Menthol – How It Works To Cool The Skin

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Like many wet shavers, I love menthol. I never had exposure to mentholated shaving cream until I returned to wet shaving, as canned foam was my choice. It’s cooling, refreshing, and great for summertime heat. The first mentholated cream I tried, Proraso green, overwhelmed me. I thought it was too chilling.  Now, I use products like Vostok, and Yeti Snot, and don’t find Proraso bracing at all.  Obviously that sounds like tolerance to a substance, so I began investigating it’s chemistry, and pharmacology.

4 Modern Day Barber Shops With Vintage Style

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For some people, vacation priorities involve world-famous restaurants, historical landmarks or luxurious hotels.  While all of those things are fine and good, you won’t get far without being well-groomed.  And for those of you for whom grooming is a special activity onto itself, you may want to consider these vacation destinations that are home to some of the country’s best barber shops.  We’ve even included travel tips to help you channel the spirit of each place.

The New Crop Of Open Comb Razors

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Open comb razors seem to be enjoying a modest little resurgence recently, with several new models coming onto the market.  Here is a little background on open comb razors and a look at some new models.

Stirling Soap Co. Ben Franklin Shave Soap

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I wanted to hate Stirling Soap Co.’s Ben Franklin soap! Okay, well let me explain.  I should preface this by saying any discussion of scents is always YMMV. What is precious to one man could be equivalent to “poison” for another. So take what I say next about the scent to be my own opinion.

How To Shave When Traveling

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Shaving while traveling is all about compromise. Maybe you can’t take your regular shaving kit because it’s size, or its weight, or it’s cost. But even if you can take your regular kit you still may not get the same results on the road because of environmental changes. Let’s take a look at some shaving products specifically made for travel, along with strategies for getting a good shave when you’re not at home.