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So You Want to Be a Wet Shaver?

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The most common question we get from Shaving 101 readers has always been, “Where do I start?”  Having published many reviews of various brushes, razors, blades, and accessories, we easily see how someone taking his first steps in traditional shaving can quickly get overwhelmed with the choice of products on the market today.  On the other hand, with the recent resurgence of interest in traditional shaving, many high-quality and economically priced products have appeared.  There are more traditional shaving products available today than since the use of the double edge razor tapered off in the 1970s.  Rather than focusing on one particular piece of the equation, this article presents an overview of what goes into your first shaving setup and what you need to take into consideration for your own needs.

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Make Shaving Not Suck

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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. 

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Technology's Curse: The Pivot Head

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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.

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Double Edge Razor Blades: Troubleshooting

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The double edge razor blade is a simple piece of steel with two cutting edges, one on each side of the blade. It mounts into a traditional safety razor and provides a close shave. Despite this straight-forward concept, there remains a lot of confusion about blades in general. How long do they last? How do you choose the right one? What is the safest way to store them? This article discusses double edge blades and answers some of the most frequently asked questions about them.

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Skin Care Arsenal: Exfoliants and Masks

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Wet shavers are familiar with toner and astringent because they are similar to a good aftershave. They are an excellent follow-up to a good face wash, and they simultaneously try to soothe, close pores, disinfect, nourish, control oil, and mildly exfoliate dead skin cells. While you use a toner or aftershave every time you cleanse your skin, you can use an exfoliant or mask from time to time when you need the heavy-duty tools in your skin care arsenal. These are the products that are used less frequently, but yield fantastic results when used consistently.

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