The Art Of A Really Great Shave

Like all great fads, once they become mainstream they are no longer fashionable. And so it is with the beard, once a must have on the face of any style-conscience male, the beard is now increasingly being consigned to the barber shop floor.

The good news for those of you struggling to part with your facial hair is Triumph & Disaster has invested a lot of time and effort into creating a first class shaving experience.

To do that we looked back at how men used to shave.

Old school shaving is a bit of a lost art form, but its a tradition and one that should be passed down from generation to generation. Done properly and nothing beats the feel of your skin after a really close shave.

Since the introduction of the disposable razor in the mid 70s the role of shaving products such as foams, gels and oils has changed. The nature of today’s razors, often with multiple blades and gel strips has seen shaving products focus on delivering greater glide and slick to assist the movement of the razor. This ‘slick’ allows the safety razor to run over the surface of the face, cutting the hair follicle from the back as the razor moves with the grain; the gel or oil effectively acts as a barrier between the blade and the skin. 

Triumph & Disaster wanted to create a shaving experience that worked a little harder, one that delivered a tighter, closer shave, leaving the face feeling fresh and new. To do this we researched old fashioned formulas in order to work out what a true shave cream used to do. In the process we updated the old nasty ingredients with better ones and we have created a special shave cream that performs like old school but is every bit modern.

By creating an incredibly thin slick and soft lather we get the hair to soften and stand proud, letting the razor in close to the base of the hair follicle, this delivers an unbeatable tight shave the likes of which have not been seen since your old man was a boy.




Triumph & Disaster's advice for a fine shave


Triumph and Disaster Old Fashioned Shave Cream

Calm the surface of the skin and soften hair follicles by applying warm water or a warm towel to the face.


Apply a small amount of 'Old Fashioned Shave Cream' to either a shave brush or palm of your hand. Do not use too much water as the shave cream is designed to work upon itself, too much water 'wets out' the cream.


Using a shave brush or your hand create a bold lather on the area you will shave. 


Using a fresh razor shave clean in long smooth strokes being careful to pull with the natural grain of your hair follicles. 

Rinse clean & attack the day. 


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