A while back I asked users on several shaving forums what their their biggest shaving trouble was. Problems with shaving the neck was the biggest response by far, so I’ve assembled some strategies you can try for a better shave on the neck.
A reader writes: “I have a Merkur 34C heavy duty that I really like. Having ordered a Feather AS-D2 and being left disappointed in its performance compared to the Merkur, I’m wondering if you can give me some advice on what to buy to complement the Merkur. I tried the Feather for about two weeks with different blades and was pretty careful about the distinct blade angle. If it’s helpful, I typically use Feather platinum or the Israeli Personna blades in my Merkur. I tried those in the Feather, too, but did not get the same shave.”
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.
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. [Read more…]