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Shaving Lather: Too Dry, Too Wet, And Just Right

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One of the biggest challenges for new wet shavers is learning when your lather is right.  Many men spend years shaving with foam or gel from an aerosol can and never have to focus on actually creating lather for every shave.  While these products are convenient and take out the guess work, they are generally not good for the health of your skin and will never provide the benefits or enjoyment that one gets from traditional wet shaving with a brush.  This article takes a closer look at the three basic stages of shaving lather: too dry, too wet, and perfect.


How to Hold a Safety Razor

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For those who are moving from a mass-market multi-blade razor to a traditional safety razor, they will immediately notice that the cutting angle of a double-edge razor is much different than cartridge or disposable razors.  The safety razor does not have a pivoting head, and the weight and balance of the all-steel constructed double-edge razor requires a different grip in order to maintain the correct pressure of the blade against the skin.  This article demonstrates the correct way to hold a double-edge safety razor to achieve the proper angle and comfortable shave.


Types of Safety Razors

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Frustrated by his dull straight razor, King Gillette envisioned an inexpensive, double-edge blade that could be affixed to a handle, used until it was dull, and then discarded. His dream became a reality when the first modern safety razor was patented and mass produced in 1904. Since that time, the basic designs of the safety razor have remained relatively unchanged. Although the materials and craftsmanship have varied over the years, there are still only a few basic designs of safety razors. This article describes the three types of double-edge safety razors as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each design.


Combat the Cold with Aftershave Balm

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The arrival of the winter season often poses a challenge for keeping your skin healthy.  As the temperatures and humidity drop, your morning shave can become more uncomfortable, leaving your face feeling rough and dry throughout the day.  One solution for this problem is simple: switch to using an aftershave balm instead of a splash.


Combinations of Superlathering

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One of the aspects of wet shaving that I enjoy the most is the continuous quest for new products, tips, and tricks to get a better shave today than yesterday. A while back I read online about a method one adventurous shaver used. Perhaps he was bored or for the sake of research just thought of mixing soap and cream together. He kindly shared it on the web and it forever changed the way I shave.

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