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  • Almond Curation-West Coast Shaving
    April 26, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Almond Curation

    Eating almonds had many health benefits, but so does shaving with them! The oil is a brilliant moisturizer and absorbs quickly into the skin to feed it from within (and might even prevent acne breakouts). The scent has been used in aromatherapy for centuries. Check out Eric's curation on some products that use almonds.

     

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  • Earth Day Curation-West Coast Shaving
    April 19, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Earth Day Curation

    We are taking a moment to honor "International Earth Day" this weekend. So Eric whipped together a list of earthy scent, environmentally friendly companies, and earth-conscience ingredients from all across our globe in this Earth Day curation.
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  • Citrus Curation
    April 11, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Citrus Curation

    With the warming days of summer right around the corner (I know, I know, it is hard to believe), you might want to start your search for the perfect crisp, bright, refreshing, bold citrus scent right here. Look through Eric's picks to find just right for you. 

     

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  • January 3, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    An Interview with the Artisans!

    As the wet shaving world continues to grow and flourish, new artisans begin to jump on the scene: artisans who not only realize the benefit of traditional wet shaving, but spend careful time and research dedicated to providing products that help us to slow down, smell the roses, and enjoy a well-crafted shave. Since this oftentimes becomes a hobby and - for many - a community, we thought it’d be fun to engage with some of our recent artisans and ask them a few questions so you can get to know them better, and buy with confidence!
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  • January 3, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Veteran's Day: An Interview with Mickey Lee Soapworks!

    Veteran's Day is not just about cooking up some steaks or burgers on the barbecue. It's a time of humble remembrance, thanks, and recognition of our veterans' duty to serve and protect our country. No matter what duty, no matter how much recognition or what the cost, we thank those who have sacrificed much for the safety of our country. We decided to ask a few questions of one of our favorite artisans and member of the Armed Forces, Mickey Lee Soapworks, to get some background on their introduction into wet shaving, and lessons they’ve taken away from their service. Read on!
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  • January 3, 2018 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. 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. Eric delves into the genealogy of the DE blade and takes apart the safety razor to help you better understand wet shaving.
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  • January 3, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Shaving Brush Startup Guide

    The history of the shaving brush is a bit of an obscure one. A handful of historical references point towards the origin of the shave brush coming out of 18th-century France. However, several other references date before this and come from countries all around the world, so it’s quite difficult to say with confidence from where and how the shave brush emerged. But we do know that this - coupled with the introduction of the straight razor design of around the same time -  it revolutionized men’s shaving.
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  • Pomades for Days
    January 3, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Pomades for Days

    If you’ve spent any time at all on wet shaving blogs, forums, and sites, you know that there are a plethora of choices for your grooming pleasure - scents, consistencies, ingredients, and more. And if you’ve spent any time at all on our site, you know that we are all about helping you navigate the labyrinth that is before you. In fact, our very existence is owed to the small-but-mighty sample pack (an ingenious way to get your feet wet without a full commitment.) We started with razor blade packs over ten years ago and we’ve grown to include soaps/creams, aftershaves, and now, pomades. So, we are very excited to introduce to you our new pomade sample pack!
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  • January 3, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Straight Razor Startup Guide

    So you’re ready to go cutthroat, huh? Maybe you’ve covertly observed the manly art of running a steel blade over your stubble and thought “why not?”. Maybe you’ve experienced a professional hot-towel shave experience and thought “how can I not?” For the true straight razor aficionado once you start, you will never go back. The benefits (arguably the closest shave possible, less irritation, less infection, less environmental impact) can far outweigh the concerns. But this isn’t for the faint-of-heart, and it may help to know a little about what makes one straight razor different from another, and why you may benefit from one blade versus another.
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