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    Abnormal life of an Astra SP blade

    So my blade ended up lasting about 94 comfortable shaves. Afterwards, I all of a sudden started getting quite bad razor burn. I ended up pushing it the further 6 shaves needed to reach 100. Even though I tried to get that sort of life out an Astra SP again, it only lasted 6 shaves. For the past...
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    Whats your opinion on pre-shave oil and ingrown hairs?

    Well that is my theory, I have never tried one at home to test it out though. As a person with experience, what would you recommend? I am absolutely lost when it comes to pre-shave oils.
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    Whats your opinion on pre-shave oil and ingrown hairs?

    So as I wrote in a previous post, I was in Rome a few months ago. During my visit there, I visited a classic Italian barber, for a shave and haircut. The experience was great, I would recommend it to anyone going there. The barber shaved me with a shavette, two passes, first with the grain and...
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    Hair Tonic Help

    So on Monday afternoon I went to the store and purchased the Tabac "dry" hair tonic. Here are my initial thoughts. As I was first applying it, I immediately remembered the comment of razorboi who likened it to after-shave for the head. It's holding power is non-existent. However, that does not...
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    Hair Tonic Help

    Thanks to all for the advice. After reading everyone's thoughts on the topic, I've reached the conclusion that I will really just have to buy all the products and see what works for me. I'll make sure to post an update of the results.
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    Hair Tonic Help

    Thanks for the reactions, they have been helpful. What both of you said actually makes a lot of sense and sound much more believable, compared to all the wonder descriptions I'm reading online. I was also considering the Tabac hair cream, however I gave up on the idea, as I presumed it would...
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    Hair Tonic Help

    So as the title suggests, I know nothing about hair tonics and would appreciate some advice :) Basically, due to a mix between stress and dry air, I have been getting a lot of dandruff lately. I was able to reduce it by only using shampoo once every 2-3 days, however it is still not eradicated...
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    Abnormal life of an Astra SP blade

    This actually makes a lot of sense. Until three months ago i was located in Munich, where the water had an extremely high mineral content, to the pint where I was forced to use bottled water for my espresso machine, as the tap water just clogged the system. I am now in the Netherlands, where...
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    Abnormal life of an Astra SP blade

    Well that was basically the whole idea of this post. As I said, I've never really gotten more than 6-7 shaves out of a blade before it starts tugging and giving me razor burn. That is why i find this to be so unusual and was wondering if someone else has ever experienced something similar.
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    Abnormal life of an Astra SP blade

    Hello All, So my go-to razor is the Merkur 34c. I always combine it with an Astra SP blade. I usually change my blades once I begin to develop small nicks and cuts during the shave or some razor burn. This usually happens after about 6-7 shaves as I have a very coarse and thick beard. About two...
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    Scheermonnik

    I am using the delftse wit version. It is honestly one of my favorites in my collection in terms of lather and scent. However, it is extremely soft. I bought it along with a puck of SV manna di sicilia and even though I've got down about the same number of shaves on both, the SV barely has a...
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    Upcoming trip to Italy

    Yeah, their English was very limited, but I was left with the impression that it was more of a case of them having run out of the stock, rather than not carrying it at all. So, i would still check the shop out, especially as you will be in the area if you visit the Vatican anyway.
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    Upcoming trip to Italy

    No, actually I did not. Maybe I should have when thinking back to it.
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    Upcoming trip to Italy

    Well as I said, they had quite a good stock on all of the standard mainstream products such as TOBS, MWF Dr Harris, etc... However the prices of everything imported were quite high, much higher than buying it online here, in the Netherlands. There did have at least 20 different models of DE...
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    Upcoming trip to Italy

    Well guys, thanks for the replies and the useful information. The trip to Rome was fantastic. I was able to visit Profumeria Durante, its near the Vatican and had quite an impressive collection of products. The only thing which I did not like is that they seemed to be out of stock of all of the...
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