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