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.
Three popular Shaving Shack products have been nominated for a coveted men’s grooming award.
The Bluebeards Revenge’s beard-reducing shaving cream and the Men-U shave cream have been shortlisted for best shaving product in the Lookmantastic Hair and Grooming Awards 2012.
The Men-U Facial Moisture Lift is up for Best Moisturiser.
The public have until June 19th to vote for their favourite products, with the winner announced at an awards ceremony in London on July 11.
The Bluebeards Revenge and Men-U brands are no strangers to winning prestigious awards and accolades. The Bluebeards “Scimitar” Double Edge Razor was named the winner in the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for best wet shaving razor.
The brand’s shaving cream has also picked up two About.com awards and was shortlisted for a Pure Beauty 2011 grooming gong.
Men-u scooped an FHM award in 2004 for best wet shave product.
David Mahood, from UK, asks:
“I have just found this site. I am a professional person and need to shave once, maybe twice each day. I currently use Mach3 blades and sensitive shaving foam or gel. My problem is that I suffer really bad redness around the mouth and chin which quite often results in spots after close shaves. Can you recommend any products that will help or relieve my symptoms?”
Welcome to our site! Glad that you have been able to find us. As one who also works in a professional environment, I understand your dilemma. The first thing I would recommend is using a good post-shave balm. The ingredients in the balm will help to moisturize and heal your skin after shaving, and reduce the redness and burn.
Secondly you ought to try a pre-shave oil under your shave cream. The oil adds an extra protective layer that increases slickness and moisture to your shave.
If you are willing to go even farther down the rabbit hole I would suggest that you reduce the number of blades you shave with, and consider using a single blade safety razor such as many of the Merkur, Edwin Jagger, Parker, and Bluebeard’s razors we have here on the site. Along with this I would use a good quality cream and brush. These products are meant to give a comfortable and close shave without the irritation that occur by using the canned cream and gel products.
For creams I would recommends any Taylor of Old Bond Street, The Bluebeard’s Revenge, Proraso, Cyril Salter and many others here on the site. If you would like any more assistance or help in taking the plunge with traditional wet-shaving please feel free to contact us here and we’ll be glad to help! Thanks for your question!
Do you have any burning questions you would like ask our wet shaving expert Aaron Wolfenbarger?
The Shaving Shack is celebrating after two of our luxury shaving products were shortlisted in the prestigious About.com Readers’ Choice Awards 2012.
The Bluebeards Revenge’s beard reducing shaving cream has been nominated in the best shave cream category, while the brand’s iconic ‘Scimitar’ double edge razor has made the best razor (wet shaving) category.
The Bluebeards Revenge scooped two awards in last year’s About.com Readers’ Choice Awards. The brand’s shaving cream was named runner-up in the best shave cream category, and its post shave balm took third sport for best aftershave balm.
The legendary Merkur 34C was voted the world’s best razor in the 2011 About.com Awards.
You can vote for The Bluebeards Revenge at http://menshair.about.com/b/2012/02/22/2012-readers-choice-awards-vote-now.htm. Voting will close on March 21, with the winners announced on March 30.
About.com’s popular reader-driven awards program highlights the best products, features, and services across a wide variety of topics.
Bluebeards launch men’s cancer awareness drive after survey reveals quarter of UK men never check testes
World Cup winner Phil Vickery puts his weight behind unique on-pack male cancer awareness campaign
The Bluebeards Revenge have joined forces with charity Orchid to launch an innovative on-pack campaign to educate men on the three uniquely male cancers – and it has the backing of 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Phil “The Raging Bull” Vickery.
The iconic grooming brand’s eye-catching packaging will feature potentially life saving advice for men on the inside of all its cartons.
It will encourage men to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of the three male specific cancers – testicular, penile and prostate – so they can seek advice from a GP as early as possible.
The campaign has been launched after a survey commissioned by Orchid revealed that three quarters of UK men (73%) recognise that a lump in the testes could be a sign of testicular cancer – but 25% still never check their testes.
The survey of 824 UK adults aged 16 and over, carried out by leading market research agency GfK NOP, also found that nearly one in three (30%) are not even aware they can check themselves for lumps. This is in stark contrast to women, who are more likely to take their health in their own hands – only 7% of them say they don’t check their breasts.
Phil said he was delighted to put his weight behind the campaign. The former England prop explained: “Male cancers don’t receive enough coverage and awareness and far too many men aren’t proactive enough in seeking help if they have any concerns. That’s why I’m backing Orchid’s awareness messages on The Bluebeards Revenge product range to promote life-saving checks and to encourage men to stand up and take action.”
Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive of Orchid, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Bluebeards Revenge for 2012. This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage men across the UK to take a pro-active approach to their health and general well-being whilst raising funds and awareness of Orchid and male cancer.”
David Hildrew, Managing Director at The Bluebeards Revenge, added: “Our range is all about providing a great shave but we are also taking on the added responsibility of educating men on the early symptoms and signs of testicular, penile and prostate cancer. We are encouraging men to think inside their box.”
The unique awareness campaign will be rolled out across the UK over the next few months.
Formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne, Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity to focus entirely on the male-specific cancers; prostate, penile and testicular.
They offer support and information to people affected by or interested in male cancer through a dedicated medical research programme, education and awareness campaigns and a range of support services.
The research above was carried out by leading market research agency, GfK NOP, which interviewed 824 UK adults aged 16 and over in the UK, between 19-24 March 2009.
Orchid is the UK’s only registered charity focused exclusively on male-specific cancers. Formed in 1996 by a testicular cancer patient, Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate, and penile cancers through pioneering research, the provision of specialist information and support, campaigns and raising awareness.
More information at www.orchid-cancer.org.uk.
About male cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and kills 1 man an hour in the UK equating to 10,000 men p.a. Affecting men mainly over the age of 65, in nearly ½ of cases the disease will have spread before diagnosis making it far harder to treat.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst young men aged 15-45 and affects 2,000 men p.a. If caught early enough it has a cure rate of over 95% and yet in over 1/3 cases the disease will have spread before diagnosis.
Penile cancer, though mercifully rarer – less than 400 cases p.a., also affects men mainly over the age of 60 although there are younger cases. Sadly 1 in 4 men with penile cancer will not survive.
Chris Walker, from Hungry, asks:
“Hi there, I was wondering what next to invest in to upgrade my shaving kit? I currently own 2 DE razors (A Merkur 11c and a Muhle 89R) and these are great but I have a very cheap drugstore brush and cream. Which would you recommend buying first? A quality shaving brush or quality shaving cream to upgrade?
Many Thanks, C.”
I would recommend upgrading to a better cream next. Using a better cream will much improve your shave and you can still use the inexpensive brush for quite some time and still get good results. I would suggest you try Bluebeard’s Revenge, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Edwin Jagger, Truefitt & Hill and many others you will find here. Good luck and enjoy the new cream!
Do you have any burning questions you would like ask our wet shaving expert Aaron Wolfenbarger?
We are delighted to announce that we have added two new exciting products to our free gift selection.
The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm Sample (20ml) and Shave Cream Sample (20ml) can now be added at checkout.
Both products are designed for men with tough stubble and who suffer from painful shaving problems such as razor burn, lumps and rash.
They both contain the miracle component Decelerine, which contains 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.
Our customers tell us that using The Bluebeards Revenge virtually eradicates shaving rash, burn and those uncomfortable lumps and bumps.
So if you are a masochist and love a bit of pain first thing in the morning then you should not use The Bluebeards Revenge, as it will give you a clean, smooth, painless shave.
Both the shave cream and post shave balm have a retail value of £2.99 and will provide enough for a week’s worth of great shaving.
We also offer a number of different brands of double edge razor blades as free gifts – including Shark, Feather, Derby, Wilkinson Sword, Astra and Lord.
Simply add £9.99 worth of product to your basket and select your chosen free gift at checkout…happy shaving!
The Shaving Shack has joined forces with leading razor blade sharpener MagnaBlade to giveaway a luxury shaving set worth more than £50.
Comprising of a quality Bluebeards Revenge starter pack and a MagnaBlade, this shaving set would make the perfect Christmas present.
The Bluebeards Revenge starter pack consists of a pre shave oil, a tub of beard reducing shaving cream, post shave balm, ‘doubloon’ shaving brush and some ‘manly’ smelling anti-perspirant deodorant.
Magna Blade is a revolutionary new product that extends the life and performances of most razor blades on the market.
It magnetically sharpens your razor blades, making them last 2-6 times longer than normal and saves you hundreds of dollars a year on razor blade replacements.
The increased bonding power as a result of being exposed to MagnaBlades magnetic energy field reduces the degree of instability of the molecules at the edge of the blade leaving a stronger, high-performance razor that will last longer.
Good luck and happy shaving.
The Bluebeards Revenge claims to have finally produced a ‘how to shave’ video that will help men eradicate shaving problems like razor rash, razor burn and razor bumps for good.
According to the popular men’s grooming brand, there is finally a ‘how to shave’ video that is “actually designed for real men, manly men that have suffered for eternity from common and painful shaving irritations like razor bumps and burn”.
Produced by Adelia TV, it stars Andy Dunn, master barber at Tom, Dick and Harrys in Axminster, Devon.
”Andy is what we like to call a ‘real man’; he’s a retained fire fighter, a qualified barber and drives a Harley Davidson,” said Nick Gibbens, from The Bluebeards Revenge – the company behind the video.
“He is certainly someone who recognises the manliest of shaves.”
According to Andy, the perfect shave can be boiled down into four key areas – Prepare, Lather, Shave and Protect.
Use plenty of warm water to soften the bristles and open the pores
Apply the Bluebeards Revenge Pre Shave Oil
Get a feel for the direction in which your hair grows
Apply using your fingers or a shaving brush
A shaving brush gives you the best possible lather
A brush lifts your bristles and gently exfoliates the skin
Always use a sharp razor blade and use short strokes
Don’t press to hard – Let the weight of the razor do the cutting
Rinse the razor often
Only go against the grain when you have experience
Find the best combination of passes
Rince you face with cool water to close the pores
Pat your face dry with a towel
Apply the Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm
You can also visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne9_Npe8Tgs
A new study has revealed that one in three women leave the shower running while they shave their legs, wasting nearly 50 billion litres of water a year.
Thames Water, which commissioned the research, said the amount wasted would be enough to supply the whole of London for around 25 days.
So come on ladies its about time you started to save the planet and invest in some decent shaving cream, a razor that actually cuts, and perhaps a luxury shaving brush to ensure you can whip up a thick and consistent lather.
Here at The Shaving Shack we have all the shaving accessories any girl could ever need, or want for that matter.
And if you really hate shaving your pins and would do anything to not have to, then we have some very good news.
Our best-selling product is The Bluebeards Revenge shaving cream, which is the only brand on the market that can actually slow down and reduce hair growth.
It features the miracle component Decelerine™ – which contains 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.
You can also buy all three of these luxury products as a gift set for just £49.99. A unique treat for yourself or a magnificent present for someone you care about.