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Good lather, smooth shave

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SOTD 7 Mar 2014

As promised, I returned to Hallows and tried again, this time with one boar brush and one silvertip brush. Today I had no lather-longevity problems, and so tomorrow I will try the Omega R&B brush a second time. Maybe it was just one of those things.

I used both brushes, just to see whether lather-collapse disorder was specific to (say) boar. But, as I say, no problems ensued. Three passes of the Maggard razor left my skin BBS, and a tiny drop of Alt-Innsbruck’s aftershave balm finished the job. However, the balm (now several years old) smelled a bit “off,” so I’ve discarded it. The same thing happened with Primalan, another first-rate aftershave balm. Both Alt-Innsbruck and Primalan balms are great in cold, dry weather, and I do recommend them. OTOH, they also seem to have a shelf life that doesn’t go much beyond a few years, so if you get one of these, use it regularly—and that’s not a problem: they are both excellent.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 March 2014 at 9:04 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. What does BBS stand for?

    Brian Harrison

    7 March 2014 at 6:26 pm

  2. Common shaving abbreviation for “baby-butt smooth”—i.e., extreme smoothness, with no grain felt no matter which direction your rub your face.


    7 March 2014 at 6:34 pm

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