There’s no better feeling than getting a smooth, clean shave, but this can be easier said than done. Some areas, like the chin and neck, can pose a bit of a challenge for even the most experienced wet shavers. While these tricky areas will require patience, practice, and a bit of trial and error to master, there are steps you can take to improve the shave.
Whether using a straight razor or a safety razor, it’s essential to prepare your skin and hair with a pre-shave product. Once you reach your chin and jawline, hair will have had time to soften, making it easier to re..
Men thrive on efficiencies. But hair, and all its complexities, requires a little more time and financial investment than most men care to give it.
An improved hair-life can be as simple as purchasing the right products for your hair type and style, and avoiding the allure of the hottest hair trends, when in fact, a classic style is what suits you best.
Whether you’re going grey or still rubbing 2-in-1 shampoo through your tiring mane, these six common men’s hair mistakes can be remedied quite easily and quickly, before they kill your look altogether.
Aftershaves may be the champion of the post-shaving world, but it’s important to keep an eye on all the other players. There are a variety of post-shave products on the market, including balms and lotions, designed to protect and enhance the quality of your skin. We’ve broken down the main differences to help you better decide which product to use.
The traditional aftershave splash aims to prevent irritation from minor cuts and is usually alcohol-based, causing that slight sting when applied. Thankfully the sting only lasts few seconds before it tr..
In 2003-2004, I found a brush at a thrift store that was unused. It quickly became my favorite brush and I used it solely for 6-7 years. The logo wore off years ago, but I always remembered that it was made in Italy. As I learned more about shaving brushes, I wrongfully assumed that this brush was made by Pennellificio Omega, the famous Italian brush manufacturer. Fortunately in the spring of 2010, I stumbled across some discussion posts on Zenith brushes, but was unable to purchase one here in the States. After contacting the manufacturer, I decided to bring these spec..
Brushes help turn a nice shave into a great shave. Not only to they add a wonderful element of luxury to any shave, they are also seen as retro cool. For more information on the benefits of brushes check out this article.
All natural hair brushes will have some odor with initial use, but this diminishes quickly.There are four main types of brushes that you'll need to understand before you start lathering up:
Badger hair grades vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, however the three commonly accepted grades are Pure, ..
With the cost of razors and blade cartridges rising sharply, many men are turning to cheaper and more refined ways of shaving. The double-edged safety razor is just that: straightforward, inexpensive, and effective. A new generation of men are discovering that you don't need five blades to get an ivory-smooth face.
Back in the day before aerosol and multiple blades, things were simple, and simple worked very well. Unfortunately, it seems to us that the large companies got carried away with large scale marketing, but really got away from a great shave. Traditional shaving has made a big comeback as many people are coming to find truth in the basic ways of shaving those whiskers. Now, we know this method might be a little new to people, so we’re going to break it down to the main aspects that define a wet shave.
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If you have been to a barber for a shave you know you’ve been taken well care of and had a fantastic shave. The hot towel, hot lather, smooth feel after the shave, the block of alum, the aftershave, it all makes for an unforgettable experience. Most men readily have tried to replicate that ..
If you want to learn how to shave with proper old school cut throat or straight razor, then go no further, just follow the simple instructions below.
What a cut throat razor looks like:
Stropping the cut throat razor
Stropping is done before every shave so that the very edge of the razor is straight and true -note that it is not sharpening which is called 'honing' and is done using a wetstone. Simply attach one end of the strop to an immovable object, like a bedpost, and hold it taut with the other end in your other hand.
Some bloke clearly much wiser than me (I think his name was Benjamin Franklin) once said: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
And never a truer word was spoken when it comes to the art of shaving with a cut-throat razor.
I wonder how many blokes out there start off enthusiastically with the new kit Granny bought them at Christmas but by January it’s stuffed in the back of the cupboard, the razor having apparently gone blunt. Sound familiar?
Then you, my friend, must invest in a strop.
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Choosing a great gift for Dad can be tricky. A lot of the time, we know that he likes-what-he-likes OR we have no idea at all! At the end of the day, we really want a big smile on his face when he opens his gift so we’ve written this blog to help you do just that!
We love giving gifts and helping our customers pick the perfect gift is secretly one of our favourite things to do. So, we thought we would highlight to you the many wonderful options for Dad and how to thoughtfully pick a special gift for your Dad this Father’s Day.
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Distinct face shapes call for different beard styles. These rules will help you achieve what we like to call “optimal beard.”
When it comes to facial hair styles, here is the guiding principle to keep in mind: Your beard and your jaw should work in tandem to achieve a nicely graduated, oval shape. If you have a square or round jaw, you’ll want to grow your beard fuller on the bottom to elongate your face. If you have an oblong or rectangular face, you’ll want more hair on the sides while avoiding more length beneath the chin.
So.. you want to grow a beard but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you attempted to grow one for a couple of days or a week and gave up at the bum fluff phase? Or maybe you just don’t think you’ve got the patience to get that awesome man beard you’ve always wanted. Well we have just the right tips for doing it so you don’t give up before it looks super manly and hella amazing! Follow these tips and your beard will look great and be the creator of beard envy from jealous non bearded folk!
1- Accept the itch
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For the past few years there has been a non-debatable resurgence in the traditional shaving world, with advancements in products, and the easily accessible information about benefits, the demand grows every day. When it comes to something like a safety razor, I will tell you tons of reasons that explain why every man, and woman, is capable of switching from their current shaving setup.
You won’t miss a single thing about your disposable razors and you will be switching a better, cheaper, healthier, and environmentally friendly shave. The fact is that it’s better for your s..