How Do I Use A Shave Stick? A Quick Guide

Making the switch to from the modern shaving world to the classic shaving world has introduced me to many items and techniques that I wouldn’t have been aware of otherwise. But I have to say that one of the most enjoyable items I have come across is the shave stick.

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Why does my new badger brush smell bad?

A while back I gave a friend of mine a badger brush, the following morning I received a text asking Why does my new badger brush smell bad? A fair question. Perhaps one that I should have informed him about prior to giving him the brush. He just recently started using traditional wet shaving items, so not understanding why his brush smelled the why it did was forgivable. Needless to say, if you was confused – and possibly concerned – others must have the same question.

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How Should I Store my Double Edge Razor?

The simple answer to how should I store my double edge razor is any way you want. As long as you rinse any residue off the razor after shaving and dry the off sufficiently you can store it anywhere or anyway you want. Most decent razors have a plated finish that makes it resistant to corrosion or rust. Read more…

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What Razor is Best for Sensitive Skin?

When I get asked what double edge razor is best for sensitive skin, my first response is always to question their preparation routine. Are they producing quality lather? Ensuring their face is adequately hydrated? Read More…

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What Safety Razor Should I Buy?

Cost aside there are a couple of things to consider when choosing a safety razor. The first being the handle of the razor. You want a a razor that isn’t heavier on one end rather a well balanced tool. It should be comfortable and allow you to maneuver the razor across your face with ease. Read more…

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How can one blade be better than five?

This is the question I get asked most by friends and colleges when they find out about TheCloseShave.com. My first response is always the cost difference between the two, which seems to peek their interest. Plain and simple. A box of 100 Astra blades that could potentially last you a couple of years is roughly equivalent to four Gillette Fusion Blades.

The follow up question is almost always -“Well the

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How To Hold A Shave Brush

The answer to how to hold your shave brush is of course the way in which is best for you.

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