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Every day we receive questions from readers about their shaving products or techniques. Thank you for writing! We've created this Shaving Q & A section so that we can share the answers with everyone. If you have a question, please feel free to submit it and we will do our best to give you a thoughtful answer.

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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 Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?
6 How do you use pre-shave oil?
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 What order should I use my blade sampler pack?
11 How do you get a good lather with a shaving soap?
12 Is a Shavette a good alternative to a traditional straight razor?
13 How do I know when my blade is pulling or becoming dull?
14 What is the difference between aftershave splash and balm?
15 Why do you use an aftershave?
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 How do you apply splash-based aftershave?
20 What is the safest method of blade disposal?
21 Do I have to buy a brush stand?
22 Why are vintage Gillette razors so popular?
23 What is Method Shaving?
24 Where can I find razors locally to look at them in person?
25 What should be in a 'wetshaving starter kit'?
26 Why does my new badger brush smell bad?
27 What is the numbering system used on the blades?
28 What is the best Trumper's shaving cream?
29 Do shaving soaps and creams expire?
30 Can I use regular soap as shaving soap?
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