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Right guys, I’m taking the plunge!
When the (very dapper) guys over at The Executive Shaving Company offered some product and – most importantly – knowledge to get me started on my Safety Razor journey, I couldn’t say no.
I’ve heard people wax lyrical about shaving this way (less irritation/ingrowns, closer shaves…) but I never quite bit the bullet. A lot of that was because I didn’t know where to start. So here’s what was recommended as a ‘starter kit’ for me (pictured above).
Taylor of Old Bond Street Grapefruit Shaving Cream – This stuff smells unreal. Honestly the best-smelling and creamiest shaving cream I’ve ever used. I look forward to it every morning post-shower.
Shaving Brush – Works that shaving cream into a thick, slippy, glorious foam. Really dense, scrubs the hair to make it stand up and no shedding.
Muhle R89 Safety Razor – A best-selling product. Simple, precise, easy to use and it shares the slightly vintage charm of the previous two products. Comes with blades.
So, on to the tips!
So that’s it! I’ve used it once so far (on a Saturday, didn’t want to go to work with a potentially bloody face).
The results? Guys, this could be life-changing. Or at least shave-changing. It was the longest I’ve ever taken to shave but the result was the most incredibly smooth and irritation-free shave I’ve ever had.
Will it replace my ProGlide for everyday shaving? No.
Will I whip this baby out whenever I have time/need for a spectacular shave? Absolutely.
Buy everything I mentioned (and a whole lot more) with The Executive Shaving Company here.