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Wet Shaving and Grooming Blog

  • Safety Razor Startup Guide
    July 11, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Safety Razor Startup Guide

    If all the razors in your life have been plastic and multiple bladed, then read on to get a glimpse into the history of a better way to shave with a safety razor. And if you are already a fan of classic shaving, you can read on to learn more about the in-and--outs of this wet shaving biz.
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  • Steps to Growing an Epic Beard
    July 5, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Steps to Growing an Epic Beard

    Looking to start “No Shave November” a little bit early? Ready to bury your fear of the beard? Or maybe you’ve just started a new job as a lumberjack. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking to sport a civilized (or uncivilized) epic growth of facial hair, then we’ve compiled a few beard care tips to get you started.
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  • Love Your Shave: Naturally & Organically
    June 28, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Love Your Shave: Naturally & Organically

    If your skin has the razor burn blues, check out the sensitive-skin-loving organic and natural shaving products we carry at West Coast Shaving. Read on to find out the benefits of going natural, and discover the many brands we carry that offer nature's goodness for your skin, many of which are handmade with care.
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  • essential oils vs fragrance oils
    June 14, 2021 Valerie DiCarlo

    Essential Oils Vs. Fragrance Oils

    Part of the fun of wet shaving is escaping the world of generic foams with little to no scent and delving into a world filled with a complex arrays of fragrant components. All these options in shaving creams/soaps can transform the dread of shaving into an enjoyable experience. Though exploring scents is a pretty exciting adventure, many will likely fall into one major trap: an allergic reaction. The skin is quite a vital defensive organ, so it will throw an immune response to anything which poses an allergic threat, including a fragrance component. The problem lies in the individual, as there are no general trends in who reacts or how, so scent searching is a game of “trial by error”.
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  • Did the Razor Wars Spark the Classic Wet Shaving Revolution?
    June 7, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Did the Razor Wars Spark the Classic Wet Shaving Revolution?

    The popularity of classic wet shaving is on the rise, partially due to the “Razor Wars” of the early 2000s. There is no need for you to become collateral damage in this battle of the blade. More blades don't necessarily equal a better shave, just a lighter wallet. Explore the history of the disposable razor's ever-growing "shavetech" and the correlating growth of the classic wet shaving camp.
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  • Wet Shaving...Truly Better For Your Skin!
    May 24, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Wet Shaving...Truly Better For Your Skin!

    Many men who shave with cartridge razor blades complain about razor burn, ingrown hairs, and nasty skin irritation. But did you know that a traditional wet shave using shave soap or cream, a shaving brush, and a safety razor can all but alleviate these problems and leave you with healthy skin? Learn more!
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  • Eureka! We've struck "liquid gold" with Argan oil!
    May 10, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Eureka! We've struck "liquid gold" with Argan oil!

    Argan oil is derived from the nut of the Argan tree, native to the hills of Morocco that has been used for years for its head-to-toe benefits - repairing and replenishing your skin and working its wonders to nourish your face, hair, and body. Try some today!
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  • Whiskers Shaven. . . Now What?
    May 3, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    Whiskers Shaven. . . Now What?

    Shaving removes the dead skin cells, so trust us when we say that after care is very important for replenishing the moisture your skin has lost. It's also a great way to show your personality with your scent. Let us help you figure out the products you need post shave, from aftershaves to nick relief to cologne fragrances.
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  • How Do You Get A Great Lather? So Many Options!-West Coast Shaving
    April 26, 2021 West Coast Shaving

    How Do You Get A Great Lather? So Many Options!

    Shaving cream, soap or croap? Are you going to use a brush or go brushless? How do you decide? Let us help you sort through all the various lather consistencies, and we'll give you some of the pros and cons of each.
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