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1 Why is one blade better than five?
2 What safety razor is best for sensitive skin?
3 What is a good straight razor for a beginner?
4 How do you choose a safety razor?
5 How do you use pre-shave oil?
6 Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?
7 What is the lifespan of a Merkur safety razor?
8 How many shaves can you get from a DE blade?
9 Do I need a more aggressive razor or a sharper blade?
10 Is a Shavette a good alternative to a traditional straight razor?
11 How do you get a good lather with a shaving soap?
12 What order should I use my blade sampler pack?
13 Why do you use an aftershave?
14 How do I know when my blade is pulling or becoming dull?
15 What is the difference between aftershave splash and balm?
16 How do you store your DE razors?
17 Is a heavier razor better than a lighter one?
18 Is it better to build lather in a bowl?
19 What is the safest method of blade disposal?
20 How do you apply splash-based aftershave?
21 Where can I find razors locally to look at them in person?
22 Do I have to buy a brush stand?
23 Why are vintage Gillette razors so popular?
24 What should be in a 'wetshaving starter kit'?
25 What is Method Shaving?
26 What is the numbering system used on the blades?
27 Why does my new badger brush smell bad?
28 Do shaving soaps and creams expire?
29 What is the best Trumper's shaving cream?
30 Can I use regular soap as shaving soap?
 
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