My name is Joshua Bartlett and I am the founder, owner, and editor here at the brand I Mustache You To Shave.
For better or worse, I was ‘blessed’ with an abundance of facial hair starting at a very young age. As a result, I have over 20 years of experience with men’s shaving and everything that goes with it – razors, razor blades, soaps, creams, aftershave, razor bumps, razor burn, and more.
Over those years, I’ve encountered pretty much every shaving problem imaginable:
- Ingrown hairs
- Razor burn
- Inconsistent shave
- Cuts and nicks
- Shave anxiety (yes, it is real!)
Eventually, I realized that my biggest problem was the type of razor I was using. Those 5-blade cartridge razors you can pick up at the local store look cool and promise a lot, but they aren’t the best solution. I wondered why I had horrible irritation and lackluster results using the supposedly ‘best razors’ on the market.
Although I taught myself how to shave, I wish it had been my grandfather because he was using the type of razor I should have used all along – the reliable and capable safety razor. Once I learned about these ‘old style’ razors and ‘old style’ soaps, I was hooked on what I later learned was called wet shaving.
Once I started that journey, I did what I always do – I consumed everything I could on the subject: I’ve:
- Watched ALL the YouTube videos,
- Read ALL the forums
- Bought ALL the products
Fast forward to now, and I have settled into a comfortable routine consisting of my favorite safety razor, a high-quality badger brush, a shaving bowl, and a selection of premium shaving soaps and aftershaves.
These days, I can provide myself with a nearly perfect shave every time. That’s exactly what I want to share with my readers. If you are struggling with shaving, my goal is to help. I know that there is a perfect shave out there for everyone, you just have to find it!
But, of course, that’s not all I want to talk about!
In addition to spending a lot of time learning to shave properly, I’ve also spent a lot of time growing a beard and mustache – something that I do most winters. As a result, I’ve experienced all the most common issues that bearded men face (no pun intended) – itchy skin, scratchy hair, and unwieldy growth.
Unfortunately, many men avoid growing a beard because they had one poor experience growing one and have now given up completely. Fortunately, there is a solution to every problem, and as long as you have hair on your face, we can teach you everything you need to know about growing a glorious beard and mustache!
Learn from my experience and take the guesswork out of learning to shave, grow a beard, or groom yourself!
Joshua Bartlett is a member of the American Barber Association (Valid until July 5, 2023)