Shaving Journal: 1 Year

So here we are a year into my Wet shaving experiment. After years of wanting to, Last October for my birth day I final decided to go old school and start wet shaving. I decided to go with a safety razor over a straight razor and also picked op some shaving soap and later on a brush (I used a large make up brush for the first few months and while it got the job done I wouldn’t recommend it).

I have found hat wet shaving has allowed me to enjoy shaving.
With my old cartridge razor (namely the Mach 3) shaving was a unpleasant chore. Lots of puling and razor burn and clogged blades made it a time consuming task that I avoided and by avoiding it cause me too grow my whiskers longer making the puling and razor burn and clogged blades worse. A never ending cycle of shitty shaving. However my single bladed safety razor mows through what ever I put in front of it and with no issues. Tugging is addressed with e new blade (and at a cost of less then 5 cents a blade, this is far cheaper then any cart on the market) and the rare clog is easily cleared by removing the blade and rinsing both sides. I am still rocking the Shaving Factory Double Edge Safety Razor that I got last October.

Replacing caned shaving foam with a proper brush and soap also have made shaving a more enjoyable ritual. I have found that I prefer face lathering over bowl lathering. My Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush is quite nice. Feels nice on the face and holds quite a bit of water. I also use the brush from the Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Set. It is far more stiff and holds less water but is best when I let my whiskers get real long (more then 10 days or so). My shaving stand is also from the >Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Set. My main mug that I keep my soap in came from the Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Set, and is the main reason that I bought the set. I also have a 4 1/2″ fruit bowl that I originally bought to keep the soap in, but as it has a rounded bottom it proved unstable for the task and I have been using it to soak my brush in before lathering.


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