Updates! MOvember, eBook, “Best” Products

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  As we enter the second half of November here are some updates to Sharpologist’s “MOvember” campaign, 30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave” ebook, Shaving Resources List, and best DE razor, shaving cream, and shaving soap posts.

What Is The Best Shaving Cream?

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[UPDATED November, 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.