Don't forget about all the great "extras" that go along with a really good shaving experience. Here at West Coast we have all the things you didn't know you needed.
Shaving Accessories Education
We carry all those accessories to make shaving easier, more streamlined, and in many cases, just. . . better! Bowls for creams and soaps, shaving stands to hold your razor, strops to keep your blades sharp, and lots of the best travel supplies on the market for when you're on the go and still want to take time for your morning shaving ritual. We also love all of our barber friends so much that we set up a whole section just for them!
Shaving Bowls, Mugs, & Stands
Specially designed bowls and mugs can be very helpful in whipping up the best lather. Ceramic and porcelain can be warmed and retain heat during your shave. Textured bottoms helps you aerate your cream to get a frother lather. Non-slip grips, handles, broad rims, and other features make lathering a breeze. Stands are also an extremely important but oft forgotten element in wet shaving. They are an investment in maintaining your tools. Leaving wet steel in a drawer or cabinet is a recipe for disaster. It is important to dry your brush and razor between uses and a stand is essential for that.
Razor Strops & Hones
Strops are essential for those straight razor shavers. Keeping your blade in tip top shape is important. Strops can be one sided or two sided. One-sided strops have just a leather strip for finishing your blade before you shave. The two-sided ones also have a linen, cotton, or similar material for cleaning the oxidation off your blade before it goes to the leather.
Shaving Mirrors & Towels
No matter where you are shaving, a mirror is important. We have camping mirrors and "truly fog free" mirrors for those who love to shower shave.
Towels are also an important shaving accessory, not just for keeping your space clean but for the benefits they provide. A hot towel applied to your face before a shave will soften the hair and follicle, open the pores, and prepare your skin for the blade. A good shaving towel will retain heat nicely and isn't too big and bulky to use on your face.
Travel & Dopp Bags
Now that you've fallen in love with wet shaving, you will want to take it with you on the go. Leather cases are sturdy and heavy-duty to protect your razor. Canvas is also a good choice for its durability and ability to resist stains. There are also containers to protect your shaving brush and razor.
We carry professional grade items as well.