How to Fix a Patchy Beard

How to Fix a Patchy Beard

For those of you who desperately want a thick beard, but can only muster a patchy beard instead, confidence can sometimes be eroded. The inevitable “what do I do next?” questions start swirling in your minds, and confusion sets in. Do you just suck it up and go clean-shaven, even though it’s neither wanted or suits you, or do you put up with patches in your beard? While there are no guaranteed ways to instantly turn your patchy beard into…

Valentine’s Day Grooming & Shaving Essentials

Valentine’s Day Grooming & Shaving Essentials

We want you to look, feel, and most importantly, smell your best this Valentine’s Day. We’re listing a few of our most popular items according to their scent profile so you pick up just the right products to celebrate this day of love. The Classics You can’t go wrong with sandalwood or bay rum. As the two most popular male fragrances, these nostalgic scents are timeless and requested by men of every age. TRY Fendrihan Shaving Cream, Sandalwood Proraso Red…

Sharpening Cartridge Razor Blades

Sharpening Cartridge Razor Blades

We hear from many customers that are not yet ready to make the switch to a safety razor but are still looking for ways to improve their shave with a cartridge razor. Along with using quality soaps or creams and maintaining a proper pre-shave routine, a sharp blade will make all the difference. Depending on how often you shave, replacing cartridge blades can get costly and it also produces quite a bit of waste. Modern technologies are helping to reduce…

20 Grooming Essentials for 2020

20 Grooming Essentials for 2020

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Happy 2020! A new year, and a new decade, has begun. Every year, you make a resolution, only to see it fade a few weeks later. Make this the year to get serious about your grooming habits and invest in quality products that your skin will thank you for. We’re going through 20 grooming essentials that men should own, or upgrade, in 2020. 1. Face Moisturizer – Moisturizer is key throughout the year to keep skin healthy and hydrated while…

Head Shaving with a Safety Razor

Head Shaving with a Safety Razor

Shaving your head can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many angles and edges that make it tricky to get that close shave you’re looking for. As double-edge safety razors have greater blade exposure than cartridge razors, you’ll need patience and practice to help you achieve a close and smooth shave. Preparation is Key Before shaving your head, you should prepare your skin and hair like you would if you were shaving your face. Shaving after a…

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…

Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Synthetic shaving brushes are soft, lightweight, and durable. With their rise in popularity, synthetic shaving brushes are becoming the preferred choice for many wet shavers. Many brands are now also offering quality synthetic alternatives to some of their most popular natural hair models. If you’ve never thought about using a synthetic shaving brush, we’re list a few of the ways synthetic brushes differ from natural shaving brushes, and why they’re quickly becoming shaving staples. Advantages Synthetic shaving brushes use quality…

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: Diamond Sharpening Pastes

Straight Razor Series: Diamond Sharpening Pastes

We’ve already broken down traditional sharpening pastes, but we’ve received a lot of questions about diamond sharpening pastes. We’re breaking down diamond sharpening pastes a little more, so you’ll know when, and how, to use them. Background As the steel-making craft improved, making razors harder than the materials used to sharpen them, traditional paste materials began to meet their match. This contrast of a softer grit against a harder blade is counterproductive; it dulls rather than sharpens a blade. Fortunately,…

Post Shave Remedies; Alum Blocks & Styptic Pencils

Post Shave Remedies; Alum Blocks & Styptic Pencils

When shaving causes minor irritations, there are quick and effective solutions to soothe soreness and reduce inflammation. Natural remedies like alum blocks and styptic pencils are among the most powerful calming agents. It’s time to put away the toilet paper and learn about alum blocks and styptic pencils so you can improve your shave, and your skin.   Alum Block Crafted from potassium aluminum sulfate, Alum Blocks are naturally sourced. The most traditional aftershave remedy, alum blocks are believed to…

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…