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Category: Shave and Groom

Strike Gold Shave Nixon Shaving Soap Review

It happens at least once a day. My Instagram notifications pop up with a live video announcement from Strike Gold Shave. Frank Misa likes to pop into my day with a little behind the scenes and the occasional promo or contest for one of his soaps or razors. When he reached out to me to try one of his shaving soaps, I was definitely interested in seeing what he had to offer. Frank graciously sent me a sample of the Strike Gold Nixon shaving soap. Strike Gold Shave Fragrance This shaving soap offers a really pleasant fragrance that’s not too strong or too light. It may be on the lighter side of my preferences, but I like this strong ones. This fragrance is a real crowd pleaser for all scent strength preferences. I was picking up a citrus-floral scent, but I couldn’t quite place it, so I reached out to Frank and he described it as a sweet and sour blend of Sorrento lemons, sugar cane, and lemon zest. This is a wonderfully fresh scent perfect for any morning shave. Strike Gold Shave Lather I have one small complaint in regards to building lather with…

Atto Primo Shaving Brush Review

Atto Primo reached out to me in the early fall to try and review their two shaving brushes. I had never heard of this company before, and, as always, I was thrilled to get to try something new. I have to also thank Atto Primo for their patience. They were one of several brands to submit their products for review prior to November, and they were completely understanding and supportive of my participation in No Shave November. I appreciate their willingness to wait for me. So, let’s get into what makes up an Atto Primo shaving brush. Atto Primo actually sent me two shaving brushes; their black horse hair brush and their gold boar brush. So first, I’ll break down the similar features then get into what I though of each brush individually. Both brushes are big. The loft for each is 64mm, which is pretty impressive holding a fair amount of water and lather. I have only ever reviewed one other brush with a bigger knot. The aluminum handles really shine on both of these brushes too. They have wonderful weight and balance, but aren’t too heavy. I also found the grip to…

Five Tips for a Better Shave

So here we are, December 1st. Movember / No Shave November has come to a close, and you’re ready to get back to your normal shaving life. I think we all think we look like Captain America in that new Avengers trailer (I know I wish I did), but we probably look a little closer to Ron Burgundy after losing his job. So it’s time to shave those beards and mustaches off. 

Men’s Shaving Tips: 5 Effective Ways to Prevent Razor Burn

Having a good, clean shave enhances your appearance, but using dull blades results in itchy and terrible rashes called Pseudofolliculitis barbae, or razor burn. Most men have had their share of struggles with this condition, but there are ways to avoid it. Studies proved that razor burn affects more than 60 percent of African-American men. A razor burn is a consequence of shaving with a dull razor that leaves an itchy and uncomfortable rash on the neck and face that can last for days at an end. Tired of having to wrestle with razor burns? Then check out these time-honored and clinically-proven tips. 1. Pre-Shave Preparation Following the right procedure when shaving is crucial. The first step is to wash your face with hot water and soap thoroughly. The soap helps remove excess oil and dead cells that could clog the blade. Choose the right soap that has the right PH so that your face does not dry up after washing. A hot shower is preferable, since the steam hydrates and softens hair follicles, which simplifies the whole process. Specialists recommend applying hair conditioner to the beard to soften it. 2. Use the Right Shaving Cream…

Getting Ready for Movember

Movember starts on Wednesday, November 1st. Are you ready? Movember, also sometimes known as No Shave November, is the month when men shave on the 1st and then grow out either their mustache or other facial hair in an effort to bring attention to men’s health issues, like prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The associated charity organizations have done so much to raise awareness and funds, but there’s always more to do. And always more money to raise. This year I’m going to be joining the No Shave November movement and grow out my beard, but I am going to run through a few steps I’m taking to make sure I’m ready. Luxury Shave Since I’m not going to be shaving, something I enjoy doing, for a month, I want my last shave to be special. I’m going to use one of my favorite shaving soaps and the accompanying aftershave. The brush has to be a silvertip for that added comfort. Hardware should provide comfort while achieving that extra-close BBS shave. That’s why I’m using this milder razor paired with this…

Palmolive Shave Stick Review

In a wet shaving world filled with exotic fragrances and artisan creations, I find it refreshing to use something simple and easy. One of my favorite “simple” tools is the shaving stick, and in my search for these easy-to-use products, I found my way to the Palmolive shave stick. I’ve already taken a look at a few others like La Toja and D.R. Harris, and now I’ve added to my every growing collection of wet shaving products.

Truefitt and Hill Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream Review

For over two centuries, one name has been a cornerstone of traditional men’s grooming, Truefitt and Hill. Well, really two names, I guess. So how does a heritage brand respond to current market demands like shaving cream for sensitive skin? They reformulate and present their new Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream. This new shaving cream, although they do have one newer, is Truefitt and Hill’s attempt to help those men who struggle with skin bothered by harsher fragrances and dyes.