You are here: Home

Shaving 101

Shaving 101
Jul02

Make Shaving Not Suck

Email Print PDF

This article by Shaving 101’s Mike Sandoval is featured in the July 2013 issue of Cigar Advisor Magazine. The article describes the problems with modern cartridge razors and aerosol creams, and why many men are caught in a vicious cycle of shaves that suck. Mike encourages men to go old school: use a double edge safety razor for a comfortable and enjoyable shave. He also describes the benefits of using a shaving brush to get a closer shave and softer skin. He also explains that traditional shaving is a fun hobby -- particularly for cigar enthusiasts -- because collecting tobacco accessories and shaving accessories are very similar with vintage and new gadgets, and products that are available in many different styles and scents. 

Read more...
 
Sep13

Ode to a Shaving Brush

Email Print PDF

The shaving brush is the single biggest factor in achieving an outstanding shave. You can use a safety razor, straight razor, or cartridge razor; lather on soap or shaving cream. However, the one aspect of wet shaving that cannot be overlooked is the use of a shaving brush. This article explains the benefits of shaving brushes and offers some tips on choosing the right brush for your shaving style and your budget.

Read more...
 
Mar14

Technology's Curse: The Pivot Head

Email Print PDF

By today’s modern standards, traditional shaving can appear complicated. Lather must be created with cream, brush, and bowl instead of the push of a button on an aerosol can. Similarly a traditional wetshaver has to master important variables, such as angle and pressure, which modern cartridge razors remove from the equation. Because they are widely available and most of us learned to shave with these convenient products, many men developed lazy habits that hinder their results with traditional products.  This article helps new wetshavers more easily transition from mass-market cartridges to the enjoyment of traditional shaving.

Read more...
 
Aug01

Understanding Hair Grades of Badger Brushes

Email Print PDF

When shopping for a shaving brush, one can quickly become confused with the different grades of shaving brushes on the market today. There are several types of brushes available, such as badger hair, boar bristle, and synthetics, but badger hair is by far the most ideal material for a shaving brush because of its natural water absorbing capability. Unfortunately for the newcomer to wet shaving, brush manufacturers do not have an industry standard in place that specifically defines grades of badger hair. The grade designations vary from one brand to the next, so it can be difficult to understand shaving brush quality and pricing. This article breaks down the basic classifications so that you can easily understand the different characteristics and benefits of various badger hair grades.

Read more...
 
More Articles...
Page 3 of 5

Welcome

First time here?
Take a Tour!

Q & A

Can you use Method Shaving with a straight razor?

Brian
Arvada, CO

Read more...

Community

There are currently 870 people browsing this site.

Shaving 101 on Facebook Shaving 101 on Twitter Shaving 101 on Pinterest Shaving 101 on Google Shaving 101 on Flickr Shaving 101 on Technorati Shaving 101 Syndicate


Featured

The Blades Grim

 

 

ad policy


Latest Posts

Popular Articles

Hot Topics

iKon Bulldog Stainless Safety Razor

The iKon Bulldog is a precisely engineered razor that proved itself to be outstanding for sensitive skin as well as coarser beards. Read more...

Popular Products