25 Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving Tips

Shaving with a double edged safety razor is making a resurgence as more and more men and women are realizing this old-school way of shaving is far superior to modern razors. What they’re realizing is that “wet shaving” provides a better shave, saves you money, and is better for the environment. They’re also realizing that the plastic cartridge razor scene is fraught with unscrupulous, big name companies, taking full advantage of you with their massive marketing budgets and even more massive profit margins.  If you’re just getting started with wet shaving or you’re looking to step up your wet shaving game, you’ve come to the right place. Below are the top 25 shaving tips for taking your shave to the next level using a double edged safety razor. 1. Prep is a must When you’re wet shaving with a safety razor, preparing your skin for a shave is an indispensable habit that will…

How To Shave My Head With a Double Edge Blade?

In a recent poll by Men’s Health, they asked “do you hang on to every hair you have left or do you bite the bullet and shave your head?” 68% of the men said shave it, while 16% of the people said to hold onto it. There are many men that can completely pull off the shaved head look and feel. In fact, thousands of men have decided to shave their heads as soon as balding begins. Shaving your head with a double edge safety razor isn’t hard, but it can be daunting to a first-time shaver. Pre-Shave Techniques Shave With The Grain If you have curly or coarse hair, it’s important to have extra caution while shaving your head. As those of you with curly and coarse hair are more likely to get razor bumps and ingrown hairs, we recommend shaving with the grain and don’t make more than two passes over the…

10 Shaving Tips You Never Learned Growing Up

Dad may have been an endless fountain of knowledge when you were growing up, but with the advent of cheap, multi-blade cartridge razors, canned shaving creams, and TV commercials touting how “easy” shaving is, there was probably one area where dad was pointedly silent – how to shave properly! Don’t blame dad. Back in the day when wet shaving was the norm, shaving was a better experience and dads were more likely to happily pass on this rite of passage to their sons. These days, with plastic razors everywhere you look, shaving is a frustrating, irritating experience for most men, including dads. Who would want to pass that on to their son? Thankfully, wet shaving is making a comeback and now we can do our part to gain some knowledge about this lost artform and pass it on to our own sons when the time comes. Below is a list…

The Ultimate Guide To Properly Cleaning Your Shave Brush

So you have received your new shave brush, but now you’re looking to keep your brush clean? You would assume that your shaving brush would remain clean after constantly being dipped in your shave soaps and warm water, right? Unfortunately, shave brushes often collect dirt, oil and bacteria from your shaves over time. The frequency that you will have to clean your shave brush depends on how well you rinse and dry the shave brush after each time you shave. While it’s not recommended to clean your shave brush everyday, there are certain factors that will help you decide how often to properly clean it. Is your water hard or soft? Have your bristles began to lose their limber strength? If you answered hard water and you’ve noticed your bristles have began to lose their strength, we think it’s time for you to clean your shave brush. Here are a…

3 Reasons To Switch To A Double Edge Safety Razor

There are quite a number of reasons why you should you use a Double Edge Safety Razor kit, but for today, we’ll just break down the 3 reasons that matter the most. By visiting any local pharmacy or supermarket, one can go in and pick out a brand new new multi-blade razor. You can even go online and buy a subscription to a certain business that claims that their blades are “f**ing great.” Their claim to fame is that their service costs less than $1 per day. Many people don’t realize though that you’re still overpaying. Here are 3 reasons to switch to a double edge safety razor.  #1. Double Edge Safety Razor Blades Are Much Cheaper The blades for a double edge safety razor come out to about $0.20 per day. There are still men that will go to buy regular 3-5 cartridge refill packages from grocery stores and pay…

How To Shave Your Legs By Using a Double Edge Safety Razor

Women are paying a small fortune every year for disposable, plastic razors that just get thrown out and replaced on a regular basis.  Add a little insult to that injury by piling on the obligatory “pink tax”. Thankfully, there’s an alternative. In recent years there’s been a re-emergence of an old-school classic, wet shaving with a safety razor. Many men have already made the switch to this throwback to the days when swapping out your razor blade only cost a few cents. Now more and more women are jumping off of the expensive plastic razor bandwagon in droves as well. Shaving your legs using a double edge safety razor is a far superior, more eco-friendly way to shave. Plus you can save a lot of money using double edge razors as opposed to using the pricey cartridge razors. Why would I shave my legs with a safety razor? Shaving your legs…

What Is The Pink Tax and Why Should You Care?

What Is The Pink Tax? The pink tax often referred to as gender pricing and gender tax, refers to the extra fee that women are charged for certain products and services. In most cases, women typically have to pay more for shaving products, razors, dry cleaning and daily maintenance. According to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, hair products cost an average of 48 percent more than similar products marketed to men. Overall, the study found that women’s products cost more than men’s products 42% of the time. According to a report by Forbes, women are paid less than men, even for the same job, but usually have to pay an increased amount for their products. You may be asking yourself, why do woman have this extra “pink” tax on top of their goods? Well one reason is due to the fact that manufacturers can find some consumers…

Why Do Black Men Get Razor Bumps?

Black men tend to get razor bumps far more easily and more often than men of other ethnicities. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80% of black men will get razor bumps at some point during their lives. Why is that? And, how do you avoid razor bumps while still getting the best shave? Black men tend to have body hair that is curly and wiry. Curly, wiry hair tends to turn back around and re-enter the skin, causing an inflammatory immune reaction that results in razor bumps, keloid scarring, discoloration, and even infection. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to combat these nasty irritations while maintaining a smooth, clean-shaven look. Why does hair get ingrown? When curly hair is cut short enough that it sits underneath the skin’s surface, it tends to curl back on itself as it’s growing out and re-enters the skin, creating razor bumps.…

What Is The Difference Between A Safety Razor and A Straight Razor?

When most people think of a traditional razor, they tend to think of a 50s movie in black & white where a barber is seen lathering up one of their customers while precisely shaving their bears using a straight razor. In fact, most people do not actually know if straight razors are still around today. The practice of using a straight razor in day-to-day life has become somewhat of an art over time, however safety razors are starting to gain popularity amongst shavers worldwide. Regardless of which razor you prefer, both are still some of the most popular razor options available. The real question is, is there a difference other than modern safety features? What is a safety razor? A safety razor is a shaving instrument that typically has a protective device made of plastic or metal between the edge of the blade and the skin. This protective device helps reduce the risk…

How To Get The Best Shave Without Razor Bumps

Getting the best shave is one of the most important aspects of looking and feeling your best, but razor bumps, razor burn, and ingrown hairs are a constant problem. So, how do you get the best shave possible without the hassles? How do you strike the balance between the closest shave and the safest shave? To answer these vexing questions, we’ve compiled an ever-growing list of shaving strategies and tactics for getting the closest shave possible while avoiding razor bumps, razor burn, and ingrown hairs. This list will continue to grow so feel free to drop us a line in the comments if you have an idea that you think should be added here. Prepare and Cleanse Your Skin 1. Cleanse your skin thoroughly Before shaving, the hair on your face must be hydrated. When hair gets wet, it swells making it easier to cut. Use warm water and a…