User Posts: John Shaver

When growing a mustache, it may surprise you to know just how many styles are achievable from a small patch of hair above the upper lip. But there is perhaps ...

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What Does Beard Oil Do?

Beard oil stands amongst the axe, the telegraph and the automobile as one of the most ingenious inventions known to man. Its effects on beard health and ...

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Best Beard Trimmer Review 2018

Over 759 beard trimmer models by 52 brands. That's the number of options you have today. So choosing the best beard trimmer for your needs may be confusing. In ...

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Wet Shaving Questions & Answers

Why is one blade better than five?The cartridge razor system is appealing to many men because it is advertised to be modern and high performing with ...

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Philips is known to create some of the most innovative and functional electric shavers in the world. Contrary to some other brands, Philips Norelco electric ...

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18 Beard Styles For Men

With so many options each day for how to grow a beard, choosing the best beard style for your beard can be difficult. Long or short? Refined or wild? Classy or ...

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You're here because you're looking for the best Braun electric shaver, right? But why Braun? It's #1 electric shavers brand in the world, but is it worth it? ...

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Goatee styles are something every bearded gentleman should be familiar with. Whether it’s a stepping stone to a heavier beard, a switch from a full-bearded ...

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Panasonic shavers are renowned for being high-powered and waterproof. They are suitable for both dry and wet use. This means you can either use them while ...

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Best Mustache Wax Reviews

Do you know the secret to keeping your mustache in tip-top shape, making everyone stop and stare? It’s called mustache wax!  Yes, it is actually a care product ...

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How much do you pay your barber? Have you ever wondered what's the average price for men's haircut in the United States? We have collected the prices, provided ...

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For many men, wet shaving is more than just slapping on a handful of cream and then scraping off the stubble. It’s a daily ritual that is done with care and ...

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How to Shave with a Straight Razor

These days, the idea of shaving with a straight razor carries with it a certain mystique, as well as an air of mystery, but it is perhaps the best way to ...

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Epic Beards Gallery

Civil War beardWith beards like this, it’s no wonder the Union won. Civil war beards served the soldiers well, they allowed them to blend in well ...

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Merkur safety razors are Merkur company's flagship products.  A leading worldwide manufacturer of quality shaving equipment since 1906, the Merkur Solingen ...

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Do you remember when you shaved for the first time? If you are like many of us, the first time was likely filled with questions and anxieties, wondering if you ...

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Beards are quite fascinating. Often people don’t realize the different types of meanings beards represent. The meanings of beards vary in different cultures, ...

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If you want your face to be always as fresh and healthy as the Hollywood actor's, you'll have to stand in front of the mirror a little longer than usual. Here ...

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For guys always or frequently on the go, whether it be for work, travel, or pleasure, travel shaving products can provide us gentlemen with the ideal comfort. ...

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Parker Barber Razors Review

Are you looking for the best shave of your life? Look no further than Parker Barber Razors. These razors are top-of-the-line, top-quality razors that have been ...

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One of the age-old questions facing men who shave is “Which is better: Electric shaver vs razor?” There is a debate in the men’s shaving community where many ...

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Best Organic Shaving Products For Men

Have you been stuck searching for the best organic shaving products for your shaving needs? Have you been hearing about the powerful benefits of using organic ...

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Getting a great shave is a vital part of looking your best. And when it comes to looking your best, you don’t want to rely on just any old razor. If you do, ...

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Men, it's time you’ve learned a little about Edwin Jagger Safety Razors. Much like the mythical straight razor, shaving with a Safety Razor has seen a ...

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Gentlemen, let me introduce you to Dovo Straight Razor. A little over a hundred years ago, the only way you could get a decent shave was with a straight razor. ...

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Let’s be clear. We are talking about manscaping with a manual safety razor and not a machine that makes up for your lack of dexterity or a steady hand. So, ...

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Thanksgiving Day has come and you want to deep fry a turkey without burning your house down? In this week, you will found out, how to get the best of your ...

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Shaving can be quite a hassle during times of travel. Between the hustle and the bustle of the adventure, our facial hairs continue to grow and before we know ...

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Shaving brush which we use nowadays were only invented in the 18th century by the French. Before that, men used sea sponges to lather up soap onto their faces. ...

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A smooth shave would be impossible without a rich lather that serves three main functions: it lubricates, opens up the pores and desensitizes the skin. You can ...

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Choosing the right shaving cream is not an easy task; each and every man will vouch for this. We all have stood in supermarket aisles for considerable amounts ...

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Choosing Wet Shaving Accessories

There are so many types of shaving accessories available in the market that it can become overwhelming for men to choose the right ones for themselves. After ...

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When it comes to choosing the right electric shaver, the choice generally boils down to two options: foil or rotary. These are the two major technologies that ...

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A good shaving brush is as important as a good razor blade. There are several varieties of shaving brushes, and it is necessary that you know which brush would ...

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Gone are the days when most guys only had a safety razor and shaving foam as a part of their complete shaving kit. A perfect shave requires a few more ...

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Wet Shaving Tips For Men

Wet shaving is not as difficult as it seems, but it can be a challenge for beginners. Once you have a clear understanding of how to proceed, you’ll be having ...

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Cartridge Razors VS Safety Razors

The debate goes on with people taking sides based on their experience of using safety razors or cartridge razors. We’ll have no debate here, but we’ll only ...

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When it comes to shaving, electric shavers have provided a clean and quick shave too many men all over the world. Shaving falls into the daily routine of many ...

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How to Use a Shaving Cream?

Before we plunge into the discussion of how to use a shaving cream, it is important that you understand the types of shaving creams that are available. Two ...

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Do you know that most women love well-shaved men? And today we're going to talk about the straight razor. Let's go!Until the 1950s, the straight razor was ...

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Shaving is a task that falls into the daily routine of almost all men. For those who prefer not to grow a beard, shaving would have been a part of the daily ...

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A good volume of foam can be whipped up only with the help of a professionally made shaving brush. But producing of foam isn’t the only function of the brush. ...

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Some men, especially dark-skinned, have a hair curling not only on their head but also on their neck and cheeks. Sometimes a hair curls that much it grows back ...

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The history of the well-familiar to us shaving brush has about 250 years. It appeared in France in 1750th years. The first brushes, just like now, were made of ...

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Speaking of wet shaving it is impossible not to mention the classical T-shape safety razors. Why? Because they revolutionized the shaving process and changed ...

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All of us want only the best. But "the best" when it comes to electric shavers is a thing quite individual. The best electric shaver will be the best for you ...

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Browsing All Comments By: John Shaver
  1. Good choice William. Merkur is my favorite razor brand. This is the reason why I tried to make the research as deed as possible and come up with the best Merkur razors review 🙂

  2. Great choice, Jack.
    You’re right, Merkur Vision requires some extra cleaning, but this is the price you pay for nice modern look combined with a perfect quality of shaving.

  3. Nice choice, even though I’m not a big fan of Philips shavers, this model is good.

  4. Great advice. Appreciate the professional’s opinion here at Mister Shaver.

  5. We are testing some Babyliss models now, but no conclusion yet.
    Sadly when you are not buying direct you have problems and with many companies not willing to ship to the US the problem gets even worse.

  6. What trimmer are you using? I guess if it’s a cheaper set, the blades could start to wear out. You might be able to just get another set of blades or sharpen current blades?

    Also, I would recommend that you use some WD-40 on the blades, and spray a little on the moving parts….it will resurrect the trimmer.
    I haven’t paid for a haircut in over 17 years- as I cut my own hair with a trimmer.
    I have gone through a couple of electric clippers, but the pair that I have now has lasted me at least 5 years- in due part to regular shots of lubricant into the blades…
    Just make sure that you wipe off the excess WD-40, or you will end up spreading it through your beard or hair…which isn’t pleasant!!

  7. Good question. Most clipper head would be too big and bulky for that operation. Look for a trimmer with a smaller head adjustment. Remington trimmer from this list has the head for private areas.

  8. Hey Connor,
    Shaving is very personal and whether it is “worth it” to upgrade entirely depends on you. Unfortunately, this makes it very difficult for someone else to weigh in and give a recommendation just for you. That is why we at Mister Shaver write such detailed reviews so that you can make the choice as to whether or not this product is the one for you.

    As to whether you should upgrade your trimmer? It all depends on if you were happy with the trimming that your Braun gave you and if you are noticing that your old beard trimmer is not performing as well as it used to. There is no point in upgrading if you are still happy with your current clipper.

  9. You may give a try to Wahl trimmer.
    Luke from our team has one of their beard trimmers and one of their hair clippers. The charge life is amazing, as is the performance. All the rest are amateur. Barbers use Wahl.

    The Li-on battery is actually quite important. It holds a charge for a long long time, and won’t break the bank. It’s better than the Philips one I had before. We already testing some Wahl models and I feel that in upcoming 2019 update to this Best Beard Trimmer review One of Wahl models will sit on a top spot.

  10. Braun beard trimmers are good, but it still doesn’t do as good a job as a razor. I’d recommend to use trimmer only to trim my beard.

    Many people use a Gillette Mach 3 + sensitive shaving cream as well but it doesn’t irritate their face. It could just be technique. Be sure to hydrate your face before using just enough shaving cream (not excessive) afterwards. I also prefer to shave with a slow upwards motion starting from my neck.

    Have you thought about trying a straight razor? I use to have a shavette and it does a cleaner job then my Mach 3. Less painful to as it doesn’t snag on my beard. Just takes a while to get used to since I still occasionally cut myself.

  11. Braun 790cc is a great choice. Series 7 is my personal favorite. Series 9 is more “savvy” from tech point of view, but I’d recommend it only if extra hundred bucks is not a problem for you.

  12. Of course, you can’t have any razor in your hand luggage. The size matters because it saves the space in your main luggage.

  13. Thanks for nice words, Kypros,
    It’s not easy to suggest anything because a lot depends on your skin, your face hair hardness and other factors.
    If you already have several Merkur razors I’d suggest experimenting with blades. I’ve been trying
    different blades and now I’ve stopped at Merkur Platinum blades (http://amzn.to/2byiWAZ). These work great for me but my not work for somebody else. You should try.

  14. Harris, you’re right, it’s hard to find a stand for Merkur Vision. I’d suggest to get the dual-brush stand (Vision will fit well into the brush spot). Here is an example: http://amzn.to/1OpiiXv

  15. Tom, please tell your Merkur razor model. I’ll try to help you.

  16. Thanks for your comment Anthony. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the information about manufacturing years for Adams razors. If this information if important to you perhaps you can ask this question at some forums like http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/forum.php or http://www.bladeforums.com

  17. Thanks for your nice words, Clint

  18. It is almost impossible to find great razor and brush in a shaving kit. It is much better to buy them separately. It’s a bit more expensive option but it worth it.

  19. Totally agree with you, Matt.

  20. Thanks for your comment, Mike. I’m glad it was useful to you. Regarding your question. The safety razor on that image is Gillette Slim Handle Adjustable 1-9 Razor. It’s not Merkur, I just like the image so I used it in the article. Thar razor was popular in 1960th. I was even seen in the movie Goldfinger, James Bond used it. Now it still can be found on eBay http://www.ebay.com/bhp/gillette-slim-adjustable

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