For modern moustaches and muttonchops, a disposable razor from a big box store just won’t cut it. Among the folks joining forces to answer the call for finely crafted grooming products are Heather and Justin May of Dirty Deeds Soaps in Lubbock.
The national return to antiquated shaving methods and all-natural products inspired the couple to do their part to help make male grooming cool again. (Ironically, Justin sports a rather epic beard year-round.) Dirty Deeds and Startifacts specializes in vintage-style shaving kits composed of mugs, boar-bristle brushes, classic razors, and soaps. Michelle gave us the dirt on their handmade soaps, made with vitamin E oil and a secret weapon—beer. Basic shaving set, $20; dirtydeedssoap.com
The Advantage: “One bar of our soaps will last as long as three cans of regular shave foam. So in the long run, it’s cheaper.”
The Brushes: “The boar-bristle brush is a good starter if you’ve never shaved with a brush. We also offer the badger brush, which is a little softer.”
The Scents: “Our beer-based soaps include Wintermint Ale, Pumpkin Ale, and Vanilla Sandalwood. The beer smell cooks out, but it has a moisturizing effect.”
The Shaving Mug: “Our kits include vintage silver, wooden, or ceramic mugs, and we mold the soaps to fit them.”
The Razor: “Our Razor Shave Set includes a double-edge safety razor. It’s better for the environment than the disposable razors you just throw away.”