Natural vs. Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Natural vs. Synthetic Shaving Brushes

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Every wet shaver knows the value of a quality shaving brush, but finding the best shaving brush can be a challenge. Silvertip, synthetic, boar, or horse hair – which is the best type of shaving brush?  We’d be lying if we said we there is only one BEST type of shaving brush. While some brushes are traditionally considered to be the best, it all depends on what you’re looking for in a brush.   Silvertip Brushes  Silvertip badger hair shaving brushes are…

Shaving Soap or Shaving Cream; Which Should You Choose?

Shaving Soap or Shaving Cream; Which Should You Choose?

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When you start your daily shave, do you reach for a shaving soap or a shaving cream? You might not have a preference, or may wonder if it really matters or if there is even a difference between the two.  Shaving soaps and shaving creams can be used interchangeably. There are subtle differences between the two but for the most part, traditional shaving soaps and creams, formulated with quality ingredients, are comparable.  SHAVING SOAP Formula  Shaving soaps, the more traditional…

How to Minimize Ingrown Hairs

How to Minimize Ingrown Hairs

Small but mighty, and equally as painful, ingrown hairs are a common source of shaving discomfort. Extremely common, ingrown hairs are caused by hair that grows into ski rather than the surface of skin. They can be caused by shaving or clogged pores and are more common in those with coarse and curly hair.   Minimizing Ingrown Hairs  A simple way to reduce the frequency of ingrown hairs is by maintaining a proper cleansing routine. Daily face washing eliminates the buildup…

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…

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…

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…

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 – Comparing Grinds

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Grinds

As our Straight Razor blog series continues this week, we’re explore blade grinds. We’ve broken it down to highlight the main aspects of the grind. What’s the Grind? Simply put, the grind is determined by a blade’s hollowness. Blades that have a thinner edge have a hollower grind and vice versa. Grinding Methods Grinding methods refer to two aspects of the razor. The first describes the curvature of the straight razor’s cross section. The second involves the blade’s final shape…

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Point Types

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Point Types

Straight razors can be complicated tools. You might have been confused by references to a straight razor’s spine, tip, tang, scale or edge. We’re here to explain everything you need to know about straight razors. We’ll have a few blog articles focusing on different aspects of the straight razor. This week’s we’re taking a look at Point Types. Point type refers to the shape of the blade’s tip. There are five standard point types that differ in sharpness and precision….