Óleo Pré-barba

Seja qual for o método que prefira para se barbear, um bom óleo pré-barbear irá ajudar – e muito – nessa tarefa.

Muito pouco conhecidos por cá, como acontece com muitas outras coisas, estes óleos e cremes podem fazer realmente a diferença, ajudando qualquer lâmina a deslizar suavemente sobre a pele, a cortar facilmente a barba e a evitar cortes e irritações.

O Apothecary87 é disso um excelente exemplo.

Como nas nossas lojas não o encontramos, tente em http://www.giftsandcare.com. Têm um excelente serviço, são rápidos e os preços também são muito bons.

Boas barbeações!

Dois anos volvidos…

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É verdade, já se passaram mais de dois anos desde que comecei a usar estas ferramentas e estes produtos tradicionais para fazer a barba e, desde que comecei, nunca mais olhei para trás! E, sejam quais forem as variações, a qualidade dos produtos garante sempre um resultado excelente! Muito ao contrário das opções que fazem questão de descurar os bons e duradouros produtos tradicionais.

Boas barbeações!

D. R. Harris Arlington Shaving Soap First Impressions

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Today I had my first shave with this traditional and well known shaving soap. And what a great shave! Although it was the first time with it, I think it will be my second favourite, right after Meissner Tremonia. There’s not much to say about its scent, but it produces a great lather that allows the blade to glide smoothly from the first pass to the last. I used my usual gear: Meissner Tremonia Pre-Shave Oil, Semogue SOC Boar brush, Merkur Progress, Merkur blade (It was the sixth or seventh shave with it!), alum block and Meissner Tremonia Aftershave Milk Black. The shave was extremely smooth, much more so than with TOBS Sandalwood shaving cream that I used yesterday with the same gear and one less shave on the blade… Great!

Double edge blades reviews

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I’m not an experienced wet shaver. I’m just a regular guy trying to find what works best for him, regarding safety razors and double edge blades. I’ve been wet shaving for three months and I’ve started with a Mekur Futur with BIC, Wilkinson Sword and Feather blades. My skin is sensitive and I’ve got this coarse beard… I’ve been enjoying (wet) shaving ever since!

Since I like experimenting with things, I decided to try both the Edwin Jagger DE89L and the Merkur 34C. I’ve found out that both of them work much better with me, although I’ve always had great shaves with the Futur and I’ve learnt a lot with it. Let’s say that my new two friends give me more relaxed shaves, if you know what I mean…

I ordered a bunch of blades from different brands to experiment with. Since this is an ongoing project, I decided to take my notes (note that this is not a scientific project…) and share my thoughts with you. So, you can follow it here. I believe it will take me more than 3 months to get through with it… 😀

I’ll (try to) do my regular 5 shaves with each blade, unless I’m not feeling satisfied with the results I’m getting from any particular blade. But I’ll try to do, at least, three shaves with each. And I’ll use each blade with my two safety razors. The sequence in which I’ll test the blades will vary according to my degree of satisfaction with its performance… I’ll, for example, test the same blade with both safety razors, one after the other, or I’ll use another blade in between, so that I can revert to a more comfortable shave if I’m not enjoying shaving with the new one.

I always shave after showering and use Proraso Pre-shave cream; Semogue SOC Cherry Badger 2 band brush; three passes; cream or soap from very reputable and established brands like Proraso, Claus, Ach Brito, etc.; alum block and alcohol free aftershave.

Feel free to e-mail me if there is anything you would like to ask me and bear in mind that YMMV.

Derby Extra first shave

indexSkin: sensitive.

Beard: coarse.

Safety razor: Edwin Jagger DE89l

Growth: 1,5 days.

First pass (WTG): you can really feel the blade pulling and tugging…

Second pass (XTG): you don’t feel the pulling and tugging and it seems that the blade is OK and is doing its job. It seems that its mild on your face. But you have to start going over the same spot more times because the blade doesn’t cut those coarse whiskers…

Third pass (ATG): Those coarse whiskers are still there…

Almost made a complete fourth pass (WTG)…

Final thoughts: the final result was BBS but there was some skin irritation (too much) that I really didn’t like due to the necessity to go over the same spots too many times… After Feathers, BICs and Wilkinson Swords these were disappointing… I’ll give them some more tries, though, just to check if it was my technique…

Mornig shave II…

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I thought it couldn’t get any better, but it could…

After two months with the Futur (which I really liked), I decided to try something milder. So, I ordered the Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl and the Merkur 34C. And they are great performers… Both of them are very efficient and a lot easier to manoeuvre on my bony face. 😀

Morning shave:

Shower;

Proraso Sensitive Pre-shave cream (white line);

Semogue SOC Cherry Badger brush (this is really a great brush!);

Proraso Sensitive Soap (white line);

Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl

Feather blade;

3 passes;

Alum block;

Avène After-shave fluid.

Shaving is really a pleasure now!

😀

Morning shave…

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Proraso Sensitive Pre-shave cream;

Semogue SOC Cherry Badger brush;

Ach. Brito Lavanda Creme de barbear;

Merkur Futur + BIC blade;

3 passes;

Alum block;

444 after-shave (the Halls effect, as someone said!) 😀

It doesn’t get any better!!!

Continuando na mesma linha…

Não podemos esquecer os nossos produtos, muitos deles reconhecidos mundialmente como sendo dos melhores. É o caso das marcas da Ach Brito, cuja marca Claus Porto produz um dos cremes de barbear mais famosos do mundo, o Musgo Real.

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Para além destas, há outras que surgiram fruto da tradição de fabrico de produtos de elevada qualidade, como a marca Antiga Barbearia de Bairro.

antigabarbeariadobairroPara os interessados, é fácil encontrar os produtos destas e de outras marcas tradicionais aqui: The Portugal Online Shop.

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