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The English Shaving Company

  • What’s the most popular beard style for 2021?

    As we head through Movember, moustaches are currently growing across 20 countries in support of over 1,250 men’s health projects. But which beard styles are being cultivated across the UK? We’ve looked at Google search interest to find the facial hair that’s most popular heading into 2021. The Van Dyke is both London and the UK’s new favourite beard style. Peaking in popularity this October, the Van Dyke has just overtaken the Yeard as London’s favourite beard style. It’s also the UK’s most trendy beard, rising 24.5% in interest since 2010 - 10% more than the next trendiest beard style, the chinstrap. The Van Dyke is a style of facial hair combining a moustache and goatee, named after the 17th-Century painter Anthony van Dyck. Donned by popular figures throughout history, this beard-style is associated with influence and fame. Some of these notable people include King Charles I, Buffalo Bill and...
  • How to Use a Shaving Brush in Your Grooming Routine

    The shaving brush is arguably one of the more forgotten and neglected elements of the average male’s grooming practice today. Many men choose to leave this step out of their routine either to avoid the extra time it takes in the morning or the effort involved in using another shaving tool each day.  Actually though, once you have incorporated a high-quality shaving brush into your daily shaving, it won’t be long till you can’t shave without it. Shaving brushes have been used by men for centuries, and rightly so, as they have enormous benefits for both the condition of your skin and the closeness of your shave.  Not only does a luxury shaving brush add character and charm to your bathroom shelf, but it also prepares the skin for a close shave and reduces the chances of post-shave irritation.  What does a shaving brush do? Softens your skin The bristles...
  • How Often Should You Change Your Razor Blades?

    You may have perfected a shaving technique over the years, but without the right tools your skin can still end up irritated and sore. Razor blades are the key component to every shave, making it essential that you know they are up to the job before you go in and start using them on your skin.  Knowing when and how often to change safety razor blades can be tricky, with the lifespan of your blade being heavily affected by multiple factors. It’s essential to consider the thickness of your hair, how often you shave and your shaving technique when deciding how frequently to replace your blades.  To help you make sure you are always using sharp and quality blades when shaving, The English Shaving Company has put together a simple guide to changing razor blades and how often it needs adding to your to-do list.  How long do razor blades...
  • What is the Most Environmentally-Friendly Way to Shave?

    Two billion razors end up in landfills every year which generates tons of plastic waste and has a significant impact on the environment. Plastic disposable razors quickly become blunt and rusty, meaning most people will be throwing away a plastic razor every couple of weeks. This short lifespan of plastic disposable razors has a significant negative effect on the environment over time.  Despite this, many people continue to use disposable razors due to a lack of awareness about the more sustainable and eco-friendly razors that are out there. You only need to head to your local pharmacy to see the huge range of plastic and colourful razors on the market that may look visually appealing but are in no way sustainable.  If you’ve been using plastic razors for many years and are ready to start reducing your environmental impact, there are plenty of more sustainable and reusable shaving tools to...
  • How to Create a Vegan Grooming Routine

    Britain is a key player in the global vegan movement, having launched more vegan products than any other nation. Though the biggest change so far has been with the growth of people eating a vegan diet, veganism is also prompting big changes in a range of other industries - health and beauty being one of them.  Many brands have found themselves under scrutiny in recent years for selling products that are made using animal products or tested on animals in the production process. The English Shaving Company pride ourselves on offering sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty-free grooming products, such as a synthetic shaving brush, plant-based hair care or moisturisers using natural oils.  In 2020, it’s easy to create and stick to a vegan grooming routine without having to compromise on the quality of products you use.  Common non-vegan ingredients to look out for: The first step to adopting a 100% vegan...
  • How to Shave With a Cut Throat Razor

    Cut-throat razors, which are less menacingly known as straight razors, can seem like an intimidating tool of choice for shaving. Rather than the usual handle and contained blade structure more widely used when shaving your face or body, a straight razor resembles a flick knife with one singular sharp blade that is used to glide across the skin and achieve an incredibly close shave.  Straight razors have been used over the centuries as a way for men to tame their beards. They have seen a resurgence in recent decades with more men opting for the traditional approach and steering away from the plastic and disposable options we see on the supermarket shelves. Not only are cut-throat razors far better for the environment, but they are also kind to your skin too. The use of a singular blade means your skin is subject to less friction and it allows you to...
  • Shaving Abroad: Can You Take Safety Razors on a Plane?

    Packing your bags and heading somewhere hot is the perfect way to escape from everyday life and put things on pause for a while. However, there are some aspects of our daily routines that we simply cannot escape from, and shaving is one of them.  To keep up your grooming routine while abroad, it’s important to understand if you are allowed to take safety razors in hand luggage or on a plane. Fortunately, the answer is yes, but it’s important to know how to travel with your grooming accessories safely and responsibly to avoid the embarrassment of setting off alarms at security. With many countries now starting to welcome tourists back post-pandemic, Brits abroad are returning in full force. In preparation for this, The English Shaving Company has provided a low-down on how to pack your safety razors and other grooming accessories correctly to ensure a seamless and stress-free journey...
  • How To Get Rid Of Razor Burn & How Long Does It Last?

    Any man or woman who has shaved before will be familiar with razor burn. It can be a real pain, appearing anywhere on the body after shaving like your face, legs, underarms or bikini areas. Razor burn can show itself in a number of ways on the skin including burning sensations, itchiness, red bumps or tenderness but luckily it isn’t permanent and can heal itself in just a few days.  Despite razor burn not lasting for too long, it can cause severe irritation and hassle for a good few days and even escalate into more serious issues if you don’t look after your skin correctly. People with more sensitive skin are naturally more prone to irritation from shaving but once you’ve had razor burn, it’s far more likely for your skin to become prone to it as you regularly shave over the same areas.  When considering how to get rid...
  • Shaving Legs For Men: Tips & Techniques

    In some circles, men shaving their legs used to be seen as strange or emasculating. However, it is now becoming a more widespread occurrence favoured by men who are tired of having an out of control jungle on their lower appendages! Recent polls have shown that many men are now choosing to either trim or completely shave their legs on a regular basis, signalling a move away from the outdated premise that the hairier a man’s body, the more masculine he appears. For example, those who have a passion for cycling or swimming and need to prioritise aerodynamics have long welcomed leg shaving into their grooming routines, and those who simply prefer the clean and smooth look that comes with a freshly shaven leg are starting to embrace the practice more and more.  Whether you’ve noticed your leg hair becoming unmanageable or you are getting into fitness and want to...
  • Step-By-Step Men’s Daily Grooming Routine For Lockdown & Beyond

    With most of us spending the majority of our time inside our homes at the moment and only coming into contact with other people at the supermarket, it’s easy to slip out of old grooming routines and stop taking good care of ourselves. Perhaps you’ve decided to grow a hefty beard, let your hair grow down to your shoulders or maybe you’ve shaved your head completely in an effort to cure some boredom?    As the pandemic has passed the peak and we approach the prospect of being allowed outdoors more often, it’s time to start picking up where you left off with your grooming routine - not just to look good but also to feel good about ourselves at a time of such uncertainty. To help you get back into the swing of things, here’s a simple male grooming routine to try and stick to in the coming weeks...

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