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by Lou
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Kent A7 in Real Ivory
Replies: 20
Views: 3224

Beautiful brush, Nathan!
by Lou
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Second Brush Help (high end)
Replies: 43
Views: 4623

You're absolutely right about my brush. I was pretty sure it wasn't a 660, as I was pretty sure Lee switched the brush out in the set since I had purchased it. When you said 2233, every bell and whistle in my head went off. Yeah, that's a 2233. I too have a 2233, face lather (but mostly with soaps)...
by Lou
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New here.. hi everyone :)
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Welcome, David.
by Lou
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: That Perfect Shave
Replies: 23
Views: 3521

For me, disappointing shaves come with inattention to the fundamentals.
by Lou
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Shampoo
Replies: 58
Views: 35811

When I was in one of my super-thrift phases, I picked up some men's Suave. Within a few days, my hair was like straw. I'm currently using American Crew Daily Shampoo and Stimulating Conditioner and am getting good results - not mindblowing, but good. But I too have been wanting to steer clear of the...
by Lou
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 25
Views: 2960

Welcome, Obie!
by Lou
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix Super Badger and Shavemac
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

From my experience with them, both Vulfix and Shavemac use excellent hair, and never, but never, have shedding problems. Chris I haven't tried Shavemac, but my 2233 is a great little brush. It lathers soaps and creams wonderfully, feels great on my face, and has lost maybe three hairs in as many ye...
by Lou
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix Super Badger and Shavemac
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

E-mail sent, and I'm in business. I'll post an update when I get the brush back. Thanks for your replies.
by Lou
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Vulfix Super Badger and Shavemac
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Vulfix Super Badger and Shavemac

What kind of badger hair is Vulfix's Super Badger? Which of Shavemac's offerings is closest to it? I want to have the knot in one of my brushes replaced, and something like my 2233 would be ideal.

Vulfix doesn't replace knots, do they?
by Lou
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: New Vulfix 2234
Replies: 32
Views: 7051

My 2233 is the best brush I've owned. I face lather with soaps, and build the lather in my palm with creams. It handles both effortlessly.
by Lou
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching back to Trac II
Replies: 31
Views: 5157

Re: trac

malocchio wrote:who has the best quality blades for the trac 2 in current production ??
That's my newest shaving exploration. I'm going to post a review after each pack I try.
by Lou
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Your Daily Shave Routine
Replies: 32
Views: 19447

I shower at night. 15-20 minutes after I get up, I wash my face and hold a hot facecloth to my beard for a few minutes. I partially fill my sink with hot water, soak my brush for a bit, load the brush with soap, and face lather. I do one WTG pass, then an XTG pass on my mustache and chin. I rinse of...
by Lou
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching back to Trac II
Replies: 31
Views: 5157

I've loved the Trac II ever since it came out. Regrettably, after the second or third shave in a row, I get ingrown hairs. Never fails. It's something to do with the extra close shave. I never had that with the Trac II. I did get it horribly when, in a fit of irrationality, I tried a Norelco. My ne...
by Lou
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching back to Trac II
Replies: 31
Views: 5157

I liked the way my Trac II shaved, but found it clogged too easily with hair for some reason. I remember that annoyance the last time I used Trac II. So far, I haven't had any clogging with this razor. I'm guessing it's a combination of swishing the razor head in the sink more often, and not pressi...
by Lou
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Stubble Quality
Replies: 32
Views: 3759

Yes, only at SMF. I too have noticed variation in stubble quality, so I'm glad this has come up. The original poster isn't saying that the blade changes the structural quality of the hair. He's talking about the quality of the cut at the tip of the hair, and how that might affect the feel and look o...
by Lou
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new member
Replies: 25
Views: 2525

Welcome, Tim!
by Lou
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Switching back to Trac II
Replies: 31
Views: 5157

I helped introduce the TRAC 2 ... Awesome! ... and I consider it one of the two most important development milestones in shaving, the first being the Gillette DE razor with replaceable blades and the second being the TRAC 2 I completely agree. Gillette makes more money on multi-blade cartridges tha...
by Lou
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Switching back to Trac II
Replies: 31
Views: 5157

Switching back to Trac II

I have a nice Trac II shaving set that I bought in Japan about 10 years ago and have been thinking about using it again. http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/Kuriya/TracIIset.jpg The handle is heavy and long, the badger brush soft and full, and the stand elegant and strong. I think I paid about $...
by Lou
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Wired article on perfume ingredients
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Wired article on perfume ingredients

Engineering Replacements for Essential Perfume Ingredients
By Courtney Humphries October 21, 2011 | 8:43 pm | Wired November 2011

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/ff_perfume/
by Lou
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Kent Military Brush
Replies: 13
Views: 6089

Squire wrote:I wish I could use the military style brushes, just don't work for me.
I haven't tried a military brush, but I think I might prefer a club brush. I also like how the handle shows off more of the nice wood Kent uses.