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How to Make a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

Whether you are trying to learn the art of shaving or if you simply want to recreate the comfortable atmosphere that you are used to experiencing at your favorite barbershop, you could be wondering how to make a barbershop hot towel at home. Fortunately, it’s very simple to do, and there are benefits to taking the time to do it as well. For example, the hot towel will help soften up your beard and other facial hair and will open up your pores, making it easier for you to get a nice, close shave. It’s also really comfortable and relaxing to use one of these towels. To enjoy these benefits and to feel as if you are getting a professional shave from the comfort and affordability of your own home, follow these steps to create your own barbershop hot towel at home.

Barbershop Hot Towel at Home - How to Make a Barbershop Hot Towel at Home

Get a Towel or Washcloth

Either a towel or washcloth will work, but many people prefer to use a washcloth because it really is the perfect size for putting on your face. Any color or style will work, but try using a white one for the authentic barbershop experience.

Try Using an Essential Oil

Although it isn’t required using an essential oil on your at-home barbershop hot towel can make the experience even better. You can try using  an oil like sandalwood or lavender or any essential oil that you choose, and you can find them pretty affordably at a local health food store. Once you have your oil, apply a couple of drops to your washcloth or towel while it is still dry

Create Your Hot Towel

There are a few different steps that you can use after the first two in order to create your barbershop hot towel. Here are a few ideas from The Art of Shaving in Chicago:

If the hot water that comes out of your faucet is very hot, you can simply use it to get your towel hot and wet. Simply wring out the majority of the water from the cloth or towel before placing it on your face.

Your microwave can work very well at creating the perfect hot towel. Simply wet your towel and then wring it out, then microwave it in a microwave-safe dish for about 30 seconds or until the towel is nice and hot.

Pour very hot water from a tea kettle, coffee maker or a boiling pot of water to your towel. Make sure to exercise extreme caution when doing this, however, to make sure that you don’t burn your hands or your face.

After following these simple steps, you will have a barbershop-style hot towel that you can use on your face prior to shaving or just for relaxation purposes.

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