Mantic59’s Top 5 Shaving Tricks

Sometimes it worth reviewing a few of the shaving “tricks” I’ve come across over the years.  These simple (for the most part) tips can help you get a better shave in almost any circumstances.

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1. The Barbershop Shave Prep Trick

(Youtube LINK for those having trouble with the embedded video below)

2. The Upside Down Lathering Trick

(Youtube LINK)

3. The Shaving Under The Nose Trick

(Youtube LINK)

4. The Advanced Clean Up Trick

(Youtube LINK)

5. The Extending Blade Life Trick

(Youtube LINK)



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  1. John Bliss says:

    I wonder if you have tried Cremo shave Cream and if so what is your opinion of the product. This is a brushless shaving product.

  2. These will cut down on the nicks for certain! I’ll have to try these in the coming days…

  3. Anyone have the balls to try the Gilette slide with a DE razor? I’ll j-hook, roll over, blade buff, but the slide conjurs up images of the butcher shop…

    All videos worked fine for me

  4. Dean/Branford– Thanks for the info, I’m checking into this now.

  5. Good stuff Mark. Just an FYI, that last video resolves to “Sorry , we’re unable to play this episode.” I’ve tried it on various browsers and devices with the same result. But it can easily be found on Youtube.

    • Did you try the embed or the youtube link? Which browser are you running on?

      • I’m getting the same error message, nor will the video play on Youtube. I’ve tried using both IE and Chrome.

      • The embedded Blip link (for the last video) is what I was discussing. I use Google Chrome, but I also tried it on Firefox on one computer. Now I suppose it is possible one of the plugins I use might me the issue–I keep my browsers pretty tight, security wise. But since the other embedded vids worked fine, I just figured this one might have an issue. If they work for everyone else, I suppose it might be a plugin/addon issue, and/or perhaps an issue with non IE browsers.

        I had no problem with the youtube version.

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