Why Shave With a Straight Razor? Because It’s Enjoyable

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To the uninitiated, shaving with a straight razor seems downright insane. After all, you’re pretty much just taking a knife to your face when compared to a modern cartridge razor, right? The question then becomes why shave with a straight razor if it’s so dangerous? I do agree that straight razors are pretty intimidating, but [...]

Gillette Fusion 5 Review – A Decent Cartridge Razor

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Last night, I tried out a Gillette Fusion 5 for the first time. I purchased it a few months ago, but I was busy shaving with Harry’s razor seeing how it performed and how long it lasted, so the Fusion 5 sat in the box until the two Harry’s razor cartridges became unusable. In this [...]

What Is a Shavette?

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If you’re new to the wet shaving world, then you might be wondering: What is a shavette? A shavette is a folding razor that takes a disposable blade. It has a very similar look and feel to a straight razor and you shave with it in much the same way as a straight razor. The [...]

Your Manscaped Lawn Mower 3.0 Questions Answered

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  Usage Questions Can you use The Lawn Mower 3.0 on your face? Yes, you can if you really want to use that way. I tried it before I realized it was for your man bits. I guess that’s what you get when you don’t read the packaging close enough. I wasn’t really impressed with [...]

The Art of Shaving – Shaving Cream Review

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Product: The Art of Shaving shaving cream # of Scents: Currently eight Opinion: Worth the money Purchase Link:  Art of Shaving shaving cream I Wish I Knew About Shaving Cream Sooner Like most men, I started shaving by using a Mach 3 razor and a can of Gillette shaving cream. I never really questioned this method [...]

How Long Do Harry’s Razor Blades Last?

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A few weeks ago I purchased a Harry’s razor to test it out and see how well it shaved.  Here’s a link to my review of Harry’s Razors if you’re interested in reading it. One of the main questions I have been trying to answer since then is: How long do Harry’s razor blades last? [...]

Simpson Beaufort B4 Pure Badger Shaving Brush Review

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The Simpson Beaufort B4 pure badger shaving brush is handmade in Britain and features a faux ivory handle and pure badger hair bristles. Simpson, which was acquired by Progress Shaving Brush (Vulfix) Limited in 2008, touts it as a “superb brush for bowl lathering.” I have pretty much used it exclusively for lathering shaving cream [...]

Shavette vs Straight Razor – Which One is Better?

A Dovo shavette sitting on a wooden surface above a Dovo straight razor with the 'VS' abbreviation between the two.

If you’re trying to decide between a shavette and a straight razor, then there are a couple of things to consider that we’ll discuss in this post. I honestly don’t think that one is better than the other. I definitely like things about each one, but the decision is highly personal based on which advantages [...]

A Review of Harry’s Razors

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Product:  Harry’s Razor Shave Life:  Sixty-Eight shaves during testing (while ignoring some minor rusting on the precision trimmer.) Failure Modes:  Rusting of the blade if you don’t take proper care of it.  Failure of the rubber flex “hinge” after sixty-eight shaves. Opinion:  Definitely gives other cartridge razors a run for their money. Purchase Link:  Harry’s Razor Introduction To Harry’s Razor [...]

What is the Best Way to Shave Your Head?

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In today’s world, you have a lot of options when it comes to shaving your head. However, if you’re trying to figure out what is the best way to shave your head, then there are a lot of things you have to take into account. Some things that you need to take into account are: [...]