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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…

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…

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…

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 I Transitioned From a Multi-Blade to Double Edge Safety Razor

Last year, I decided to transition from a multi-blade razor to a double edge safety razor. In fact, it was a much longer process than I could have imagined. After 20+ years of shaving, I would like to share my transition over the last year. Before I could transition, I needed to think about what was most important to me when it came to shaving. Was it my skin appearance? Was it the closeness of my shave? Was it how much time it takes to shave? Was it about avoiding Razor bumps? Was it the quality of the handles, razors, shaving cream and or aftershave? All of these questions I took into consideration. I’ll never forget my first true shave. It was in 1993 on a hot fall day at The San Diego MCRD (Marine Corp. Recruit Depot). I was handed a very small fragile plastic straight razor and some…

10 Menswear Blogs Every Guy Should Be Following in 2017

Fashion and menswear blogs are a great way to catch up on the latest style and grooming tips. In the past, consumers would have to buy magazines in order to catch up on their latest style tips. Now regular people are the new influencers in the fashion industry and fashion bloggers are rising to the forefront as tastemakers. Below you will find 10 tastemakers with exceptional style and fashion tastes. Watch out for these 10 style websites in 2017 as they are redefining fashion as we know it. 1. Street Etiquette Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi are the faces behind the popular menswear and lifestyle blog, Street Etiquette. Founded in 2008, Street Etiquette focuses on telling a story through their sense of style. The popular mens lifestyle website turned Creative Agency has built a strong base with clients such as Adidas, Starbucks and the U.S. Open. 2. Dapper Lou Founded in…

The Difference Between Alcohol and Moisturizer Based Aftershaves

Often times, a man’s shaving routine will consist of lathering their face with pre-shave lotion and carefully shaving one’s facial hair. After getting the last of their facial hairs, men tend to use a splash of alcohol-based aftershave to finish things off. What your skin really desires though is moisture, so using these alcohol-based aftershaves aren’t the best bet for your skin. Splashing on different types of alcohol-based aftershaves lack the hydration your skin really needs. Why do we even use aftershaves? An aftershave is a type of liquid that contains antiseptic agents and is meant to prevent infections that might arise from cuts made by the razor. A good aftershave however does much more than just prevent infections. People who use higher quality moisturizer-based aftershaves appreciate the feeling of comfort as well as the prevention of infections. With all of the different aftershaves in the market, how do you determine…

Barber in New Orleans Gives Free Haircuts To The Less Fortunate

This weekend will mark 10 years since the storm Hurricane Katrina made its landfall in Louisiana. As we remember the victims and haunting memories of Hurricane Katrina, there’s a barber by the name ‘Brandon The Barber’ that devotes his free time giving back to his community by giving free haircuts to the less fortunate. In addition to giving free haircuts, Brandon The Barber feeds the homeless in his community. In an Instagram post, Brandon The Barber says that “barbering changed my life” and in doing so, Brandon wanted to give back. Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’ #cutnola #brandonthebarber #barber #me #love #style #love #life #art #hair #xotics #blurryfades #nola #neworleans #atlanta #nyc #la #miami #philly #haircut #andis #wahl #oster…

Adidas Introduces The Yeezy Boost 350

Adidas and Kanye West are getting ready to release their second sneaker. The Yeezy Boost 350 is a lower-cut, more practical pair of sneakers than the futuristic model that was introduced earlier this year. The Yeezy Boost 350 sports a sock-like shoe with a full length midsole and fine leather details. The sneaker will give you a good and comfortable look. The black Yeezy Boost 350’s come out this Saturday and will most likely sell out instantly. Find out where you can buy your own pair by visiting Adidas.com.