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post #106 of 119
I'm now about a month in on wet shaving and I'm loving it. So far I haven't had any problems with razor burn and have only nicked myself a couple of times. I'm really digging the super close shaves that I've been able to get. My next step now is to start trying different blades as I've just been using Merkur so far.
post #107 of 119
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Originally Posted by boxdiver View Post
What's the secret?

I've read to go full with the grain, then full against.

For example I will go straight down on my entire neck, but I don't even get the chance to go against it gets so ripped up.


*ouch* Try shaving your neck according to the growth pattern; the hair on your neck doesn't all grow in one direction. Try shaving with the grain, across the grain, against the grain.
post #108 of 119
Im confused with the merkur HD... what is the standard type to get? I see all these numbers after them and dont know what it means.

If it matters, I have crazy razor burn on my neck area, the rest of the face I can do multiple passes with. Ill grab a variety pack of blades to, but just dont waht the difference between the hardware means. Thanks.
post #109 of 119
After wet-shaving for 3+ years I am going back to a disposable. When the novelty wore off I realized that after shaving the "old fashioned" way I for a long time I am no better off than when I first started. The wet shaving routine takes exponentially longer and is much more cumbersome. I can yield a great and more comfortable shave with a disposable razor in less than three minutes with very little clean up. So no more wet shaving for me.

Now, I just need to figure out what what I'm going to do with these 120 spare blades I have laying around...
post #110 of 119
disposables and can foam are not much quicker. brush and razor maybe takes 2mins longer for me, but a much better start to the day i think.
post #111 of 119
I can shave with a brush and DE just as quickly as foam, well almost, the lathering process takes about 1 minute. But that doesn't mean I'm going to rush through it. I still take my time and enjoy the shave, so it takes about 10 minutes.

Waking up 10 or 15 minutes earlier for a good shave is worth it to me though. Wakes me up and puts me in a good mood way more than a marginal 10 minutes of extra ZZzzzzs would.
post #112 of 119
Any thoughts on using a DE Razor on your intimate areas?

Asking for trouble?
post #113 of 119
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Originally Posted by Cognacad View Post
Any thoughts on using a DE Razor on your intimate areas?

Asking for trouble?

could be a hellish experience
post #114 of 119
Buying a cartridge razor just for that purpose doesn't seem all that great either.
post #115 of 119
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Originally Posted by Cognacad View Post
Buying a cartridge razor just for that purpose doesn't seem all that great either.

How about a 15 dollar pair of electric hair clippers?
post #116 of 119
I have one and they work wonderfully.

Unfortunately due to my manliness some places also require a shave.
post #117 of 119

Anyone have any good recommendations on the best shaver for men?

post #118 of 119

A classic wet shave takes you on an aesthetic journey back to the root of your male essence.

But somewhere between the time Ruth was calling his homers and Bonds was pumping roids, we lost our way. Fast cars. Fast money. Fast shaves. Keep the first two if you must, we won’t object… but your shave?

It’s time to slow down, return to your roots, and boldly reclaim your mug.

You see, back in the day before aerosol and multiple blades, things were simple, and simple worked well. Unfortunately, male mastery gave way to marketing mischief, and the mega corps got carried away with large scale ad campaigns that dragged fine steeds like you away from a truly great shave.

But don’t despair! Once the underdog, traditional wet-shaving has made a big comeback as fine lads like you have come to re-discover the timeless male wisdom of how to masterfully shave their whiskers.

post #119 of 119

That was painful to read. 

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