What Is The Best Shaving Cream?

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[UPDATED September, 2014!] What is the best shaving cream?  There is a lot of it out there–the good, the bad, and the ugly.  And shaving cream can be pretty important: it can make using a blade a pleasant, fragrant diversion or a painful, bloody chore.

Steampunk Shaving Cream by Tabula Rasa

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Steampunk is a special edition shaving cream that was created for The Shave Nook shaving forum by Tabula Rasa in  Germany.  If you’re not familiar with the steampunk genre, think of it as a “retro-futuristic” science fiction or fantasy alternate reality based in the Victorian era (though sometimes it takes place in the American West) where steam-power is still in use.  HERE is the Wikipedia entry if you want to delve deeper.

An Interesting Use For Canned Barbasol

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Eric writes:  So I finally gave in and ordered a tube of Proraso cream on Amazon.  However, while I was waiting for it to arrive, I sadly learned a couple days ago that I was just running out of the little travel-sized can of shaving gel that I was using.  And worse, I found this out this mid-shave!

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.

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.