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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…

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…

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.…