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Just finished my first DE razor shave

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by odoreater, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Beetleything

    Beetleything Senior member

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    +1

    This man speaks the truth.


    Watch it more than once.....you keep learning new things and watching what he does is good to see.
     
  2. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

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    The thing I like w/ DE shaving is that your shaves actually improve all the time. Unlike the 25-blade mach 3 that gives you the same (shitty) shave each and every time.
     
  3. chuck schick

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    Hopefully I had my last shitty shave yesterday, today should be getting the remainder of my rig in. Thanks for the advice and here's hoping that I don't look like I used a running lawn mower for a pillow after I'm done.
     
  4. underwearer

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    Ive got a brand new (used once or twice) Merkur 33C if anyone wants it for free. (CONNUS)
     
  5. BBRex

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    underwearer, I'll take it if nobody else wants it.
     
  6. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    underwearer, I'll take it if nobody else wants it.

    are you in Canada? If its under $5 Ill send it but Im not feeling too giving lol (the razor is mint, and cost me $35) Ill thow in some fleather blades as well. The US cost would be like $1.39 or something silly cheap...I gotta check the canuck rates. What province are you in?
     
  7. BBRex

    BBRex Senior member

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    I'm in Texas. Houston, to be exact.
     
  8. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I'm in Texas. Houston, to be exact.

    Check out British Isles in Rice Village. You'll cream...your jeans.
     
  9. BBRex

    BBRex Senior member

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    Javyn, I've been there. It's great!
     
  10. ferguscan

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    my face literally feels RAW when I shave with them. ill cut the crap outta my neck and face a layer off my cheeks. Its rough man.

    IMO, nothing cuts like a Feather.

    I have steel cables growing out of my very sensitive skin. And if I use anything other than a Feather in my Merkur Slant, I get pulling and irritation galore.

    So long as I keep the angle right (i.e. blade as parallel to my face as possible), the Feather+Slant combo is smooth smooth smooth.

    Stuart
     
  11. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    kai are as good as feather
     
  12. chuck schick

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    I've gotten a few really, really good shaves - about 10 shaves in. Even got in some against the grain work last shave, bu am still experiencing irritation around collar. I'm taking the advised pre-shave steps and am using bay rhum aftershave - maybe I need a sharper blade? Been using astra, derby and shark thus far. Regardless, I have enjoyed the hell out of the process and sub-culture and am pleased with the results. Thanks for the pointers.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Any straight razor recs? Some of the videos on youtube I've seen people cruising through a shave with a 'cut throat' pretty quickly and producing what looks like a great shave at the end of it.
     
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    I was surprised yesterday, got a surprisingly good result by using cold water to shave. I'll definitely try that again - a word of caution though, it may be cut-inducing to try it if you don't yet have your technique nailed down well.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    picked up a jack Black silver tip badger brush and Kiehls cream for use with brushes. Huge improvement over the canned crapola. I'm really impressed and it makes for a much more enjoyable shave. Far less irritation.

    Next- moving onto the DE razor.
     
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    go to ebay and get a 40s-early 50s Gillette Superspeed, dont spend more than $15
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I'm using Kheils shaving cream, then herbal toner (astringent) then I'm using a normal face cream and I've noticed that my face seems dry.

    Should I specifically use a facial moisturizer intended for use after shaving or is it the wrong shaving cream for my face?
     
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    Could be wrong cream. My skin can get somewhat oily, so I need a soap that dries it up a little, sounds like you need the opposite.

    Moisturizers are hardly unheard of though. Many use them, and many really should use them.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

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    Figured out today thats its just my blade getting dull. Got a bottle of some fantastic aftershave balm though.
     

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