[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.
Posted August 18, 2014
Posted August 15, 2014
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.
Posted July 30, 2014
Posted July 21, 2014
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.
Posted July 7, 2014
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.