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Five Ways to Better Your Shave

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Five Ways to Better Your Shave
Recently a friend of mine was over and made a comment about how old fashioned I was for using a shave brush that he had just spied drying on the bathroom counter. I tried to explain what made shaving enjoyable for me, but I did a poor job since I was put on the spot. After thinking it over for a few weeks, I came to realize I’ve adopted a few things lately that have bettered my experience. I’d implore any shaver to consider these tips and see if it takes your shave to the next level too.

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What is Alum and How is it Used?

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What is Alum and How is it Used?

If you have been around wet shaving, or have watched some videos on YouTube, you have no doubt heard mention of alum, or an alum block. In this post we are going to discuss what an alum block is and how to use one.

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Tutorial: How To Load a Blade In The Irving Barber Co Shavette Razor | 2 Minute Quick Tip

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Tutorial: How To Load a Blade In The Irving Barber Co Shavette Razor | 2 Minute Quick Tip
Loading a blade into the IBC | 2 Minute Quick Tip The Irving Barber Company (IBC) razor is extremely versatile in that it accepts numerous types of blades. In this video I discuss what blades the IBC takes, and show you how to load the blade. My personal favorite blades to use in the IBC are AC style blades, but a half DE blade bumps up the aggression, or efficiency of this well-crafted, beautifully designed razor.

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Different Types of Safety Razor Heads | 2 Minute Quick Tip

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Different Types of Safety Razor Heads | 2 Minute Quick Tip

Different Types of Safety Razor Heads | 2 Minute Quick Tip

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How to Map your Beard Growth

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How to Map your Beard Growth

An important factor in getting a great shave that is also irritation free (as mentioned in this post here) is to know how your facial hair grows. If you do not know how your hair grows, it is likely that you are getting irritation and or ingrown hairs fairly frequently (I know I was). Our goal here is to help you learn how to map your growth so you can avoid the irritation and ingrown hairs.   The easiest way to map your growth is to let your hair grow a few days. The reason behind this is that the...

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