What do you use to shave?

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  1. whoopee

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    OCD is the new ADD.
     


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    It seems to be very "in" to claim OCD these days, whereas ADD's popularity has dimmed of late.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I use an electric razor.
     


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    I didn't know bodyshop makes a cream, I'll definately check that out. I like the english creams however, but one can never have enough shaving creams.

    Reggs > I really want to get my hands on some Code Blue. Where did you get yours? I'm in Europe so shipping from ME will cost me $40 [​IMG]


    Im not sure. Though you might be interested in Baxter after-shave balm. I have not tryed it, but those who have say it's very similar to Code Blue.

    The $40 might be worth it though, as Code Blue will last you well over a year. At the rate Iv been using it, it will last me 1.7 years I expect.
     


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    I grew up with my father being a big brush/flat razor fanatic, but honestly, for skin protection, etc. isn't it just better to use gel/cream and a 3-4 blade razor like Fusion/Shick Quattro/Mach 3 ? Is there any advantage to using the latter other than the fact that it is gentlemanly?

    I use Anthony shave oil/Gillette gel/2 blade cheap Gillette razor/Baxter herbal mint aftershave lotion.......and I get a good shave.

    Also, does anyone still use styptic pencils? Are they any good?


    The deodorant I use is the same think as a stypic, only liquid. It stings. Any astrengent shold help.

    I would say there is an advantage to using a brush and cream though it is sometimes more than people want to deal with. Im convinced a lot of men who are into wetshaving are into more as a hobby than just a good shave. Thats also why a lot of the old guys on shaving forums tend to be a little zealous.

    Have you tryed any gels other than Gillette? It always gave me a pretty rough shave.
     


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    Hey Reggs, is that a Shavemac stand you have?


    Yes, good eye.
     


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    I'm thinking of acquiring a Thiers Issard straight razor.

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    Javyn, I have the same shaving mug. Been known to use the Nivea stuff too.

    Lately I've been using Musgo Real. When the tube runs out, I'll go back to Caswell-Massey's 1752. I like the Musgo Real, but it seems much pricier, in the long run, than the CM. Maybe I'll alternate, for variety.

    For a razor, I use Caswell-Massey's Deco model, which takes Mach 3 blades. I just can't bring myself to pay more for blades, regardless of the performance.
     


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    Reggs > Okay, I'm currently thinking of placing an order with either ME or Nancy Boy, the problem is just that I can't afford to order from both.

    LabelKing > That's a great idea, but you might want to start out with something cheaper while you're learning to shave (and especially hone) since you might ruin the razor with incorrect honing or simply not like straight shaving.
     


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    I use a double edge and badger brush...specifically a Gillette Superspeed from the 40's. It sort of takes a while to get the feel for a DE but once you see and feel how much smoother and better you face looks you won't go back to a multiple blade razor again....especially if you suffer from ingrown hairs.
    I am more of a hard soap guy as opposed to the creams. I like Proraso and the QED line of soaps....I should probably check out some others but these are working great for me for now.
     


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    I use a rusty machete and a steady hand. [​IMG]

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    Ok, actually I use a Norelco...
     


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    OCD is the new ADD.

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    Hey Doc, keep your eye out for Will G on ebay. He makes soaps made to fit perfectly into that Old Spice mug we have. Not only are they CHEAP, I'm talking not even 4 dollars per puck, but they are seriously equal to or greater than all the top shelf English creams and soaps! Will recently had surgery which led to complications, so he closed down his ebay shop while he convalesces, but he should be opening it back up as soon as he is able. Luckily I stocked up right before he shut down his store. He also has decent aftershave lotions as well. Add him to yalls favorite sellers list and keep an eye out. Again, his stuff is really top notch, and his prices just can't be beat. http://www.stores.ebay.com/willgsplace
    Doc, DE blades are MUCH cheaper than Mach 3 blades. Ebay seller "howard1616" sells Turkish made blades called "Derby" for around 20 bucks per 100 blades. 20c per blade is quite a bit cheaper than 1.80+/blade for a M3. Derby razor blades give me the best, most comfortable shave, but everyone is different. Some like the Personnas you get at Walmart, some like the Personnas made in Israel, some like Feather blades, etc. Here is a review with pictures of Will's stuff from the Badger & Blade forums, if interested.
     


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    Hey Doc, keep your eye out for Will G on ebay. He makes soaps made to fit perfectly into that Old Spice mug we have. Not only are they CHEAP, I'm talking not even 4 dollars per puck, but they are seriously equal to or greater than all the top shelf English creams and soaps!

    Thanks for the tips, Javyn. I'm usually skeptical of unknown blades and such from eBay, but I'll give these a shot on your recommendation.
     


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