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I just got a bottle of my first ever beard oil (Fawcett's Booze and Baccy) and I'm loving it. I decided to try using my beard oil as a pre-shave oil today (I've never used a pre-shave oil before). It ended up being the most enjoyable shave of my life. My straight razor cut through...
Ok after using this stuff for a few days, I take back what I said about the oil. It smells awesome, it was the moustache wax that smells horrible.
My favourite shaving soap is a sandalwood scented on (see wayyy above). I love the smell. It's was my only experience interacting with sandalwood...
My order just arrived!
1. Captain Fawcett's Moustache Wax (sandalwood)
2. Captain Fawcett's Beard Oil - Booze & Baccy by Ricki Hall
I was previously using my first moustache wax (from Beards By Design), which I bought at House of Knives. It went on smooth as butter but never stayed in place...
Good evening, gents.
It's coming up on a year now that I've been using the straight razor so I figured I should post again.
I've never let my beard just grow wild before so I've been doing that for the past few weeks to see what happens. Other than cleaning up the neck, I'm letting my hair do...
Well I sliced myself pretty good on the hand yesterday. Funny how my worst cuts are always there... I was in a major rush and the shave actually went fine but as I was drying the blade with a tissue I ended up bringing it across two fingers. A mistake I won't be making again for a long time.
As a perfectionist in every other aspect of life, I have to pace myself with shaving because too much will irritate my skin. So I put a lot of effort into getting it right with the first pass... I'll be feeling the stubble and grumbling at myself for the rest of the day when I screw up.
Happy holidays everyone! I vanished for a while because I was busy with life but here's an update.
I got a new strop! It makes me wonder how I made due with that old paddle style one.
I also got an aftershave/conditioner. Alcohol free with...aloe? It feels gross and lacks the now...
Imarkow: Yes it was the one in the picture
StubbleTrouble: I actually started off watching Lynn's vids. Good stuff.
Rockviper: Thanks for the welcome!
Ok it's been a few shaves and I've now met up with Attila in person. He showed me the hair test and I got to see how sharp my razor is. Thanks...
So my brush broke. The part with the bristles came off of the part with the handle... I contacted the store I got it from and they're going to send me a new one! Until then I'm using regular old aerosol cream. I forgot how much it smelled like mysterious chemicals.
Today I put a lot of...
As you can see, my new Edwin Jagger brush came apart during the fourth use. It looks like there just wasn't enough glue in there, it slides in and out freely now. I'm sure it will be an easy fix once I find my superglue. Is this a common occurrence?
3rd shave. Just a touch up on my cheeks because I wanted to get more practice going ATG on an easy part. There were no cuts again so I suppose it was successful and I'm definitely as smooth as human skin can get.
I've now gone through a few relevant sections of the shavewiki and feel like I'm...