Review – Zirh – Shaving Cream Heavy Beard

Zirh Heavy Beard Shave CreamGentlemen, today we will revisit a subject that elicits both passion and fervor within us all – shaving. Sure, we have fervently scrutinized this topic on numerous occasions in the past, nevertheless, the subject matter never fails to provoke interest and discussion. And so today, I am examining a shaving cream from a trusted brand that I have reviewed in the past – Zirh. Now, this shaving cream distinguishes itself from previously reviewed products because it is specifically formulated to address heavy beards or thick, coarse hair. Being an African-American gentleman, I am the proud owner of both. That being said, let’s get to it gents – Zirh Shave Cream Heavy Beard.

Observations

  • White in color, this product arrives with an extremely thick, creamy texture. Allow me to reiterate: This shaving cream is exceedingly dense with a velvety touch. No seriously, this is probably the thickest shaving cream that I have utilized to date.
  • That being said, a gentleman should be mindful of the quantity used during the application process. I severely underestimated its robust texture, therefore, the result was an undesirable goopy shaving brush and a clogged safety razor head.
  • I would strongly suggest applying small to medium amounts in an incremental fashion that satisfies your shaving needs. This can be achieved with either your fingertips or a badger shaving brush. I prefer using a shaving brush. Applying the cream with my fingertips proved to be too sticky for my tastes.
  • This shaving cream has no discernible fragrance. There is a hint eucalyptus, but it is very discreet.
  • The resulting lather is rather indistinguishable. No worries. The strength of this shaving cream resides in its heaviness, thereby providing supreme protection from that sharpened blade gliding across your skin.
  • Now, the thickness of the shaving cream does have its rewards. Namely, a gentleman need not worry about blowing through product because a little will definitely take you the distance in your shaving adventures.
  • To minimize a clogged razor head, I definitely recommend clearing your razor of any debris after each stroke with running hot water.
  • Unlike some foam shaving creams, this offering will not quickly dry into skin, thus requiring repeated applications. At the most, a gentleman may be inclined to employ an additional layer of cream after the initial application.
  • Post-shave – my skin was calm and smooth. The barrier provided by the shaving cream between my skin and blade was more than enough in providing optimal protection. My skin was left well hydrated and supple. Please note: A double edge safety razor was used during shaving.
  • Retails for $25.00 at 8.4 fl oz (250 ml). Zirh offers a unique payment option. A gentleman can choose a one time payment, or an auto-replenishment is available in bi-monthly or quarterly intervals. If anyone has any experience with this replenishment program, please feel free to comment.
  • For more details, please visit http://www.zirh.com/men-shaving-products/shave-cream-heavy-beard.html for information.

Product Specifications

Zirh Shaving Cream Heavy Beard

Created specifically to provide a smooth glide on even the toughest and roughest beards. Luxurious cream calms the skin, reduces irritation and counters the effects of aging.

Key Ingredients

The Standard #5

successUndeterred by difficult obstacles in his path, the accomplished gentleman understands that he must remain true to his beliefs. Resolute in making decisions regarding his future, he does not let circumstances or individuals negatively influence his actions. Doubt can never become a factor, for doubt is a killer of faith and kidnapper of hope. Nevertheless, this gentleman is acutely focused. All challenges are welcomed. He remains remarkably steady, even in the face of naysayers. And even if success does not arrive expeditiously, he understands patience is an ally of diligence. And together, they will bring forth prosperity. Transforming aspirational dreams into reality, this gentleman never betrays his goals. He never betrays his work. And most important, he never betrays himself. Success feels so much better this way.

Style & Substance – Linen Blend Necktie

Richard James Linen NecktieTo be sure, the artful procedure of dressing well can arrive with an array of anxiety and trepidation. And that should not be viewed as uncommon or surprising. The magic of a perfectly coordinated, immaculately fitted ensemble can surely elicit an erroneous perception of sartorial complexity that proves daunting for any gentleman not deeply entrenched in some serious style. Nevertheless, rejoice gentlemen, dressing oneself with a sophisticated hand is not as mentally taxing as it may seem. Sometimes, a mere departure from your sartorial comfort zone is all a gentleman requires to inject elegance into his wardrobe. So, circling back to the aforementioned comfort zone, let’s talk about one – the necktie zone. Now, standard necktie policy dictates the status quo selection of silk as a gentleman’s first choice. However, with spring on the horizon – don’t worry, it’s coming – I implore the gentlemanly audience to introduce a different type of flavor  to knot around their necks – the linen blend necktie.

Now, a linen blend necktie may arrive in a combination of cotton & linen or silk & linen. The percentage of each textile within the necktie will depend on the selected brand. As a personal favorite, I lean towards cotton and linen. So, what are the advantages of a linen blend necktie over a regular silk necktie? Well, none really. It all depends on taste. However, in the spirit of introducing a creative wrinkle – pun intended – to your necktie rotation, a touch of linen will add a lovely, delicately wrinkled texture that will contrast beautifully with a clean, smooth dress shirt. Given the impending season, a gentleman’s options will become plentiful. If I may further suggest, soft pastels in paisley or plaid are great patterns to complement the spring season. And if those are too bold for your palate, a solid necktie is still a great choice as well.

Heritage – Carter G. Woodson

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  • Carter Godwin Woodson was born on December 19, 1875
  • Graduated from Douglass High School in 1897
  • Became principal of Douglass High School in 1900
  • Earned his Bachelor of Literature degree from Berea College in 1903
  • Earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Chicago in 1908.
  • Earned doctorate from Harvard University in 1912
  • Historian, educator, author, publisher, and journalist
  • Founder of Association for the Study of African-American Life and History in 1915
  • Authored The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 in 1915
  • Founded The Journal of Negro History 1916
  • Became Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Howard University in 1920
  • Founded The Associated Publishers in 1920
  • Authored The History of the Negro Church in 1922
  • Established Negro History Week in February 1926, which later expanded to Black History Month
  • Authored The Mis-Education of the Negro in 1933
  • Founded the Negro History Bulletin in 1937
  • Died at the age of 74 on April 3, 1950
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