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SHAVING BRUSH USE & MAINTENANCE
Congratulations & thank you for purchasing your new shaving brush with Oz Barber, we hope you are extremely happy with it. It is now vitally important you take special care of this brush to ensure it's longevity & optimum performance. In regards the use & ongoing maintenance of your new Simpson shaving brush, we would recommend the following procedures: When shaving try using paint brush back & forth strokes for lather building rather than circular 'mashing' motions which tend to put additional stress and pressure on the bristles. Excessive force can snap..
BADGER HAIR VS SYNTHETIC BRISTLE - HOW DO YOU DECIDE?
Which shaving tool should you use? There is no hard & fast answer, it usually comes down to personal preference. Badger hair shaving brushes are widely regarded as the ultimate traditional grooming tool. There are various different grades of badger hair within our brushes. Best badger brushes are made with the finer, more pliable hairs of the badger's body whilst Pure badger brushes use the most common hair from the underbelly of a badger. Silvertip badger brushes tend to be the most expensive, as it's the most rare type of badger hair used, and these differ slightly in appea..
WHAT DOES BEARD BALM DO?
Did you know from 3000 BCE to 1580 BCE, Egyptian royalty wore fake metal beards? They tied these false beards on their faces with ribbon. All throughout history, beards had many uses. Early humans grew beards to keep warm and for intimidation. In ancient Greece, men wore beards as a sign of honor. Today, once a sign of unkemptness, the beard is having its heyday. Leading Hollywood men are wearing their beards on the red carpet. The longer and fuller, the better. However, you can't just grow a beard and think you can let it be. You have to maintain your beard and kee..
HOW TO STOP AN ITCHY BEARD
Do you rock a beard but often shave your face completely due to itching? You'd be surprised at how many men have this complaint. They say a beard makes the man, but try telling that to someone who has never suffered through an itchy one. Chances are the reason for your itchy beard side effect is something simple, like not conditioning it enough or just not brushing it. You might think you're keeping up with basic beard hygiene when you actually aren't. Here are just a couple of ways you can enjoy your nice bushy beard without the annoying itch 1. Keep It Clean Hair&#..
HOW TO GROW YOUR BEARD FASTER
Beards hold a long history of pride and honor for men. From its practical use of providing warmth to the bearer to its ability to intimidate foes and ooze masculinity, mankind has gone to great lengths to facilitate its growth. Even now, the echoes of that bygone era carry into today. In fact, studies show that women found men donning a full beard to give the impression of being older, powerful, and more respected than their clean-shaven counterparts. But what if you aren't blessed by the Beard Gods to have full or rapidly growing facial hair? Fear not. All hope i..
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEARD SOFT
For years, men spent hundreds of dollars a year on razors and shaving cream to keep up with the never-ending demand of a close shave. But in recent years, beards have made a resurgence. Men have anchored the beard back into popular culture. People find beards, sexy and the men who sport them dapper. But if your beard is rough, it can be a real turn off. Ready to learn how to make your beard soft? Read on. Why Is Your Beard Rough? Your beard, like the hair on your head, has to be taken care of in order to be soft. One of the biggest factors that make for a rough be..
HOW TO SHAVE UNDER THE CHIN
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..
MOST COMMON MEN’S HAIR MISTAKES THAT ARE RUINING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
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. Y..
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AFTERSHAVE BALMS, SPLASHES, AND LOTIONS?
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. Aftershave Splash  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..
 WHY ZENITH BRUSHES
    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..
SHAVING BRUSH HAIR BASICS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET STARTED!
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 Boar Horse Synthetic BADGER   Badger hair grades vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, however the three commonly accepted grades are Pure, ..
HOW TO SHAVE WITH A SAFETY/ DOUBLE EDGE RAZOR

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.

WHAT IS TRADITIONAL SHAVING?
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. Shop Shaving Kits IF SHAVING ISN’T THE MOST INVIGORATING PART OF YOUR DAY..
AN ALUM BLOCK- DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS ?
                                                            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 ..
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