Health Myths #168 Shaving Makes Hair Grow Back Darker and Thicker

Health Myths #168 Shaving Makes Hair Grow Back Darker and Thicker

Whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s likely that you heard this myth repeated to you a lot during those awkward teen years. If you were a man, it might have been encouragement, a secret hint on how to strengthen your moustache and impress your friends. If you were a woman, you might have been offered this sage wisdom in warning – don’t shave, it’ll grow back thicker! Myth: Shaving Makes Hair Grow Back Darker and Thicker – FALSE…

Military Style Hair Brushes for Men

Military Style Hair Brushes for Men

  To a lot of guys, when they think of hair brushes the first thing that comes to mind is something with bristles, a handle, and a lot of their wife’s hair. But for men’s shorter hair, sometimes a more traditional design can have better results, and that’s where the military hair brush comes in. So what is a military hair brush? And can you only get one if you enlist? Luckily, a rank in the army isn’t required for…

Win a Fendrihan Full Hollow Ground Straight Razor

Win a Fendrihan Full Hollow Ground Straight Razor

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Welcome to another happy Friday. The weekend’s about to begin, and we want to help one lucky Fendrihan member start their weekend with a bang. That’s why we’re giving away one custom, handmade Fendrihan Thiers Issard French straight razor. With a full hollow ground 5/8″ blade and black scales, it’s the perfect way for a distinguished gentleman to complete his shave. For your chance to win, enter up to six (6) times in the form below. Complete all six options,…

How to Restore a Vintage Safety Razor

How to Restore a Vintage Safety Razor

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One of the things we love most about wet shaving is how connected it can make us feel to the past. Men have been shaving with safety razors for over 100 years. It’s likely that most of our dads, granddads, and great granddads learned to shave on something very similar to these designs. And as exciting as getting the latest and most innovative razor can be (and they really are changing the game – take a look at the Rockwell),…

We’ll always have shaving in Paris: Part 3

We’ll always have shaving in Paris: Part 3

The amazing thing about visiting Paris is the many faces of the city. While most of our time was taken up with shaving-related explorations, and for the travel between those shaving events, on the last night we took the opportunity to the “real” Paris, the city of the people who live and work there. It’s a beautiful place to travel, but it’s easy to get caught visiting some of the world’s most famous tourist sites, and miss the small streets…

Safety Razors for Women: A How-To Guide

Get that old-fashioned clean close shave…. on your legs and other parts. So you’ve probably never set foot in a barber shop and maybe the last time you saw a classy three-piece shaving kit was on Grandpa’s bathroom counter. Women want as close a shave as guys do, but on their legs and bikini line. Those traditional “men’s only” shaving tools aren’t just for guys. You may be able to get away with a few quick swipes of a cheap,…

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

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One of the first thing a new wet shaving enthusiast often notices is the extreme selection available to him. Luckily for us, dozens of companies now make razors in all shapes, sizes, and levels of aggressiveness. But when that multiplicity of choice starts to overwhelm us, it can be hard to know which way to go. What are all those little teeth? Why do I need a comb for my face? A lot of people believe that open comb razors can be…

We’ll always have shaving in Paris: Part 2

We’ll always have shaving in Paris: Part 2

Although our trip to Paris was primarily for the business of shaving, it’s impossible to visit the City of Lights and not get carried away in Awe of the buildings there. See part 1 here. Up close and personal with the famous Notre Dame de Paris.   Kilometre Zero of the French highways, outside the Notre Dame cathedral, is considered the official center of Paris.     The Church of Saint-Sulpice in the 6th Arrondissement was constructed beginning in 1646.  …

Health Myths #273: Should men shampoo daily?

Health Myths #273: Should men shampoo daily?

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Men’s hair matters to a lot of us. It’s part of the first impression we make, and there’s a reason why the perfect pomade, gel, or wax is so sought-after. But when it comes to health and care, men’s hair often doesn’t get the same attention women’s hair does. After all, we have less of it. But a lot of men ask us the same thing over and over: how often should I be shampooing my hair? Myth 1: If…

We’ll always have shaving in Paris

We’ll always have shaving in Paris

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In the latest part of our quest to bring the world’s best shaving accessories home, Fendrihan took a trip to Paris. Perhaps it isn’t surprising to note that the famous capital of France is home to an amazing selection of razors. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the things we found, and some of the things you can expect to appear at Fendrihan in the future. We stumbled across Planete Rasoir first. Founded in 1966, it’s a breathtaking spectacle…

Gel vs Pomade vs Wax vs Hair Cream vs Hair Tonic vs Clay: Choosing the Right Hair Styling Product

Gel vs Pomade vs Wax vs Hair Cream vs Hair Tonic vs Clay: Choosing the Right Hair Styling Product

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[sg_popup id=”2″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup][sg_popup id=”2″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]One of the most confusing thing about modern hair products is their multiplicity: there’s just so many of them! How can you possibly tell which one is right for you? Hair is an important part of your general appearance, and styling products are expensive, so it’s worth taking the time to choose the right one. Most styling products for men can be sorted into broad categories, but they’re not thick and fast. A lot of ingredients…

Health Myths #182: More lather means a better shave

Health Myths #182: More lather means a better shave

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We love to surf the shaving forums. They’re a great place to connect with all the other shaving enthusiasts who share our passion. And one of the things we see over and over are photographs of brushes with a thick, rich lather. It’s great! But is it necessary? How thick should your shaving lather be?   Myth 1: More lather means a better shave – FALSE We won’t deny it – sometimes we get carried away. A lot of soaps…