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Best Beginner Budget Wet Shaving Products!

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Thanks for watching! I hope that you find my videos informational and enjoyable. The key to any great shave is technique, and there are lots of great products to help you get there. Thank you for you views, subscriptions, comments and likes! Nick How to Shave with a Safety Razor http://bit.ly/NShowtoshave My Favorite Shave Gear Razor: Merkur 34C http://bit.ly/Merkur34c2018 Blade: Personna http://bit.ly/personna Brush: RazoRock Plissoft http://bit.ly/RRplissoft Shaving Soap: Barrister Mann Seville http://bit.ly/BMSev Aftershave: Proraso http://bit.ly/ProrasoAS Aftershave Balm: Nivea Sensitive http://bit.ly/NiveaAS http://bit.ly/nickshaves http://instagram.com/nickshaves Shave Gear of the Year 2017 http://bit.ly/SGY2017 Razor: Rockwell 6C http://bit.ly/RockwellR Blade: Feather http://bit.ly/feather100 Brush: Semogue 620 http://bit.ly/semogue620 Shaving Soap: Tabac http://bit.ly/tabacsoap Aftershave: Fine Fresh Vetiver http://bit.ly/FineVetiver Shave Gear of the Year 2016 http://bit.ly/SGY2016 Razor: Merkur 34c http://bit.ly/Merkur34c2018 Blade: Perma-Sharp http://bit.ly/perma-sharp Brush: Semogue 1305 http://bit.ly/semogue1305 Shaving Soap: Phoenix Gondolier http://bit.ly/PhoenixSoap Shaving Soap: Pre de Provence 63 http://bit.ly/PrePro63 Aftershave: Fine Snake Bite http://bit.ly/FineSnakeAS Shave Gear of the Year 2015 http://bit.ly/SGY2015 Razor: Merkur 34c http://bit.ly/Merkur34c2018 Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless http://bit.ly/gillette7OCss Boar Brush: Semogue 830 http://bit.ly/semogue830boar Badger Brush: Semogue Owner's Club http://bit.ly/SOCbadger Shaving Soap: Barrister Mann Seville http://bit.ly/BMSeville Aftershave: Fine Platinum http://bit.ly/FinePlatinum Aftershave: Lucky Tiger http://bit.ly/LuckyTigerAS Styptic Pencil: Clubman http://bit.ly/styptic Shave Gear of the Year 2014 http://bit.ly/SGY2014 Razor: Merkur 37c http://bit.ly/merkur37c Blade: Personna http://bit.ly/personna Boar Brush: Semogue 1250 http://bit.ly/semogue1250 Badger Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 http://bit.ly/chubby2best Shaving Soap: Catie's Bubbles http://bit.ly/CBsoap Aftershave: Stirling SDM http://bit.ly/SDMafter Aftershave Balm: Nivea http://bit.ly/NiveaAS My Filming Gear (because lots of people have asked!) Camera: Canon Powershot S120 http://bit.ly/canonpowershots120 Storage: SanDisk Extreme Pro 32gb http://bit.ly/sandiskpro32 Tripod: Dolica Tripod http://bit.ly/dolicatripodproline
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Malcolm Maxwell (1 month ago)
I wonder what happened to nick, we have not seen him for some time. I guess being a doctor keeps him busy
so i want to convert 3 people to wet shaving. can anyone help me with good combos "razor/brush/soap or cream" something good but not to expensive.
LIVE2PLAY (1 year ago)
Thanks for your example of wet shaving on a budget. This has been very helpful in helping me make an inexpensive choice in wet shaving. I enjoy learning from your channel.
apocalypsepow (1 year ago)
Mohammed Hussain (1 year ago)
Five pound is the cheapest shave in UK brush soap and blades
Harrison John (1 year ago)
Hey Nick thanks a bunch for your suggestions. I’ve been wet shaving for a couple weeks and have noticed huge improvement from razor burn. Some days zero razor burn some days a little bit, but much better than the cartridge razors. The safety razor I know takes time to learn so I’m sure that’s why I’m still getting some razor burn. Gotta work on my technique, but I have been wanting to try some different soaps, creams, and blades so your suggestions help! Thank you! This is a simple great channel that will help a lot of men out there!
Viran Panchal (1 year ago)
Great video! One of the better videos out there I’m new to the hobby and this helped a lot.
Robbie T (1 year ago)
For the Dutch people here,buy De Vergulden Hand shaving soap1,79 euro for a puck.The best for its money! And 7 euro for a brush
Luis Massaro (1 year ago)
Want to get into DE Safety razor shaving and I have really sensitive and dry skin what safety razor would anyone recommend for sensitive skin and which soap as well?
Pivitrix (1 year ago)
4 passes, jeesus christ, my derby blades go butterknife after a single pass. Why don't you just get a straight razor at that point?
CSI AUTO DETAIL (1 year ago)
I like your videos, I want to build a beginner kit and that is how I found you, the problem is Maggard doesn't have half of the product you revommend, any other beginner kit option?
justjustgord (2 years ago)
You should make a $35 Nick Shaves GettingStarted kit !! Anyway, love your channel. I've been using the same 2 dollar razor I bought in Thailand 10 years ago.. incredibly efficient and reliable method. Hilarious, but recently bent it the razor out of shape, so finally getting a better razor handle.
Caddrel (2 years ago)
I looooove my Razorock Plissoft Synthetic. It's amazingly smooth and was only $11
Jaybin Leake (2 years ago)
You could also go to Stop and Shop and pick up the Van der Hagen boar shave set. it comes with a brush soap razor stand and a bowl for 24.99 and the Van der Hagen razor with blades is 19.99
Jacob S (2 years ago)
If creating a face lather with my brush is irritating my face what should I do? I'm using the exact same products he uses in this video.
Contemplative Piper (2 years ago)
How about the $20 merker on Amazon is it and good? What blade would you recommend for it? Thanks in advance.
craigadelic (2 years ago)
i know its been some time since this video came out. but razorock p160 is now $5.99 at Italian barber!
exomonxt (2 years ago)
West Coast Shaving has nice Safety razors too and you can get a $10 discount so there around $13-$17
Fred Mertz (2 years ago)
oh, yeah, got it riteaid. 10$ came with 50 razors
Fred Mertz (2 years ago)
ok shaving as a hobby, new concept for me thnx. Im required to shave every day. lost my electric razor, went back to cartridges, didnt have the money for them one day. found discount safety razor(microtouch with dorco razors) my skin feels better.
Jacob S (2 years ago)
Amazing video man. Thanks so much!
Michael A. (2 years ago)
Since when is shaving considered a "hobby"?!?
uncleremus41 (2 years ago)
Thank you for all your work! It's helped me get started in this wet shaving deal in a great way. I appreciate what you've done.
Don Fraysier (2 years ago)
I would recommend a Merkur 34c HD razor, Italian Barber's Milionario soap, and the Omega 10049 pro brush.
Mirza Usman Baig (2 years ago)
Hy Nick Use Touch me, Jolly Shave Creams these are from Pakistan and are so Much in Budget in Just 0.69 dollars or may be less.
Mirza Usman Baig (2 years ago)
Hy Nick Use Touch me Shaving Cream It is So much Budget Cream
Anthony Magana (2 years ago)
What's the best edge razer I can buy from amazon? and cream..
Anthony Magana (2 years ago)
didn't realize the links. thanks keep making great videos..
TehkNinja (2 years ago)
I love CO Bigelow for the soap. it's amazing
robbyd2131992 (3 years ago)
Stirling starter packs, nuff said, awesome soaps and scents, good brushes, and good razors.
chris mcshaves (2 years ago)
Yep. Phoenix artisan accoutrements have good bundles as well.
chuckHart70 (3 years ago)
$9 Weishi, $1 williams is all I started with. I added a pre/post shave later, but honestly the smell is what I like more that the feeling... I know very mild razor, but when you are a noob you have to start somewhere....
Steyrshrek1 (3 years ago)
If you liked the P160 try the 1kg Cella Soap block (Italian Barber) it is a soap thats been made for 80 plus years a great Italian almond scented soap. Best part there's so much so you can share it with your friends that show an interest.
Arturo Olivo (3 years ago)
I got the Maggard MR9 razor for $14 with handle and blade for $17. I wanted the long handle as i hate short handle razors.
Anthony Williams (3 years ago)
thank you for the video this really helps out. my only question is. Do either the companies have a razor similar to merkur 34C? I've handled one in person and loved the way it feels in hand
BENJAMIN LAMB (3 years ago)
Do a review on a Detroit Grooming Company package.
Dosh (3 years ago)
I bought the BBS $85 starter kit(10% off popup didn't show up until I came back to find shipping info. fuuuck) Did I make a mistake?
that guy you know (3 years ago)
good info on all your vids man
Kevin Schaaps (3 years ago)
Thank you for making this video! I have a question regarding a brush. What is your opinion on the Muhle Silvertip Fibre brush? They advertise with that it is only upsides and no downsides. It is better than normal fibre or natural brushes. Which to me seems like a PR talk. Before I invest 40 bucks for it, I'd love to hear your opinion. Thanks!
Berke Bowland (3 years ago)
Nick, I am interested in getting started in wet shaving. I really enjoy your videos so far. When it comes to the safety razor, what type of head do I want? I see 3 options on the Maggard MR7, Closed Comb, Open Comb, and Aggressive. What do you recommend I get? Thanks in advance! Berke
Johnny Wood (3 years ago)
after how many shaves would you recommend to replace the blade?
David Fernicola (3 years ago)
I have never tried them.
Robert Rios (3 years ago)
I would like to recommend "palmovive" shaving cream as a good beginners shaving soap. Its very affordable and lathers very nicely.
Don Fraysier (2 years ago)
That is a good recommendation. I can't believe how good the Palmolive stick is, especially at its low price.
CHarles Vitanza (3 years ago)
I started with the Merkur blades and the mühle R89 grande with the art of shaving lemon line. I fell in love and LOVED it!
Tacoshack22 (3 years ago)
Thanks for the info dude
Michael Riley (3 years ago)
Sorry for bad manners. First, I should have thanked you for the videos, and the recommendations of where to shop. Also, for the Brush recommendation. I have a bunch of your videos downloaded that Im going through.
Michael Riley (3 years ago)
After looking over some razors, I'm thinking the MR5 seems like great bang for the buck. Question on soap. Can I lather off of say, sea butter bar soap? How long does one of those shaving sopas last? I'm switching to safety razor more to save money long term vs a hobby. If I need buy special soap very often it'd defeat a lot of the purpose. Currently I just splash on a little bar soap and shave. But that wont be a good idea with safety razor shaving. If you have any advice for stretching the $ to a maximum, I'd love to hear it. I have already purchased the Omega 10066 and a stand, and they are including some Astra razors.
Joshua Plummer (3 years ago)
nick ! i noticed your art work in your bathroom. how did you obtain them?
arihantagarwal (3 years ago)
I think my suggested beginner shaving kit would be: 1. Feather Popular razor. ($13) (Alt: Shaving Factory) 2. Blade sampler. ($8) 3. VDH/Proraso shaving soap. ($3-8) (Alt: Biotique shaving cream) 4. Nivea Sensitive aftershave balm. ($5) (Alt: Nivea alcohol free splash)
MylesC1234 (3 years ago)
love your videos. I've been watching a ton for 3 days now and I was going to message you about your opinion on starter items for me but I found your video on it. thanks a lot I'm going to order my things and give wet shaving a try!
tenore8 (3 years ago)
Ads in the middle of the video??? Forget about it.
kamfietka (3 years ago)
My husband has been eyeing wet shaving kits for years, but won't spend the money on himself. He's got a birthday next month, and I just ordered everything you suggested for less than the price of just a brush at that place in the mall. Thank you! Made sure to use your links so you will get credit. This was the most helpful bit of info I've found today!
Nate Nakao (3 years ago)
My first DE razor was a vintage razor from classicshaving.com. It was quite mild, and I truly enjoyed shaving with it. It was priced really well at $25.
Steve Keen (3 years ago)
Nice video, great starting point for us newbies.  I haven't bought a DE razor yet, but I've been using a brush and soap for a bit.  Apparently I've been doing it all wrong!
mrzcl (3 years ago)
Long live wet shaving !I will never go back on cartridges.
mrzcl (3 years ago)
Hello Nick ! Can you review EJ DE89 with Gillette platinum blades ?I think it is great combo. All the best ;)
Ryan Borzouei (3 years ago)
Hi Nick, Thank you for putting these videos together. I am new to wet shaving and have started using razorock soaps and an Omega boar hair brush. I am looking to get a new safety razor and came across the Perfecto brand on Amazon (#1 seller). Have you come across this brand? If so, do you recommend this brand?
Anthony Mcknight (3 years ago)
@nick shaves I use your technique of squeezing the lather out of the brush everyday! I do a full 3 passes and then the clean up pass. It works great for me...
sayhimatt (3 years ago)
Today I received the stuff I ordered from Italian Barber. I did my first Wet shave today and to be fair it went as bad as I feared. I cut my neck open in several areas and the ASTRA platinum blade that I used pulled and hurt like hell (I believe I was using the wrong angle so I kept changing it). @nick shaves What should I do to prepare myself for the next shave and how do I clean up my shaving soap and boar brush properly? Thank you very much in advance.
Life&Fitness (3 years ago)
Great video nick but have you heard of Dr bronner bar soap I hear it's very good for shaving
Teh Pwnerer (3 years ago)
New to wet shaving. I have the option of a closed comb head or open comb head on the MR7, what should I go with?
Erin H (3 years ago)
question. im a girl and i obviously dont have a beard but could i get into this hobby but shaving my legs. and please no hate i just like making sure i have nice smooth legs im not trying to ruin a mans tradition just shave
Eric Wilson (4 years ago)
just got into wet shaving and I am loving it I would like to ask a question I have sensitive skin and was wondering what shave cream or soap i should look at also thanks for all the great videos have helped me tremendously THANKS
Eric Moreno (4 years ago)
Hey nick, I am completely new to wet shaving and bought some products based on your recommendation such as xxx and paa cad. I have noticed that xxx gives me more cushion than cad is that because of tallow vs vegan or could it be something else. Thanks
Nico (4 years ago)
Would be great if you try Valobra - Crema di sapona Almond :)
Nico (3 years ago)
@Steve Hardy ay ok then. Thanks mate :)
Steve, TheDailyShaver (3 years ago)
NICO, Maybe aim this one to TSE as Bailey is a HUGE (read nut, love him) fan of creams, soaps and gels and will buy just about ever man made and if he hast then im sure he would review it for you.
Nico (3 years ago)
@Steve Hardy Yes this one
Steve, TheDailyShaver (3 years ago)
@Nico http://www.valobra.com/english/shaving-soap.html
Robert Koenig (4 years ago)
Nick I have used the Italian Barber for a few years now, and I think they have great customer service and a good range of products. Also, keep up the good work in your videos.
The Shaving Bunny (4 years ago)
Thank you for teaching me how to shave like a man wow its was a big difference👍
James & Cori Lynch (4 years ago)
Nice video Nick. I just used the RazoRock P160 today for the first time and loved it, especially the scent. I also like the XXX but I think I like this scent even better.
caivs (4 years ago)
hey nick, when you are done shaving can you still feel your beard? i follow your with the grain and both directions across the grain technique, but i feel like i'm not getting as close of a shave as you seem to get.  maybe i'm just expecting too much without going against the grain.
David Evans (4 years ago)
Thanks Nick great advice. Now you need to do a European version of the vid!!
Anonymous 17 (4 years ago)
What is a good after shave on a budget like $10 and under
Finn Nielsen (4 years ago)
Whar I usual recommend for beginners is Merkur 34C Merkur blades Taylor of Old Bond Street Cream Mühle Silvertip Fiber Nivea Original Aftershave Balm Top notch products at a low price, less than €100,00
Free Bird (4 years ago)
Would it be possible for you to discuss how aggressive some of the safety razors you use are when you bring them up? I know mileage will vary, but some things are pretty much the same for all. A comparison would be nice. Thank you for the great informative videos!
Luis Ortiz (4 years ago)
Barbasol cream has been my go to cream for thousands of generations! @nick shaves I use dorco blades and I've use them for a while and they work well for me! Can you recommend me other blades?
Beau Champion (4 years ago)
Nick, I must echo other commenters here in expressing surprise at your recommendation of P160. The overwhelming thing I have read about that soap is that a huge number of people have reactions to it. Better to recommend Proraso or TOBS, in my opinion.
stovepipe9er (4 years ago)
On second thought proraso sensitive might be a good first soap.
stovepipe9er (4 years ago)
I wouldn't recommend proraso either. Although it is a common choice for beginners, the green formula irritates my skin and performance is mediocre.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Beau Champion I had no idea that people had reactions to this new formulation too. I know that the original RR p.160 had problems, but I didn't realize this one did too.. Thanks for pointing this out!
Travis (4 years ago)
The budget idea is great for getting into the de shave. I agree tho you will probably commit once you realize how great a shave you will get and how much you save overtime even with splurging now and again.
Paul Iq (4 years ago)
I would suggest proraso or Arko instead Razorock. They are much better quality. However I would suggest Cream for beginners as its much easier to lather.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Paul Iq Also a good idea, creams help develop what it feels like to make a good lather
Paul Iq (4 years ago)
Good job!
Kip Diskin (4 years ago)
Spend the extra $20 at Italian Barber and get an aftershave by Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements. It's an antiseptic, astringent, moisturizer and cologne in one bottle.
Alex Vlogs (4 years ago)
Great video Nick. I want to say thank you again for introducing me to the best hubby ever. I've been traditional shaving for approximately a year already And it never gets old. I'm always excited to shave. Thank you again and hope you have a blessed and safe 4th of July.
palillo2006 (4 years ago)
I don't know about recommending P160 to a beginner. There are a lot of people whom found that they are allergic to the almond oil used in that soap.
TRH SPORTS (3 years ago)
The classic was irritating, I heard the p-160 was a lower almond content.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@palillo2006 Yikes... Didn't realize that
horatio h (4 years ago)
good solid advice, thanks Nick
himay sheth (4 years ago)
Go to the art of shaving and pick up a $25 dollar shave starting kit. As long as you have a decent razor, wether it be cartridge or safety, ideally you shouldn't get a straight razor until you've mastered a safety! I personally think that this lit is great for the price because you get an awesome shaving cream w/ great slickness, a pre-shave oil that works well, an after-shave balm, and a decent starter badger hair brush! It's great for the price, and you can find them cheaper on eBay that are new!
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@himay sheth I've never used that stuff, but it looks good!
Chester W (4 years ago)
Great video, great recommendations. I would add The Lord L6 razor, which has an awesome head and can be purchased for $10.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Chester W Also a good option! I just got one from ebay and look forward to using it
Giorgio Corrado (4 years ago)
Another great video Nick and good advice for those starting off in wet shaving.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Giorgio Corrado Thanks man! I hope that many guys join this movement
Jaime Cobos (4 years ago)
Razor blades and more is also a great place to shop online. Their Matador razors are the best bang for your buck and they carry many other brands as well. For soap, check out Eva Nesterova on Etsy. At $1 an ounce for the performce, they can't be beat.
PUNEET GILL (4 years ago)
Excellent video qaulity nick . Iv actually started wet shaving a month ago and have seen most of your videos !! You truly got me into this . I have the edwin jagger de89lbl and love it . Playing around with blades and soaps currently. Thank you for your videos .. Definitely got me hooked and switched over
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@PUNEET GILL Awesome man! Welcome! Glad you found the videos helpful. The edwin jagger razors are amazing
PUNEET GILL (4 years ago)
@2TH DDS definately ! I also have a 1940 gillette tech gold fat handle... havent shaved with it yet . Iv been wet shaving for about a month so want to try diff setups with the ej89 ... i will most likely move on to merkur next .
Young Kim (4 years ago)
@PUNEET GILL that's only a start....you swill be wanting new razors pretty soon......
IKUWILL D (4 years ago)
That video should help a lot of people. Hopefully more people will get into wet shaving!!
Grant Rodgers (4 years ago)
I would've added some more advice about what to look for in blades, also when to shave for different skin/hair types
Steve Mann (4 years ago)
@Grant Rodgers personally I think Nick's recommendation was spot on for a beginner. Buy a sampler pack. You will virtually never see even 2 shavers agree on the best blade for any razor, level of experience shaving, or anything else. The best possible recommendation, in my opinion, is buy a sampler pack and try different blades. The point of this video was to make recommendations, not provide a tutorial. He, and others, do videos on trying to find the best blade, etc, etc. My 2 cents, of course you may not agree :) ...
Grant Rodgers (4 years ago)
@nick shaves I don't have many recommendations, I still consider myself a beginner... From the beginning I just used the feathers I got in my beginner pack, although I am currently out and will be getting a few more feathers and personna lab blues, hoping they turn out good!
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Grant Rodgers For sure, the whole topic of blades is very important and lengthy. Maybe I will do a video talking about what blades are good for newbies. Do you have any recommendations? For me, personna and astra sp's would be high on that list
Connor Gman (4 years ago)
Stirling soap co has excellent budget products that have top notch performance. They're having a sale right now also!
Dave (4 years ago)
It's so hard when buying your first gear to choose a budget point where you won't mind essentially wasting said money if you don't like it and and at the same time getting something good enough that you won't immediately want to upgrade if you DO like it - again wasting said money lol I think you found a nice balance here - one thing I wish someone beat into my head early on was that throwing more and more money at shave gear isn't necessarily going to lead to a better shave or experience.
John Umek (4 years ago)
What is the holy grail of razors? You seemed to like tweet and personna. Which one is the top one. Nice video
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@John Umek For me, personna are still my #1. They are sharp and smooth (not the sharpest nor the smoothest blades out there), but the balance in these blades of sharpness/smoothness is hard to beat
Evan R (4 years ago)
Great to see you do this type of video. I think I'm going to recommend the S-Brush for beginners over boar brushes, because some people don't enjoy the ritual aspects and want to rush through every shave. Soaking gets in the way of that, or so they tell me. Some of the software I've given away to new wet shavers: Nivea Shaving Cream, and Arko sticks. The cream is perfectly usable, but it dries out on the face when you're a new wet shaver taking your time. Arko, despite what people think about the scent, is a massive bang for the buck. I think I need to try Proraso creams, because they seem very user friendly for beginners.
mrzcl (3 years ago)
@Coffee Drinker Please try Palmolive sensitive cream top performing cream
Coffee Drinker (4 years ago)
Nivea is such a great product and even their shave cream can hold its own against the best of them. It's so German in my opinion because of its performance and its efficiency(little = long way) and reliability. Good Stuff indeed.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Evan R Also good rec's! I wish everywhere had the nivea shaving cream, its some amazing stuff
John James (4 years ago)
proraso sensitive as first soap, in case of skin reaction as it will put them off for life  omega synthetic brush, just use it, dry it no complications  agree with razor and of course a sample of blades  and watch loads of vids on shaving
Steve, TheDailyShaver (4 years ago)
+1 Omega Synthetic S-Brush $8 Maggard has clearance handles + heads (Bar or +1 OpenComb) $11+4-6 Plastic/tin/porcelain cup for brush/lather (free, second hand shop) Derby or Arko Tubes ~ $3-4 100ml (some things might be cheaper to buy off the shelf) witch-hazel spash + Nivia aftershave balm & aftershave ~$15 ISH cheap brush stand & razor holder eBay/CHINA $3 I COULD DO THE WHOLE LIST FOR $50,  LESS IF I GOT S/BRUSH+SS BOWL+STAND eBay $15, razor parker $15 with $20 left over for rest of list
TheKingOfIronFist (4 years ago)
Arko soap, mhule razor, vulix badger/boar and Derby blades under 35 dollars
Dieter Folz (4 years ago)
Hi Nick! Nice tips for newbies. But just to mention it for viewers from Germany. In Germany you can start for about 7,50 EUR (about 8$). Get the Wilkinson Classik (DE Razor plus 5 blades) 3,49 EUR, the Palmolive Shaving-Soap-Stick (0,75 EUR) and a boar brush from one of the two big drugstores (2,99 EUR).
Steve Mann (4 years ago)
Thank you!!
Dieter Folz (4 years ago)
Great! Have a safe journey back home.
Steve Mann (4 years ago)
Thank you! We enjoyed it! I'm already back in Germany, heading home (US) tomorrow.
Dieter Folz (4 years ago)
@António Casanova Great gear!
Dieter Folz (4 years ago)
@Steve Mann I hope you enjoy your stay :-)
Stephen Masciocchi (4 years ago)
Best budget astringent: Generic or store brand witch hazel. I can find it at the grocery store for $2-3. Best budget after shave balm: Nivea Sensitive Post-Shave Balm, $4-5 Best budget after shave: Family Dollar "Spice", $2. Smells better than the current Old Spice. I'd also recommend picking up a styptic pencil, which I've seen at Wal-Mart for $1. I use all these regularly; the witch hazel I use after every shave.
koskey06 (2 years ago)
Stephen Masciocchi the same advice I give people. Don't know about the spice aftershave but everything else is spot on.
James & Cori Lynch (4 years ago)
@Stephen Masciocchi Right on with the Witch Hazel Stephen. It is a must to cool down the face before a nice application of Nivea Post-Shave balm. I haven't tried the Family Dollar "Spice" yet...I'll have to give it a go.
Free Bird (4 years ago)
@Stephen Masciocchi Excellent advice Stephen! Use Witch Hazel after every shave that I found at the store for a couple of bucks. I'll have to check out the "Spice", Old Spice does not smell as good now as it once did. Thanks Nick, you've helped me out a lot in this new hobby!
David Fernicola (4 years ago)
Budget soaps and creams. Arko, Derby, ect.
chris mcshaves (2 years ago)
+Alan Fink VII They smell great and have a great lather but not very slick. They also use some iffy preservatives. I started w/the variety pack (4 pucks for $13) and it was a great deal.
Alan Fink VII (3 years ago)
+David Fernicola How about Col. Conk shaving pucks?
David Fernicola (3 years ago)
mrzcl (3 years ago)
@David Fernicola Don forget the palmolive shaving creams ;)
Wahzy (4 years ago)
Great video as always Nick.  Your videos are the reason I got into and now actually look forward to wet shaving.
nick shaves (4 years ago)
@Wahzy Thanks man! That makes me very happy to hear

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