Many men have these images in their heads of their own fathers' faces covered in bloody toilet paper shreds and therefore don't feel comfortable using a safety razor. When properly done, shaving with a safety razor is neither dangerous nor difficult, however. First of all, it is important to lather the beard well. In order to do so, whip and then apply the foam from a shaving soap or cream with the brush. You should take two and a half to three minutes for this step - make sure to enjoy this little massage.