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Every day we receive questions from readers about their shaving products or techniques. Thank you for writing! We've created this Shaving Q & A section so that we can share the answers with everyone. If you have a question, please feel free to submit it and we will do our best to give you a thoughtful answer.

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1 Why is one blade better than five?
2 What safety razor is best for sensitive skin?
3 What is a good straight razor for a beginner?
4 How do you choose a safety razor?
5 How do you use pre-shave oil?
6 Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?
7 How many shaves can you get from a DE blade?
8 Why do you use an aftershave?
9 Do I need a more aggressive razor or a sharper blade?
10 How do you get a good lather with a shaving soap?
11 What is the lifespan of a Merkur safety razor?
12 Is a Shavette a good alternative to a traditional straight razor?
13 What is the difference between aftershave splash and balm?
14 What order should I use my blade sampler pack?
15 How do I know when my blade is pulling or becoming dull?
16 How do you strop a straight razor?
17 Is it better to build lather in a bowl?
18 Where can I find razors locally to look at them in person?
19 What is the numbering system used on the blades?
20 How do you store your DE razors?
21 Do shaving soaps and creams expire?
22 Can I use regular soap as shaving soap?
23 Is a heavier razor better than a lighter one?
24 What is the safest method of blade disposal?
25 What should be in a 'wetshaving starter kit'?
26 How do you apply splash-based aftershave?
27 Do I have to buy a brush stand?
28 How do you travel with a safety razor?
29 What is a slant razor?
30 What is the adjustment scale for a safety razor?
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I just got into using a safety razor I have a Parker 22R. I'm looking for suggestions on soaps and creams for dealing with bumps.

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