Tools and steps to a great shave: 1. Pre-shave oil: Adding this to your skin will protect it from irritation by helping your razor glide across your skin during your shave. 2. Badger hair brush: A badger hair shaving brush retains hot water in its bristles and raises your hairs. 3. Razor: When paired with the products above, it results in a comfortable, barber level shave absent of drag.