Get Dirty for a Clean Shave

November 14, 2012 | By | Comments (6)
Dirty Deeds Shaving

Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

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;

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.”


  1. Mr. Elvin

    It is all about dirty deeds shavings with all type of pics like shaving brush, cream, shaving mug.which is very best blog post summary..thanks to share it. please keep bringing up..

    November 3, 2014 at 4:26 am
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    September 24, 2014 at 7:43 am
  3. Joye Gulley

    This set would make a wonderful gift for my grown=op son.

    November 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm
  4. Jenelle Montilone (@TrashN2Tees)

    This goes to show you that genuine hard work & innovation pay off- Not only do Justin and Heather run this amazing handmade business (and LOVE what they do) but they go out of their way to be engaged in the community and with their customer base. If your looking for high quality, unique gifts for your mustached man friends or bearded ladies… look no further. Dirty Deeds offers great customer service and you don’t even have to leave your house- unless you want to!

    Best Wishes to my friends at Dirty Deeds & Thank you to Southern Living for sharing them with the world!

    November 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm
  5. Jacie

    AH! I *LOVE* Dirty Deeds Soaps! I’m currently using Lavender Oatmeal and it smells delicious. 🙂

    So glad to see an awesome small business like Dirty Deeds featured! Keep ’em coming!

    November 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm
  6. Heather May

    Thank you so very much for featuring our shop. I have always enjoyed Southern Living being from the South and our roots are deep. And yes I am so incredibly excited for our business alone and all the new people you have brought to us, but you have also made it equally exciting to see so many features, and articles about local companies, southern hospitality and travel destinations. Thanks for taking the time to reach out to an eternally grateful small business and to help put us on the map for all well groomed men (and ladies) Long live the beard, mustache, mutton chops, whiskers and clean shaven faces!!!! (and legs)

    November 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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