My Top 4 favourite shaving heads, the why, the shave, the philosophy behind choices. In no particular order because I see the four of them being an essential part of my love of shaving.
Wet Shaving gear makes for a great gift because firstly it's something that'll get used a lot. Secondly it's one of those products that grows on you the longer you use it. Now that is the mark of a great gift! To top it all off, it's a great way to shave and certainly will bring some pleasure to the user.
Here are the different Head Types you can choose from. Most of the names given to these heads refer to the safety bar. This is the horizontal bar on the bottom plate that runs underneath the actual blade. It is the most important piece of the head, providing you with the protection from the blade, hence the name "safety bar". Changes in the shape of this bar will give different shaving experiences.
My go to brush for these luxury shaves is the OUMO LotusTip 2Band Badger. I treated myself to the DIAMO handle as this suited my grip for bowl lathering. The LotusTip Knot is something else, fantastic at whipping up a lather and it holds the lather really well making loading the brush a joy.
Synthetic fibres were already an exceptional alternative to Badger Hair, they offered back bone and held a lather really well. They are relatively maintenance free and they are super affordable. So how could it get even better?
Traditional wet shaving is a routine, a discipline. It is a moment that calls for you to be present and relaxed. These simple disciplines become all the more important in times like these.