Morning Grooming Regimen – August 27, 2015

Morning Grooming Regimen for August 27, 2015

 

Face Soap: Nivea Men – Moisturizing Face Wash

Body Soap: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

Shampoo: Pantene Pro-V Classic Clean Shampoo

Shaving Soap: Van der Hagen’s “Deluxe” with Aloe and Shea Butter

Shaving Soap Brush: Van der Hagen’s Boar Hair brush

Razor: Micro Touch One Safety Razor

Blade: Dorco – Platinum ST300

Astringent: Dickinson’s Witch Hazel

After Shave Balm: Soap Commander’s “Inspiration”

Antiperspirant: Degree Men; “Extreme Blast” scent

Body Powder: Dollar Store Medicated Body Powder

Toothbrush: Electric – Braun Rechargeable

Toothpaste: Kiss My Face Triple Action (Fluoride Free)
Details:

Two lessons I learned today.  One:  don’t skimp on razor blades.  For me, they are good for about four shaves.  After that, it’s time for a new one or suffer the consequences of a nicked up face.  Two:  the Nivea face was preps my face for shaving than the Kirk’s soap.  Don’t get me wrong — I love the Kirk’s soap. But I think I’ll use it on my body, but not my face.

 

P.S.  That’s NOT a photo of my bathroom.  But gosh, it would sure be nice!

Morning Grooming Regimen — August 26, 2015

Here are the details for today:

Face Soap: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

Body Soap: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap

Shampoo: Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap*

Shaving Soap: Van der Hagen’s “Deluxe” with Aloe and Shea Butter

Shaving Soap Brush: Van der Hagen’s Boar Hair brush

Razor: Dollar Shave Club – Humble Twin Blade

Blade:  N/A

Astringent: Dickinson’s Witch Hazel

After Shave Balm: Soap Commander’s “Courage”

Antiperspirant: Degree Men; “Extreme Blast” scent

Body Powder: Dollar Store Medicated Body Powder

Toothbrush: Electric – Braun Rechargeable

Toothpaste: Trader Joe’s Non-Fluoride with Fennel, Propolis, and Myrrh

 

Details:

Today was the first day I used my Humble Twin Blade razor from the Dollar Shave Club.  I’ve been having such a good time with my safety razors, but I wanted to give the Dollar Shave Club a try.

It’s a perfectly fine razor.  Blades seem nice and sharp.  However, with the thick lather that the shaving soap creates, it felt like the space between the two blades filled up fast.  And I felt like I wasn’t taking off any whiskers.

I rinsed the blades several times and ended up with a nice shave.  Cheeks were nice and smooth. Neck and Adam’s apple area were not as smooth as making three passes with a safety razor.

Now that I’ve been using the safety razors, I really prefer them.

Here’s a link to my Instagram page showing the razor and the super-thick lather I created with the Van de Hagen “Deluxe” soap.  Love that stuff!

Every morning I post the shaving gear I use.  So feel free to follow my IG page.

 

*Yes, I used the Kirk’s soap to wash my hair.  I only do it rarely, but I’ve never had any issues with it.  It’s great, basic soap.