"I just purchased my first DE, a red cross gillette tech. Even though my skin has done well with modern razors and crappy gels, i am thoroughly looking forward to finally taking pride in shaving, and doing a little something nice for my ugly…"
"I had the same problem until I started shaving with a straight razor. Soften the hair (a nice hot shower will do) lather with a brush and shaving soap, then shave with the straight. Follow with a hot towel and the after shave of your choice. Never…"
"I'd suggest he start using a straight razor or a double-edge (DE) safety razor. Ingrown hairs are a problem because of the "lift-and-cut" system that disposable razors employ these days. The straight razors and DEs only have one edge…"
"I also rock a straight razor and have found that it makes you focus much more on the shave and thus avoid razor burn. You have to take your time(20-30 minutes), which is good in a world where everyone is rushing around. The only difference in our…"
"For me, on my work days I shave in the shower to get a close shave as I tend to take hot showers. On my off days, I use my mug and brush at the sink taking my time to get a close shave. I will give my face a break only once a week from shaving as my…"
"I used to get razor burn on my face all the time with safety razors, it's not been a problem with a straight razor. Check out straightrazorplace on the internet, it's great. The best shaving soap I've found is made by Colleen Hurley…"
"my shaving regime:
1 Pick and prepare razor:
I use straight razors, so I try to pick one that I did not use yesterday, or the day before. After I've picked my razor I give it a quick sharpen on a hanging leather strop, then a quick rinse to…"
"While the stock answer for many of us would be for your friend to switch to a DE, I think that's a bit further down the road for him. Probably some basic things would make life easier. 1) A good shaving cream. If you have to go canned (ugh)…"
"Sometimes, it depends on what he's using. We here would all like to pretend that a safety razor works the best for everyone, but some skin responds better to an electric shaver. If he hasn't experienced both, recommend that he try the…"
"He actually may want to go to his doctor. Most men have in-grown hairs because they've never learned to shave properly, but people who are born with curly hair have it much more difficult. There are a wide array of products for African-American…"
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
"Undergrad: physical science and mathematics.
Beneficial? Try essential. Without it, I couldn't begin to qualify for my present job, which I love. Nor would I have had the pleasure of all that learning, both in college and in…"