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…

Health Myths #412 The Best Shaving Brush is a Silvertip Brush

Health Myths #412 The Best Shaving Brush is a Silvertip Brush

When it comes to shaving brushes, the silvertip badger rules. Soft, luxurious, and natural, it’s an ancient tradition. It’s the best choice of brush for any shaver, right? Well, not exactly. Myth: Silvertip Badger is Always the Best Choice of Brush – FALSE This one’s a tricky myth to tackle, because at first blush it, it’s actually true. Silvertip badger hair shaving brushes are made with the highest grade of badger hair, and they often have the highest level of craftsmanship and…

Travelling and Wet Shaving: How to Get a Great Shave on the Go

Travelling and Wet Shaving: How to Get a Great Shave on the Go

Your trip is booked and you’re excited for that long-awaited adventure with your friends and/or signification other, but you’re worried about one thing – your grooming routine! Which razor will you bring? What about your soaps and brushes? Will you be forced to forego shaving and grow a beard? Whether you’re taking a weekend road trip or traveling to Europe for the summer, we’d like to offer some wet shaving travel tips to make sure your experience is a smooth…

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

Open or Closed Comb: Choosing a Safety Razor

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One of the first thing a new wet shaving enthusiast often notices is the extreme selection available to him. Luckily for us, dozens of companies now make razors in all shapes, sizes, and levels of aggressiveness. But when that multiplicity of choice starts to overwhelm us, it can be hard to know which way to go. What are all those little teeth? Why do I need a comb for my face? A lot of people believe that open comb razors can be…

Health Myths #182: More lather means a better shave

Health Myths #182: More lather means a better shave

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We love to surf the shaving forums. They’re a great place to connect with all the other shaving enthusiasts who share our passion. And one of the things we see over and over are photographs of brushes with a thick, rich lather. It’s great! But is it necessary? How thick should your shaving lather be?   Myth 1: More lather means a better shave – FALSE We won’t deny it – sometimes we get carried away. A lot of soaps…

Safety Razor Blade Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Razor Blade Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve already written about the best way to choose a razor blade for your double edged safety razor here, but it’s a topic worth revisiting, because the razor is such an integral part of your shave. And there’s always more to say! We’ve compiled some of our most frequently received safety razor blade questions, and their answers (although, of course, these are our opinions, and the answers can differ for everyone!) Q: What’s the best safety razor blade for sensitive…

How To Handle Baldness Like A Man

How To Handle Baldness Like A Man

As Jason Racz once said, “Bald is the new black.” While many might disagree with this confident claim, many gentlemen have embraced the bare-headed look. Male pattern baldness results from a genetic predisposition, and the hair loss is the product of male sex hormones. Typically, you’ll see a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head. There are a number of styling techniques and products available that can help spruce your hair up, making it look fuller….

How Our Ancestors Did It: Shaving Through History

How Our Ancestors Did It: Shaving Through History

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The dawn of shaving is shrouded in mystery: no one quite knows its exact beginning, and its cultural meaning ebbs and flows with time and location. We do know, however, that the shaving ritual is long-standing, appearing in the far reaches of human history. In prehistoric cave paintings, men are depicted with shorn facial hair, using seashells to tweeze away beards one cuticle at a time, and shearing with shark teeth or roughhewn flint knives. While it’s easy to imagine…