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post #136 of 184
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Originally Posted by Our_Benefactors View Post
So I shave with an electric gilette fusion and edge gel. My face is always smooth and nice right after the shave, but about a day later it gets red among around all my hairs and I usually break out. Any idea why this is? My (bad) solution has been to simply just not shave very often, but this is obviously less than ideal.

Option 1: your gel is irritating your skin. Try something else. Either a different fragrance, or a different product. Among the canned stuff I think the Aveeno was good.
Option 2: your razor is dull and pulling the hairs in stead of cutting cleanly. Replace the blades and try again.
Option 3: you're shaving too close and the bumps are ingrowns. If you shave against the grain (upwards), skip that. Shave with the grain (down) for the first few times to see if the redness goes away. After that you can add sideways passes if you like.
post #137 of 184
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Originally Posted by Our_Benefactors View Post
So I shave with an electric gilette fusion and edge gel. My face is always smooth and nice right after the shave, but about a day later it gets red among around all my hairs and I usually break out. Any idea why this is? My (bad) solution has been to simply just not shave very often, but this is obviously less than ideal.

Same problem here. Once I switched to a safety razor, no more bumps or redness, and I could shave every day.

Token

Merkur HD
Feather Razors
Truefitt and Hill Ultimate Comfort
post #138 of 184
I was running low on cartiges and decided to order me up a saftey razor. I ordered a Parker Saftey Razor, should be here in a few days. I already use shaving soap and a badger brush, bout time I gave up the expensive razors.
post #139 of 184
I use wella contura trimmers. I don't really like a close shave though, nor do I need to for work.
post #140 of 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Our_Benefactors View Post
So I shave with an electric gilette fusion and edge gel. My face is always smooth and nice right after the shave, but about a day later it gets red among around all my hairs and I usually break out. Any idea why this is? My (bad) solution has been to simply just not shave very often, but this is obviously less than ideal.

You may have ingrown hair or an allergy to the gel. I had irritated skin due to ingrown hair when I used a Mach III and Gillette glop. The problem went away as soon as I switched to a DE razor and a decent glycerine-based cream.
post #141 of 184
So I received my new razor and took it out for a method shave spin.

My method: put lather on, shave, rinse off when finished. How the hell can there be a dozen forums for something so bloody simple?

lefty
post #142 of 184
Mach 3, Aveeno shaving cream and I shave in the shower. With and against the grain.
post #143 of 184
Received my Merkur HD with derby blades. There is definitely a learning curve to it but I find it more enjoyable than using my Norelco electric.
post #144 of 184
I still use my mach3... is it any difference from the fusion?
post #145 of 184
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
So I received my new razor and took it out for a method shave spin. My method: put lather on, shave, rinse off when finished. How the hell can there be a dozen forums for something so bloody simple? lefty
easy: Acquisition Disorders. First you get a razor and blades. Then you read someone rave about another razor, and different blades. They're fairly inexpensive, everyone has a collection - and they've been at it a while and it's the norm - so you pick up a few more. Soon you have a herd of razors and a bunch of blades. Then you turn to soaps. Some are soap guys, some are cream guys, others rotate and are seasonal. Some swear by English tallow soaps, some go for French milled soaps, shea butter blends, glycerin/clay formulas, and different scents, too!!! So you try a few and a few more, and guys are off-loading their soaps all the time, so soon you have a drawer or a cabinet of soaps and creams. Then you hear the whispers...straight razors...shhh. scary, those things. Sneeze, and you've lost an ear. Old School at its finest. Nothing between the blade and a smooth face. ...Here's one on the board, pretty reasonable. You send your funds via paypal and now have a gleaming weapon of beardly destruction. Maybe it works for you, maybe you wish it were more...substantial. You get a bigger one. You hear about grinds: hollow, quarter-hollow, wedge. Different steels: Sheffield, Solingen, Japanese. Old makers, long-lost pieces of history in your hands. You find a deal on ebay, it's dull - how do I sharpen this? Hones, strops, pastes, powders...it's sharp enough, right? It's rickety? How do I fix this so it's beautiful? At least, that's how it went for me. I don't post on those boards like I used to, though. Two drawers-full is my limit.
post #146 of 184
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Exactly right. Started using a brush and soap-with a fusion-a year ago. Then I bought one straight. Now I have roughly 30 of them. In fact, I just purchased an Otto Deutsch Hans on Ebay this evening.

I also have two brushes and over a half dozen soaps and creams. Very addictive and like clothing, it's quite a bit of fun.

No more purchases for a while though...at least I hope.
post #147 of 184
Prep: TOB Rose Cream or Poraso or Wool Fat Soap Art of shaving silver tip travel brush Razor/blades: Merkur Progress Derby Blades Post: Alum block Thayers rose witch hazel Poraso after shave or Royall Mandarain
post #148 of 184
Mach3 Fusion with The Body Shop Maca Root Shave Cream. With the grain then against the grain if I am meeting a girl.
post #149 of 184
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
I knew it was "Method Shaving" before I clicked the link. And no, I've not tried it: too complicated and too much stuff to buy, and I'm not at all certain that - after all that - my results will be any better. No thanx.

Everything I've read says the shave is superlative, but if you're already getting damn fine shaves (or better) with your normal method I wouldn't switch.

Feather Portable (Gillette Ball-end Tech clone)
Derby blades
Williams mug soap
Burma Shave boar brush

love that citronella
post #150 of 184
I'm having problems under my chin and just under the jaw line shaving with a merkur 34c, any tips on how I can reach those areas?
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