Travel Tips for an Incredible Wet Shave While On the Go
If you have an established wet shaving travel tips that would rival the likes of Hemingway or Jack London, but struggle to make it mobile then we’ve got you covered.
It’s something (traveling and wet shaving) we want to help you master with the following great pointers:
The Wet Shavers Travel Bag
There is no way of pulling off a great wet shave abroad or just in a neighboring town without a formidable dopp bag.
Also known as the toiletry bag, this essential piece of equipment is going to keep those intricate and somewhat pricey wet shaving gear safe and sound for the duration of your time away from home.
The Shaving Brush
When packing your shaving brush, size, moisture, and storage are issues to keep in mind. Here personal preference is paramount. We can suggest the ultra-versatile shaving brushes that have detachable heads which easily fit into the handle of the brush.
If you have the bucks, then investing in a travel optimized brush with detachable handle is the way to go. To negate the risk of mold developing on your shaving brush during protracted storage in the dark, collect those silica gel desiccant packets and place a couple into your dopp bag before zipping it up.
Customized storage containers for your shaving brush can be made by drilling holes (into the bottom) of old prescription bottles.
Safety Razor and blades
Use a safety razor that can be disassembled to enable it to be stored in a smaller pouch. Look around, for retailers who stock compact and versatile small leather pouches that will hold the full dimensions of your favorite take-a-long safety razor.
Flying with a safety razor is allowed these days but without the razor blades in your cabin luggage. We suggest you keep your blades in your checked luggage and remove any and all blades from your on board dopp bag.
A hand towel or wash cloth safely wrapped around your safety-razor is a cost effective way to prevent the razor falling around in your toiletry bag. Your precious gold- and silver-plated safety razors are not our first choice for traveling. We suggest you take your more durable nickel plated, brass, and stainless steel razors on the road with you.
Traveling with your Straight Razor
Straight razors are compact and lend themselves to travel and makeshift storage. However, as every straight razor user knows, the stropping or honing that’s needed for keeping the blade sharp requires additional space. The strop and touch up stone will take up space so you might want to invest in a strop or barber’s hone specifically for traveling
Soaps and Creams for the trip
The shaving soaps tend to be bulky and cumbersome in a small toiletry bag while tubes of cream are prone to open and or leak.
A possible ‘workaround’ is to cut or grate your favorite shaving soap into smaller pieces or purchase a softer shaving soap that can easily be molded to smaller containers. A quick search online shows a wide variety of glycerine-based shaving soaps that are customized for travel.
Finally, gentlemen, some items you may want to consider taking along is an alum block (the little ones), a nick stick in case of travel associated increases in cuts and items of your favorite after wet shave ritual. Be sure to let us know how your traveling wet shave gear held up.