https://www.ozbarber.com/MUHLE-AL1-ALUM-STONE-–-65G-?search=alum 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. No, a tantrum won’t fix this but The Bluebeards Reven..
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. ASK GOOD QUESTIONS It’s grea..
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. Square Face ..
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 New beard hairs are going to feel like a c..
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..
The Benefits Of Wet Shaving Over Disposable Shaving Up until yesterday the only type of shaving I had ever done was disposable shaving. I didn’t realize that I had been robbing myself of the best shave of my life. So I got my hands on a Gold Dollar straight razor, "smolder" shaving soap, a Satin Tip synthetic brush, "smolder" aftershave and "cinder" pre-shave, all from the Classic Shaving website. I was very nervous to do this, my heart was beating fast and I didn’t want to cut myself repeatedly. However, if the shaving started going bad then I coul..
Improper shaving techniques are going to be the quickest way to sabotage yourself and cause ingrown hairs. By exercising some healthy grooming habits, you will be able to keep ingrown hairs out of your life. I don't think anyone who is reading this wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, "My goal today is to create ingrown hairs on my face", I know I don’t. So, when you look in the mirror and notice that you have an ingrown hair, it can be very disappointing, especially since It can be avoided. You're in luck..
No “good beard” is an accident. If you see a guy whose whiskers are well groomed and look healthy, it’s because he’s putting in the time to make it that way. Growing a beard is one thing, but how he cares for it determines how great it looks—even if his beard is patchier or thinner than others. Guys with good beards don’t have dry or irritated skin either. Their partners don’t suffer from beard burn, and the men themselves aren’t scratching at an itch all day. Their necklines are shaped just right—and yes, their facial hair looks sty..
Stress, old age, random selection… all accepted theories on why men’s hair turns grey. However according to a new study there is another, more logical explanation for greys, especially when it comes to premature greying. Results from a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found that grey hair can be a result of an immune response in the body. In their research, the scientists measured a decrease in melanin as a result of changes to the MITF gene due to an infection in the body. The MITF gene is responsible for correct functioning of melani..
This guide is designed to help you grow and maintain a well groomed beard. Whether you’re after the short stubble look or a finely tuned beehive, we'll help you achieve your beard happiness. Research shows a well groomed beard can help increase your attractiveness, make you feel more masculine and even demand more respect from others. However an unkempt beard can achieve the exact opposite so clearly the trick is keeping it well groomed. HOW TO GROW A BEARD? So where do we start on the quest for a well-groomed beard? When it comes ..
It's the one word that has the power to strike paralyzing fear into the hearts of men: waxing. Can you hear the strips violently ripping off your flesh? The horrified screams of pain? It's awful to imagine and pretty uncomfortable in real life, but it doesn't have to be a terrible, horror movie-esque experience. As with most things, the best philosophy to use for manscaping is that knowledge is power, whether you're attempting to remove hair from your back, your brows, or your butt. Luckily, Reddit is always helpful wh..
Going bald is a common concern for many guys, and estimates show that roughly two-thirds of men will start losing their hair by their mid-30s. While some men might embrace the change and shave their heads, others may seek out treatments to slow hair loss. But does anything actually work? While there's no magic potion to help you regrow hair you've already lost, Dr. Melissa Piliang, M.D., a hair-loss expert at Cleveland Clinic, says there are five things that could potentially help you hold onto the hair you have. 1) Meditation and..