Straight Razor Shaving – Preparing the Razor

As I mentioned in my last straight razor post, things can get a bit confusing at first when it comes to using a straight vs a double sided razor. It isn’t as straightforward as lather up and go, you need to ensure that your blade is shave ready. And the way you get your blade ready is by using a razor strop.

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Straight Razor Shaving – Revisited

About a year ago I started using a straight razor – it was a false start. I failed to make it part of my routine and the razor – given to me by my friends father – eventually found its way to the back of the shave cabinet.

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Dr. Squatch – Cedar Citrus Bar Soap for Guys

A few weeks ago a received a bar of Dr. Squatch – Cedar Citrus Bar Soap for Guys in my Chisel Shave Club box. I’m more of a Lever 2000 type of guy when it comes to body soap so the bar of soap from Dr. Squatch went a bit unnoticed until about a week ago when I needed a new bar of soap for the shower, so instead of reaching for another bar of Lever 2000 I opened my Cedar Citrus bar of soap.

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Baby Butt Smooth Shave Company Giveaway

This month’s giveaway is being sponsored by the generous people over at Baby Butt Smooth Shave Company who are providing one of their Basic Safety Razor Kits as the prize this month. The razor kit includes …

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Preventing & Dealing with Ingrown Hairs

Many of us have had to deal with the dreaded ingrown hair – the pain, the irritation, the feeling that it will never…ever…go away. It’s amazing a rouge hair can do to you when it decides to grown sideways. Fortunately you don’t need to sit idle waiting for that next ingrown hair, or if you do find yourself with one there are steps you can take.

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Brickell Instant Relief Aftershave

A few days ago I received my first box from Chisel Shave Club, one of the items in the box was a – rather large – sample size bottle of Instant Relief Aftershave from Brickell. I have never come across any Brickell products, and after having used their after shave for nearly a week I wish I had found them sooner.

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Das Boom Industries Detroit Tobacco, Musk & Motor Oil

The cold weather has forced me to kick up my moisturizing routine, without it I turn into a scaly, rough hand freak. I took this opportunity to break out a sample sized bottle of Das Boom Industries Detroit lotion that I have been sitting on for a few months. I put it aside partially due to winter still being some time away and partially due to the fact that I couldn’t get past the fact that motor oil is one of the fragrances.

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