Practitioners of classic shaving should be all too familiar with the painful embarrassment that blunt razor blades can inflict on their faces. As a result, it is no coincidence that practitioners have come up with all manner of methods to help them maintain a sharp edge on their razors, with one method being the practice of stropping. Although said practice was once limited to professional barbers in their barbershops, modern consumers have access to all of the tools and supplies needed to strop a razor blade from the comfort of their own homes. » Read the rest of this entry «
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August 21st, 2013 § 0
Whether you are traveling for work or for leisure, there are certain men’s grooming essentials that should be found in every gentleman’s travel toiletry kit. This article shares the most important products that you must always bring in your grooming arsenal to ensure that you will always look like that dashing, debonair gentleman that you are. » Read the rest of this entry «
June 25th, 2013 § 0
Every man loves the look and feel of a clean, close shave without the unbecoming cuts, razor burns, infections and bloody toilet paper. Unfortunately, getting one of those unflattering marks happens more often than not, but there are some shaving tips you can follow to prevent cutting yourself while shaving.
This is a no-brainer but the least followed advice and is easier said than done. Most shaving accidents come from bad practices which usually arise from carelessness. Take your time while shaving. To shave without cutting yourself, pay attention to your strokes, your face and your stubble while shaving. Although you’ve been shaving almost your entire life, this is not something you can do with your eyes closed. » Read the rest of this entry «
June 3rd, 2013 § 1
The debate between hot water and cold water shaving goes back to the Victorian Era where warm water was a luxury and tedious to acquire. Although obtaining hot water today is as simple as turning on the faucet, the question, “Should I shave with hot or cold water?” is still pondered upon. Since wet shaving with hot water seems to be preferred by most men, let us look at the colder alternative and its pros and cons.
Pros of Cold-Water Shaving
- Causes less irritation. Most men who try a cold-water shave report less skin irritation and razor burns as well as less ingrown hair, fewer cuts and smoother skin. If you have very sensitive skin, cold shaving may be a great idea. » Read the rest of this entry «
April 22nd, 2013 § 0
Sometimes, facial hair can grow into the skin, causing it to become infected and inflamed. In many cases, the hairs curl to continue growing into the skin, while in other cases, they grow into the side of the hair follicles instead of emerging from the pores. Shaving is considered the leading cause of ingrown hairs because it results in shortened hairs with tips that are sharper than normal. As a result, it is easier for these shortened hairs to become trapped in the follicles by a build-up of dead skin and similar material and become ingrown hair. At the same time, it is also easier for the shortened hairs to penetrate the skin and cause hair follicle inflammation. » Read the rest of this entry «
March 20th, 2013 § 3
For beginners, using a straight razor can seem daunting because the learning curve is steeper than with a safety razor. However, for some gentlemen, there is simply no substitute for the close shave that only a straight razor can provide. For these men, shaving using a cutthroat razor is a labor of love, and they learn to savor the routine. Time is one of the considerations when choosing to use a straight razor or a safety razor. Some men believe that newbies should start with a safety razor and work their way up to a straight razor, however, other gentlemen say it’s best to begin with a straight razor if that is your ultimate goal. Either way, you should be prepared to take things slowly and accept that it will take time to perfect your routine. » Read the rest of this entry «
February 22nd, 2013 § 0
If you are a sophisticated man who appreciates a smooth shave, then you may find yourself wondering how to sharpen razor blades. You may be surprised to learn that some shaving enthusiasts warn that sharpening modern double-edge blades is not recommended, as this causes them to lose their protective titanium or chrome coatings. They claim that these films can also deposit on the sharpening device, ruining it. Fortunately, DE blades are affordable so you will be able to replace them as needed without much expense, and the quality of your shaving experience will benefit from replacing worn or dull blades. Plus, the huge variety of quality razor blades for men available today will enable you to find exactly the right brand to meet your unique needs. » Read the rest of this entry «
January 23rd, 2013 § 0
How to Use a Shaving Brush
If you are new to wet-shaving, you may need to learn how to use a shaving brush. Fortunately, it’s not very difficult. Here are the basic steps to using your brush. First, make sure you wet it thoroughly by soaking it in warm water for several minutes. Simply rinsing the brush under the sink is insufficient to adequately wet it; soaking is best. Next, Shake off the excess water. Now you are ready to move on to the next step, applying product to the bristles. » Read the rest of this entry «
November 5th, 2012 § 0
Aftershaves are one of the most important products in a man’s shaving regime. Not only does a good aftershave help soothe and protect the skin, but it can also act as an antiseptic to prevent infection of cuts and razor bumps.
For men with sensitive skin, choosing an aftershave can be a problem because many aftershaves contain strong fragrances and other ingredients which further irritate delicate skin. With that in mind, here are five top aftershaves for men with sensitive skin.
October 24th, 2012 § 5
Choosing the best razor blades for men can be complicated. The best razor blades for one man may not be the best choice for another man. The good news is that the vast array of available options means that any man can find the perfect choice with just a little trial and error. For anyone who is uncertain where to begin, blade samplers are the best way to discover which brand suits you best. » Read the rest of this entry «