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Omega Shaving Brush Line Added To Original Shave Company

Omega Shaving Brush

Omega Shaving Brush Line Added To Original Shave Company

Original Shave Company is happy to introduce a new brand of shaving brushes to our selection from the fine brush makers of Omega. For those who don’t know about this iconic brand, Omega was founding in 1931 and has evolved with over 4 generations of family members who have taken their right at continuing a family legacy. The current owner, who is 90 years old and is still part of the daily operation, helps fellow family members run this establishment. As an Italian company who also makes painting brushes, Omega has been hard at work for decades to perfect the most amazing wet shaving brushes of all time.

Omega Professional Hog Shaving Brush - Red
Omega Professional Hog Shaving Brush – Red
Omega Professional Hog Shaving Brush - Black
Omega Professional Hog Shaving Brush – Black

 

What makes Omega different than other brush manufacturers is their keen ability to identify quality raw materials that go into the manufacturing process. Omega shaving brush options are offered in many different bristle types such as boar, hog, badger, synthetic and more. Omega has handcrafted each handle and brush with the most care and quality any passionate manufacturer would do. Using exquisite animal or synthetic bristles for vegan customers, Omega crafts these designs with solid wood and resin based handles, which are visually pleasing. These handles are made with the upmost attention to detail and reviewed thoroughly for flaws and defects. The Omega shaving brush lines come in different knot size and loft lengths which is guaranteed to please your wet shaving senses, no matter which type of shaving brush you prefer.

 

Omega Hi-Brush Synthetic Barber Pole Shaving Brush
Omega Hi-Brush Synthetic Barber Pole Shaving Brush
Omega Professional Hog Shaving Brush - Chrome
Omega Professional Hog Shaving Brush – Chrome

Omega shaving brush company also produces different shaving sets for different types of shaving tools such as cartridge razors, safety razors and more. Omega also has segmented their business in the women’s makeup brush market to completely diversify their product line. Original Shave Company is proud to offer high quality shaving essentials to passionate wet shavers around the world. Brands like Omega make it easy for us to succeed when they continue to produce the finest beauty instruments direct from Bologna, Italy.

 

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Safety Razor Set For The Holidays

Safety Razor Set For The Holidays

The holiday times are approaching quickly and you may be asking yourself what the best gift would be for a man or if you just want to treat yourself for the holidays?  Well instead of a shirt, tie or socks, you may consider a high quality yet affordable Safety Razor Set from OriginalShaveCompany.com.

Safety Razor Set
Safety Razor Sets

We offer a very unique build a bundle program which allows you to choose your type of shaving razor, shaving brush, pre-shave solution, shaving cream or soap, after shave, blades and much more.  With this unique bundle, you save off the price of each item you add to your package which ends up being the best deal for holiday shopping season.

The Original Shave Company offer brands from all over the world such as Edwin Jagger, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Merkur, Dovo, Simpsons and many more.  Buying your very own Safety Razor Set will set yourself apart from the rest of the overdone and redundant gifts given during the holidays.  Not to mention, classic shaving with a safety razor is a very popular and a very affordable method of shaving for men since the cost of the razor blades are astronomically less than cartridge razors.

If you need assistance in choosing the right gift for that special someone, you can also contact us toll free at (800)769-4935 and our representatives are more than willing to explain the right shaving application for your needs.

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Choosing the right safety razor blades

safety razor blades

Choosing the right safety razor blades

When you have decided to start wet shaving, you must first choose your new favorite power tools: your safety razor and safety razor blades.

A great way to try some blades on for size before making a commitment is to purchase a safety razor sample pack. This allows you to test safety razor blades to see which ones react to your hair and beard coarseness best, last longest and provide the closest, most comfortable shave.

How to avoid razor burn
How to avoid razor burn

Choosing Your Perfect Safety Razor Blades

As you start testing blades, note how your skin feels as the blade glides across it. The glide should be smooth without dragging or pulling on hairs. The sharpest blade is not necessarily going to provide the best shave for you. You have to consider safety razor blades from all angles, according to which suits your skin sensitivity, hair coarseness and application of the blade to your skin.

Ask yourself the following questions to help determine which of the safety razor blades is your perfect fit:

Do you have to make multiple passes across one area for the hair to be sufficiently cut?
If so, the blade you are using is likely too mild for you. You may need greater blade exposure or a larger blade gap.

Is your hair being tugged or pulled and you have to force the blade across your skin?
When this problem arises, you need a sharper blade.

Is the blade scratching your skin while cutting all stubble in the first pass?
If you are experiencing dragging on the skin and quick cutting of hair, your blade edge may be too exposed. Try a blade with a slighter blade gap.

Is your aftershave burning more than it should, or do you feel scratching or burning when making final passes?
When the first pass does not bother your skin, but subsequent ones do, this likely means that your blade is too aggressive for you. Opt for a less sharp blade.

Feather Platinum Coated Blades
Feather Platinum Coated Blades

Most men are able to use one double edged safety razor blade for five to seven shaves. Because these blades are typically exchanged in about a week or so, you do not have to worry about special storage considerations. Most blades do not rust these days due to being made of stainless steel or with special rust-resistant coatings, unlike your grandfather’s blades. But if you leave a razor blade in the razor for a long period of time, it could rust due to daily exposure to moisture of showers and other environmental changes.

As a best practice, particularly if you have children in your home or to protect garbage handlers, you should invest in a blade bank or other blade disposal container. This will ensure other people do not accidentally seriously injure themselves when handling garbage or playing around your shaving area.

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What you need to know about shaving with a double edged razor

double edged razor

What you need to know about shaving with a double edged razor

Merkur Chrome & Black Safety Razor
Merkur Chrome & Black Safety Razor

Shaving with a double edged razor is something many men are eager to try today, tossing out their cheap cartridge razors for a little more style, self-indulgence and luxury as part of their morning routine. But many of the terms associated with wet shaving and double edged razors can be as confusing as figuring out which razor to buy and then how to use it.

Below we share a few details about double edged razor shaving, to shed some light on this old classic in male grooming.

Finding Your Perfect Double Edged Razor

One thing about using a double edged razor is that one man’s “perfect” razor is not another man’s right fit. So you can’t just rely on a good friend’s recommendation. Instead, look for a double edged razor that fits nicely in your hand, feels slightly heavy and has a nice grip, like the Edwin Jagger 3D Laser Diamond DE3D14BL.

If your hands are large for example, you will likely want a longer handle than others. Or maybe you will feel most in control with a slightly stout handle, like the Edwin Jagger R35611SR. Whichever double edged safety razor you choose, a quality one will last a lifetime. So this may be something you wish to invest in, as unlike cartridge razors you replace only the blades and not the entire razor.

Using Your Double Edged Razor

Merkur Futur Safety Razor Gold Plated
Merkur Futur Safety Razor Gold Plated

Learning how to use your double edged safety razor takes time and practice. You will likely experience nicks and cuts for the first several shaves while you get used to letting the razor’s weight do the work. You may still be inclined to press down on your face and neck with the razor, which will cut your skin. So don’t start using a safety razor on an important day or when you are in a hurry, as you may have to take a few moments to take care of your nicks.

To use your safety razor with double edge blades, pull skin taut in one direction and use the blade in the opposite direction. Angle the razor’s handle at about 30 degrees from your face or neck. Do not press down, instead letting the razor’s weight drive itself. Use short strokes in the same direction as your hair growth.

Keeping Blades Fresh

Astra Platinum Razor Blades
Astra Platinum Razor Blades

Like with choosing your own perfect safety razor, you will need to experiment with different double edge blades to find your favorite. There are multiple factors that determine how long a blade lasts, such as how coarse your beard is, the brand of the blade and other factors. But common blades like Feather usually last between five and seven shaves. If your beard is not coarse, a Feather blade may last longer for you. You will know it is time to replace your blade when the current one is tugging or pulling on your first few shaving strokes. Don’t forget to use both sides of the blade, to maximize life of each one.