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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…

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.…

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…

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…