January 2008 Wrap Up for Shaving Stuff
Another end of the month, and it's time to take stock of where we are. And if you've taken some stock, you might want to look at cutting your losses and selling that stock.
We shaved with products from The Art of Shaving this month - specifically Pre-Shave Oil (slick!), Shaving Cream (smooth!), Alum Block (rock!), and After-Shave Balm (milky!). They pretty much lived up to their high expectation. Definitely worth a try if you're ready to up your game.
Got a full suite of products in from Ritual, so look for a review of those soon.
One of my favorite posts from this past month was from ShavingStuff reader Dale and his DIY Braun Cleaning Solution. Turns out we all should have been paying more attention in high school chemistry class.
Another ShavingStuff reader tipped us off to the new Philips Norelco BodyGroom BG2022 - Limited Edition. $10 more than the regular edition, but comes with a travel case. Only you can decide whether that's worth it or not.
Got a bunch of responses about the Save-A-Blade, which purports to restore your disposable blade back to new. And on the opposite side of the spectrum, I want to be putting my newly sharpened razors in John Allan's Roll Up.
We honored our fellow striking writers by honoring the talk show hosts who are be-bearded in solidarity. David Letterman (who has since shaved), Conan (no idea), and the Writers Guild of America (still on strike, so probably looking like sasquatch). As someone who writes content for the Internet, I hope you get to share in the profits of your creative work.
Oh, and Brad Pitt kind of looks like The Edge now.
We've got some new products in from Peter Thomas Roth we'll be talking about, and up next in the Shaving Stuff studios is shaving with MensGroom. Stick around for that, as well as the latest nose hair trimmer from Norelco.
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Posted by Russell Neufeld at January 31, 2008 8:39 AM
I have a Remington 450s "Titanium" (which judging from some of your other postings, isn't actually titanium). If I have more than a few days of growth, it's hurts like hell to shave and therefore I use the trimmer all over my whole face. This is a time consuming process and the trimmer clearly wasn't made for this type of use as it collapses when going against the grain.
So I am in the market for a new razor (prefarably electric) that won't pull the hairs out of my face. However, frankly, my worry is that either I am just a wuss and other people just deal with the pain or is it the case that any razor will pull and that trimming is always necessary, no matter how good the razor?
As a follow-up/corollary, I will soon be getting a vascectomy. At my consult, the Dr. indicated that I need to shave my testicles. I have never done this and I have never used a non-electric razor. At this point I am more scared of shaving myself than I am of the actual surgery. I read the reviews of the Body Groom on this site - is that a good way to go? My goal would be to not perform the vasectomy myself.
Is there anyone that can help?