Some Tips on a Better Neck Shave

About a month ago I posted this article after my friend Mike expressed some issues he was having with sensitive skin and shaving. The topic came up again a few days ago and he elaborated that the issue was had more to do with his neck than with anything else. I’m sure many of us have experienced it, razor burn and bumps, discomfort while shaving, ingrown hairs, redness, nicks, you get the idea.

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Three Aftershaves for Spring

Although initially it may seem strange to assign specific scents to the changing of the season it really does make sense. We break out our sweaters in the winter months and put them away in the spring, the same really should be done with our heavier scented aftershaves exchanging them for the fresher, lighter scents that are more fitting for spring. Plus if you are like me you are always looking for a reason to expand your shave cabinet and what better way than diversifying your aftershave selection.

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Adjustable Safety Razors – A Short Intro

I’m a bit embarrassed to say, but I finally got around to ordering my first adjustable safety razor. I decided on a Merkur Progress and I’m excited to give it a go. Waiting for it to arrive has got me thinking about the adjustable razors in general, for the non-wet shaver it really is a strange item, I know it was for me when I first read about them. So for those of you just learning about adjustable safety razors or for those are a bit confused, here is a quick write up on how they work and along with a look at some razor options.

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A Great Reason To Start Using Pre-Shave Oil

If the is an aspect of a man’s shaving routine that is often ignored it is the use of a pre-shave oil. The practice has falling away at some point in the mass market production line of shaving products which is unfortunate because using a high quality shave oil can make a big difference between an ok shave and great shave. I had the pleasure of using some of Oscar’s Oil pre-shave oils was more than impressed with the results. If you have never used pre-shave oils or haven’t had a great experience with them you really should give them a try.

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British Shave Creams

When it comes to shave creams the British brands arguably the benchmark for all other creams. The wet shaving tradition has a long history in Britain and that excellence is evident in their products. But with so many brands to choose from I thought I would break things down a bit and take a look at some classic, and must try, shave creams from Britain.

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Shaving and Sensitive Skin

I was talking to my buddy Mike this morning about shaving and sensitive skin and the different ways in which he could combat the situation. The solution to the problem of sensitive skin and shaving is really a several step operation.

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Some Great American Shave Soaps

During my visit to Pasteur Pharmacy last week I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow wet shaver mainly thanks to my daughter who had given him a hug mistaking his bald shaved head for mine. Her error provided me with a great conversation and discussion about great shave soaps, specifically American shave soaps.

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