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Shaving Tips For Men: How To Shave  Your Head With A Safety Razor And Get A Close Shave

Shaving Tips For Men: How To Shave Your Head With A Safety Razor And Get A Close Shave

The head shave, the most challenging part of changing from a cartridge razor to a Safety Razor, is a daunting but achievable feat. In this article, we will touch on the techniques, tips, tricks and skills needed to come out unscathed.  The head shave breaks down to 3 major 

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Making Tallow From Grass Fed Organic Beef Fat For Shaving Soap

Making Tallow From Grass Fed Organic Beef Fat For Shaving Soap

 As we continue to experiment with different shaving soap formulas, we find that high tallow content makes excellent lather. With some free time in the lab, we took a day to render some tallow and get ready to make a new batch of hot process shaving soaps.

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5 Tips On How To Succeed With Our Ambassador Program and Affiliate Marketing.

5 Tips On How To Succeed With Our Ambassador Program and Affiliate Marketing.

      1. Share with friends and family, but don’t spam them. In fact, the one rule to follow is “don’t spam anyone.”

 2. Make use of social media. Putting your Holy Black affiliate link in your bio on InstagraM

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What Is Aftershave Used For?

What Is Aftershave Used For?

Believe it or not, Aftershave is not as straightforward as it would sound. What kind should you use? When should you use it? What does it do? I will answer these questions for you and maybe a little extra in this new blog post. Aftershave lotions, balms, tonics and toners are all slightly different but in the same family. We will demystify them for you here

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How to shave with a safety razor

How to shave with a safety razor

I get a lot of emails asking how to shave with a safety razor, double edge razor, or single edge razor. There are a few different techniques and tips I will share with you, but it’s not as mysterious and dangerous as it sounds. It’s fairly easy to get started and in time you will probably find that you get a better, closer, more comfortable shave, all the while actually enjoying what used to be a daunting or trivial task.

 

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5 Secrets to Grow a Really Sexy Beard

5 Secrets to Grow a Really Sexy Beard

 By: Guest Blogger from www.topmenshavers.com

Beards are back! A well groomed beard can be seen as a sign of power and manliness, which is why many of the most influential men grow one. Unlucky for some, they are not able to grow beards as others get to enjoy.

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How to make a Knuckle Duster (Brass Knuckles) From Pewter

How to make a Knuckle Duster (Brass Knuckles) From Pewter

We wanted to make a pair of gentleman's knuckle dusters, and while brass is usually the metal of choice, we wanted something a little classier. Silver in color, lead-free pewter is one of my favorite alloys to work in. 

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How To Use Shaving Soap

How To Use Shaving Soap

 The number one question that I get asked, hands-down, is "How do I use shaving soap?". And that answer depends on a few different factors. Lathering shaving soap depends on the soap itself, the brush you're using, and even the type of water

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Hand Tied Horse Hair Shaving Brush Knot, Start To Finish

Hand Tied Horse Hair Shaving Brush Knot, Start To Finish

I've been wanting to tie my own brush knots for a while and most of the research I have done has made it seem close to impossible. It seems like it is some ancient art lost to time. There are a couple videos online and some pictorial websites, but nothing showing all the steps. For this project I had to make a few of my own tools, and test out quite a few little tricks

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How To Make A Shaving Brush- "Old Thunder" Build Log

How To Make A Shaving Brush- "Old Thunder" Build Log

A pictorial build log of one of our most popular custom badger shaving brushes.

 

 

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The Revival of the Art of Safety Razor Shaving

The Revival of the Art of Safety Razor Shaving

Safety razors have been around since the early 1900’s and they haven't changed much from the original designs Gillette introduced. The fact of the matter is, they work great just the way they are. One blade, reusable, replaceable, and ultimately disposable. Vintage safety razors are abundant and modern models are everywhere, so why are you still using a cartridge based razor? Let’s talk about the reasons switching to a Double Edge(Safety Razor) is leaps and bounds better than what you’re using now

 

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Making The Best Glycerin Shaving Soap

So, as of late I have been reformulating my soaps and taking direction from all of the reviews and emails we get about the products. Some people have trouble lathering soaps with very high glycerin content. My soaps being of the meltable variety, they have a VERY high glycerin content

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The Virtues Of A Well Balanced Beard Oil

The Holy Black Snake Oil Beard Oil

It seems everywhere I look lately, there’s another company popping up making beard oil. It’s usually the only  product they make and they all seem to have the same ingredients and smell like everything under the sun. Unfortunately not every oil or oil blend is going to be beneficial for your hair, and you may just end up a greasy mess. There are a few oils that I recommend..

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5 Tips To Elevate Your Shave To The Next Level

Here are our top five tips to help you get a better shave and stop getting irritation. Enjoy shaving again, or for the first time!


  • Ditch the canned shaving cream and switch to a quality soap or cream.

Canned shaving cream is for the birds. It is packed with chemicals that are at their best, useless for a good shave and at their worst

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7 Gloriously Bearded Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

By Hagrids Beard!

When it comes to finding that perfect beardstyle, or just style in general, nowadays Instagram has it on lock. There's thousands of communities out there showcasing all the hot styles, trends, and gear. In the men's grooming world there are many categories, it can get a little confusing. When it comes to beards though, these are the guys you NEED to be following.

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Introducing The Holy Black Ink Balm

So you went through all the pain and suffering to get some sweet art permanently tattooed on your body, you gotta take care of that ink! The Holy Black Ink Balm's got you covered, literally. Made with beeswax and natural oils instead of petroleum based products

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The Story of The Holy Black

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Small Batch Products

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The Holy Black Featured on HandmadeMen.com

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A Primer On Choosing a Badger Brush

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Introducing: The Holy Black Snake Oil(Shave Oil)

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Shaving Kit Giveaway Winners!!

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Shaving Kit Giveaway!

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The first step to getting a great shave.

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