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jellybones
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Sep 18th, 2017 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tend to get a lot of ingrown hairs so I avoid shaving with a regular razor unless I really need have to, like if I'm going to photographed with the Queen or something.

When I do, I use a Mach 3 with Edge gel and try not to press down against my skin. I also shave down and not uppercut my facial hair. That's a surefire way for me to get some ingrown nastiness.

Most days, I just use my Braun electric razor which I keep meticulously clean. The shave isn't quite as close but I also don't get ingrown hairs. YMMV.

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Sep 18th, 2017 12:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Scott, the Feather AS-D2 razor is a marvel. Even though I have some cool old Gillettes, truth be told, I use my Feather more (also with Feather blades like in my two Techs). It's really a smooth razor but at a heart stopping price!

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Sep 18th, 2017 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, it's an amazing shaving instrument.

I sold a '58 Fatboy and a '64 Slim Adjustable to help finance it at the time. I'll pass it on to my son eventually.

I have a '47 Super Speed, '54 and '56 Flare Tip Super Speeds and couple of Techs also. The Feather beats them all. The '54 SS was my daily go to until the Feather arrived. The '56 SS was made in my birth year and birth quarter based on the date code.

I thought the Fatboy and the Slim Adjustable were VERY overrated razors.

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Sep 18th, 2017 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a Fatboy and like it quite a bit. But I like all my razors. It's just the the Feather, for me anyway, is better than anything Gillette ever made. Still, it's fun to shave with vintage razors and all of mine are in good shape and work well. However, I think they're all considered to be milder ('64 Super Speed, two ball end Techs, late 40's Aristocrat, EJ DE89, and the Fatboy set on the lower number settings).

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Sep 18th, 2017 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got the old man goat and shave the rest about once a week using a Gillette Fusion blade with whatever gel I decide on (usually Edge or the like). I'll shave more frequently if I have somewhere to go like dinner with another couple. I used to shave in the shower but our water is so hard it's difficult keeping a mirror usable. I now generally shave before showering.

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Sep 18th, 2017 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Shaving is just another one of those things that my time could be better spent doing something else. Same with haircuts, for that matter. I use a Braun electric for this task and not in front of a mirror. Since the time spent is time I'll never get back, I multitask by shaving and watching the boob toob.

I haven't looked but, is the an app for these tasks? I await the day that I can use an app in my iPhone to simply whisk away the whiskers in seconds. (8^D)

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Sep 18th, 2017 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Why not get a tube of Nair?

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Sep 24th, 2017 09:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So, I've been looking forward to using my 1960 Super Speed Flare Tip since I received it several days ago; I haven't had the time to try it out yet, until tonight. My first DE shave, and I am a fan! I've never had a shave this close, and the process was really enjoyable. The scent of the soap, the sound of the brush in the lather, it was quite an experience. I still have to develop a technique, but I didn't cut myself in the least this first time. I just took my time and enjoyed it. Good stuff!

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Sep 24th, 2017 09:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool beans! Having tried all the ways to shave except for a straight, using a DE safety razor, a nice brush (thanks saturn!), and quality shaving soap or cream, has been the best way for me.

The whole secret is good prep on your beard and a light touch.

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Sep 24th, 2017 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with the scent of the soap. I have more than a few and they all smell good. Even though the TOLB and TH Rose tubs smell like the real thing, they aren't very manly.

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Sep 24th, 2017 10:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Of course they are.

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Sep 25th, 2017 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As much as I enjoy a DER or straight razor and the traditions involved using a blade gets me ingrown hair. The Norelco triple never does.

Once in a while I do the DER just because but that may be once every six months. Other wise I'm tweezering inch long hairs out of pimples on my mug.

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Sep 25th, 2017 10:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Having a Norelco and having used a Norelco for some years before returning to shaving with a safety razor, the biggest issue I had was ingrowns. So it's interesting that we had opposite experience with the same razor.

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Sep 25th, 2017 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Norelco triple rotor that I have used for some years but I fear it is coming to the end of its life as the battery holds a lot less charge these days. I was a dedicated wet shaver for years but the price of razors got too much for me, and I have no need for more than two blades per head!

I do find the electric shave is not as good - I need to shave again in the evening if I am going out, but I can live with that.

Now there are cheaper razor options, such as the Dollar Share thing, I may return to wet shaving again.

(This message was last edited by neilp at 12:31 PM, Sep 25th, 2017)

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Sep 25th, 2017 10:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gillette and others make single and double blade carts and disposables. But, if you're disciplined, nothing is cheaper in shaving that a DE safety razor, inexpensive boar brush, and one soap or cream (or the brushless stuff from companies like Creamo). DE razor blades, good for three or four shaves (for me, anyway), run 10-20 cents per blade when you buy them by the hundred.

Just stay away from shaving forums or you will end up with a collection that cost far more than cartridges that run $4 each.

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Sep 25th, 2017 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

CG, I noticed that before that we have opposite requirements with razors. Weird. I tried to hang for a couple of months once just using the DER to see if the face/neck would adjust but had to give up. I looked like a pizza face teen.

I have a really nice razor I've owned since my early teens but alas to no avail.

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Sep 25th, 2017 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is strange how different shaving is for guys. I can't even imagine the head shave.

I do use my Norelco when I'm in a rush, on vacation, and to occasionally clean up what I missed with a safety razor. But if I had a similar experience with a safety razor as you, I wouldn't do it either. Matter of fact, when I was young and trying to teach myself (no one at home to teach me), I often butchered myself and looked for all the alternatives as the technology changed. I did injectors, the early two-blade Gillette cart (whatever it was called), as well as Schick, Remington, and, finally, Norelco electrics. I've tried it all.

Fortunately, with the advent of the internet and the new wet shaving movement, I learned all that I'd done wrong back in the day and finally learned how to shave with a safety razor (and what style razors worked for me). Now, shaving is fun and I'm pretty good at it. God, how metro is this? ;o)

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Sep 25th, 2017 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No kidding metro-esq for sure. I do touch up with a blade. I get nice clean edges around the sideburns with it that the electric will not. Grandpa's old straight blade is even better but I rarely have the time. It's an honor to pull that baby out. I was at one time a Remington guy but once I tried the Norelco I was as they say, hooked. The dang thing dare I say it will even shave ear hairs off the lobes without grabbing. First the trimmer then the triple. My Norelco must be over 10 years old and still functions as new although the plastic cover falls off on fly-aways.

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Sep 26th, 2017 06:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Caffeine in after shave? Picked up a small container of after shave for my travel kit go bag. Kind of like the stuff.

Tom B.

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Sep 26th, 2017 07:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guess I'm out of touch. Atra & Edge, every day since I quit using my electric in the early 80s. Blades have gotten somewhat expensive but if it ain't broke ...

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