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.
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 A handful of historical references point towards the origin of the shave brush coming out of 18th-century France.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.
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!
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.
We’ve got the skinny on the ingredients in your post-shave products so you can choose the right one for you and your skin.