Advocacy: I Hate Shaving!

Every now and then I enter the phrase “I hate shaving” into Google (the actual search parameter is “i hate shaving” -legs) and look at the results for the past week or so.  The results are illuminating…and furtile ground for some raging shaving advocate like me to respond to blog entries or forum posts.  What have you done to advocate traditional shaving?

Advice: Loading Cream Onto The Brush

Preston writes: What do you find is the best way to use shaving cream? Do you use something to scoop it out of the container or just use to brush and get some on the bristles? Does one have an advantage over the other? Does one make the shaving cream last long? I am using Taylors shave cream. When I first started shaving traditionally I would scoop out some cream with a tongue depressor, a plastic knife, a plastic knife, a plastic knife, or even my finger. I thought dipping the brush into the tub of cream would make the cream…

Advice: Shaving Mug Lathering

Matt writes: I have a question about mug lathering. I recently got my first shaving mug. I am able to get a good lather, but when I put the lather on my face I don’t get as good coverage as I do when I face lather. When lathering, I use the brush to bring down the lather that has risen to the top of the mug walls. I try to get the lather in the middle of the brush, but I’m just not getting enough of the lather on my face. Usually when I face lather, the lather stays towards…

Video: Vegas, Baby…VEGAS! And, Oh Yeah, A Shave

Yes, earlier this month my wife and I were in Las Vegas again!  This time we stayed at the Wynn and I was lucky enough to get another “spa” shave.  With their permission I was able to videotape it and post the highlights.  Admittedly it is a long video–longer than any other single video I’ve done–but now most of the major video streaming sites (or at least Youtube and Blip) support long-form videos, and I wanted to give you an idea of what goes on during one of these luxury “spa” shaves.  It really is meant to be a pampering…

Misc: 9000 Subscribers And Counting

I just passed 9000 subscribers on YouTube, so the countdown begins towards the 10,000 milestone.  Socialblade predicts that will be around September so I have some time to think about what to for a milestone celebration.  Ideas?  A contest like I did for 5000 subscribers?  A big, massive give-away?  Mini give-away’s as the number gets closer?  Suggestions welcome!