Friday, 28 February 2014

Shave of the day 28th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Eucalyptus
Lather: Derby Shave Stick
Brush: Turkish No7
Razors: Merkur 39C Slant and Parker 22R TTO, both with a Trig
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Shaving & Grooming Rituals from History

I found and interesting post over at The Art of Manliness, going into some details on shaving and grooming across the world and across time.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Shave of the day 26th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Peppermint
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE
Razors: (Merkur) Bakelite Slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite - both with a Blue Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Prototype Menthol

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Roman shaving

I found this interesting article on shaving in Roman times. Seems shaving and shaving gear was just as complicated back then as it can be now.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Shave of the day 24th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Orange
Lather: Mike's Natural Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper Soap
Brush: Vie Long 14033 mixed badger / horse
Razors: Lord Racer and YUMA, both with a Racer blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Friday, 21 February 2014

Shave of the day 21st February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Eucalyptus
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol cream
Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE
Razors: Merkur 39C Slant and Parker 22R TTO, both with a Trig
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

How a Double-edge Razor Can Change Your Life

More things to read - "How a Double-edge Razor Can Change Your Life" is an article by one of the moderators from a shave forum; it's a good read even if it's not my favorite forum.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Shave of the day 17th Februar

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Orange
Lather: Prairie Creations Walter Shaving Soap
Brush: Vie Long 13051M pure horse
Razors: Merkur 39C Slant and Parker 22R TTO, both with a fresh Trig
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Prototype Menthol

Friday, 14 February 2014

Shave of the day 14th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Lavender
Lather: Martin de Candre
Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE
Razors: (Merkur) Bakelite Slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite - both with a Blue Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Shave of the day 12th Februar

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Peppermint
Lather: Arko shave stick
Brush: Vie Long 14033
Razors: (Merkur) Bakelite Slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite - both with a Blue Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A relaxing, rewarding, and self-indulgent morning routine

Still trawling the net, I came across "The Wet Shave", an article that tells a story that in many way resembles my own quest for a smooth shave.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Shave of the day 10th Februar

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Peppermint
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Vie Long 13051M pure horse
Razors: (Merkur) Bakelite Slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite - both with a fresh Blue Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Prototype Menthol

Friday, 7 February 2014

Shave of the day 7th Februar

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Eucalyptus
Lather: Arko Cool Mint shave cream
Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE
Razors: Lord Racer and YUMA, both with a Racer blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Thursday, 6 February 2014

...traditional shaving is all about tailoring to the individual

A little while back someone linked to "The Triumphant Return of Wet Shaving" over at my favorite wetshaving forum. Half information, half entertainment, half advertisement... but if it can get people interested and make them explore the options, it's all good in my book.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Shave of the day 5th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Liquid Peppermint Soap
Lather: Lea Shave Stick
Brush: Omega #50014 pure boar travel brush
Razor: Merkur 985C Open Comb Travel Razor, with a Lord blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

...turning the morning shave into a tug-of-war between men and their facial hair.

A little while ago I happened upon "The Racially Fraught History of the American Beard", and found it an interesting read. The rise and fall of the african-american barbers in the early 1800's, the rise of the beard as a masculine symbol... an interesting history indeed.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Shave of the day 3rd February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Peppermint
Lather: Arko shave stick
Brush: Turkish No7
Razors: Lord Racer and YUMA, both with a fresh Racer blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Shave of the day 1st February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's Liquid Teatree
Lather: Prairie Creations Teatree KISS cream
Brush: Vie Long 14033
Razors: Merkur 39C Slant and Merkur 25C Open Comb, both with a Permasharp blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum