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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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61 What are the "3 Ts" of shaving?
62 Where does badger hair come from?
63 If I use a pre-shave oil, can I use regular shaving cream from the drug store?
64 Can soaps or creams stop razor bumps?
65 Do people actually use the Wee Scot?
66 What is blade buffing?
67 How do you travel with a shaving brush?
68 How do you clean a twist-to-open razor?
69 I had a dull blade in a new pack of blades. Is this common?
70 What does DE mean?
71 Why do you own more than one razor?
72 Why do badger brushes lose hairs?
73 How can I keep a sharp edge on my straight razor other then a basic stropping?
74 Are there skin types more appropriate for cartridge razors?
75 When do you use Skin Food?
76 Injector and Gem blades are at the drug store, but how can I find a razor?
77 How do you know when you need a sharper blade?
78 After shaving with a straight razor, do you need to strop it?
79 How do you know if your razor needs stropping?
80 Are expensive products better?
81 What is Wet Shaving?
82 Can the regular use of a pre-shave oil coat your shaving brush?
83 Is Shaving 101 a commercial site?
84 Can a new shaver start with Method Shaving?
85 Can you use Method Shaving with a straight razor?
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