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How long should one razor blade last?

The number of times you can use a double edged or 'safety' razor can vary widely ...


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Which razor should I use?

The use of a double edged or 'safety' razor can alleviate many problems ...


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What tools do I need?

What are the essential items to have a proper shave?


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Those cut throats look kinda cool, should I just get one of those?

Straight shaving, shaving with a straight or 'cut-throat' razor, is not for everybody but it might be for you.


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I have a razor, brush, soap/cream and blades – do I need anything else?

You can spend very little on your shave, or a lot. It can remain a simple routine or become a daily ritual.


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I got a kit with a sample of a whole lot of blades, which should I use first?

... keep as many things constant as you can while you are learning


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What is the difference between soaps and creams, and which should I start with?

A good soft soap or cream may be the best bet when starting out.


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What type of brush should I buy?

... a decent synthetic brush is often a good choice when starting out, and may still be your favourite for life!


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Will I cut myself?

... it will be just a nick and it will stop within a couple of minutes ...


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How long will it take to learn and will I enjoy shaving?

... expect to have a decent technique going within a month of starting to shave with a safety razor ...