February 24, 2011

Shaving Got You Down? Switch It Up

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Do you dread your daily shave? Does the thought of shaving your whiskers off every day just bore you to tears? Then you might need to switch it up a bit! Here are a couple of ways to start bringing enjoyment back to your daily shaving routine:

Change razors: Go from electric to manual, from cartridge to safety razor, or make the jump to a straight razor. Or ditch the old-school shaving for a new electric razor. Try a new brand of blade or cartridge, or shave with a different method on different days.

Change shaving cream: Pitch the can of drugstore shaving cream in favor of a tub of high-quality cream. Or give it a go with shaving oil instead of cream. Try out a new aftershave lotion.

Add a shaving brush: If you just use your hand to lather up with, then switching over to using a brush in your routine will definitely add to your experience. And get a bowl for it that fits nicely in your hand - little sugar bowls or serving dishes from the secondhand store make great shaving mugs.

Change your routine: Instead of shaving in the shower, give yourself time to shave afterward. Or before. Try giving yourself a barbershop hotwrap one day. Grab your girlfriend's loofah and scrub your face once in a while.

Let it be: You can always hang up the razor for awhile and grow a beard.

Image: davharuk at Flickr

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February 1, 2011

ShavingStuff Wrapup for January 2011

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2011 is off to a roaring start - January just flew by! In case you missed anything we published last month, here's the monthly wrapup:

Anthony Logistics

Beards

Deals

Electric Shaving

General News

Gillette

Humor

Manscaping

Matte For Men

Moustaches

Remington

Reviews

Shaving Gifts

Straight Razors

The Art of Shaving

Image: Per Ola Wiberg ~ Powi at Flickr
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January 27, 2011

Women Shaving Face

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From The Stir:

"I've heard of waxing, plucking, and threading as options for facial hair removal, but shaving? No way! It will come back darker and thicker, everyone knows that. But guess what, says esthetician to the stars, Kate Somerville, everyone is wrong -- dun Dun DUN!

That's right, shaving your face is totally cool to do now. I must admit that I thought Caroline Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey was a little nutty for admitting she shaves her face, because, hey, anyone crazy enough to go on reality TV should not be allowed to dole out advice on anything. But I guess she was on to something."

Read the rest of the article: Shaving Face: Even the Stars Are Doing It!

Image: Paul Stevenson at Flickr

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January 11, 2011

Modern men could be the wussiest boys in history

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"If modern man could stand alongside his predecessors, the brotherhood would quickly dismiss modern men as pathetic losers, kick our saggy asses and send us all home with wedgies.

We are weak, gutless, dim-witted shadows of our past selves.

Such is the kick-in-the-groin conclusion of Peter McAllister, an Australian paleoanthropologist and author of Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male Is Not the Man He Used to Be."

Read the rest of the article: Cribb: Modern men could be wussiest boys in history

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January 4, 2011

News of the Obvious: Men Not Excited about Skin Care

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From the Washington Post:

"Men of America, perhaps you missed the memo, but 2010 was supposed to be the year your grooming ritual was going to expand beyond the morning shave. A decade and a half beyond the advent of the metrosexual in the mid-'90s, graying baby boomers were supposed to lead the charge by embracing anti-aging serums, with the men and boys of generations X and Y finally adopting a skin-care regimen that consisted of something more than a wet washcloth and a bar of Ivory soap."

Read the rest of the article: Men are just not that excited about skin care

Image: kevindooley at Flickr

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The problem with men today

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From the Guardian:

"At the age of 48, balding, stooping, disappointingly paunchy, with no dress sense, with one suit that I last wore five years ago to my dad's funeral, with minimal grasp of - as the French would put it - savoir vivre, I have decided it is time to up my game as a man.

Perhaps this is a mid-life crisis. Or, at least, one of the many that litter one's declining years. As a man, I have always felt like an amateur, a boy rather than the finished article. There is a scene that captures this in Seinfeld. Jerry and George are kvetching in a coffee shop. Jerry: "What are we doing? What in God's name are we doing?" George: "What?" Jerry: "Our lives! What kind of lives are these? We're like children. We're not men." George: "No, we're not. We're not men."

Read the rest of the article: I want to feel like a new man

Image: erix! at Flickr

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January 3, 2011

What's the greenest way to shave?

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Ever wondered what method of shaving has the least impact on the environment?

"Here we face a classic environmental conundrum: Is it better to buy a more energy-intensive manufactured product that can provide years of reliable service or to keep replacing cheap, low-energy disposables."

The answer might surprise you. Read the full article at Slate: Trimming Your Carbon Footprint

Image: linh.ngân at Flickr

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Shaving Stuff Monthly Wrapup for December 2010

2011.jpgHappy New Year, and thank you for continuing to support us in our quest to give you good shaving and grooming info (plus some facial hair wackiness!).

So 2010 is over and done - another year in the bucket! But if you were too busy with holiday preparations to check out our posts at Shaving Stuff during December, here's the monthly recap:

Beards

Blogpire News

Deals

Electric Shaving

General News

Gillette

Humor

Manscaping

Old School Shaving

Philips Norelco

Reviews

Shaving Gifts

Toys

Video

Image: cory schmitz at Flickr

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December 15, 2010

A Question Every Man Must Face: Shave or Go Primal?

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From over at TheSpec:

"The follicular answer at which we arrive -- be it clean cut or casual scruff -- is among our most defining presentation choices.

In an instant, it tells the world something about our lifestyle, our work, our personal aesthetic and our level of interest in attracting women.

More than that, the Clark Kent versus Kurt Cobain conundrum is infused with cultural implications..."

Read the rest of the article: Are you Johnny Depp or Kid Rock?

Image: ashraful kadir at Flickr

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December 9, 2010

Women respond to Movember with Decembrow

"The time has come for women to join men in growing facial hair for a cause. Eyeing "Movember," a decade-old movement in which men grow mustaches during November to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other men's health issues, Feministing's Lori Adelman is calling on the ladies to grow a unibrow.

This holiday season, abstain from plucking, Adelman urges, and pencil in a single brow if need be. "Challenging cultural norms about women's facial hair while raising money for a good cause? Now that's just the kind of thing that gets me in the holiday spirit."

Read the full article: Can Women Solve Anything by Growing Unibrows?

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