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The best way to finish off a shave – The Big Chill!

The best way to finish off a shave – The Big Chill!

Everyone who shaves, is always looking for a more efficient and effective way to achieve a close and comfortable one. So I thought it would be a great idea to share a video of a post-shave step that I frequently practice at home after most shaves. Now, ideally this step works best after the shower, however if you’re [...]

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With the grain first. And here’s why!

With the grain first. And here’s why!

If you’ve read any of my shaving articles and tips, you will know that I am a strong proponent of wet-shaving with the grain first. So being that I feel so strongly about this, it is only right that I explain my reasoning. The benefits- A close shave  with a significantly lower chance of shaving irritation. Why? Because the [...]

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How To: Shave your Adam’s Apple

How To: Shave your Adam’s Apple

I have seen far too many men rush through their shaves to not address this oftentimes difficult step. Here are a few quick steps to help avoid having to plaster your neck with tissue paper. Prep your face – wash/exfoliate face or both. Follow by a pre-shave oil and shave cream (See my steps – here!) Shave [...]

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How often should I change my blade?

How often should I change my blade?

Here’s is the 4th video installment in my “Questions from you.“ – series. Take a look, and then visit my YouTube channel to see more! [...]

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Don’t be afraid to over-prep your beard.

Don’t be afraid to over-prep your beard.

Question: I used to get tons of nicks and bumps from shaving, but ever since I started to apply twice the amount of shaving cream, it has helped drastically. Am I doing the right thing, or will this practice eventually create another problem? – David S. Answer: David, this is a great question! I think it’s great that you took your time to figure out [...]

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How do I shave?… Great question!

How do I shave?… Great question!

I get emails from time to time asking me if I truly follow the steps that I have on my website (Craig the Barber’s Quick & Classic Shaving Tips). My answer… Yes, I always follow these steps!  Why? Not only do these steps work, but they work well. You know,  we should all take time to consider pushing the reset [...]

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How To: Stop Razor Burn

How To: Stop Razor Burn

Razor burn… Just saying the words make me angry! Why? Because it should never happen to me or anyone else. We should all hate it. The redness, burning, itching, over-sensitivity… these are all symptoms. And the worst part is that these symptoms can lead to more visible frustration, razor bumps! How you get it and its severity depends on many reasons [...]

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Shaving Q&A’s!

Shaving Q&A’s!

1. I understand the advantages of a professional shave. Is there a number of times a man should get a pro shave each month among day-to-day shaving? There really isn’t a recommended number, since so many faces react differently to a very close shave. How I try to guarantee my best work is to suggest [...]

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Razor… or Electric?

Razor… or Electric?

How does a man determine which shaving tool to use, razor or electric? – Michael F. The best way to choose the right shaving tool, is to see how your skin reacts to their use. The curlier the beard, the more aware one needs to be with how close the hairs are cut. Ingrown hairs are [...]

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I’ve lost it, so now what do I do?

I’ve lost it, so now what do I do?

I’ve received several requests and questions regarding how to properly care for shaved heads.  So I thought that I would do a re-post of an earlier post titled – You ask…I answer! This question can also be found from my Q&A page on www.craigthebarber.com. Q: What is the best way to shave my head, electric or conventional?  Also, [...]

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