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by Martin
Fri May 02, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to keep a beard neat...
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: How to keep a beard neat...

Thank you, im gonna give it a try.

Cheers
by Martin
Fri May 02, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to keep a beard neat...
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: How to keep a beard neat...

Hmmm all that just for a beard :D

Cheers
by Martin
Fri May 02, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to keep a beard neat...
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

How to keep a beard neat...

Hello, im thinking of growing a beard, but how do I keep it neat around the edges?. Do people use those electronic beard trimmers or do you still use your razor?. Im thinking certain "blind spots" even using a mirror will be hard to keep it symmetrical??? especially around the side of jaw/neck?. Che...
by Martin
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Pre shave...cleansing face
Replies: 31
Views: 11407

Re: Pre shave...cleansing face

And do you guys "feel clean"? Isn't soap supposed to get rid of any impurities or oil on your face before shaving?.
by Martin
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Pre shave...cleansing face
Replies: 31
Views: 11407

Re: Pre shave...cleansing face

Forgot to say I have dry/dehydrated skin too so id I was washing with soap then shaving with soap I guess that's a double do.
by Martin
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Pre shave...cleansing face
Replies: 31
Views: 11407

Pre shave...cleansing face

Hello, is using soap necessary to wash your face before shaving?. Afterall im gonna be using a shaving soap to shave or is just hot water alone good enough?.

Thanks.
by Martin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Maybe ive found right brush for my routine...
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Maybe ive found right brush for my routine...

Hello, I currently have two brushes a BK4 Pure Silvertip & a Simpsons Duke 1 Pure badger. I use soap, load brush then lather in a bowl. Ive found the BK4 & other "BIG" brushes I cant load as well. Its as if the hairs "spray" out too much instead of the soap "getting inside" the hairs meaning the soa...
by Martin
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving bowls...
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Shaving bowls...

Cape Cod, ive been there(I think) is that near Boston?
by Martin
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving bowls...
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Shaving bowls...

Hello, this may seem like a daft question but does a shaving bowl need to be a particular size/shape?. Does it need to be a "high sided" bowl/mug to contain the lather or can a shallow/wide bowl be used to?.

Cheers,

Martin.
by Martin
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Considering using a shaving stick...
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Considering using a shaving stick...

For a while I "built" my lather on my face but nowadays I prefer to load the brush on the soap, build the lather in a bowl, and paint it on my face. At one time I had all my soaps in stick form, even MWF, Williams, and MdC. Splash water on face, wet stick under the tap, rub stick vigorously all ove...
by Martin
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Considering using a shaving stick...
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Considering using a shaving stick...

Just seen this video on youtube, seems even less messier than what I currently use ie load a puck of soap then face lather.

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znk0Hi3YszU

Anyone else face lather using a shaving stick?. What are your thoughts compared to soaps in a bowl?.

Cheers
by Martin
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Both Simpsons and Kent advised me to...
Replies: 57
Views: 4864

Re: Both Simpsons and Kent advised me to...

How long have your brushes lasted before you "needed"(not wanted) to change them?.
by Martin
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Both Simpsons and Kent advised me to...
Replies: 57
Views: 4864

Re: Both Simpsons and Kent advised me to...

I bought a Kent BK4 it was only £58 considering the "experts" :D on here said it was one of the best brushes out, id say that's pretty cheap.

(Hope KENT don't see this now and increase its price)
by Martin
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Both Simpsons and Kent advised me to...
Replies: 57
Views: 4864

Both Simpsons and Kent advised me to...

...load & lather with paintbrush strokes not circular motions as this will damage the hair. How many videos do we see circular moions?. Ive tried paintbrush strokes although I can do it, it just doesn't seem to be as good a lather as with a circular motion. What do people on here do paintbrush or ci...
by Martin
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Simpsns Super badger...
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: My Simpsns Super badger...

bernards66 wrote:Ed, No.
Martin, Simpson Supers have traditionally been rather..a..'firm'. If you might like a more flexible, 'softer' style knot the Kent BK line can not be beat, IMO.
Regards,
Gordon
And will it be able to load a soap well enough? Not too soft???
by Martin
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Everyday face/bath soaps to shave...
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Everyday face/bath soaps to shave...

Hello, does anyone use normal everyday face/bath soaps to shave?.

I havnt...yet, but I cant see why not. If you can wash with it then why not shave too, especially them organic ones, unless anyone can tell my why not???

Cheers
by Martin
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Simpsns Super badger...
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: My Simpsns Super badger...

While I like all my brushes, I do agree that there is something to be said about my Vullfix and C&E "flexible friends". No issues with soap loading or lather making with any of my brushes, to be fair, though. The long-sought after BK4 is still the one brush I crave ... some day, some day (he keeps ...
by Martin
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Simpsns Super badger...
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

My Simpsns Super badger...

Hello, Been using my Tulip super badger brush for a while now, considering its Super hair, its not as soft as I expected. Anyone else feel same way about Simpsons Super brushes?. Is there a better soft haired brush alternative under £100?. I face lather using soap. Id say I have fairly sensitive ski...
by Martin
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Characteristics of best v Pure...
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Characteristics of best v Pure...

Hello, does pure badger hair hold less water than best?. I only use soap and face lather.

Thank you, and Happy New Year.

Martin.
by Martin
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving over a mole/spot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1619

Shaving over a mole/spot...

Hello, anyone have any tips on how to shave over a mole or spot without it bleeding?. Obviously I cant avoid it otherwise id have a hairy patch, but shaving over it can bleed easily no matter how gentle I am.

Thanks,

Martin.