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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…

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…

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 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…