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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by k4lnamja, Nov 5, 2012.
Never knew you were a Mama Bear fan too. Anyhow, thanks, noted for whenever my next order is....
I would recommend this website as I received their product today. The razor is pretty good, on par with gillette, or better.
And it's only $9 a month for 3 razors/month. You can cancel it anytime, or change it to every other month.
Man I was a founding member on one of the major shave forums back in the day. Boy, if I had only saved my fucking money...
I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but let me put this out. The razor determines the closeness of the shave and the blade determines how comfortable it is. You can see a nice selection of Murkers at http://www.bullgooseshaving.net/ A real good blade is the Feather. It is more expensive than others that have been mentioned. If the less expensive ones work for you, you stay with them. I like a shave cream rather than anything in a can or a soap. A surprising find for me is C. O. Bigelow available for not much money at Bed & Bath stores. I just squeeze out a little less than I would put of tooth paste on my tooth brush. Ain't much. I put it on my chin. Don't laugh!! Then work it up with a brush. I usually get about three latherings with that much. Yes, there is a lot of stuff out there and you might try a bunch of it. I know I have, and I'm not done yet! But this gives you a starting place for a base line. I think the only way you will find out what works for YOU is to try something. Good luck with wet shaving.
Was late when I posted I should have said that you can find C. O. Bigelow shave cream at Bath and Body Works stores. It still is not much money.
Merkur razors are in Myhabit today. Although, I greatly prefer my old Gillette adjustable razor.
I recently switched from Derby to Personna blades and am getting a much nicer shave.
B&B? Did I know this already? Has shaving amnesia set in?
I used to use a Merkur, but the additional time it takes to shave in that manner wasn't a good trade off, for me at least. Maybe I wasn't practiced enough. It can be enjoyable to apply cream with a brush and shave with a DE razor, but I found it to be time consuming.
Love my Merkur razor. I use a Feather blade. I've tried a bunch of different razor blade brands, but I've found Feather is very, very good. As far as time is concerned, it is slightly more time consuming because I use a badger hair brush and the likes instead of dispensing from a can, but I've got my shave down to a few minutes and am usually nick free. However, I've been using a safety razor for a couple of years and there definitely is a learning curve.
SMF. I think I was in the first batch of members. Its a long time now, so I don't really remember the specifics. There was a Canadian skincare shopping site (men essentials???) that had a forum and I was a part of that. Then I moved over to SMF when that died.
I need some new DE blades. Tried Derby, Feather, and a few others. Any recommendations?
You don't like Feather or Derby? Maybe try Merkur? http://www.amazon.com/Merkur-Razor-Double-Edge-Razor-Blades/dp/B000JPMHWK
(I haven't tried them)
Meh, the Merkur ones blow. Feather & Derby are ok, nothing amazing so far. Thought I'd branch out. Red Personas blow.
really? It takes me about 3 minutes, although I only do one pass. I don't believe in the whole 3-pass super smooth shave. For me it was mainly about improving my skin, as it's always been very sensitive.
I also don't really understand the people on those forums that have more than 1 razor, brush, soap or cream etc.
Although my shaves are much more enjoyable and less daunting now that I have confidence that I won't get ingrown hairs and razor burn, it's still a chore, so I don't get the people that think shaving is some type of luxury experience.
I also don't take much longer to shave with my new Merkur (Christmas gift) than with the Fusion I was using before. The shave is superior; the blades are less expensive, and I have much more control. I do, however, understand the luxury experience. That's also why I get a shave at the barber a couple of times per year.
Never underestimate the importance of a good brush, personally I have a Simpsons Chubby (Anniversary gift from the wife) I have been using for a few weeks now and I have noticed a difference in how easily my cream lathers, the quality of the lather and the softness of the hair/stubble when I shave. I have also used a good number of the English creams and found all to be comparable in terms of lather and effectiveness. In my case it boiled down to scent and I prefer the Taylor Sandalwood, for whatever reason it reminds me of father, grandfather, and trips to the old barber shops when I was a child. So far as the blades go I found I prefer the Mekur blades, but I'm an against the grain shaver who shaves daily, unless I'm spending a week/weekend at the family ranch.
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