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Shaving

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 04, 2012 3:42 am

I'm curious about your shaving habits, gentlemen (or ladies ;) ).

I've tried various methods, can't get a close enough shave with an electric razor and don't much like shave foam from a can. But it seems to me that shaving with solid soap and a brush is getting less common these days. In the past I have brought shaving soap over to Tucson with me as the supermarket I use tends to only have cans of foam or gel, but I recently found an honest to goodness shaving soap over here that works just fine.

Brushes are another thing altogether. It's getting harder to find decent ones in the UK that don't cost a fortune or all the bristles fall out. :?

I currently use a Wilkinson Sword Quattro razor - although the equivalent in the US is a Schick Quattro. The blades are interchangeable and I get the titanium coated blades as, it seems to me, they last longer.

What method do you use? Or don't you shave at all?

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Re: Shaving

Postby LilMaibe » Fri May 04, 2012 3:44 am

Try getting the foam you have to apply with a brush
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Re: Shaving

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri May 04, 2012 4:49 am

I'm with you as far as the electric razors are concerned. They literally don't seem to cut it. Or perhaps it is my strange face hair? Anyway, I'm using a Gilette Mach 3 Turbo (no, that is not a jet fighter) which is good enough for me (the blades cost a fortune, though, but on the other hand I haven't seen many that are much cheaper). I'm not choosey about foam. I use soap or canned foam or gel - whatever is available. Never used a brush for applying the foam, though.
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Re: Shaving

Postby Joolz » Fri May 04, 2012 5:58 am

Mach 3 razor, Body Shop shaving soap and a rather pricey bristle brush (one of the best Christmas presents ever )
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Re: Shaving

Postby Joolz » Fri May 04, 2012 6:02 am

Cheap blades aren't the best idea
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Re: Shaving

Postby Jason » Fri May 04, 2012 6:27 am

It's been about 25 years since I last shaved so couldn't comment. I do have a beard trimmer that I use whenever the tash becomes a food sieve.
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Re: Shaving

Postby Dotsie » Fri May 04, 2012 8:04 am

Wax! :D

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Re: Shaving

Postby pip » Fri May 04, 2012 8:11 am

I use a gillette fusion although seemingly i'm going through the male equivalent of a nesting when i'm allowed not shave and grow a beard . Probably haven't shaved in two months :D
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Re: Shaving

Postby Conforumist » Fri May 04, 2012 9:21 am

I've been using a (runs to the bathroom..) Schick "Hydro". It's a 5 blade razor, which came free in the mail. At first I thought "gimmick" with the 5 blades, but it's kicks the crap out of anything else I've used. I was using the Schick Extreme3 (3 blades).
I just rub the bar of regular soap on my face in the shower, then shave it off. I almost never use the sink and mirror anymore. I've been doing it that way for years.
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Re: Shaving

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 04, 2012 9:44 am

Any of you guys tried shaving oil?
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Re: Shaving

Postby pip » Fri May 04, 2012 9:45 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Any of you guys tried shaving oil?

Why? Does oil grow hair :shock:
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Re: Shaving

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 04, 2012 9:47 am

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Re: Shaving

Postby pip » Fri May 04, 2012 9:48 am

Thats for Metrosexuals :roll:
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Re: Shaving

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 04, 2012 9:50 am

It gets rave reviews for close shaveyness.
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Re: Shaving

Postby Penfold » Fri May 04, 2012 9:54 am

I just use gel and a Mach 3 razor. I tried an electric shaver but I couldn't get on with it at all. However, since I have to be immaculately dressed and groomed for work I seem to enter 'slob mode' on my days off and not bother unless I am going somewhere (not just out shopping, btw). :D
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