The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce that we are now stocking The Bluebeards Revenge™, a luxurious shaving cream designed for Real Men.
Designed by a real life Blue Beard who was bored to death with being a Desperate Dan look-alike, The Bluebeard’s Revenge™ is a paraben free, premium quality shaving cream with added ingredients to specifically combat tough stubble.
“It has been formulated to our unique specification in one of the UK’s premier male cosmetics laboratories who are renowned experts in the field of shaving cream,” said a spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge™.
The shaving cream contains Decelerine™ – which in turn is made up of a mixture of active ingredients that delay hair growth, reducing the frequency of shaving and depilation and at the same time providing a recovering effect on the skin.
How Decelerine™ works
The normal hair cycle is divided into four periods:
1. ANAGEN – Active Growth Phase (2-6 years)
2. CATAGEN – A short transition period with regression (2-3 weeks)
3. TELOGEN – A resting phase (2-3 weeks)
4. EXOGEN – A shedding stage
Then the new hair starts to grow and the follicle is back in Anagen. The length of hair is primarily a function of the relative durations of Anagen and Telogen. Whether hairs are in one of these phases at the time of hair removal is important because only Anagen hairs are particularly sensitive to the effects of Decelerine™. Decelerine™ targets its action in hair follicle cells and weakens new hair formation.
It has proved to be effective in inhibiting hair growth, decreasing length and density of unwanted hair and also providing a soothing, moisturising and anti-inflammatory effect.
In tests Decelerine™ showed a 30% decrease in hair length as well as a 16% reduction in hair density after 60 days.
As well as slowing down beard regrowth, Decelerine™ relieves and soothes the effects of shaving (especially skin prone to irritation and dryness) by providing moisturisation and protection to facilitate its regeneration.
But according to the packet, if you are a fully paid up member of the bum fluff brigade then the cream is not for you!!!
What does it smell like?
The Bluebeards Revenge™ has a signature scent that was chosen by shaving enthusiasts. It is based on a fresh and classic English barbershop scent with a modern twist. We’re hoping to give it a name soon!
How long will it last?
Based on average use a tub of The Bluebeards Revenge™ typically lasts 3-5 months.
Supporting real heroes
The Bluebeards Revenge™ is a shaving cream for real every day heroes. 50p from every pot we sell goes towards Operation Florian and The Fire Fighters Charity – it’s our way of rewarding the real men (and Women!) who perform heroic acts on a daily basis.
Double shave points!
Get double the Shave Points you would normally receive when buying The Bluebeards Revenge ™!
The Bluebeards Revenge™ is available to buy from the Shaving Shack website at a cost of £14.99.
More information about the cream can be found at www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk
Shaving brushes are experiencing something of a resurgence at the moment. As wet shaving is back in fashion, with many men rediscovering what a pleasurable experience shaving can be again, so people are trying out various shaving products to make their daily routine even more enjoyable.
Incorporating a badger brush into your shaving procedure can help you to generate a rich lather which can raise and relax the hair on your face, improving the quality of the shave. The badger hair is great for massaging the face and adds to the luxurious nature of wet shaving.
However, when you use a shaving brush you really need to look after it in order to benefit from its fine qualities. There is a wide variety of shaving brushes out there and you can make a choice depending on its firmness, but each kind needs to be maintained well to ensure its longevity.
A badger shaving brush can provide over 10 years of service, if it is used delicately with lather applied gently to the face. It is important not to allow the brush hairs to splay through excessive force being applied. The brush should also be cleaned every time following use. This can be achieved by rinsing it with warm water and shaking off any excess moisture. This natural product should be kept on a drip stand, with the hairs pointing downwards.
Make sure you pay careful attention to how you handle the brush and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits a shaving brush provides.
One of our Cyril Salter straight razors has been given a rave review by a leading American wet shaving guru.
Derek Markham, from popular shaving website ShavingStuff.com, was full of praise for the Cyril Salter Solingen 5/8 Open Razor Round Point.
He started off his review by explaining that because it was his first straight razor experience, he wasn’t sure what to expect from it.
“But after using it as my secondary shaving tool for a while, I’ve really grown to love it,” he explained.
“Shaving with a straight razor is one of those experiences that really separates the men from the boys, and a skill which isn’t very common anymore – so taking the time to learn how to use one was worth it.”
Derek admitted that he was a bit wary of placing a naked razor’s edge directly against his face but went on to say “after playing around with my grip on the razor, I found that I was able to get comfortable holding it and drawing it across my face”.
Derek concluded his review by saying that he was very impressed with the Cyril Salter straight razor, adding “it’s a great entry-level razor for those who wish to begin learning the art of old-school shaving”.
You can read the complete review by clicking here.
The Cyril Salter Solingen 5/8 Open Razor Round Point costs £36.99 from the Shaving Shack website.
2 days and counting… Father’s Day is nearly here and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift look no further than the Shaving Shack.
Over the past few weeks we have been counting down to the big day by highlighting some fabulous gift ideas on offer at the Shack.
And we have finally reached gift number ONE in our top 15 gifts for Father’s Day.
So what do you get a Dad who has everything? A Simpsons Chubby Best Badger Brush (CH2) of course!!!!
This impressive premium shaving brush is entirely handmade and densely filled with Best Badger Hair.
The Chubby has been acknowledged as the finest shaving brush available today.
This really is the height of shaving brush quality. Buy your Dad a piece of English luxury today and be in his good books forever!
Look no farther than the Shaving Shack for great ideas to bring a smile to Dad on Father’s Day.
Even if you waited until the last minute to buy Dad something for Father’s Day, you don’t have to fall back on getting him, say, a tie or new socks.
We have been counting down to the big day by highlighting some fabulous gift ideas on offer at the Shack.
And today’s gift idea is the Dovo of Solingen Brushed Steel Razor and Brush Stand, which is the ideal present to help Dad show off his Merkur Futur or Merkur Vision!
This is a superb razor and brush stand made by the shaving experts in Solingen, Germany.
The Dovo of Solingen Brushed Steel Razor and Brush Stand is gift number TWO in our top 15 gifts for Father’s Day.
Please check back on Friday for the ultimate Father’s Day gift idea.
Year after year, we all struggle to pick out the perfect gift for our Dads on Father’s Day.
But don’t worry as help is at hand. Over the past few weeks we have been highlighting some great gift ideas for you to choose from to reward your father this Sunday.
And they don’t come more impressive and luxurious than the Kent BK4 Silver Tip Badger Shaving Brush (White).
This is a truly stunning brush that will treat your Dad to a silky soft and luxurious shave!
“The moment he receives the felt lined red presentation case with gold pin stripe detailing he’ll know he is in for something a bit special!” said Tom Trueman, customer services manager at the Shack.
”Not only is this fantastic brush a real shaver’s favourite, but it’s also the perfect sized brush for a wash bag, ideal for travel or the man who prefers a smaller brush.”
The Kent BK4 also comes highly recommended by Mike Sandoval, a leading American wet shaving expert who writes for Shaving101.com.
He described the brush as an “outstanding example of a good-value shaving brush”, adding “the comfortable feel of the handle, gorgeous and soft high-quality badger hair, and classy red presentation case all represent what a fine British shaving brush should be”.
The Kent BK4 is gift number THREE in our top 15 gifts for Father’s Day.
The Parker Model 90R “Knightsbridge” Metal Safety Razor comes in at number four in our list of the top 15 gifts to buy Dad this Father’s Day.
The 90R is an all-metal construction safety razor with nickel-plated finish, a butterfly opening, and some great styling on the handle.
Put this together with a decent blade, a nice rich lather and hot water and you get a close satisfying shave reputably out performing the likes of the Mach 3.
And don’t forget the savings in razor blades compared to the cost of the average Mach 3 refill cartridge; this razor will pay for itself!
The Parker 90R is priced at just £19.99 on the Shaving Shack website.
A great gift for Dad this Father’s Day.
It has recently been reported that British supermarket giant Asda is to significantly reduce the cost of its Gillette razors by up to 40 percent.
And while this is an admirable move at last for those who use the brand’s shaving products, especially when you think of how cheap it is to actually make these blades, the fact still remains that razors which utilise disposable cartridges such as Mach 3 and Fusion still do not provide value for money for the country’s men.
The company has decided to finally act against widespread anger from guys who have been complaining about the cost of shaving products over the past few years. Therefore, it is no surprise then that many of these men are turning back towards retro wet shaving products like double edged razors.
Even though the cost of replacement cartridges may be dropping, by over a third, by at least one supermarket, the truth is, Gillette razor blades will still end up being more costly in the long run. As Britain’s men of shaving age are waking up to the thought that double edged razors are not just a traditional shaving product confined to the distant past, but make for a luxurious and much more enjoyable experience, people are growing tired of the gimmick which Gillette started when replacement razors were first introduced.
Marketing can only get you so far, and now men are beginning to take a stand against the rising cost of shaving products from the likes of Gillette and aren’t prepared to shell out a small fortune on blades which only cost about 5 pence to manufacture (with a 4,000 percent mark-up).
They may have been clever in getting top sports stars like Roger Federer and Thierry Henry to promote their shaving products, but this latest move by Asda only goes to show that while the blanket pricing from Gillette may be over, the damage has already been done. For those switching to the affordable yet luxurious world of double edged shaving, all we can do is welcome you to the real men’s club.
The beautiful Taylor Of Old Bond St Two Piece Gift Set comes in at number five in our list of the top 15 gifts to buy Dad this Father’s Day.
This fine shaving gift set comprises of the very popular Sandalwood fragranced shaving cream (150g) and fine quality pure badger hair shaving brush.
So why not treat the old man on June 20 to a luxurious shaving gift set that will ensure you stay in the good books for at least another week!!!!
A bargain at just £24.99.
Please check back on Tuesday for perfect Father’s Day gift number four.
7 days and counting… Father’s Day is just one week away! And what better way to show Dad how much you really care by treating him to a luxurious gift from the Shaving Shack on June 20.
And they don’t come more impressive than the Taylor Of Old Bond St Sandalwood Soap and Bowl.
“Taylor old Old Bond Street are renowned for their fantastic shaving cream and soaps, and this is no exception!” says Tom Trueman, customer services manager at the Shack.
“As well as smelling great it produces a rich, thick and creamy lather. The 100g soap fills the lovely wooden bowl and promises excellent value.”
The Taylor Of Old Bond St Sandalwood Soap and Bowl is gift number six in our top 15 gifts for Father’s Day.