Tag: shaving

Bestshave.net #6 Shaving Brush Review

Bestshave.net #6 Shaving Brush Review

How good can a $3 Turkish shaving brush be? The best damn $3 Turkish shaving brush you’ve ever laid your hands on, that’s how good.

Start Learn Master: Three Blades for Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving

Start Learn Master: Three Blades for Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving

I love shaving. I would have never said that before I started using a double edge safety razor and taking better care of my skin. I love learning about shaving supplies and techniques, and I love building my skill level. I also love the personalized aspect of traditional shaving — everyone’s skin and facial hair […]

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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 […]

Using an Alum Block After Shaving

Using an Alum Block After Shaving

I’ve said it many times: the most important parts of your shave are done before you make your first stroke. Washing your face in a warm, steamy environment, proper application of pre-shave oil and shaving cream / soap, and using the right brush and lather techniques are all critical for a nick-free, daresay fun shaving […]

Gillette Super Speed Double Edge Safety Razor Review

Gillette Super Speed Double Edge Safety Razor Review

There are many great vintage razors out there, and a lot of them were made by Gillette. The Executive, Fat Boy, New, Slim, Tech, and Tuckaway can be found in the collections of double edge safety razor collectors everywhere. One of the most prolific and well-rounded razors made by Gillette is the Super Speed. It […]

Cadet Three Piece Open Comb TP-26 Double Edge Safety Razor Review

Cadet Three Piece Open Comb TP-26 Double Edge Safety Razor Review

“Cadet Three Piece Open Comb TP-26 Double Edge Safety Razor.” Wow, say that three times fast. It’s a mouthful, but every word is important in describing this value-packed razor. Here’s my review. Tags: beard, cadet, chrome, de86, edwin jagger, featured, gillette, l6, lord, razor blade, shaving, strongly recommended

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The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2012

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2012

This year I wrote 55 reviews on Gibberish. That’s about average, some years I’ve written in the high 60s and some years in the low 40s. I hit a few dry spells throughout the year as I moved, or bought less stuff due to budgetary concerns. I also spent a lot of time (and money) […]

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Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving Technique Update

Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving Technique Update

I started shaving with a double edge safety razor back in May of this year. I wrote this shaving technique guide after a few weeks of shaving, but enough time has passed that I thought it was worth an update and some reflection. Tags: featured, preshave oil, shaving

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Help Me Out and Get a Free Shaving Oil Sample
By November 26, 2012 Read More →

Help Me Out and Get a Free Shaving Oil Sample

The test period is over, thanks to everyone who participated! I wrote about the benefits of shaving oil last October. I really like using shaving oil. It helps my skin stay more supple and moisturized during the shaving process. This helps me avoid nicks and cuts during my shave, and helps keep my skin soft […]

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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 […]