Friday, 18 August 2017

Shave of the day 18th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3.5) with a Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Shave of the day 16th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3.5) with a Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Head shaving for n00bs

I'm sure I'm doing pretty much every single thing wrong when it comes to this, but I've shaved my head twice now without neither slicing my noggin to ribbons nor leaving tufts of hairs... so I can't be that far off the mark.

Usually I get help buzzing my head with some decent clippers. Since I'm on the go for right now, I had to take matters in my own hands - I had a hair colour, and that means my hair was longer than I like.

What you'll need:

  • Some form of clippers, if you wait as long between shaving your head as I have been.
  • A razor, and based on other peoples comments on my favorite shave forum, I decided against a DE.
  • A brush, and I picked my cheap synth since it was next to my BiC in the bag.
  • Shaving soap, and stick seemed sensible to me.
  • A handheld mirror, as well as wall mounted mirror
  • Aftershave or moisturizer.

Start by buzzing of as much as possible of the hair, using the mirror to make sure you haven't missed any spots. Rinse well. Apply soap and lather. Shave carefully, using the mirror and avoid any pressure. Rinse and repeat. Wash any remaining soap off, inspect and apply aftershave and/or moisturizer. And that is that.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Shave of the day 14th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3.5) with a fresh Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 11 August 2017

Shave of the day 11th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: BEA shaving stick
Brush: Omega #50014
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a Kai
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Note: Kai and the old Gillette is not the smoothest combo.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Shave of the day 9th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: BEA shaving stick
Brush: Omega #50014
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a fresh Kai
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Shave of the day 7th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 4) with a Kai
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Saturday, 5 August 2017

No one fights alone!

A Saturday post is a rare thing on my blog, but this is a post with a cause.
Please go read Soap for a Cause on my favorite shave forum and look at Jeff's Soap on CRSW. There is also a GoFundMe campaign if you want to help but don't need more shaving soaps.

Jeff is the brother-in-law to one of my fellow moderators on The Shavenook.

Thank you.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Shave of the day 4th August

Been without WiFi for a couple of days, so this post is backdated
Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 4) with a Kai
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Razor and blade as "pocket litter"

Been without WiFi for a couple of days, so this post is backdated
The term "pocket litter" it a technical term in military intelligence; it is quite literary the stuff you find in captured soldiers pockets. And one of the things you can find is shave gear...

I was reading a very interesting article on German WW2 pocket litter, and realized a couple of thing when I saw this photo:
In the bottom row there is a pack of razor blades, a razor and a loose razor blade. There is a possible shaving brush in the top row, and a mirror more or less in the middle of the table. Even soldiers in the field wants a shave I guess.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Shave of the day 2nd August

Been without WiFi for a couple of days, so this post is backdated
Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a Kai
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Mergress - progress report

I know, bad pun in the headline.

I've been using the Mergress Phil generously gave me for a couple of weeks now, and I can easily see how it can be a daily driver or even only razor.

The mechanism works perfectly smooth. The finish is as far as I can tell spotless. The balance is as close to where I like it as it can get. It shaves great with different blades. It's simply put a great tool for shaving - and it's blinged out too!