Introduction to Traditional Wet-shaving

I was lucky to stumble across a Youtube video in 2007 about shaving the old fashion way with a badger hair brush and barber’s soap. Thanks to the Mantic59 Youtube channel and blog, many men around the world now enjoy a satisfying shave every morning.

I will use this post to introduce the basic equipment needed for a good shave. Here is the list:

  • Badger hair shaving brush (synthetic or bristle brushes may also work)
  • Shaving soap or cream (Nothing out of an air-compressed can)
  • 1 double edged shaving handle (also known as, safety razor)
  • 1 double edged razor blade
  • 1 non-alcoholic after shave or skin moisterizer
  • Hot water, cold water
  • Towels (optional)
  • 1 bowl, 1 mug and a sink