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Traditional Wet Shaving

Rediscovering the pleasure of wet shaving with straight or DE blade razors. Also see my webpage on this topic at Traditional Wet Shaving webpage.

It is being run as a Collection which means only I am posting but anyone is free to comment and discuss the posts as long as it stays on the topic of the post.

Out of long experience this has shown me to be the most focussed way of obtaining relevant interesting news without lots of spam and off topic chatter. I have no intention of spending time moderating a social Community. I've previously had over 500,000 followers on G+ and they followed because posts stayed strictly on topic. I hope people will appreciate that here and if you'd rather do social chat there will be other Groups for that. I honestly can't find time to do news as well as moderate lots of other posts that I have not researched myself.

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  • Danie van der Merwe
  • Danie van der Merwe
    How To Wet Shave With A Safety Razor Tutorials - A Good Collection Of Video Tutorials

    For most people, shaving sucks. Very few people enjoy the morning process of lathering up with a cheap shaving cream, shaving with a cartridge razor, applying tissue to the areas where you cut yourself, and then dealing with razor burn and razor bumps for the rest of the day.

    But then you have those that wet shave. It is a different experience. It is relaxing, enjoyable, and it just plain feels better when y...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    13 Best Shaving Soaps – Easier Shaving With a Luxury Lather - I still prefer Soaps over Gels or Creams

    If a high-quality shaving soap is a gourmet dish of spaghetti bolognaise prepared in Italy, then shaving cream is two-minute noodles.

    When it comes to men’s products, shaving soap has been around for just about as long as the concept of shaving itself. These days, canned shaving cream has mostly taken its place on convenience store shelves. However, those who value tradition, quality and luxu...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Shaving 101 – The Double Edge Razor: Expectations vs. Reality

    Here are some common expectations (misconceptions? Myths?) about double edge razors with comments on the reality of the expectation.

    There is certainly no going back for me, I'm really happy with my double edge razors (yes I have a touch of RAD as per the article).

    See https://sharpologist.com/2019/08/shaving-101-the-double-edge-razor-expectations-vs-reality.html

    #wetshaving #DErazor #shaving
  • Danie van der Merwe
    How To Shave - Different Wet Shaving Razor Techniques (Video)

    A quick demo of different wet shaving razor techniques to vary your morning routine.

    Watch at https://youtu.be/7fLfeh97uqY

    #wetshaving #shaving
    A quick demo of different wet shaving razor techniques. Purchase from https://shavenation.com/ and use the links below to support my channel so that I can keep making these videos.
    Thank you! Geo.

    Shaving Gear Used in this Video:
    Shaving Brush: http://bit.ly/SNFineResinBrush
    TOBS Shaving Cream: http://bit.ly/TOBSSandalwoodCreamSN
    R89 Razor:...
  • Danie van der Merwe
    How to Shave Like Kirby Allison - Morning Routine | Wet Shaving Pro Guide (Video)

    In this video, Kirby goes step by step on how to wet shave like a pro. All of the products you will need, the steps to create a perfect lather, and tips on how to use a safety razor on sensitive parts of the face.

    Must say it was a first for me to see a guy shaving in a shirt and tie! But its all good practical advice - I just prefer a boar brush when I use a hard soap.

    Watch at https://youtu.be/BQ5rKqqirw8

    #we...  more
    How to Shave Like Kirby Allison 👨‍💼 - Morning Routine | Wet Shaving Pro Guide... In this video, Kirby goes step by step on how to wet shave like a pro. All of the products you will need, the steps to create a perfect lather, and tips on how to use a safety razor on sensitive parts of the face. We love hearing back from our customers and audience and endeavor to respond to any and all...
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Wet shaving eye candy stock photos for desktop backgrounds and other uses

    There were just no great traditional shaving articles that caught my eye this week but this collection of photos at Shutterstock do provide some really great photos to use as desktop images or for other uses instead.

    See https://www.shutterstock.com/search/safety+razor
  • Danie van der Merwe
    The Best Shaving Cream (not Soap) of 2019 Review

    After a combined 48 weeks of careful comparison in blind tests, five intrepid gentlemen helped test 12 top products to select Cremo – Original Concentrated Shave Cream as the best shaving cream. Cremo hasn’t been around as long as most of their competitors, but they seem to have nailed the formula for a great shave. The runner-up is the classic British brand Taylor of Old Bond Street.

    But the best part of the review is the amount of background ...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Mind-boggling savings I've made with traditional wet shaving (R16pm) vs Gillette Fusion (R250pm) is 15x cheaper

    I just decided to swap out my boar hair shaving brush today and realised that it is a few days short of 4 years old and cost me R215. It got me thinking about the costs and I saw that the 300 blade pack of Astra blades I bought off Amazon (R584 inc shipping) have had 50 used so far since 22 Dec 2018 (about 6 months).

    Normally I used one Gillette Fusion blade per week (costing R499 fo...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    7 Best Safety Razor Blades That Provide a Perfect Shave

    Positioned between disposable razors and straight razors, a safety razor might seem like the typical middle child. That hardly tells the whole story, however. Make no mistake; safety razors are damn good. They’re a definite upgrade over the majority of disposable razors, and rank right up there with safety razor when it comes to delivering a close, professional-like shave.

    Same face, same razor, but different blade = a different shave. I...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Charcoal Goods manufactures unique artisan safety razors from solid stainless steel, copper, brass or aluminium

    Charcoal Goods is a one-man operation designing and manufacturing classic safety razors and wet shaving accessories.

    See https://charcoalgoods.com

    #charcoalgoods #safetyrazors #shaving
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Rex Ambassador Adjustable Safety Razor Unboxing-Review by Shave Nation

    This is a beautifully made safety razor that I've featured before but I can't stop looking at it. It carries a lifetime manufacturing warranty which is probably too short as this razor will last multiple lifetimes!

    Watch at https://youtu.be/S0Dvbuo49WU

    #safetyrazor #rexambassador #traditionalshaving
    Unboxing Review of the Rex Ambassador Adjustable Safety Razor. Please purchase from https://shavenation.com/ and use the links below to support my channel so that I can keep making these videos.
    Thank you! Geo.

    Shaving Gear Used in this Video:
    Rex Ambassador Razor: http://bit.ly/RexRazorSN
    Feather Blades: http://bit.ly/FeatherBladesSN

    Geofatboy's...
  • Danie van der Merwe
    An American Wet Shaver In London notes that many of the biggest and most recognizable names of traditional shaving products are in walking distance of each other

    London is the headquarters for many of the biggest and most recognizable names of traditional shaving products. such as Geo. F. Trumper (GFT), Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS), D.R. Harris, and Truefitt & Hill (T&H).

    All of these businesses are located within walking distance of one another. They are located on Jermyn St. and St Jam...  more