Once in a while a shave stands out. Everything just sort of lines up the right way, even using products that work well by themselves and I use often. Like taking a walk on an unexpectedly beautiful, sunny day where all seems right with the world. My “shave of the week” included a Bakelite Slant, Crabtree & Evelyn brush, Taconic shave cream, Ursa Major toner, and Taconic aftershave balm. I’ve previously talked about the Bakelite Slant; let me concentrate on Taconic for a moment. [Read more…]
I thought I would post my thoughts on Merz Apothecary’s second annual “Great Shave” in Chicago last week. Unfortunately I was too busy to take pictures or video while there, but plenty of other people did: Merz hired a photographer and videographer and I saw a bunch of other people taking snapshots so I imagine images and posts will be popping up in the shave-o-sphere over the next week or so. Hopfully I can link a few here on Sharpologist. [Read more…]
Several artisans who make shaving soaps have recently introduced shampoo bars to their inventory. There are some benefits to using shampoo bars over the typical commercial creams and gels:
- Shampoo bars are soaps specifically made for washing hair: there are more oils in the ingredient mix and are generally milder than a regular soap.
- Shampoo bars are more environmentally friendly. There is no large bottle or tube to throw away.
- Shampoo bars are available in classic scents similar to shaving soaps.
Here are three artisinal shampoo bars: [Read more…]