How Often to Shave?

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  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Every day, including weekends. I would so love to grow a beard, but I don't have full coverage on my face. I even liked wearing stubble until I saw a photo of myself and hated it. So, it's daily scraping for yours truly.
    Sounds like we have the same problem - enough growth to look bad if you don't shave, not enough to get a full beard. (Best I can do is terrible BobDylanesque thing.) Being a girlie man sucks, doesn't it? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. nomovement

    nomovement Senior member

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    shaving is a personality indicator. If you're disciplined (in a good way) or find yourself in a disciplined environment often, or want to show that you are disciplined, shave everyday-or as much as it looks like you need to. get one of those electric shavers that have goo coming out of them and you'll be soldier clean all the time and you don't have to make a big process out of it (it takes me 10 minutes to shave, the goo is prob like a minute). If you're a rocker, why are you even reading this? don't shave at all, buy a beard trimmer and keep it on constant stubble and when its time to meet the parents, order a jack and coke nothing says 'unkempt genius' more than stubble and whiskey.
     


  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Sounds like we have the same problem - enough growth to look bad if you don't shave, not enough to get a full beard. (Best I can do is terrible BobDylanesque thing.) Being a girlie man sucks, doesn't it? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yeah, it blows. [​IMG]

    At Mrs. T's request, I grew a VanDyke (last year) for the winter months and got mixed reviews. I started Toastmasters around the same time and got feedback that I was covering my face a lot. The razor finally came out when I watched a tape of myself in a role-play and got upset at how often I talked through my fingers.

    I suspect that might not be the last time I take appearance and grooming advice from Mrs. T, though.
     


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    nomovement Senior member

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    wives/girlfriends can be full of bad advice-sorry about the van dyke.
     


  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    You would think I would have learned my lesson in college, but nooo...
     


  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I really dislike the feeling of not shaving properly.

    Once I was somewhere where they had no running water. I had to have water brought in pots and then boiled and subsequently emptied out since the razor had to rinsed every single time.
     


  7. Britalian

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    Also, does anyone notice a difference during and post-shave, depending on the hardness of the water- if travelling, for example?
     


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    I have sensitive skin and get lots of in grown hairs. I shave every 4 or 5 days. I think it looks fine until about day 3.5 or 4. Then I look homeless. Fortunately, I work from home, and my girlfriend doesn't mind. When I'm traveling for work and in front of a customer, I shave every 3 days.
     


  9. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Exactly right.


    I shave every day, but it's no problem because of the fun factor of the DE and brush. I just find them to hit the spot, closer than anything I've used previously and no irritation.
     


  10. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    "Hard water also dries skin, dulls hair and makes shaving difficult."
     


  11. Stylin-1

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    Maybe some people's face needs a break, but I shave every day including weekends and my skin is fine. If you're having trouble, look at the products you use rather than the frequency. Personally, I use cheap products and my skin has never been better since I was a kid.

    Nivea sensitive gel in the white can thing - about $4
    Store brand Sensor Excel (2-blade) razors - $.75 each, last for weeks
    Cetaphil cream in the big pump thing - about $8 but it lasts forever
    Prescription Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, just a tiny bit to prevent breaking out - $20 or something but it's a few months' worth

    And that's it.

    I use the Nivea, blue or white can; good stuff. No problems here either. I hear the Aveeno is good as well.
     


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    My problem is that my beard grows out really-super-quick, so I have to shave everyday or I look like a hobo. Maybe that has to do with my razor burn problem...
     


  13. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    What is a DE?

    Rocker here.

    Except for the Jack and Coke.
     


  14. j

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    What is a DE?

    Rocker here.

    Except for the Jack and Coke.

    Double-edge razor, the kind that takes the nasty looking blades.
     


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    Double-edge razor, the kind that takes the nasty looking blades.

    The kind that shreds my face.

    I used to shave every 2nd day (with a Sensor Exel) since my beard grows slowly and I hate to shave. I've begun shaving every day since the whiskers on my chin are going "blonde" as I age (gulp).
     


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