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a Recent investigation into problem skin and how to find ways and means around it had me spend a lot of time with a select few razors, and one in particular has me doubting the general perception that open comb razors are more aggressive than their solid bar cousins. The razor I am referring to has our SRD3 head, it has a solid, scalloped bar on the one side, and an open comb on the other. Many uses with various blades has given me consistent results, and every time I get a closer shave with the solid bar. If you...

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We have all become accustomed to the trend of businesses having brand ambassadors, they are 'pretty folks' who get gifted stuff or money and then represent a brand in the marketing of their products. Essentially there is nothing wrong with it, and I am sure there are many ambassadors that love the products they represent, but to me it is just another marketing strategy, some scrupulous so called 'Ambassadors' will even target upcoming brands and offer to promote their products in return for boodle or wares! The true Brand Ambassador is someone else, its is someone that will promote your...

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What is this? It's a pre-shave oil that can also be used as a post shave oil (pre-po), we also dubbed it Vona olie 'vo(or)' and 'na' being the translation for pre- and post in Afrikaans.   Why did we develop this? Mostly because we think most pre-shave oils are formulated with too much focus on the beard and actual shave, and too little focus on your skin and its condition, both pre- and post shave. We also wanted to produce another grooming first, and provide a value for money product to our customers and the South African market. I...

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I can certainly understand some people's obsession with getting edges to be mindblowingly sharp, with that comes the desire to own, and use an array of whetstones, oil stones, diamond plates and various other abrasives. They come in many forms, shapes, sizes and compositions, and one often pick up variances from the very same product, even more so when using natural stones. When you start sharpening stuff on whetstones you soon realize whetstones are not just whetstones, the user develops likes and dislikes, emotions of looking forward to working with one stone and dreading taking up another. Like people, they...

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Meet Bundu-bar, a shampoo and conditioner bar as 'local-is-lekka' as boerewors and Table mountain. This bang-for-your-buck product was conceived to bring a practical, economical shampoo and conditioner product to market. Shampoo and conditioner bars are gaining traction and are already widely used by Zero-wasters, minimalists, travelers, sportspeople, folk who advocate responsible living and persons passionate about the environment. Although we certainly hope to gain part of this market, we are aiming much wider with our targeting of everyday consumers, it is meant to be a simple first step into reducing one's personal waste.     Most consumers are becoming aware...

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