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.

Traditional Shaving Company Badger Brush

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Traditional Shaving Company’s 100 series badger brush is a solid, middle-of-the-road brush that is another “no drama” product for me: a solid performer that uses good quality parts.  I admit that I can be kind of rough on brushes but this brush has been holding up quite nicely. It’s dropped maybe one or two hairs, pleasantly stiff without being too “scritchy,” and I haven’t had to deal with a funky smell.

5 Shaving Soaps That Shaving Cream Guys Should Try

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Leisureguy recently wrote a post titled “5 Shaving Creams That Shaving Soap Guys Should Try.”  I thought I would turn that around and suggest 5 shaving soaps that shaving cream aficionados should try.  I based these suggestions on how easy they are to lather (even in hard water), performance, and I tried to cross scent and price ranges so there’s something for everyone.  These aren’t the only choices of course but they should give you great results.

3 Shortcuts To Better Lather (+ Bonus Idea)

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I think it’s safe to say everyone has experienced trouble making traditional shaving lather at one time or another.  Here are 3 shortcuts to making a better, more stable lather, more quickly.

How To Shave Someone Else?

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This morning my wife (an Occupational Therapist by trade) suggested an idea for a shaving video that I thought was really good: how to shave someone else.  Specifically, how to shave a family member who might be too old or disabled to shave themselves.  Sharpologist has had a similar post about this but it was more about the family connection.  This would be a video more about the “mechanics” of such a shave.