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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #585 on: July 21, 2021, 11:50:22 pm »
Shear Revival is one of my favorite pomade brewers and Crystal Lake is one of my favorite pomades from them.  They brewed a small batch of CL shave cream so I got that plus this awesome craft aftershave from Historic Brands.  The scent is Italian Soda.  It’s wonderful…

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #586 on: July 22, 2021, 06:42:24 pm »
Shear Revival is so great! I love the Crystal Lake, and the Loyal Sea Clay is super nice if your hair gets a little longer and you want to have something a little lighter that still gives you some control. My hair's properly long now so I'm not using any sort of pomade type stuff, but as soon as I eventually cut it all off again, it's back to SR.
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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #587 on: July 23, 2021, 05:19:39 pm »
Was just about to post a thread for shaving soap recommendations. I'll browse through this thread. I bought a bunch of Mickley Lee Soap a number of years ago and am just now running out. Looking for a replacement soap or two. Leaning towards Mammoth House, but question is which scent? Mood Indigo seems like a necessity to pair with some denim, based on name alone.
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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #588 on: July 23, 2021, 08:51:19 pm »
Also a shear revival fan. Used to use their pomade before lockdown had me shaving mh head. Would be interested in recommendations for top draw shaving soaps/creams - I shave sith a straight feather shavette

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #589 on: July 23, 2021, 10:34:32 pm »
The Dr John’s x SR Crystal Lake is nice.  I’m not sure if it smells exactly like the pomade because this my first jar since they changed the scent, which bums me out.  I freaking loved the prior scent.  I feel like their new approach to all natural fragrances is leaving them all smelling basically the same and a little weak. 

I don’t know much about shave soap.  I’m going to get a Supply cartridge single blade for myself for xmas so I’m just now getting into the accoutrements.  The Italian Soda aftershave is the shit though.  I’m def going to try the other 3 scents.  They’re all barrel aged. 

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #590 on: August 05, 2021, 09:11:24 pm »
The Belafonte by Shear Revival and Flagship.  It’s a few years old and still going strong…

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #591 on: August 30, 2021, 03:31:31 am »
Hey @Matt,
Thanks for posting about Shear Revival. Wasn’t familiar with them till I saw you comment on their pomades. I prefer my grooming/hygiene products all be made by the same company, if possible. I know, weird. Something about the fragrances and packaging/branding being the same/similar.

I just received my order from Shear Revival of ‘Loom’ shampoo and conditioner. ‘Ora’ all natural deodorant. ‘Saw bones’ oil for my beard. ‘American Gardens’ pomade and ‘Loyal Sea Clay’ balm. I’m loving all of it. Just need to find some beard/face wash. Recommendations anyone?

Also, Shear Revival has a ‘summer sale’ going on now thru September 6th.
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« Reply #592 on: August 30, 2021, 03:34:35 am »
That’s quite a haul.  I’m sure it’s all great stuff. 

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« Reply #593 on: August 30, 2021, 03:40:57 am »
Indeed. Should last me about 3 months, I think. Maybe 4. Return to ‘in-person work’ has me bathing a bit more.
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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #594 on: September 02, 2021, 02:41:08 am »
@Kirk after seeing your post, I went and checked out Shear Revival and really dug their products.  Ended up getting their "Loom" shampoo and conditioner, as well as the "Gray Ghost" cream pomade, which has an incredible scent and I love the texture.  Stuff showed up today and I was super happy with all of it.  Kinda wish I'd gotten the "lazy bones" combo, but there's always next time. 
Thanks for posting up the sale info

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #595 on: September 02, 2021, 03:54:10 am »
Right on, Jason @Joberwocky. Good stuff, for sure. I was impressed by the quick turnaround in shipping/delivery

But all thanks goes to @Matt. He definitely deserves a cut from Shear Revival for putting us onto them. Brand ‘Influencer’

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« Reply #596 on: September 02, 2021, 04:33:06 am »
Ha!   Their stuff sells itself.  If you dig it check out O’Douds, Arcadian, and Firsthand.  All good stuff. 

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #597 on: September 02, 2021, 08:18:10 am »
I really just started getting to know pomades and really using them in the last year or so. I started with, King Snake, not a fan. Tried Lay-Rite, it was okay and then got on the Ruezel train. I really like some of it but would love to find better if it’s out there. [mention]Matt [/mention] or anyone else care to compare some of these latest suggestions to Ruezel I’d be really grateful. If it helps, I really use the Grey tin of Ruezel, super high hold but still easy to wash out, ie water based. FWIW My hair is stick straight and needs some serious grease to keep it where I want it LOL


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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #598 on: September 02, 2021, 03:02:29 pm »
@zhivago if a strong grease is what you’re after I’d try Goon Grease by Lockharts.  They’re another solid brand.  The ones I mention above are some of my go tos.  I always have a couple of their products in my line up.  I haven’t used Reuzel or Lay Rite as I pretty much jumped right into the Home Brew market from the start. I like the aesthetic better and the reviews I’ve read or seen online are generally better. 

If you want to go down a pomade rabbit hole I’d recommend review videos by The Pomp.  That’s where I started and he never steered me wrong.  He doesn’t do them any more, his friend Harry does them now, but his reviews aren’t as good in my opinion.  I’d skip those and just go back through the timeline to check out the ones by James.  If you do watch or read them be sure to be mindful of the dates.  If you go too far back the product has a greater chance of having gone through a reformulation at some point. 

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Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« Reply #599 on: September 02, 2021, 10:49:20 pm »
Thanks @Matt!! As soon as I said grease I realized the error in my ways as I WAY prefer the water based pomades to the petroleum based ones. I just can't make that jump especially when my hair has any real length to it, which it generally does. However, I do like the term grease so I lump all the pomades into that category, right or wrong...

I checked out the Shear Revival and put in a order for 3 different poms and a texture spray. Then I checked out O'Douds and grabbed one of theirs, plus that copper comb, that thing looks rad :D

Anyway, that should set me up for a little while!

Reuzel is nice enough for what it is and works well but I am WAY more stoked to check out these Home Brews as you guys call them. I like to level up when I can  ;)
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