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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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31 Why does my new badger brush smell bad?
32 Why are vintage Gillette razors so popular?
33 Would you suggest the same safety razors for beginner ladies as you would for men?
34 How do you store shaving soap?
35 What is Method Shaving?
36 Some shaving soaps are triple milled. What does that mean?
37 What is the best Trumper's shaving cream?
38 How long does a puck of shaving soap last?
39 How do you sterilize a vintage safety razor?
40 What supplies do I need to start shaving with a straight razor?
41 How long do you soak your brush before your shave?
42 What size shaving brush should I buy?
43 Do I need different shaving brushes for soaps and creams?
44 How do you break in a shaving brush?
45 How should I store my double edge blades between shaves?
46 Can I use shaving soap without a brush?
47 Do I have to use a Feather blade in my Feather safety razor?
48 Do you ever use boar or synthetic shaving brushes?
49 Why doesn't soap lather in hard water?
50 What does "shave ready" mean?
51 Why should I use a shaving brush?
52 How many shaving passes do you do?
53 Can I melt my shaving soap to use in another container?
54 How much should I tighten the head of my razor?
55 Is it still considered traditional shaving if I use a cartridge razor?
56 What is a safety razor?
57 Why is rust on my straight razor?
58 Is there anything I can do to get that clean baby-face look?
59 How do you condition a strop?
60 Will shaving oil ruin a badger brush?
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