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How To Achieve That Perfect Shave

Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Household

Perfect Shave

If you are a typical American male, it might be comforting to know that you - more than likely - shave completely wrong. If you use a disposable razor with 5 or 6 blades, you are not a proper gentleman. What you should have is a brush made of badger hair for starters:

Q: What are the basic tools you need for wetshaving?

A: The perfect shave has three ingredients: a good razor, a good brush, and glycerin-based shaving cream. But the biggest difference between wetshaving and the way most guys shave today is the use of a shaving brush. A good badger-hair shaving brush is the single most important ingredient in getting the perfect shave—if you change no part of your shaving routine except to add a good shaving brush to the mix, you’ll be astounded at how much better and more enjoyable your shaves become.

This is an excerpt from an article we found on MSNBC. A lot of good information here. If we try to make the switch, expect some interesting images.

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I use a braun Electric shaver and some electric razor pre shave lotion. Williams Lectric Shave. Works great! Gives me a smooth shave and smells good grin

A M3 Power. I just use shaving cream.

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Thats why Philips/Remington invented the electric shaver. What a bunch of geezer talk. Welcome to the 21 century. shaving is as boring as taking a long crap.

Idiotic conclusion with age…Moving along.

Shaving can be great, and painless, I have to say the article is true, though this guy…He seems to…Enjoy…it, a little too much, lots of great tips, if it wasn’t so mind blowingly expensive(Which it is) I’d take a swing.

I’m a big fan of wetshaving, but I think the process is better with a safety razor and double-edged blade. Here’s a <a href=“http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2006/07/10/a-guide-to-the-gourmet-shaving-experience/”><b>comprehensive introduction</b></a> to shaving with a safety razor, and here’s a <a href=“http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2006/08/01/shaving-recommendations/”><b>recommended starting kit for the beginner</b></a>. These both contain a lot of links to products, other advice, etc.

We should also be aware that not all shaving creams are meant to be used by all men. We are unique and so is our skin type. One must choose wisely on what to put on his face. Taylor of Bond Street has created different aftershaves and shaving creams for men who have sensitive skin. Check out this link to see some allergen free items. http://www.fendrihan.com/taylor-bond-street-m-6.html

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