For many men around the world shaving is their biggest daily chore (not Shaving Shack customers) and a new survey released this week has revealed that the average British man will spend a whopping 45 days of his life shaving.
This equates to a total of 65,520 minutes and 1,092 hours. The Bluebeards Revenge survey of 1,504 males, aged between 15 and 78, found that men are now taking an average of 5 mins for each shave, with the vast majority (73%) shaving on average 4 times a week.
Even though 91% of men surveyed said they prefer to be clean-shaven, a staggering 74% say shaving is their biggest daily chore.
To help men shave less, British grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge has today launched a new brushless shaving solution (priced at £9.99 on The Shaving Shack) that contains the miracle ingredient Decelerine – which is scientifically proven to actually slow down the growth of hair as well as reduce the density of hair growth.
Over a 60-day period, tests have shown that Decelerine can reduce the growth of hair by up to 40%, meaning a man can get on with what he does best – manliness – without sporting a 5 o’clock shadow by lunchtime.
Nick Gibbens, spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge, said: “Let’s face it, the majority of men find shaving a chore. That’s why we have produced a shaving product that actually helps a man shave less. We estimate that by using our new product on a regular basis a man can save himself up to 18 days of shaving.
“It’s also great at combatting razor rash and fighting those dastardly ingrowing hairs – so perfect for the problem shaver who has suffered for eternity due to his masculine beard growth.”
Nearly 65% of men said they preferred to be clean shaven because their partners preferred it, 15% said a smooth face made them feel younger and 10% said they had to be clean shaven for work.
According to the survey, 38% of men now shave or wax their chest hair on a monthly basis, while 28% shave or wax their legs every month.
The survey also shows that 81% of men shave their face at the sink, and 18% shave in the bath/shower.
On average, a man removes over 27 feet of facial hair in his lifetime through shaving.
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce it is now stocking a superb range of shaving and magnifying mirrors.
Many of our excellent mirrors are adjustable, to allow you to position it where needed, and offer up to 10x magnification.
The flagship product in the new range is a large 20cm mirror with 10 magnification on one side and true image and x1 magnification on the other.
A well put together piece of kit, the stand has a offset swivel mechanism to allow the mirror to extend further from its stand position to allow closer positioning.
The mirror glass is optical precision quality glass for excellent clarity. With a chrome finish and elegant styling, the mirror is functional and decorative and will complement any bathroom. Priced at £42.99.
If you’re looking for something to take on holiday with you, then why not invest in this 11.5cm free standing travel mirror in a chrome finish.
This can be used either free standing or hanging. A versatile, two-sided mirror, it tilts to any convenient angle. It has five times magnification and true-size image reflection. Ideal where space is at a premium or for travelling and camping. Comes complete in a plastic slip case and has a price tag of only £5.49. A bargain.
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce the safe arrival of the luxurious Danielle Creations collection of men’s travel bags.
The range is an assortment of fine Italian leathers in classic styles, and is perfect for the traveller who not only wants the best looking products, but also something that is environmentally friendly, spacious and hard-wearing.
The flagship bag in the range is a genuine soft leather Rimini wash bag with one main compartment and a side compartment both with zip fastenings. It’s fully lined and has a nominal size of 22 x 13 x 9cm. It’s perfect for a stylish luxury getaway.
For men looking for something a little more rugged, then why not treat yourself to the Montana toiletry bag. Designed with men in mind, this brown distressed leather look bag comes with a large zipped main compartment which is framed so it stays open for ease of access.
It has useful internal side pockets, an external side pocket and a separate lower compartment for extra storage as well as a hanging loop. Made with PU and Polyester, the bag is lined with an environmentally friendly colour-matched lining.
To browse our complete range of quality men’s wash bags and leather wash bags, click here.
The Bluebeards Revenge “Scimitar” Double Edge Razor has been named the winner in the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for best wet shaving razor.
The iconic razor beat off competition from Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide and the Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 to scoop the coveted first prize.
Nick Gibbens, The Bluebeards Revenge’s PR and Marketing Manager, said: “We are truly honoured to win such a prestigious award. To beat the world’s biggest two shaving brands is a massive achievement and something we are extremely proud of.
“It’s also nice to see that people voted for a traditional single bladed safety razor over a multi-bladed cartridge system. Hopefully this shows that times are changing and men are turning their backs on expensive cartridge razors and investing in a shaving solution that provides a much closer shave and is cheaper in the long run.
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for us.”
The ‘Scimitar’ is a totally stunning, bespoke, German engineered double edged razor. It’s designed to cut through the manliest of stubble.
Meanwhile, The Bluebeards Revenge’s beard reducing shaving cream took second place in the best shaving cream category.
Now in its fifth year, the Readers’ Choice Awards honour the world’s best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and men’s grooming, as selected by its readers.
In January, the site’s readers were asked to nominate their favourite shaving cream brands and aftershave products. After a nomination period that saw a flurry of activity, three finalists were chosen in each category. From February 18 through March 21, 2012, readers cast tens of thousands of votes every day via the About.com website.
As unbelievable as it sounds an amazing observation by scientists at the World Hair Anagen Cycle Centre (WHACC) has led to the world’s first “living” shaving brush. “It’s a true phenomenon! We noticed that moulting hair from badgers, although separated from the badger itself, continued with the growth cycle” said a spokesman for the centre. Following a rigorous testing phase, scientists were able to harness this unique growth of badger bristle and apply it to a series of products to showcase the phenomena and it’s potential uses to the world.
“A couple of us are into traditional shaving using badger hair shaving brushes so we thought we’d have a bit of fun. We planted the bristles into a standard plastic handle, using a mix of resin and a unique formula agar jelly to hold them in place” said Professor Ed Brag.
The following pictures show the amazing 6 week growth experienced by the prototype shaving brush.
A clear 10mm growth in Badger Bristle Length (BBL) is shown, with the Badger Density Index (BDI) increasing proportionately with BBL. The scientists also noted that the bristle appears to mimic a badger’s natural hair growth cycle. “The initial growth period has been shown to be the most productive but growth slows down once it has reached the typical length for the hair if it was still growing on the badger’s body. After more testing we’ve found that because badgers do not hibernate, the bristle on the brush grows longer and thicker in the winter months” said Professor Brag.
Some have questioned the point of such a prototype. Brag goes on to state that “badger hair shaving brushes are still widely used and we believe there is a marketplace for this type of brush -who wouldn’t want a marvel of science sitting on their bathroom shelf that they can use daily? Should this go to full scale production it would in essence be a living shaving brush!”
When asked what maintenance would be needed on such a brush if it ever made it to market, project leader Dr Cam Tin said “…a yearly trim should be sufficient to keep your living badger brush in tip top shape” .
We’ll have more news on this soon..
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce that we are now stocking the American Crew range of luxury men’s grooming and shaving products.
American Crew are one of the world’s leading men’s grooming brands, and they are dedicated to producing the finest salon-quality products for the stylish men.
We have carefully selected the best shaving products from the American Crew range and they have arrived just in time for Christmas.
After you have applied the pre-shave oil, its time to coat your facial whiskers with the American Crew non-foaming shaving gel. It’s carefully formulated to create a light gel that will help you razor glide over your skin for the closest of shaves.
If your prefer shaving cream to a shaving gel, then don’t worry as we are also stocking this moisturising shave cream. Its herbal-based formulation is rich in vitamins and powerful antioxidants. The cream provides a great protective barrier for your skin whilst preventing any razor drag.
Finish your shave in style with this luxurious post shave cooling lotion. We highly recommend it as its formulated with active minerals that help inhibit inflammation.
Browse The Shaving Shack’s full American Crew range by clicking here.
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce that we are now stocking the luxury range of Plisson badger hair shaving brushes.
The highlight of this premium collection is the beautifully crafted Horn Handle Pure White High Mountain Badger Brush.
Made of genuine horn and the finest rare badger hair – this hand made brush really is the ultimate in French luxury.
The High Mountain White is characterised by its softness and its extreme resistance. The genuine horn handle is made to the very highest of standards, giving it a perfect weight and aesthetic quality.
Priced at £229.99, this brush does not come cheap but it would certainly add some class to your bathroom cabinet.
If you fancy something a little less pricey, then why not go for this Black Handle Grey European Badger Shaving Brush.
With a price tag of £99,99, this is the cheapest brush in the iconic Plission collection.
“There are shaving brushes and there are the Plisson,” say the shaving cognoscenti. Based in France, Plisson are highly regarded manufacturers, renowned for their distinctive and ultra luxurious brushes.
We recently surveyed our email newsletter subscribers about what they liked and disliked about The Shaving Shack.
One of the topics that our customers mentioned was offering a larger double edge blade selection.
We have taken this feedback on board and have added Wilkinson Sword double edge razor blades to our free gift selection (available on orders over £9.99, exc P&P). Just add these blades to your shopping basket at checkout.
These are quality double edge blades that will fit perfectly into all of the safety razors we sell at The Shaving Shack.
You can also buy two packs of five individually wrapped Wilkinson Sword blades for just £2.99 at The Shaving Shack.
We will be announcing the arrival of a number of other new double edge blade brands in the next few weeks.
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce that it is now stocking the very stylish Vintage Shaving Company brand of men’s skincare products.
Vintage Shaving Company is a new men’s grooming brand, bringing together values of tradition, quality and simplicity with the latest technologies in formulations and environmentally considerate componentry.
The high quality components are 100% recyclable, and all papers are ethically sourced from sustainable forests. Everything is made in England.
Previously exclusive to Harrods, this revolutionary men’s grooming line launches on The Shaving Shack with two exciting collections, Trad and Mod.
Trad is the epitome of a classic, traditional men’s fragrance. The barber’s pole design harks back to the days of real gentlemen’s grooming habits, while strikingly refreshing citrus & lavender notes smoothly blend to the woody undertones.
The Mod fragrance is every bit as rebellious as the roundel symbol embellished in its packaging design. Never before have bergamot, lemon and spearmint been blended in a men’s fragrance to such an effect. The enlivening result tones to a heart of floral notes, blending effortlessly to a vanilla and woody base. Rebelliously masculine.
The Shaving Shack is stocking three products from each of the MOD and TRAD range – the exfoliating face wash (150ml), shaving cream (150ml) and the daily face balm (150ml).
The Shaving Shack is delighted to announce that we are now stocking the Edwin Jagger range of luxury shaving and men’s grooming products.
Internationally renowned for exquisite workmanship, Edwin Jagger shaving products are used by discerning wet shavers the world over.
And we have a great range of Edwin Jagger safety razors, Mach3 razors, shaving creams, shaving brushes and shaving sets to choose from.
Prefer a Mach3 razor? Well you’re in luck as we are also stocking the very stylish Edwin Jagger Mach 3 Razor in Ebony (£27.99) and the beautifully presented Edwin Jagger Mach 3 Razor in Imitation Ivory (£27.99).
Treat your bathroom to the elegance of the Chatsworth range!
The Chatsworth range is understandably a best seller within the premium Edwin Jagger collection.
This imitation ivory brush, filled with hand tied Super Badger grade hair, is an ideal accompaniment to the matching imitation ivory razor. Manufactured in Sheffield from carefully selected, finest quality polyester material.
Another highlight from the Edwin Jagger Chatsworth range is this all-metal brush, filled with hand tied Super Badger grade hair, an ideal accompaniment to the matching all metal razor. Manufactured in Sheffield, this brush is precision engraved with a Barley pattern finished in high quality chrome plate.
You can browse our complete Edwin Jagger range by clicking here.