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BBS again

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SOTD 7 Jan 2013

Of course, getting a BBS shave is not difficult when you start with a two-day stubble and use a slant. But it is nonetheless enjoyable.

The Whipped Dog silvertip created a luxuriant lather from the Ogallala shave stick. One guy reported that his Ogallala soap didn’t do well, but I’m really pleased by the quality of lather I get. (I do have fairly soft water.)

The trusty bakelite slant—a model now no longer available—did a super job with a Gillette 7 O’Clock Sharpedge: three passes, with the BBS area increasing in each pass.

Top it off with a good splash of Captain’s Choice, and we’re ready to reenter the workaday world: The Wife returns to work today.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 January 2013 at 9:34 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. There was a thread on The Shave Nook regarding ones definition of BBS. Most agreed that it was no feel of stubble when running your hand in every direction although a few did not strive for BBS but rather a DFS. How would you define BBS.? Thanks.


    7 January 2013 at 9:51 am

  2. Same: no feel of stubble no matter which direction you stroke your skin. Usually a BBS shave simply happens; it’s quite hard to do one deliberately, at least for me. But if I shave a multi-day stubble with a slant (or even a good straight bar) it seems more likely to happen: thus my practice of skipping a shave on Sunday.


    7 January 2013 at 10:23 am

  3. I didn’t quite understand this part of your post, “But it is nonetheless enjoyable.”. Can you explain it? Is it not enjoyable when a 2-day stubble is not present?

    Andy Tovar

    22 January 2013 at 2:21 pm

  4. It is enjoyable without a multiday stubble, just not so enjoyable.


    22 January 2013 at 4:10 pm

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