FAQ’s – Straight Razor Shaving

FAQ’s – Straight Razor Shaving

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I want to start using a straight razor, what should I do? We get a lot of questions from our customers who want to learn more about the basics of straight razor shaving, so we’ve put together some FAQ’s on straight razor shaving to help! Happy Shaving. Which straight razor should I use? If you’re new to wet-shaving, starting modestly with a 5/8” or a 6/8” blade, like the Boker King Cutter Straight Razor 5/8”, or something similar is ideal. You want…

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 – Cleaning Your Brush

Badger Brush Basics – Cleaning Your Brush

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Whether you’ve had your badger shaving brush for a few weeks or a few years, it’s essential that it be regularly, and properly, maintained. Keeping your badger brush clean and well-maintained ensures you’ll get the most out of your brush for years to come. It also keeps if free of residue and unwanted bacteria. Shampoo and Conditioner As a natural fiber, badger hair and human hair can be treated in a similar way. Regular hair shampoo and conditioner is suitable for use…

The Making of the Moustache

The Making of the Moustache

The Making of the Moustache 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…

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…

How to Shave Under the Chin

How to Shave Under the Chin

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There’s no better feeling than getting a smooth, clean shave, but this can be easier said than done. Some areas, like the chin and neck, can pose a bit of a challenge for even the most experienced wet shavers. While these tricky areas will require patience, practice, and a bit of trial and error to master, there are steps you can take to improve the shave. Whether using a straight razor or a safety razor, it’s essential to prepare your…

Comparing Adjustable Razors

Comparing Adjustable Razors

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Adjustable safety razors take your shave from mild to aggressive with just one turn of the dial. Whether you’re new to wet shaving or an experienced veteran, an adjustable safety razor allows you to customize and tailor your shave each time. Adjustable razors do not have a fixed head and allow the user to alter the blade gap and blade exposure by deciding the aggressiveness of the shave. Another bonus of adjustable razors is that they work with most skin…

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…

The Importance of the Pre-Shave

The Importance of the Pre-Shave

Myth: Pre-shave products don’t really matter. False. Men believe that a good clean shave depends entirely on a quality razor and some soap. While those tools are essential to wet shaving, pre-shave products are often overlooked even though they are specifically formulated to improve the quality of a shave. A modest amount of time and effort should go into wet shaving. After all, you are taking a sharp metal blade to your face. Preparing your face for a shave can…

5 Simple Steps for a Perfect Lather

5 Simple Steps for a Perfect Lather

You’ve decided to make the switch to wet shaving and have all your new and handsome supplies laid out on the bathroom counter. You’ve done your research and have thoroughly prepared your skin with a  pre-shave product. You’re ready for your first shave but have hit a roadblock at the lathering stage. You can’t seem to get it to the right consistency and are frustrated that something so simple is causing such displeasure. So what’s the secret to building a…

Choosing the Right Blades

Choosing the Right Blades

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If you are in search of that perfect shave, browsing our collection of Blades and Blade Samplers is a great way to find the best blade for your skin. As most double edge safety razors won’t include razor blades, samplers are a great, cost-effective way to personalize your shaving experience. Finding the right double edge safety blade is just as important as finding the right safety razor. Knowing the differences between blades is the first step in determining which blades would best…

Mapping Facial Hair Growth for Shaving

Mapping Facial Hair Growth for Shaving

  When it comes to shaving, are you a With the Grain (WTG), an Against the Grain (ATG), or an Across the Grain (XTG) kind of guy? For a lot of guys starting out in the wet shaving world, this question is the last thing on their mind. It’s just another thing to think about, when making a lather and choosing a razor seems complicated enough. But once you get settled into a routine, it’s worth spending some time examining…