Gillette

copperWire.jpgPart of the Gillette Phantom Fusion Power press kit included a page of tips for the best shave ever. We've gone over most these before - shave after you shower, shave with the grain, rinse afterwards with cool water - but there was an interesting little piece of trivia which I thought was worth sharing:

Although beard hair is as tough as copper wire, applying warm water causes hair to expand, making it softer and easier to cut. The force required to cut beard hair is reduced by almost 70 percent after a two-minute application of warm water.

So, still shaving before you shower? Try taking your razor to some speaker wire and see how well it does.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at March 15, 2007 8:33 AM
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