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How To Clean Your Safety Razor

How To Clean Your Safety Razor

So you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a proper safety razor and you’re now reaping the benefits of a better shave. But razors made of solid metal tend to last a long time (a lifetime when properly cared for) and will slowly accumulate dirt through regular use. It won't be long before your shiny new razor starts to look tired and dull. So how do you clean a DE safety razor? In this post we’ll be looking at how to keep your safety razor looking sparkling all day long. We’ll be assuming your razor was bought new and you’re not trying to...

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How to Traditional Wet Shave

How to Traditional Wet Shave

So, you'd like to learn more about Traditional Wet Shaving? Below, find answers to your questions:   1.) What is this “Wet Shaving” thing? 2.) Why would I change what I’m doing? 3.) Okay, but what’s the catch? 4.) What do I need to start out? 5.) How do I do it? 1.) WHAT IS WET SHAVING? Wet shaving is what your grandpa would have simply called shaving: a bristle brush, real soap, a mug, a single-edged blade. Because of the onslaught in recent decades of canned goo and overpriced multi-blade doo-dads, the word “wet” was added to distinguish the classical method...

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SIx Reasons Why Every Man Needs To Shave With A Classic Razor

SIx Reasons Why Every Man Needs To Shave With A Classic Razor

Now that the beard is no longer in favour those looking to stand out from the crowd are opting to go back to the clean shaven look. But after months of effortlessly getting out of bed with nothing to do but shower, brush your teeth and perhaps get dressed, going back to the morning shaving routine can seem like a fairly dull prospect. The fight against facial hair can be a depressingly futile battle as every day your beard comes back unwavering, stronger than ever whilst you come away battered and bruised, not just in resolve but the irritation left...

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How To Build The Perfect Shaving Lather: A Step By Step Guide

How To Build The Perfect Shaving Lather: A Step By Step Guide

Getting the perfect consistency of lather on your face can be a difficult part of the wet shaving experience as there are a few factors that come into play. Brush Type Different brushes will work up a lather differently. Natural hair such as boar and badger hair brushes absorb water, which is why they are soaked prior to use. Boar hair is quite stiff and will agitate the surface of the soap more, collecting more soap, but can be uncomfortable on the skin. Badger hair is usually considered the best type of brush (though there are many grades) as it...

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