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Cleaning and Disinfecting Vintage Razors with Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner by SC Johnson

Cleaning and Disinfecting Vintage Razors with Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner by SC Johnson

Almost all of my double-edged safety razors are vintage. They’ve come in various states of condition, varying from “this is used?” to “this is used.” I don’t know who the previous owner(s) were. I’m a little squicked out about putting something that held a razor blade close to the face of a stranger up against […]

Art of Shaving Unscented Pre-Shave Oil Review

Art of Shaving Unscented Pre-Shave Oil Review

I wrote about my method for preparing for a double edge razor shave before. I believe that the most important part of a good, close, safe and comfortable shave is the preparation before you put your blade to your face. As time has passed and I’ve tried a few different blade and razor combinations, I […]

Nivea Sensitive Skin Shaving Lotion Review

Nivea Sensitive Skin Shaving Lotion Review

Shaving removes a layer (or several layers) of skin from your body. This is unavoidable and is a by-product of getting a close shave. Even if your pre-shave preparation and shaving technique helps you avoid or eliminate nicks or “razor burn,” you may still have dry itchy skin after a shave. Another culprit for dry […]

Every Man Jack Post Shave Face Lotion Review

Every Man Jack Post Shave Face Lotion Review

Most people think that shaving removes just the hair from your body. If you’re getting a close shave, however, you are also removing some of the skin as well. Removing too much skin is one way that people get “razor burn,” or skin irritation. The other common way to irritate the skin or encourage infected […]

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How I Use Arko Stick Shaving Soap

How I Use Arko Stick Shaving Soap

Two weeks ago I wrote about Arko stick shaving soap, which is a really great, easy way to generate shaving lather. However, Arko and similar stick-shaped products are a little weird to use, especially the first few times. I’m used to SPURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTHing a handful of shaving cream or gel from a can or whup whup […]

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Arko Shaving Soap and West Coast Shaving Twist-Up Shaving Stick Container Review

Arko Shaving Soap and West Coast Shaving Twist-Up Shaving Stick Container Review

So I already wrote about how much I love double edge razor shaving, and described my shaving process. Part of it is due to the amazing lather I get from Arko shaving soap. Unlike most soaps made today, Arko and a few other shaving soaps are made out of tallow, which is rendered animal fat. […]

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Double Edge Safety Razor Starter Set Giveaway Contest
By May 21, 2012 Read More →

Double Edge Safety Razor Starter Set Giveaway Contest

Last week I wrote about how I prepare to shave with a double edge safety razor and how much I love shaving now. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, so I’m going to type it again. I love shaving with a double edge safety razor. I am so confident that double edge shaving will change […]

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How to Prepare for a Double Edge Safety Razor Shave

How to Prepare for a Double Edge Safety Razor Shave

I shaved my beard off in early March and I knew I was going to have to shave more frequently than I have the last year and a half. I burned up my last Mach 3 razor cartridge, and thought I would try my hand at shaving with a double edge safety razor. I am […]

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