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Recent content by Aaron Hall

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    WTB Custom Straight razor

    I just messaged the artisan. He’s out east https://shave-ready.wixsite.com/razoirs-anciens/shop You can also see his work at Instagram; search “ALE RAZORS” (Login • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ale razors/ale) Enjoy!
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    WTB Custom Straight razor

    Check out the ALE razors at razoirsancienne. Outrageous.
  3. Aaron Hall

    Shark Super Stainless

    Sharks Super work great for me, too!
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    Your favourite shaving youtube channel

    I really enjoy IAMCDB.
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    ASD2 - what am I doing wrong?

    This is the only razor I can use daily. It took a while to get the angle right; after that just great shaves. My wife uses it, too, and loves it.
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    What's your soap for today?

    Today was Extro Arancia, a sample PIF’ed by a local. Unidimensional scent (not surprising, soap is called Orange). Good performance (slickness & cushion) but not on par with latest & greatest bases. A little dry on the post, but can add balm if I get annoyed. Decent soap, but wouldn’t buy in...
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    Those with naturally oily skin, what is your take on the superfat soap craze?

    I love them! That said, I avoid pre-shaves, witch hazel, AS, and balms. The super fats allow me to use only the soap, simplifying things. Haven’t noticed a difference in the amount of acne yet; this approach will change if I do.
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    PIF Fatip Classic Grande Open Comb

    I’m in! This is very generous of you to offer. I have been pretty blessed in my life. About the only time“...but it’s home...” applies to me is when my wife and I were separated for a period of time. My mental illness was raging and I was unable to maintain our relationship. I moved into a...
  9. Aaron Hall

    And now for something completely different....contest/PIF

    I would not call The Covenant a light read. Relatively light in comparison, but not light. My favourite Michener was Mexico. Enjoy!
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    And now for something completely different....contest/PIF

    I would love to be in on this, if I am not too late. Feel strongly that you’ll finish the book first. That scent sounds intriguing; seems like it might be polarizing, as unique things tend to be. Suspect I would be in the like camp on that.
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    Is vegan/vegetable soap actually soap?

    Saponification is a chemical reaction between fats (saturated [i.e. solid] or unsaturated [i.e. liquid]) and a strong base (i.e. lye). It is a fairly simple reaction, and my Dad (who is 75) can remember making soap on the farm from the fats (tallow) of whatever animal they had slaughtered/hunted...
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    Soap Commander Sample PIF

    Not in as I am Canadian. Great PIF, and might need to get that Blue soap; sounds like it’s in my wheelhouse.
  13. Aaron Hall

    Best soft cream you’ve tried?

    I find the Maca Root & Aloe from The Body Shop a great performer at a budget price. If you like the smell it could be a winner.
  14. Aaron Hall

    Hello :), hey there

    Welcome! Happy shaves!
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    I had my first DE safety razor shave today

    I am with @Gryffindor I also use Proraso cream. I rinse with hot water after use. Gently shake out loose water (do not bang as you could damage something). Each blade change I wipe it with a microfibre cloth to remove build up. If needed, I would use a toothbrush, but haven’t had to yet. Welcome!
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