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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:52 pm 
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I haven't broken completely from the Mach 3 yet, but I'm using my DE razor whenever I'm not in a big hurry (e.g., weekends, days off, etc.) There's no significant difference in closeness (I'm making two passes either way) as long as you pay attention to blade angle.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:10 am 
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The real difference for me was lack of razor burn. I still nick myself sometimes, but I can do 4 passes with a safety razor, and even more with a straight razor, with no burn.

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The razor is a Parker 99R. The badger brush is from The Art of Shaving. It was ridiculously overpriced, but I've had it for over ten years and can't bear to part with it yet. I ordered a Vulfix brush to replace it, but haven't yet made the switch. The shave cream is the house brand from Bath and Body Works, but is actually re-labeled Proraso. Good stuff. A good non-alcohol-containing after-shave balm or lotion is a must-have.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:56 am 
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I (literally) slap apple cider vinegar on after I shave. It *really hurts at first, but seems to fix up nicks better than anything. After that, a little coconut oil is probably the best feeling aftershave treatment I've found.

So I treat my face like a salad, I guess.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:01 pm 
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redmanca wrote:
I (literally) slap apple cider vinegar on after I shave. It *really hurts at first, but seems to fix up nicks better than anything. After that, a little coconut oil is probably the best feeling aftershave treatment I've found.

So I treat my face like a salad, I guess.

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Gin works nicely if you want to move in the drink direction of consumables (I prefer alcohol after shaves)


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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:25 am 
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I took delivery yesterday of an Edwin Jagger DE89 for my first safety razor. I had my first shave with it this morning with plain ol' Barbasol (EJ best badger brush and Taylor Sandalwood soap is en route). Overall, the shave was much more comfortable than a cartridge razor, but wound up with a little burn in the end, likely from newbie mistakes. I had some difficulty with the chin area and nicked myself in the process. I definitely need to work on my blade angle and maintaining even pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:57 pm 
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I recommend a safety razor to anyone whose skin is sensitive to the shaving process. The multiple blade razors generally irritate the skin more and drive bits of hair into the pores. A single pass with a safety razor and you're good to go. I also recommend that folks avoid trying to make their face feel glossy smooth. It's going to grow back no matter what! Don't give yourself welts for a smoother first post-shave hour.


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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:03 pm 
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After a couple less than satisfying shaves with a derby blade, I decided to risk my life and order some feather blades. What a remarkable difference! My shave today was excellent, even with a mediocre prep and Barbasol.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:34 pm 
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My paean to the Dollar Shave Club

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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
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I am loyal to my Mekur HD and Feather blades. I have been trying different shaving soaps, lotions, and creams and have recently come to really like Musgo Real. It makes the right amount of lather with just your hands. I used to use a brush but I felt it took too much of my time getting all the elements together every day.

Baxter of California aftershave balm finishes my routine.


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 Post subject: Re: Your shave routine
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:01 pm 
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I use the Dollar Shave Club twin blades and their moisturizer. Gillette shave gel or Edge, whichever is on sale. I shave right after the shower.


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