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post #31 of 41
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Double-edge razor

OMG. My dad used to use those...

I don't think I'd ever want one of those things near my face.

Sorta like not letting scissors near my nads for those vasectomies everyone (usually women didja notice) seems to like so much.
post #32 of 41
You should get one Steve. Seriously, it is shaving nirvana.
post #33 of 41
I honestly wouldn't mind growing a beard if the hair grows out evenly. I notice that almost all of you guys use a razor, but I use one of those electric shavers and I'm wondering if this method is even worse than using a razor? I have had razor burns for almost a year now. The seriousness alternate with the season. I'm just wondering what I can do right now with my electric shaver to reduce or prevent anymore razor burn? Do I need to use those shaving gels with the electric shaver?
post #34 of 41
once a week, maybe less I feel naked without facial hair of some sort.
post #35 of 41
yeah, i shave twice a week. just switched from merkur to derby blades and i'm in heaven. it feels like shaving with a stick of butter! aaaaaah!
post #36 of 41
Every day up until November 10, 1969. Never thereafter. So far it's working pretty well.
post #37 of 41
This whole thread takes me to the question I had after reading an article about Clive Owen (in USA Weekend) in which it said his only "movie star" affectation was his 3-day stubble that he wears at all times...

How do you consistently wear 3-day stubble? Even going back to Don Johnson/Miami Vice I've never understood this... don't you have to shave every few days and then wouldn't there be a day or two before the stubble grows back... and then if you didn't shave... wouldn't it get too long...

Somebody explain how this works?
post #38 of 41
I shave every weekday. If I'm staying in all day either on Saturday or Sunday, I won't shave for a day.
post #39 of 41
I need to shave twice or 3 times a week...
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Bradford
How do you consistently wear 3-day stubble? Even going back to Don Johnson/Miami Vice I've never understood this... don't you have to shave every few days and then wouldn't there be a day or two before the stubble grows back... and then if you didn't shave... wouldn't it get too long...

Somebody explain how this works?

People want the appearance of three-day stubble, but they don't get the look by shaving every three days.

The easiest way is to just use a sideburn trimmer and "shave" the entirety of the face and neck. You'll trim the hair to about a millimeter in length, and get the "sandpaper" result you desire.

To clean it up, I ususally keep the neck clean-shaven and trim the beard every three days or so. If you prefer a "raw" look that Don Johnson rocked, keep the neck and face at equal length.
post #41 of 41
You have to take your enviroment into account. As I have posted elsewhere, I don't shave very often. Partly becuase of my late father's advice to me as a kid, and partly due to sensitive skin. Your job may require that you look clean shaven every day, or it may not. Where you live may also factor in.

When I was in Italy some years back, my uncle and a family friend lectured me that one should shave every two days. One day on, one day off. That was acceptable in a professional enviroment (my uncle was a H.S. gym teacher, and over there teachers are called "professore" by students).

They assumed that my laidback approach to shaving was cultural, but I pointed out that their shaving habits wouldn't fly in most parts of North America, especially the corporate world.

If you're a face in the corporate world, you probably have to shave every day. If you're a software developer on the west coast, you can shave once every vernal equinox and walk around in shorts and sandals.
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