Wetshaving ... who takes their time to do it right?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by r.j.s, May 7, 2011.

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What do you use?

  1. Huh? Wetshaving?

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. Cartridge razor

    21 vote(s)
    61.8%
  3. Double-edge safety razor

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  4. Old-school: I use a straight

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #1
    Who all takes their time to get a proper shave, and what are your favorite products?

    My favorite razor right now is a pre-1950s Gillette Tech.

    Waiting on some TOBS Lime cream right now.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    I use to use shaving oil but I can't find it anymore. I loathe having to use the electric shaver when I'm in a hurry. Razors are just so much better. I always have a stypic pencil handy, just in case.
     
  3. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    I've never used a stypic pencil, although, I do have a scar from my experiment with a straight. :eek:
     
  4. NeoMac macrumors regular

    NeoMac

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    I've never used a straight razor, I would like to try some day. I currently use products from the art of shaving. I think they are good quality products.

    Here is what I currently use:

    Art of shaving Crome power razor and matching brush.
    Sandalwood Pre shave oil, shaving cream, and after shave balm.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Skin like a baby's behind and hair like steel wire = well worn stypic pencils. ;)
     
  6. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You have to have steady hands and a real light touch. You also have to pay attention to the blade at all times, one lapse in attention and you end up with a nice scar.
     
  7. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    What's being shaved has a big impact on what is used to shave. Especially if you're hardcore and use a straight-blade... Wow, that just scares me to death...

    Facial hair - was perfectly content with electric, but I had trouble managing one when not shaving entire face. That, and its faster (for me) than electric, less time spent staring at my ugly mug in the mirror every morning - the better!
     
  8. pivo6 macrumors 68000

    pivo6

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    I found it easier to grow a beard than to take to the time to "do it right".
     
  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    I can't sleep with a beard, every time I move it sounds like I'm being thrust into a box of brillo-pads.
     
  10. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I use a Merkur 180 classic double edge safety razor and Proraso Menthol Shaving soap with DERBY blades.

    I am 17 and have had friends over asking me why the hell I take my time doing that when I could just use an electric razor and be done in the morning in 2 minutes... they don't know the feeling of rubbing your face after a good shave... the great menthol feeling, and not having to shave everyday but every other day.

    Besides when I am tired and am not actively using my mind to shave and I get razor burn, I love it!
     
  11. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Electric razor no way. I currently use a triple blade. I would love to find some good cream and a good brush to put it on with. Any suggestions from this group?
     
  12. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    There are so many good creams. Taylor of Old Bond Street makes some really good ones, so does DR Harris. They are kinda expensive, but a tub will last a very long time.

    Omega makes decent yet inexpensive badger brushes.
     
  13. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    I shave with a Wilkinson quattro titanium cartridge razor, and I always shave against the grain to get as smooth a shave as possible.

    I use tea tree oil face wash which has been worked up to a rich lather.
     

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