Is Shaving Soap the Same As Bar Soap?

Is Shaving Soap the Same As Bar Soap?

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If you’ve ever tried to substitute a regular soap bar for shaving soap, you’ve probably quickly noticed some inconsistencies. To be clear, shaving soap and bar and body soap are NOT the same!  Shaving Soap Shaving soaps have a few key qualities that distinguish them from regular body soap. A lush lather, rich lubrication, and stability are a few things to look for in a shaving soap. Since they are designed to lubricate skin, shaving soaps help a razor glide…

PVD 101

PVD 101

We’re always looking to enhance our product offerings. One way we’ve doing this is with our exclusive Fendrihan PVD coated collection.  What is PVD?  Without getting too technical, PVD – physical vapor deposition – refers to a type of thin coating used in the manufacturing process. Sometimes called physical vapor transport (PVT), PVD is usually found on parts of delicate items such as those used in the fields of mechanics and electronics. Benefits of PVD PVD is ideal for protecting and preserving materials. Its…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide!

2021 Holiday Gift Guide!

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Whether you’re almost done or just starting, we’re sharing some of our top picks for the holiday season. Fendrihan Black and White Synthetic Shaving Brush, Resin Handle A best seller and one of the most popular brushes for men and women, the Black and White Synthetic Brush is soft, gentle, and quick drying. With two knot sizes to choose from, it helps generate a rich lather, ensuring a smooth and comfortable shave.  Gold…

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

We’ve been working hard to prepare for the holiday season! We’re always doing what we can to improve our services so our customers have an exceptional shopping experience. We want to extend a huge thank you to all our customers and those who choose us to complete their holiday shopping. We promise to do our best to process and ship your orders as quickly as possible to ensure all gifts are received for the holidays! Our suppliers and our postal…

Pre-Shave Oil vs. Beard Oil

Pre-Shave Oil vs. Beard Oil

What’s the difference between pre-shave oil and beard oil? Can they be used interchangeably? Do I need to use an oil?   We receive many questions about pre-shave oils and beard oils. While they are similar in formulation, they serve different purposes. They’ll often contain similar ingredients but the concentration of oils used may differ. View the chart below to help you distinguish between pre-shave and beard oil.  Are They Interchangeable?  This is a tricky one and really comes down to…

Top-Ranked Shaving Brushes

Top-Ranked Shaving Brushes

On the hunt for a new shaving brush? We’ve got you covered with our rankings of the best-selling shaving brushes! Take a look and find your new favourite.  Soft Bristles Silvertip, best badger, and synthetic bristle brushes are the best options if you’re looking for something soft that’s gentle on skin. Fendrihan Classic Silvertip Shaving Brush Edwin Jagger Best Badger Shaving Brush and Stand in Ebony, Medium Fendrihan Black and White Synthetic Shaving Brush, Resin Handle Fendrihan Black Synthetic Shaving…

Back to School Must-Haves

Back to School Must-Haves

Start the year off right and head back to school in style with simple everyday upgrades to keep you looking, and feeling fresh.   Write On Don’t be caught off guard by a technical difficulty. Keep a steady supply of pens, pencils, and paper on hand so you never miss a beat.   Shop Pens & Pencils Of Note Pair your new writing instrument with a notebook or notepad. Available with leather, paper or canvas covers, notebooks and notepads feature lined, blank…

That’s Coconuts! The Hair and Skin Benefits of Coconut Oil

That’s Coconuts! The Hair and Skin Benefits of Coconut Oil

One of the most popular ingredients added to hair care, skin care, and shaving products is coconut oil. Why coconut oil? It’s packed with nourishing and hydrating properties that hair and skin crave.  Calms & Soothes Irritated skin? No problem. Naturally rich in antioxidants, coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, including linoleic acid and lauric acid, tohelp calm irritated skin. Its healing affect makes it ideal for all skin types and can be tolerated by sensitive skin.  Hydrates & Lubricates With…

Brand Profile: Feather Japan

Brand Profile: Feather Japan

The technical superiority of Feather Japan’s straight razor collection is sure to convert any disposable razor user to straight-razor shaving.  Since 1932, the talented artisans at Feather have been crafting innovative and quality tools to deliver a close and smooth shave. Located in Osaka, Japan, Feather Safety Razor Co. Ltd. leads all competing manufacturers of high-end shaving, medical, and industrial blades.  Feather’s primary manufacturing plant is found in the “City of Cutlery,” Seko City, home to incredibly skilled craftsmen who designed and…

Make a Match – Shaving Brush Compatibility and Fendrihan Stands!

Make a Match – Shaving Brush Compatibility and Fendrihan Stands!

We want to make it easier for you to preserve and maintain your favourite shaving brush, or collection of shaving brushes. We’ve put together a list of our Fendrihan stands and compatible shaving brushes to help you make the best selection when choosing a brush or stand. We’ll be adding more stands and compatible brushes over the weeks so please be patient while we gather all our information. In the meantime, if you’re looking for stand and brush compatibility, or…

North American Grooming Products

North American Grooming Products

To celebrate Canada Day and the 4th of July, we’re profiling local brands found across North America. Checkout these quality products that are unique in the grooming and shaving industry, enriched with locally sourced ingredients.  O Canada! Junichi Tanaka Crafted by one artisan, Junichi Tanaka handcrafts exceptional clay pieces of functional shaving art, including scuttles and bowl. Read more the artist and creation process here. Baritgan & Stark   Using local, organic, and plant-based ingredients, Calgary-based Bartigan & Stark incorporate high-quality ingredients into…

Summer Inspired Skincare & Shaving Products

Summer Inspired Skincare & Shaving Products

Summer has officially begun! Most of us will be looking to update our grooming and shaving routines to include lighter, and fresher, formulas and scents. We’ve highlighted some key summer products that will give your grooming routine a summer makeover. You can even keep them in your roster throughout the year to liven up your skin on a cold winter’s day! Sea Salt Inhale the sweet and calming aroma of the ocean and stay seaside throughout the year with sea…