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Head Shaving / Re: Show a photo of your bald head & your Lady...
« Last post by nuts on Today at 12:02:10 AM »
This is an all inclusive website so nothing to stop you putting up a photo of you and your gentleman.  Would be interesting to see how many have a partner who also has a shaved dome.
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Head Shaving / Re: What should I be putting on my head after I shave?
« Last post by Magoo on May 28, 2017, 11:19:37 AM »
I tried Shave Secret oil for shaving ,but found it made the razor to hard to clean. Tried using it after shaving , 2 drops on wet hands made a great post shave find. Also smells great per my wife. Give it a try.
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Head Shaving / Re: Show a photo of your bald head & your Lady...
« Last post by gymguy66 on May 28, 2017, 10:25:22 AM »
FYI, not EVERYONE on this forum has a "lady". Some of us have a "gentlemen".
Agree...but still waiting for that gentleman...
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Head Shaving / Re: Show us your bald head!
« Last post by Johannes on May 28, 2017, 09:28:27 AM »
Looks nice your shaved head.
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Like RedDog said, GymGuy, your head is looking good with the buzz already.

If you want to go Smooth, what is holding you back?
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Safety Razor Head Shaving / Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
« Last post by 120inna55 on May 27, 2017, 04:06:26 PM »
The Holy Black "Decadence"
Island Bladeworks "Bullwinkle" | TGN Finest
Ever-Ready SE | Gem PTFE (1)


Being a sucker for unique packaging, I really can't explain why I'd initially passed on this limited Club exclusive.  The Club exclusives are actually the only reason I signed up back in January.  As soon as the shave of the day photos began dropping, I immediately regretted my decision.  I therefore posted about my regrets and Nathanael John contacted me not for a sale, but rather that he wanted my address to give me a set.  I was overwhelmed by his generosity. 

The set arrived yesterday, and mailbox smelled like a bottle kirschwasser was broken during transit, yet everything was intact.  The packaging is as impressive as the photos.  Both the glass splash bottle and soap jar will remain keepsakes long after the products are gone.

Decadence is my first experience with The Holy Black, and it won't be my last.  I have some vague recollection of missteps in their past which regrettably factored into my decision to leave them further down my list.  Apparently, these issues are well behind them.  It's a shame I delayed trying them because this tallow-based soap is on the level of my other favorite artisanal soaps.  The lather is very easy to dial in, and it's extremely creamy.  It acts like there's clay in there, but I don't find it on the ingredients list.  The glide is as good as anything I've tried and the residual slickness is possibly better than most.  One or more of the fragrances did cause a little warmth, but nothing that would keep me from using it often.  The post shave left my skin feeling hydrated and healthy with no redness despite the warm sensation.  The fragrance strength was quite strong throughout the shave, being cherry liqueur forward with cocoa and almond liqueur close behind.

While the splash bottle is an elegant presentation, reminiscent of a squatty version of Disaronno, it's not very practical for use.  I pulled a little out via a syringe.  I'll probably reserve a small amount in a small bottle with a flow limiter to overcome this.  The fragrance is so sweet, I expected at least some tackiness, but I detected none.  It literally smelled and felt like I was splashing a liqueur on my skin.  Again, I experienced some warmth, but unlike the soap, there was a brief blush, but it passed quickly.  The fragrance perfectly matches that of the soap, but 2 hours later is the first time I detect coffee.  Otherwise, it's cherry and almond liqueur all the way with faint hints of cocoa.  If you're not an absolute fan of gourmand fragrances, you may as well pass on Decadence.  That said, the splash does settle to something less novel and more wearable than you might expect.  I believe the cocoa and coffee round it out to achieve this.

Overall, this was a very good first experience with The Holy Black.  They do know how to make an heirloom presentation, but more importantly, they know how to make a superior performing product.  I look forward to using this again.
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30 Day Rule / Beginners Section / Re: Not exactly bald yet.....but coming soor
« Last post by reddog on May 27, 2017, 01:32:04 PM »
Remarkable improvement, what are you waiting for? Nice head shape, lather up and shave it smooth.
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30 Day Rule / Beginners Section / Not exactly bald yet.....but coming soor
« Last post by gymguy66 on May 27, 2017, 10:15:19 AM »
Before



And after
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Beards / Re: Tips for growing a beard?
« Last post by CTerry on May 27, 2017, 12:49:42 AM »
Hey there! Start by not shaving! Beard are manly and no less than Godly. To grow a beard, you need to look out in the deep.  Just like poor diet and lifestyle can be one of the main reasons to stunt the beard hair growth. Starting with the basics, follow a proper diet, exercise regularly, this may increase the chances of growing a one naturally due to increased blood circulation, one may also ought to use beard growth products, home remedies like applying eucalyptus oil can result into beard hair growth, yet it is completely natural and effective. And, the most important thing is donít get discouraged if your beard is not growing as quickly as you like, just follow some of these steps on how to grow a beard faster and stay committed to the process.
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Reactions to being Bald / Re: Reaction to be bald
« Last post by CTerry on May 27, 2017, 12:32:38 AM »
Go ahead with it! You will find something new about that look.
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