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Why Unscented?

The scent palette of the shaving world is a jungle ecosystem teaming with all kinds of wildlife. In this ecosystem are some incredibly amazing artisans creating (and duplicating) scents for every mood, season, and occasion. The numerous scent choices dangling from the jungle vines are often plucked dozens at a time by wetshaving explorers. But, sometimes. . . to some people. . . less is more. Though not always everyone’s first pick from the scent vine, here are reasons why some people ABSOLUTELY should have an unscented shaving soap: 1) If you have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is very common...

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Sensitive Skin and Wetshaving

      Does your skin get red and itchy after you shave? How about burning or irritation? Do you experience stinging, rashes, or breakouts after a shave?  If any of this sounds familiar to you (excluding possible shaving technique issues - which we will address later), there’s a good chance you have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin is very common and countless people have this condition.Common causes of irritation when shaving are fragrances, dyes, and other chemicals that come in contact with your skin. We offer a wide variety of wetshaving products at The Shave Mercantile that people with sensitive skin can...

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Reasons why YOU should switch to wetshaving

  Wetshaving is the term used to describe traditional methods of shaving using water, shaving soap, a shaving brush, and a double edge safety or straight razor. When the electric razor first hit the market in 1931, the term wetshaving was a way of differentiating those who used an electric razor and those who used traditional methods.   So . . . why should you switch to traditional wetshaving? Here are some benefits of making the switch :     You get a better shave   The slower reduction of facial hair from a single blade (like from a safety...

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Fright and the First Step

    I have spoken with many people over the years that have trepidations toward wetshaving. They see or hear the words "razor blade" and "straight razor" and the initial imagery their minds conjure up leave them feeling quite frightened. We asked our Facebook followers what fears/concerns they had about wetshaving and the overwhelming response was “the fear of cutting myself” and “blood loss.”   This frightening imagery might be appropriate for a Halloween flick, but rest assured wetshaving isn't scary or dangerous once you become accustom to it. Yes, there is always a chance of nicking yourself no matter...

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