Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On shaving...

Most of my adult life I have grudgingly shaved.

The combination of thick beard hairs and sensitive skin left me in discomfort after most shaves.  Over the years I have tried several electric razors, multi-head disposables, and every shaving product readily available at ye local shop.  To no avail.  I had reached the point where every week or so I'd run a hair clipper over my face and call it good.

A month ago my life changed.

My girl had heard me express interest in classic wet shaving, and for my birthday I received a a shiny safety razor, a badger hair brush and an exotically scented soap.

For the first time in my life, my cheeks were smooth, my skin un-irritated, and I found myself looking forward to the new daily ritual of hot towel, lather and whisker removal.

It doesn't hurt that in a sea of Brut, Aqua-velva, and off-the-shelf brand scents smelling like a traveller of distant exotic locales does not hurt.  In fact nearly every lady in the office has whipped their head around in surprise to the scents, and in two cases are planning on ordering some for their husbands.

I should note that I am no way compensated for the above links, nor do any of them go to a referral account.  I'm just *really* pleased at their products.