What is Shave Ready?

What is Shave Ready?

We receive many inquiries about the condition of straight razors; Can I use my straight razor right from the box? Do I need to sharpen my straight razor before use?   Well, it depends on the condition of the straight razor. If the razor is defined as ‘shave-ready’ the razor can be used without additional sharpening and honing. Most straight razors however do not come shave ready. Some stropping, sharpening, and honing will be required prior to use.   WHAT IS SHAVE READY?  …

Clippers, Nippers, or Scissors – Which is Best?

Clippers, Nippers, or Scissors – Which is Best?

Do you clip, nip, or cut your nails? If you’re confused about which tool is best for nail care, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. We’ve broken it down to basics to help you choose the best tools for your nail needs.  NAIL CLIPPERS & NAIL NIPPERS One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is the difference between nail clippers and nail nippers. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, the design of the tool will help…

Protect Your Skin

Protect Your Skin

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. We want to ensure you’re not overlooking an important part of your skin-care routine – SPF protection!  Throughout the year, especially if spending large amounts of time outdoors, you should be protecting exposed skin with SPF. Face moisturizers, body lotions, sunscreen, and lip balm crafted with SPF protection will help protect against sunburns and skin damage, lowering your risk of developing melanoma.  FACT: About 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma cases are…

Shaving Tips for Coarse Hair

Shaving Tips for Coarse Hair

Shaving Tips for Coarse Hair  Shaving coarse facial hair doesn’t have to be a painful experience. If you have coarse hair, your shaving routine should be pretty standard with only minor adjustments needed. You’ll want to ensure you’re preparing your skin and using the right kind of products. We’ve listed our top tips below.  Prepare Skin  Before you shave, you should be softening your skin and hair. Especially if you have coarse hair, you’ll want to leave on a pre-shave…

Disposing Razor Blades

Disposing Razor Blades

If you’re wondering how to dispose razor blades, you’re not alone. We’re often asked about blade recycling so we’ve gathered some tips and information to help you easily dispose your blades.  Keep Blades Secure With their slim and compact size, it’s tempting just to throw a used blade in the trash. Once used, it’s best to collect blades and keep them in a secure location. We recommend a razor blade disposal unit or a secure tin or container. Depending on…

Spring Skincare

Spring Skincare

Spring is in the air but it can also be in your skincare routine! The start of a new season is a great time to refresh or renew your daily routine or to try new products.  Moisturize You may have been aggressively applying mositurizier during the winter to ease dry and irritated skin. You should continue to moisturize but it’s a good idea to change your moisturizer each season. Lighter moisturizers are great for spring and summer while thicker ones…

Shaving Recommendations for Sensitive Skin

Shaving Recommendations for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you might be wary about using a safety razor. Rest assured, there is nothing to fear! There are many models suitable for sensitive skin that give a close, gentle shave and won’t leave you, or your skin, in pain. Butterfly Safety Razors  Known as beginner-friendly razors, butterfly safety razors are usually the go-to for beginners. They are affordable, easy to load, and relatively mild to provide a great introduction to a wet-shave. The Weishi Classic Double-Edge…

What’s the Point of Beard Oil?

What’s the Point of Beard Oil?

Often overlooked, beard oil is an effective way to keep your beard, and underlying skin, healthy. It is very effective in keeping your beard healthy and nourished and is ideal for softening your beard, reducing beard itch and flaking.    What’s in beard oil?   Beard oil is crafted from, you guessed it, oils! Formulated from quality carrier oils such as argan, jojoba, hemp seed, coconut, and grapeseed oil, these nourishing oils percolate deep into hair follicles to hydrate and condition. They…

Here’s How to Get A Perfect Lather

Here’s How to Get A Perfect Lather

This is it. You’re ready to wet shave and have everything planned out. You select your favourite brush and new soap and begin to patiently swirl your brush for that rich, creamy lather you’ve been dreaming of. Your excitement quickly grows into frustration, displeasure, and annoyance, as you can’t seem to get the right consistency. You decide to try again the next day only to have the same results. It does not have to be like that.   So then what’s the secret to…

Winter Skincare Solutions

Winter Skincare Solutions

Winter can be a lot to handle, especially for your skin! Ensure you’re maintaining a good skincare routine throughout the colder months with these winter skincare solutions.  FOR FACE  With the most exposure to winter air, your face can feel dry and tight and might even be red with prolonged exposure. Cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing are key to keeping your skin hydrated and healthy in the winter.   Recommended Products:   Face Wash & Exfoliating Face Washes  Preston Exfoliating Face Wash  Anthony…

Blade Gap Explained

Blade Gap Explained

There’s more to a safety razor than style and handle colour. We’re asked many questions about safety razors including materials used, manufacturing process, head type and much more. We’ve heard from our customers who want more information about blade gaps and blade exposure, and their impact on razor aggressiveness and overall shave. Continue reading below to learn more! Blade Gap What is the blade gap? Simply put, blade gap refers to the amount of exposed blade in relation to the…

Open vs. Closed Comb Safety Razors

Open vs. Closed Comb Safety Razors

One of the most popular inquiries we receive from wet shavers is whether they should purchase an open or closed comb model. While open comb razors tend to be more aggressive, there are aggressive closed comb razors too. In deciding which model is best for you, be sure to know the facts and do your research. Check out our comparison below to help you get started.  Closed Comb  The more popular of the two types, closed comb safety razors have…