Earth day is the largest civic event in the planet and is celebrated every April 22
It’s particularly a significant event because this year marks 50 years of drawing attention to environmental issues that need to be addressed.
Earth Day celebrations today have come a long way from its American roots. It is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event and it led to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clear Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris climate agreement into force.
This year, the theme focuses on Climate Action. In the broadest sense, climate action means doing what we can individually to address the problem brought about by human-accelerated climate change. One way of doing this is by cutting down our carbon footprints.
Another way is by shaving green.
Often times, shaving can be a wasteful activity. More so when one is wet shaving. Most of the products out on the market are often produced with high carbon footprints and the usual traditional methods in wet shaving consume a lot of energy and water.
Green shaving then is an eco-friendly way of wet shaving. Here at Naked Armor, we are all for being eco-friendly and that's why we always make sure that our products are sustainable. Here are our top 8 ultimate tips to shaving green this Earth Day.
We should do everything we can, big or small, to save the earth
Do Your Beard Prep While Taking a Bath
Not only will this save you time, but you can save on your water usage too. Water is a precious resource and we shouldn’t waste it more than we have to. When you’re taking a bath, you’re already cleaning up and softening your facial hair.
And when you’re taking a bath, don’t use a shower. Not using one will really cut down on the water wastage. Every minute wasted during a shower is equivalent to 2.5 gallons of water down the drain.
Don’t Run the Tap When Shaving
Fill the sink 1/4 full of water, instead. You only need that much amount in order to wet your mug when you’re making another pass. It’s also sufficient to wash your brush and straight razor later when you’re done.
Be Sparse in Using Tap Water
If you don’t like dipping the razor in the sink to rinse it, then just run the faucet in short bursts or slow dribbles. By doing it this way, you can control the amount of water that you will use to moisten your shaving brush.
Fill the sink with 1/4 full of water and use this water to wet your mug and wash your brush and razor
Don’t Use Hot Water From the Tap
If you use hot water for shaving, don’t get it from a running faucet. That’s because it’s energy-intensive.
Heating the water requires too much electrical energy. In a Slate article, most of us use at least a quarter of hot water for shaving. This requires 0.04 kilowatt-hours to heat that much volume of water. If we shave at least five times a week, our hot water will cost us 10.4 kilowatts-hours annually.
Use a Scuttle Instead
To save on hot water, get a scuttle instead.
A scuttle will help you save water and energy because it will hold the hot temperature longer than a traditional shaving bowl. This means you don’t have to get a hot refill often.
Using a scuttle will not only keep your lather warm but it's also help you save water and energy
Green shaving then is an eco-friendly way of wet shaving. Here at Naked Armor, we are all for being eco-friendly and that's why we always make sure that our products are sustainable.
— D'Rock, Naked Armor Founder
Use Eco-friendly Shaving Products
Commercial shaving products not only contain synthetic ingredients that can be bad for the skin, but they also come in packaging that is not eco-friendly.
So if you’re buying shave soap, pick one that uses natural ingredients and don’t come in a plastic bottle or a pressurized can. Aerosol cans are often not recyclable and the use of plastic bottles only results in greater carbon emissions.
Shave soaps made from organic ingredients are good for your skin
Use a Synthetic Shave Brush
Not only will you help save the badger population but it also helps you save water.
That’s because a synthetic shave brush doesn’t need to be moistened with a lot of water in comparison to brushes made from badger hairs. All you need are just a few drops and then the shaving brush is good to go for applying lather.
Synthetic shave brushes not only help save the badger population but it can also produce a nice, thick
Shave with a Stainless Steel Straight Razor
High-quality stainless steel that is used for straight razors are often made from recycled steel so that results to lower carbon emission per production.
Even better, a stainless steel straight razor is durable and made for the long haul. You don’t need to replace them as long as they are stropped and honed properly. You’ll even be able to save more.
It also happens to be the best way to get a close shave. Straight razors perform better in comparison to cartridges. Their narrow profile makes it easy to use for various shaving angles.
Here at Naked Armor, our straight razors are world-class and made from Japanese steel. This means it comes from a time-honored tradition that has produced samurai blades. They’re sharp and durable.
Best of all, they are uniquely designed. A Naked Armor blade is between a full hollow and a half hollow grind. This gives it versatility for all kinds of hair texture and shaving skill levels.
A stainless steel straight razor is durable, lasts for many years, and results to lower carbon emission
If you’re going to shift to green shaving without compromising on the quality of your close shave, a Naked Armor straight razor is perfect for you.
Wanna know more? Check out the straight razors at our site.