Synthetic Fiber Shave Brush Trends

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Two years ago, I was member of a group of wet shavers who wanted to look at the new crop of synthetic brushes entering the marketplace. We wanted to see if there were significant changes from the synths we had used in prior years.  This article will not recap our work, but rather look at the growth of interest in synthetic brushes. None of us claim that our work changed attitudes—only that changes have occurred since our project began.

Lathering From A Tub of Shaving Cream To The Face?

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Michael writes: One of the videos that I still frequently study is your video “How to Build and Apply Traditional Shave Lather”. In that video, you show how to build lather in the palm of your hand from a soap, how to build lather in a bowl or mug from a dollop of cream and how to build lather directly to your face after swirling the tips of the bristles of your brush on a puck of soap.

Does The Shaving Brush Matter?

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If you asked me three months ago if the type of shaving brush makes an appreciable difference in the quality of my shave, I’d probably have said no.  For the dozens of shaving soaps, creams, after shave balms and splashes – not to mention razors and blades – that I’ve tried since I began this wet shaving journey in 2011, I had only used five shaving brushes until Mantic and I had a chat about this very topic.

30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave – How To Build Lather

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We are into week two of Sharpologist’s 30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave challenge!  Last week we started the challenge with a look at shave preparation.  This week, perhaps the most enjoyable yet possibly inscrutable part of wet shaving: lather.

How To Use That New Shaving Set

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So you received a fancy shaving set for a holiday gift?  That’s terrific!  There’s just one thing: you don’t know how to use it, right?  Let’s take care of that.  Here is how to use that nice shaving set.