The Making of the Moustache

The Making of the Moustache

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With Movember just around the corner, we’ve been receiving many questions on how to craft the perfect moustache and what products to invest in. We’ve broken down a few key moustache essentials that will help you on your moustache journey. Moustache Essentials Combs & Brushes Whether growing a moustache during Movember, or any other time of the year, you’ll need a moustache comb or moustache brush to leave your hair neat and sleek. Moustache combs and brushes are gentle on…

Men’s Anti-Aging Products

Men’s Anti-Aging Products

While we can’t turn back time, we can take proactive measures to minimize the appearance of aging. Using sunscreen to avoid pre-mature aging, applying moisturizer daily to keep skin hydrated, and an overall proper skin routine can help to smooth skin and combat the appearance of aging. Cream, Gel or Serum? It can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to decide which product you should be using. Cream: Similar to a moisturizer or lotion, a cream primarily hydrates skin…

All About Solid Cologne

All About Solid Cologne

Over the last few years, solid cologne has risen in popularity. With more customers requesting it, we’re giving you a basic overview of its formulation and advantages.   Solid Cologne vs Liquid Cologne Solid cologne has been around for centuries. In its original form, solid cologne was first used by Ancient Egyptians. Now a mainstream product, solid cologne has become a staple in the male grooming industry. The largest, and most obvious, difference between solid cologne and a traditional liquid…

Straight Razor Series: Sharpening Pastes

Straight Razor Series: Sharpening Pastes

One of the best ways to sharpen and smooth a straight razor is by using a sharpening paste. Simply put, a sharpening paste is a compound that varies in abrasiveness. The micron of sharpening paste measures the size of abrasive grain used. How to Use Sharpening Pastes To restore a straight razor sharpness, a progression of sharpening pastes is used. Starting with a coarse grit paste makes removing residue easy and is a quick way to prepare the blade for…

Shaving & Grooming Resolutions for 2019

Shaving & Grooming Resolutions for 2019

January is the month to set resolutions and begin anew. This year make a commitment to improve your grooming and shaving routine by learning about the products you are using and making a few modifications to improve your shave. Resolution 1 – Learn how to properly shave.  There’s more to shaving than just choosing a razor and shaving cream. Since we spend so much time in front of the mirror trying to get the perfect shave, our daily shave should…

Badger Brush Basics – Making the Brush

Badger Brush Basics – Making the Brush

Badger brushes are among our best-selling items. We often get many questions regarding the badger brush so we’ve created a series of blog posts to answer the most popular questions. This week we’ll focus on hair bundling. How it’s Made The average badger brush contains approximately 14,000 hairs, weighted precisely to fit the securing ring that holds the brush together. The manufacturing process is highly skilled and most of the work is done by hand using traditional tools. Hair bundles are combed to…

What’s My Hair Type? A Guide for Men

What’s My Hair Type? A Guide for Men

To properly care for your hair, it’s essential to determine the type of hair you’re working with. Without knowing your hair type, your hair care routine can cause more harm than good. Along with aging, environmental, climatic, and even emotional changes affect hair. To help you better manage your hair, we’ve put together simple hair care tips for basic hair types.

All About Blooming

All About Blooming

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Blooming Soap – Yay or Nay? Blooming is one of the most hotly debated topics in wet shaving. After endless research from wet-shaving professionals and veteran shavers, the jury is still out on the value of blooming. As blooming soap is a personal choice, we thought we’d share all the information we know about this practice and let you decide if you’re for or against it. What is Blooming? In wet-shaving, blooming refers to softening soap. When a soap is…

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balms, Splashes, and Lotions?

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balms, Splashes, and Lotions?

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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…

Determine Your Skin Type

Determine Your Skin Type

Caring for your skin is much easier once you know the type of products you should be using. If you’re not sure of your skin type, don’t fret, you’re not alone. We have put together a quick guide, with some help from Brickell so you can better determine your skin type and which products to use in your daily grooming routine. A friendly reminder to also use SPF products when possible to protect skin from damaging sun rays.