Official SBAF facial grooming thread

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    Our old we shaving thread got 403'ed, so let's begin again..

    I've began wet shaving with a (double edge) safety razor for around ten years. I never got deep into it enough to where I went buck collecting razors, filling up cabinets with soaps and aftershave. I started with a Parker butterfly.. then moved onto a Parker Variant 4 years ago. Today, I got the Razorock "GameChanger" (0.68 BG). My Den's always been quite modest (a couple of soaps, Pol Silver blades, and a synthetic brush). I love the wetshaving experience and am taking more interest in soaps and balms as of late..

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    The Pre de Provence was pretty eye opening for me.. just a wonderfully rich, smooth later with a gorgeous scent. I've got some A&E & Blackship Grooming soaps coming in next week. I find the Polsilver to offer a great balance of sharpness, smoothness, and consistent shave quality over the life of the blade. Later this year, I want to dip into the straight razor game.. perhaps a Kamisori is in my future? So gents (and gals), what's stocked in your shave den?
     
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    Since I was born with the werewolf gene, I have non-stop hair growth and thick and corase beards. So bad that I must shave about every 1-2 days before the beard gets unbearable.

    I get my stuff locally from https://thesuperiorshave.com/. The owner is nuts but really knows his stuff. I'm using the Merkur 39C Slant Sledgehammer since the slant of the razor will kill just any about facial hair with a sharp blade like Feathers. I'm using an Astra pack since I got a bunch of different blades recently. This is due to I wanted to see if I want to find something better than a Feather. Feather blades are super sharp to the point I get so much razor burn on my neck.

    I use the Osma Pre Shave Oil and Blam, and they work wonders. If I shave before bedtime I just use the Nivea stuff and it works just as well as the Osma (but the smell is better on the Osma). Shaving soap is this: https://thesuperiorshave.com/product/theophile-berthon-french-shaving-soap/

    Brush is one of the store's brand ones. This one works well for coarse beads like mines. I use a water kennel to have hot water, then put the razor and the brush in the hot cup. After the shower it works wonders and nice and warm.
     
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