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post #76 of 95
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I just tried Thayer's Lemon, having already sampled the original, something else, and lavender, varieties, and I quite like it! Maybe my favorite so far... Lotus, how do you like the Truefit 1805? I am about to place an order on Classic Shaving (feather blades) and I am thinking of getting Taylor's Almond shaving cream. Am curious about T & H, as I have only used Proraso, and the unscented Classic Shaving soap puck, to date.
I really like the T&H 1805, It is my first shaving creme I've used though so I cant really compare it against anything else, but I can say it gives me a nice lather and smells awesome. It was recommended to me by the owner of Momentum Grooming http://www.momentumgrooming.com
post #77 of 95
Thanks for getting back to me. I went for a tub of Taylors of Bond Street: Mr Taylor. Picked up the shaving cream on Amazon from one of their sellers. And also picked up 100 Derby blades for $15! What blades are you using? I picked up a sampler pack from Letter K on Badger & Blade and it lasted me forever. It is nice to get a feel for what is out there.
post #78 of 95
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I have only used Merkur blades so far, they seem pretty good to start with as i'm pretty confident I wont nick myself with them.

Thats a nice deal on the derby blades! Let me know what you think of those when you try them out.
post #79 of 95
I find the Derby blades to be a bit sharper than Merkur, but not as sharp as Swedish Gillettes or Feather blades....the perfect balance for me. Everyone should try Feather blades at least once
post #80 of 95
My last shave was with a Merkur and it went okay. They are probably my least favorite, really. And yes, everyone should try a Feather blade. It is like shaving with a light saber. Also, DO NOT shave with the Merkur blade that was included free with your razor. They tend to be old, less sharp, and very dicey.
post #81 of 95
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Also, DO NOT shave with the Merkur blade that was included free with your razor. They tend to be old, less sharp, and very dicey.

lol - good to know, i was wondering about that.. i'll throw that one away
post #82 of 95
Kiehl's Facial Fuel - I have been using it for years. It feels great.
post #83 of 95
Witch Hazel, stops the red bumps. The stuff stinks though.
post #84 of 95
Dozens of little Japanese flags when its an off morning.

Otherwise some sort of aftershave. If its a balm like Floris, then I just use that. If it's an alcohol based splash like Old Spice or Aqua Velve I throw on a moisturizer after its all dry.

This is all after a double edge shave. Back when I used things like the Mach3 and Fusion, it was always Japanese flags.
post #85 of 95
i use that anthony ingrown hair treatment...works great! i highly endorse it
post #86 of 95
I did nothing, at first. Then, I used Nivea Post-Shave Lotion which seemed to do nothing. This thread has me seriously considering buying a new razor and using aftershave.

I hear a lot of talk about a Merkur, but it's pricey. Are Parkers(?) any good?
post #87 of 95
Ehhh....Parkers are more cheaply made. I'd fork out the extra $$$ for a Merkur. Yeah they are expensive, but when you factor in the cost of the blades, you'll see a Merkur plus double edged blades are FAR cheaper than a cartridge razor like the Mach 3 or Fusion.
post #88 of 95
Cost per use, people. A Merkur will outlast you; you can pass it down after you die in a fire. I just got in a Mr. Taylor shave cream in a tub today. I opened up and gave it a good whiff; it smells manly, as a shaving cream should. I cannot wait to give it a whirl.
post #89 of 95
Exactly. When a double edge blade is only costing around 20 cents as opposed to a 3 - 5 dollar replacement cartridge for a M3 or Fusion, that doesn't even last as long as the blade anyway, it wont' take long for that Merkur to pay for itself! Use that saved money for a badger brush!
post #90 of 95
BACK ON TOPIC GENTLEMEN....

After I shave I splash cold water on my face, then I slap myself vigorously across the face three times on each cheek while I scream*. This lessens the effect of the alcohol which stings un-mercifully but tightens my skin until I achieve the glow of a well-preserved saddle. After that I may indulge in a bit of pepper spray in my eyes to distract me from the razor burn, and once I wipe away the tears and snot, I'm ready for work.

* - Sometimes Mrs. Thomas offers to take up the slapping duties depending on how shabbily I've treated her the prior evening.
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