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No Straight Razor Shave for Alpha!

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Alpha's plan was to get a straight razor shave at American Haircuts even though he's a bit scared of them. Aaron Marino of alpha m. discovered that American Haircuts doesn't do straight razor shaves due to not being the best tool for the job.

The Mach3 blades are the preferred method at American Haircuts. They do, however, use straight razors for sideburns and neck. Straight razors for shaving are not legal in the State of Georgia due to spreading diseases. Alpha learns something new every day!


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Clipper and Grooming Tool Care | Men's Grooming  -
April 9, 2013
Alpha is performing maintenance and upkeep with his grooming tools because they will last years if taken care of. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates the steps. Supplies needed are a screwdriver, rag, tiny brush, and oil. Both the trimmer and clipper are cleaned then tested. These tools will take care of you for a very long time if you maintenance them every 6 months to a year. Read More»
Stop Bleeding with a Styptic Pencil | Shaving Nicks -
January 17, 2013
Styptic Pencil How many times have you nicked yourself shaving? Unless you are prepared, you are going to be walking around with a bloody piece of toilet paper stuck to your face. Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about how the toilet paper can be prevented. A styptic pencil is made of alum that stops bleeding by constricting capillaries and vessels. Invest in a styptic pencil. This prior planning wRead More»
How to Extend the Life of Your Razor  -
December 4, 2012
This is crazy! Alpha has been experimenting with a 25 cent razor for the past 3-months. It's still sharp as the day it was unwrapped. Aaron Marino of alpha m. has been implementing a little trick on how to preserve the life of your razor. The razor gets dull from water residue and condensation left on the blade that oxidizes and creates divots. When you are done using the razor, rinse it off, get Read More»
Hair Clippers for Sensitive Skin | Avoid Razor Bumps and Burns -
February 29, 2012
The Peanut Clipper Trimmer | Avoid Razor Bumps and Burns Shaving in Zones | Avoid Razor Bumps and Burns The Peanut Clipper Do you have incredibly sensitive skin? Rather than shaving with a razor, men's hair clippers may be the perfect option for you. If you have sensitive skin, there are techniques to shave and sooth the irritation of shaving. Also, sometimes, the skin curls causing razor bumps nRead More»

Smart Shaving Tips for Black Men -
December 24, 2011
In an age when beards are not as popular as they once were, most modern day men conform to today’s expectations of sporting a clean shaven face.  A ritual most men perform almost daily; it still has its challenges and misconceptions. Possibly more than anyone else, African American men are confronted with a particular problem that requires special attention in order to manage.  PseudofolliculiRead More»
Trim It, Clip It, and Never Skip It | Men's Grooming -
December 18, 2011
Do you spend as much time with your face buried in a mirror as your girl/wife/friend with bennies does?  If you do, you shouldn’t.  I mean, c’mon.  You’re a dude.  Unlike those walking train wrecks, you have no makeup to apply.  Thank you testosterone! However, I would suggest to you that if you aren’t spending at least 15 minutes a day fighting to keep stray hairs, clogged pores, andRead More»
Manscaping | Grooming Ear Hair -
December 16, 2011
Just because you can't see it does not mean it shouldn't be addressed and managed. Aaron Marino of alpha m. points out that when we age, we grow hair in strange places. Depending on where the hair is growing dictates how the grooming is handled. For inside of ear hair, use the nose hair grooming tool. For outside of the ear, options include plucking, shaving, and waxing. It's your responsibility tRead More»
Manscaping | Plucking, Clippers, Shaving, Waxing, Electrolysis, Laser -
December 11, 2011
Manscaping Tools Enter Code IAMXXLB for 10% Off Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses some hair removal options which some are quick, some are slower, some are painless, and some are not: Plucking is good for single hair removal and tight spaces. Hair clippers are for covering big areas of your body. Be careful if it's your first time because you can cut yourself. Shaving is great for short hairs onRead More»

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