Down the rabbit hole...

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by Bearded Headshaver, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. Bearded Headshaver

    Bearded Headshaver New Member

    Hi everyone! A newbie to the wet shaving hobby...have acquired a Ming Shi 3000, a Parker Variant, a dscosmetic stainless T7 and waiting for a 66 Gillette Slim that I bought on Ebay. Living in Thailand limits my purchasing power due to customs duties and postage rates but trying the best to get quality soaps, I make my own beard oils and butters and balms, the oils are good preshave products and am considering making my own soaps. Just received a variety back of 16 different de blades from amazon, so abusing my skull to finger the best combos for the perfect head
    Looking forward to discussions on shaving and collecting all the great things about the hobby!
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.

    One thing I would recommend with soaps get a few different hair types of brushes. Depending the consistency of the soap certain hair brushes make better lather than others. You have stiff hair brushes like Boar and more soft haired like Badger. Horse hair brushes are somewhere inbetween and recommended if you are vegan and/or animal cruelty free type of person. You also have synthetic hair brushes which tend to be super soft like nylon and other materials.

    Unless there is import issues Yaqi which are Chinese made have some good cheap options except for horse hair brushes. Horse hair the biggest maker of those that I know of are the Vie Long brand brushes made out of Spain.

    Soaps, stuff like Arko and Proraso you should be able to source locally or through a pacific rim marketplace equivalent to Rakuten in Japan without paying crazy import and shipping fees.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2021
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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    Manumik Well-Known Member

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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  7. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Welcome to TSD!
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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Welcome to the Den.
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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Welcome to The Shave Den!
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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Welcome from Alabama the Heart of Dixie!
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    One and done?
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  12. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

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