I’ve always harbored animosity towards modern shaving equipment. Neon toys rife with planned obsolescence designed to extract the money out of shaving-age men (that being most of their lives)
A few months ago I ordered a safety razor online, and I’m having huge success with it. There is something artisanal about the simple, heavy, screw-together apparatus which takes single, flat blades. However, I was still tied to the vapid commercialized shave industry by means of shave foam. Soap is usually too sticky and it was much easier to bust out a can of EDGE EXTREME MAXIMUM or some such collection of radical manly buzzword squirt-foam.
That is, until this morning.
I tried shaving with olive oil. This may turn out to be a huge waste of money (depending on how economical I can be), but for the first time in a decade I properly shaved without a single dollar towards shaves-R-us.
On the downside, my neck smells like a salad.