January 13th, 2012
thedowntown500
Just got home from work, looked like a wolf beast so I decided to use my favorite shaving kit “The Art of Shaving” sandelwood
I recommed this to any guy who needs to shave more than once or twice a week. I wouldn’t recommend buying the kit with the razor because it’s a trick. See if you look up the razor they are selling with it, you can find similar if not the same one at your local CVS or Walgreens for a fraction of the price. 
HOnestly it may seem a bit pricey but it is worth every penny, It’s better than any shave by a barber and I know in terms of myself I have saved a lot of money not having to go to the barber every two weeks to get cleaned up.
A few tips from the Art of Shaving Master barber’s:



ISRAEL’S TIPS ON THE BENEFITS OF WET SHAVING
Wet shaving is the use of a razor and lubricating agent such as oil and/or shaving cream, while dry shaving is the use of an electric razor. When done properly, wet shaving can give you a close shave and a deep form of exfoliation. Because of the closeness and exfoliation, your shave has the potential of lasting longer compared to using an electric razor. The key in the shaving process is to have a good razor with a fresh blade. If you begin to feel any tugging of the hair, stop and change direction of the way you’re guiding the razor. If the tugging continues, then it may be time to replace your blade.
ISRAEL RECOMMENDS:
 





LAMONT’S TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR SKIN HYDRATED
Every time you shave, you remove a thin layer of skin that contains moisture. We suggest using After-Shave products to help restore moisture and to accelerate the healing process. Our Balms are perfect for year round use, but if you’re looking for something lighter during the humid summer months, I recommend using our After Shave Gels. One thing to note is that all of our After Shave products are alcohol free, thus helping the fight against skin irritation, dry skin, and potentially those unwanted ingrown hairs.
LAMONT RECOMMENDS:
 





MICHAEL’S TIPS ON HOW TO SELECT AND USE YOUR RAZOR
When choosing a razor, select one with a good weight and balance to maximize stability and control. On your next shave, try shorter strokes, this allows for less build up and a smoother pass. Shave with the grain first, and for an even closer shave, re-lather and shave lightly across or against the grain. You can also try a power razor, as they glide smoothly over your face when shaving. After your shave, try using a razor stand, it’s ideal for proper maintenance and storage of the razor between each use.
MICHAEL RECOMMENDS:
 





DAVID’S TIPS ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR SHAVING CREAM
Pay attention to the ingredients in your shaving cream because they play a role in creating a great lather experience. The Art of Shaving’s Shaving Creams include key ingredients, like glycerin, which helps provide a rich, quality lather. They contain NO alcohol, dyes, or synthetic fragrances. Each product also contains essential oils - to provide an invigorating aroma experience. To enhance your shaving cream experience, instead of using your hands, try lathering up with a shaving brush. Shaving brushes help build a great lather and lift the beard hair.
DAVID RECOMMENDS:
 





STEVE’S TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PERFECT SHAVE
Properly preparing your skin and beard before a shave can lessen irritation and help prevent nicks & cuts. Shave in or after your shower as steam opens pores and brings moisture to the skin. Hydrate your beard: softer hair = less work for the blade of your razor. Use a protective layer of shave oil - it improves how the blade glides across the skin and can help lessen irritation. Don’t worry, the oil doesn’t remain on the skin after your shave.
STEVE RECOMMENDS:
 





BORIS’ TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE A GOOD LATHER
A good lather enhances the shave as it helps you avoid issues like irritations and nicks and cuts. Boris’ favorite is the Silvertip Shaving Brush. Boris recommends youuse hot water to open pores, as brushes retain water and bring heat to the skin. Create fast circular motions with your shaving brush to build a rich lather and lift facial hair. Also, use a Shaving Brush Stand to store your brush. It’s ideal for drying, and maintains your brush between each use.
BORIS RECOMMENDS:
 





BORIS’ REASONS FOR USING A SHAVING BRUSH
Most men don’t use a shaving brush in their daily routine, but those who do are happily surprised by the close, comfortable shave it provides. Boris prefers the Silvertip Shaving Brush because it has a lot of hair, which helps retain heat and creates a rich lather. Using a shaving brush on your next shave lifts hair giving you a closer and more comfortable shave. The rich lather created by using a shaving brush, which is essential to help avoid irritation and even helps exfoliate the skin.
BORIS RECOMMENDS:
 

Just got home from work, looked like a wolf beast so I decided to use my favorite shaving kit “The Art of Shaving” sandelwood

I recommed this to any guy who needs to shave more than once or twice a week. I wouldn’t recommend buying the kit with the razor because it’s a trick. See if you look up the razor they are selling with it, you can find similar if not the same one at your local CVS or Walgreens for a fraction of the price. 

HOnestly it may seem a bit pricey but it is worth every penny, It’s better than any shave by a barber and I know in terms of myself I have saved a lot of money not having to go to the barber every two weeks to get cleaned up.

A few tips from the Art of Shaving Master barber’s:

Israel

ISRAEL’S TIPS ON THE BENEFITS OF WET SHAVING

Wet shaving is the use of a razor and lubricating agent such as oil and/or shaving cream, while dry shaving is the use of an electric razor. When done properly, wet shaving can give you a close shave and a deep form of exfoliation. Because of the closeness and exfoliation, your shave has the potential of lasting longer compared to using an electric razor. The key in the shaving process is to have a good razor with a fresh blade. If you begin to feel any tugging of the hair, stop and change direction of the way you’re guiding the razor. If the tugging continues, then it may be time to replace your blade.

ISRAEL RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation
Lamont

LAMONT’S TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR SKIN HYDRATED

Every time you shave, you remove a thin layer of skin that contains moisture. We suggest using After-Shave products to help restore moisture and to accelerate the healing process. Our Balms are perfect for year round use, but if you’re looking for something lighter during the humid summer months, I recommend using our After Shave Gels. One thing to note is that all of our After Shave products are alcohol free, thus helping the fight against skin irritation, dry skin, and potentially those unwanted ingrown hairs.

LAMONT RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation
Michael

MICHAEL’S TIPS ON HOW TO SELECT AND USE YOUR RAZOR

When choosing a razor, select one with a good weight and balance to maximize stability and control. On your next shave, try shorter strokes, this allows for less build up and a smoother pass. Shave with the grain first, and for an even closer shave, re-lather and shave lightly across or against the grain. You can also try a power razor, as they glide smoothly over your face when shaving. After your shave, try using a razor stand, it’s ideal for proper maintenance and storage of the razor between each use.

MICHAEL RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation
David

DAVID’S TIPS ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR SHAVING CREAM

Pay attention to the ingredients in your shaving cream because they play a role in creating a great lather experience. The Art of Shaving’s Shaving Creams include key ingredients, like glycerin, which helps provide a rich, quality latherThey contain NO alcohol, dyes, or synthetic fragrances. Each product also contains essential oils - to provide an invigorating aroma experience. To enhance your shaving cream experience, instead of using your hands, try lathering up with a shaving brush. Shaving brushes help build a great lather and lift the beard hair.

DAVID RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation
Steve

STEVE’S TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PERFECT SHAVE

Properly preparing your skin and beard before a shave can lessen irritation and help prevent nicks & cuts. Shave in or after your shower as steam opens pores and brings moisture to the skin. Hydrate your beard: softer hair = less work for the blade of your razor. Use a protective layer of shave oil - it improves how the blade glides across the skin and can help lessen irritation. Don’t worry, the oil doesn’t remain on the skin after your shave.

STEVE RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation
Boris

BORIS’ TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE A GOOD LATHER

A good lather enhances the shave as it helps you avoid issues like irritations and nicks and cuts. Boris’ favorite is the Silvertip Shaving Brush. Boris recommends youuse hot water to open pores, as brushes retain water and bring heat to the skin. Create fast circular motions with your shaving brush to build a rich lather and lift facial hair. Also, use a Shaving Brush Stand to store your brush. It’s ideal for drying, and maintains your brush between each use.

BORIS RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation
Boris

BORIS’ REASONS FOR USING A SHAVING BRUSH

Most men don’t use a shaving brush in their daily routine, but those who do are happily surprised by the close, comfortable shave it provides. Boris prefers the Silvertip Shaving Brush because it has a lot of hair, which helps retain heat and creates a rich lather. Using a shaving brush on your next shave lifts hair giving you a closer and more comfortable shave. The rich lather created by using a shaving brush, which is essential to help avoid irritation and even helps exfoliate the skin.

BORIS RECOMMENDS:

recommendation recommendation

(Source: thedowntown500.com)

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