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 21, 2014
Posted July 9, 2014
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.
Posted May 19, 2014
As a long-time reader of Sharpologist, I jumped at the chance to join in on the review fun. In the course of things, I received a sample that was one of the most unique bits of shave soap that I’ve ever run across from the crew over at Shaving Yeti. You know you’re in for something a bit unique when it’s coming from a brand of that name, that’s for sure. And when that brand names their soap “Morning Wood”? Well, you know they’re looking to inject some humor into your morning shave routine.
Posted April 28, 2014
There seems to be increasing interest in shaving mugs and scuttles. And with good reason: some are built so that lather stays warm during the shave, providing a more luxurious experience. Others are meant to show off some aspect of the shave…or the shaver. But there are quite a few styles, new and vintage. Let’s see if we can make sense of the different varieties and what they are used for with this introduction to shaving mugs and scuttles.