Storing Shaving Soap

Storing Shaving Soap

We’re often asked for tips about storing shaving soap. Should they be covered, uncovered, left in a bowl?  Ultimately the storing method is a personal choice but there are some things you can do to preserve the life of your shaving soaps. Tips for Storing Shaving Soaps: Clean/rinse soap of debris after use.  Allow the soap to air dry after each use and between shaves to prevent mold.  Store soap (wet and dry) in a cool, dry place away from…

Shaving Brush Maintenance Advice by Heinrich L. Thater

Shaving Brush Maintenance Advice by Heinrich L. Thater

The ability to hold water, produce lather, and caress the face can make or break the shave. There’s a good reason why many of our customers eventually work their way up to expensive, silver tip badger brushes – there’s a difference to be had in the material of the brush and its handle. But how do we make sure our shaving brushes are kept in top condition for the shaves ahead? So how do you make sure your brush lasts?…

Heavy Hitters – Heaviest Safety Razors

Heavy Hitters – Heaviest Safety Razors

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Cover image c/o Dovo/Merkur. What’s the heaviest safety razor you’ve tried? Safety razors range quite a bit in weight, depending on their design and materials used. Typically, you’ll find safety razors weigh between 60-100g (2-3.5 oz). This includes classics like the Merkur 34C, Edwin Jagger’s DE89, Feather’s AS-D2, and the Muhle R89. For those wet-shavers that prefer something with a wider handle and more robust design, there are great heavier options. Shaving with Heavy Razors Heavy safety razors can be…

Is Shaving Soap the Same As Bar Soap?

Is Shaving Soap the Same As Bar Soap?

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…

Benefits of Wet-Shaving

Benefits of Wet-Shaving

Nothing beats the felling of fresh, close, and smooth shave. If you’re partial to dry shaving, we’re giving you a few reasons to change up your routine and embrace the practice of traditional wet shaving.  Closer Shave Wet shaving allows for a smoother shave as the razor blade cuts closer to the hair root. This ensures a closer shave that lasts longer.  Less Waste It may seem like an electric shave is the better deal but wet shaving, especially with…

Razors: Safety, Electric or Cartridge?

Razors: Safety, Electric or Cartridge?

When looking for a close, smooth shave, what’s your go-to razor? Do you reach for an electric, cartridge, or safety razor?  While each type of razor has its own benefits, a safety razor is our top choice for achieving the closest, irritation-free, shave.  The Quick Fix – Electric Razors  Preferred for convenience and ease of use, electric razors can be used by just about anyone and require little to no pre-shave care. Suitable for dry skin, electric shaving gets the…

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?  …

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…

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…

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…

Natural vs. Synthetic Shaving Brushes

Natural vs. Synthetic Shaving Brushes

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…