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Method shaving without the brush

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The Shavemaster brush is somewhat expensive and thus presents a barrier to trying out Method shaving. (The brush is, however, good and especially appreciated by men with large hands.) Now Charles Roberts has a way to try Method shaving without the brush. From an email:

July 2008


Welcome to Enchante

This month we are covering the newest innovation in Method Shaving. Over the years we have found that many men are interested in Method Shaving, but are wary of making the  investment in a brush without knowing whether this system is for them. We finally have the solution – not only does it allow you to become an immediate Method Shaver without investing in a brush right away, you will be able to get a fabulous single blade shave using all the Hydrolast products!

Read on, and contact us with any questions. We’ll be discussing this in our next Skypecast (the first Saturday of each month; the next Skypecast will be July 5 at 1 p.m. CST).

Until then, happy shaving!

Charles & Jean Roberts

Introducing Brushless ShavingShave Cloth

We are excited to share with you our newest innovation – The Shave Cloth. This natural fiber cloth actually can temporarily replace the need for a brush in Method Shaving. It is highly water absorbent and when using the Hydrolast line it produces an amazing mix for single blade shaving. Additionally, The Shave Cloth has enough texture to raise the beard without pulling, so it works extremely well in those areas where the beard  is heavy or grows in odd directions.

The Shave Cloth dries out quickly, eliminating worries about mildew and bacteria growth – and is especially handy for travel.

How is it used? See below.

How to use The Shave Cloth

Using your shave cloth is very simple and works similarly to a brush. Follow these steps to a fabulous shave – and if you have questions, please, let us know.

1. Fill your sink with comfortably hot water and let The Shave Cloth soak for one minute – long enough for it to absorb plenty of water.

2. While the cloth is soaking, work up some lather from your shave cube or round (by hand) and add a small amount of paste. Finger mix the primer and paste then put that up on your already moistened skin like you are washing, spreading it evenly across your face and neck. Don’t rinse – leave this on the skin.

3. Pick up the Shave Cloth and work the soap into the cloth until you have a nice amount of lather/slag. Add some paste to the mix and a few drops of cutting balm or finishing balm if you like – work that all together to form a nice wet saturate (mix).

4. Fold the cloth over and work it with a gentle massaging motion on your face and neck moving clockwise and counter-clockwise to apply the saturate/wet mix to the shaving terrain.

5. Pick up that razor and cut the 3 form model in the usual way.

6. Hot rinse everything off the face, leave it wet, gently massage face and neck one more time with the saturated cloth and blade it down one more time to pick up any beard hairs you may have missed in the reduction process (step 5).

Helpful Hint

If you find The Shave Cloth a bit rough at first, use it in the shower for a few days to soften it up. The more you use it, the better it gets!

Written by Leisureguy

2 July 2008 at 8:30 am

Posted in Shaving

2 Responses

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  1. I ordered two cloths. If they’re not great for shaving, I’m always on the lookout for good shower washcloths since I hate those girly “poofs”. Also took the opportunity to order another Hydrolast Conditioner, which, IMHO, is one of the best post-shave soothers on the market, especially when used with a Tonic.



    2 July 2008 at 6:28 pm

  2. Hey what’s with the “Anonymous” and where’s my avatar? I wish the WordPress guys would let us know when they make changes to the GUI.


    Steve C.

    2 July 2008 at 6:30 pm

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