the cold-water shave. finally got it down. far better than a dry shave for comfort, and it probably doesn't dull the razor as much. all you need is a few drops of water and a squirt of Dr. Bronner's or other soap. lather up and shave, you'll hear a distinct scraping noise but the lather will prevent the chafing and nicks that dry shaving exacerbates. then just a few taps against the side of the sink or, anything hard like a stone if you're camping, are usually sufficient to knock the whiskers and dead skin out from between the blades.

someday I'll have to combine this with my "pocketknife shave" and see what the results are. this works for now; I'm making my $4 Gillette Fusion cartridges last 6 months, good enough for me.

Back to blog or home page

last updated 2017-10-07 22:22:05. served from tektonic.jcomeau.com