Q. In which order should I try the razor blades from the sampler pack?
A. Don't get too caught up in the order, except save the Feather for last. The most important part of the process is giving each blade enough time before making your opinion. In fact, often you may come back after your technique has improved that your opinion of a blade has changed. Have fun!
Q. Will my opinion of blades change over time?
A. Yes, it is likely that your opinion of blades changes over time if you are new to DE shaving. As your technique improves, you will find blades may behave differently. Additionally, you will find blades performance may be affected by the razor you use. If a blade does not work for you, try it in a different razor.
Q. What is a good razor if I am just starting out?
A. There are several good razors. One we often recommend for people just starting out is the Merkur 34c. The Edwin Jagger series of razors that are from DE86-89 are also excellent for a start and very similar in weight and size to the 34c.
Q. Why would I consider an ?open comb? razor?
A. It is really a matter of preference. However, some people who have thicker beards find that an open comb works better for them.
Q. What's better soap or cream?
A. It's really subject to opinion and brand. With a cream you will find that it is easier to make a nice rich lather. Many people start off using creams. However, the soaps can be slicker depending on the brands. That's the beauty of it. You can change it up and alternate.
Q. Where should I lather?
A. You can lather using a lather bowl with your cream and brush. This is ideal in our opinion. If you are using a soap, you can directly work the surface of the soap to get a nice rich lather and then as you brush onto your face as well. You will want some sort of container to hold the soap in place while you work the surface. Some prefer to create the lather directly on the face by putting the cream on the brush and working it into a lather there--"face-lathering."
Q. Do you ship to (international country)? If so, what is the cost of shipping?
A. Yes, we ship all over the world and are happy to be accessible to so many people. Our shipping rates are based on weight and will vary from country to country. You can certainly place the items in your cart and go through the check out process with you address and you will see your shipping costs and options.
Q. The international tracking info. does not change. Why?
A. The USPS does not offer up to date tracking information on international orders. If you have received the tracking number you can be assured we have shipped it. However, international shipping times do vary from 1-6 weeks normally depending on customs. Please contact us if it has exceeded 6 weeks.
Q. Can I change and order once it has been placed.
A. Yes, we are able to cancel the order and you can replace the order in full. We can not edit the existing placed order. Your money for the first order will be refunded, but can take up to a few days to post.
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