New? Read this thread! Shaving Tutorials and Site Information ________________________________________ Whether you're an experienced or brand new shaver, these threads will help in your quest for a smooth, irritation-free shave. They are full of tips, tricks, and hard-won advice from our members (advice that you will be soon distributing to friends and new B&B members yourself!). Before you Start Please make sure that you read the TOU - Term of usage and before using this forum. Marketplace Buy Sell Trade Vendor Program Getting Started Welcome to who? - Please update your signature. What the heck does that mean? - Here is a list of abbreviations and acronyms used on B&B. New? First Shave? What do you need to know? - Getting ready for your first shave? How-to: Pre-Shave Prep (AKA Kyle's Prep) Prep is the most essential component of a great shave. Before you think about changing blades, razors, soaps/creams try this! Interactive DE Thread A massive resource! Tips on double-edge razor and blade selection, brushes, soaps and creams, shaving how-to’s, you name it! Interactive Guide to Straight Razor A massive resource! Tips on Straight Razors! The B&B Guide to Shaving Brushes Looking for a first, second, or 14th brush? Learn all about key differences here. Aftershaves for the Wet Shaver Splash or balm? Which aftershaves may work best for you? An outstanding guide to aftershave selection by skin type. Tutorials on how to make lather! - Every soap user should read this. It will significantly improve your lather. My Top Ten General Lathering Tips by Brucered: Ten tips from a long-time member to improve your lather whether you use a mug or face-lather. Shopping Links B&B Supporting Vendors A list of B&B Supporting Vendors. Shopping Links A comprehensive list of vendors who provide wetshaving supplies. Shaving resources in your town - Internet ordering is great, but sometimes you want to sniff or see something before buying! Brick and mortar stores listed by city. Important Information What works for me... - An excellent summary of important tips & techniques from a B&B great. New User FAQ - Clear and concise answers to many of the great questions new members ask. My dos centavos A veteran wetshaver reflects on shaving and life. Great post for folks starting out! A nervous black male seeking a solution... -A fine post on the in-grown hair problem some men face. Finding your Shave - 5 Tips a marathon, not a sprint as they say. This post is a great reminder to take things at your own pace. Starting out? Listen Up-This Means You! Come back to this thread after you've been wetshaving for a couple of weeks. It's a great reminder of the things we sometimes forget as we dive in! The Four Pass shave- A masterful discourse on the four pass shave by one of wetshaving's true superstars. Guide to Inexpensive Soaps and Creams An overview of some excellent shave soaps and creams, many of which can be found in your local drugstore. What would I do differently if starting over again - Senior members and many others reflect on what they'd do differently when they started wetshaving, given what they've learned over the years. Blade Angle - How to find and use the correct blade angle while shaving. B&B FAQ From our wiki, which is a great source of all sorts of information, comes this list of frequently asked B&B and shaving questions. What is a PIF? - A Guide for Newbies Shaving Journals - Members experiences Good luck and have fun!