I was taking a look at my incredibly disorganized shaving cabinet over the weekend, thinking about which wet shaving and grooming products to review next, and I realized that I needed the ability to try more products in smaller quantities. That thought process led me to thinking about a couple of the most overlooked items in traditional wet shaving, the sticks and stones of shaving. I’m talking about shaving sticks and alum stones or blocks. These two tools pack and incredible punch when it comes to convenience, value, and sampling.
Both shaving sticks and alum blocks are amazingly convenient, not just for travel, but also for storage. Like shampoo bars, they store dry and are easily packed. Shaving sticks take up much less space than a full tub of shaving soap in your cabinet. Both are very well priced. Shaving sticks also have the added bonus of helping you get more for less. As I’ve written before, I think many wet shavers are drawn to the experimentation aspect of this process, trying as many soaps and creams as they can. Well, shaving sticks allow you to try more products for less money.
These two overlooked products can aid your travel issues, clean up your cabinet, and give you a chance to try more wet shaving gear. Let’s not overlook them any more. Pick a few up today!