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What do you use to shave?

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  1. PinkFloyd
    agreed Rick, that thread was a close shave.
     
  2. terrymx Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dj_mocok
    I dont have much hair, and while i was young, i used to play around with scissors and cut the fine hair on some part of my legs, and now im having this rough, longer-than-the-rest hair developing on the area where i used to cut when i was little...



    i did that too, now i have some ingrown hairs [​IMG]
     
  3. oneeyedhobbit
    I'm sure you could go to places like wetshavers and what have you and make your shaving what you make your headphoning, but is it really necessary? As long as your shaver is comfortable, close, and gets the job done with no irritation, then you're gravy. For what its wroth, I use a Norelco Qudra Action 7825 XL. Not the cheapest by a long shot, but been very effective for me. Of course, nothing beats shaving with a razor, but I just don't have time for that. Maintenance with my shaver is kept to a minimum--once a week open it under a faucet and rinse it off. Once a month or so, clean the blades in their special solution (which smells suspiciously like rubbing alcohol, I'd be willing to wager that would do just as well) and then spray on some lubricant.

    As far as performance--its almost a year old, so it could use some new blades. Still, it does a very good job. There is nothing visible, and only the underside of the neck feels a bit rough. As I said, its nowhere near as smooth as a Mach III shave, but I don't have time for that. Bear in mind that my facial hair tends to grow much longer than I'd prefer, too.
     
  4. LobsterSan
    In response to the original poster, if you can wait for two years or so you may be blessed with a free opportunity to try the Mach3. 4 years before my 18th birthday, I used an electric which my father purchased for me, which was great because I was too afraid to go near my neck with a razor blade. However, I and my friends received a free Mach3 razor from Gillette on our 18th birthdays. To this day, we have no idea why they sent it to us, or how they figured out where we live and how old we were. But since receiving the Gillete Mach3 I haven't gone back to the electric unless I was in a real time crunch. It was a brilliant marketing scheme on Gillete's part, as I remain a Gillete faithful many replacement blades and shaving gel canisters later.

    Ease, speed, and convenience = electric razor

    Refreshing feeling = "manual" razor

    I would recommend getting both. Use the manual for normal shaves, and have the electric in case of emergencies.
     
  5. oneeyedhobbit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LobsterSan
    In response to the original poster, if you can wait for two years or so you may be blessed with a free opportunity to try the Mach3. 4 years before my 18th birthday, I used an electric which my father purchased for me, which was great because I was too afraid to go near my neck with a razor blade. However, I and my friends received a free Mach3 razor from Gillette on our 18th birthdays. To this day, we have no idea why they sent it to us, or how they figured out where we live and how old we were. But since receiving the Gillete Mach3 I haven't gone back to the electric unless I was in a real time crunch. It was a brilliant marketing scheme on Gillete's part, as I remain a Gillete faithful many replacement blades and shaving gel canisters later.

    Ease, speed, and convenience = electric razor

    Refreshing feeling = "manual" razor

    I would recommend getting both. Use the manual for normal shaves, and have the electric in case of emergencies.





    For registering with Selective services. All of my friends got one, but for some darn reason or another I was left out.
     
  6. Born2bwire
    I've been relegated to electric razors myself. Any safety razor I've used just eats up my skin and it takes me several days for the skin to go back to normal. Probably because I had some severe burns to my neck and face when I was a baby, there's a spot on my chin where no hair will grow. Still, I don't like the electric razors because they do a poor job of cutting close and it doesn't take long for stubble to start to show. Needless to say shaving just pisses me off now.
     
  7. adhoc Contributor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jpelg
    And you won't go blind either - trust me [​IMG]



    wicked! [​IMG]

    fwiw my current employer, the military, issued me with a triple-bladed schick razor - they beat the crap out of my mach3 turbo in a direct head-to-head (using gilette foam).

    a smoother, closer shave with less irritation anytime, everytime. they also come with a neat 'head-protector' that covers the exposed blades for travel use. i can only imagine how great the 4-bladed version will be. [​IMG]

    and rickg and pinkfloyd: [​IMG]
     
  8. pennylane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LobsterSan
    In response to the original poster, if you can wait for two years or so you may be blessed with a free opportunity to try the Mach3. 4 years before my 18th birthday, I used an electric which my father purchased for me, which was great because I was too afraid to go near my neck with a razor blade. However, I and my friends received a free Mach3 razor from Gillette on our 18th birthdays. To this day, we have no idea why they sent it to us, or how they figured out where we live and how old we were. But since receiving the Gillete Mach3 I haven't gone back to the electric unless I was in a real time crunch. It was a brilliant marketing scheme on Gillete's part, as I remain a Gillete faithful many replacement blades and shaving gel canisters later.

    Ease, speed, and convenience = electric razor

    Refreshing feeling = "manual" razor

    I would recommend getting both. Use the manual for normal shaves, and have the electric in case of emergencies.




    I got mine like that too.
     
  9. Edwood
    What little facial hair I have grows really fast.

    I prefer Braun electric razors. I never take the time to use blades.

    Although straight razors feel nice, provided you don't cut yourself.

    -Ed
     
  10. lizzardfire
    I also use one of the new braun self-cleaning razors. A much better shave than my previous norelco, and more convenient than my mach 3.
     
  11. pnrgi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pennylane
    I got mine like that too.



    I just got one too, they know who you are and how old you are because of the freedom of information act.

    Its a genous marketing scam, send you a razor, that gives you a superiour shave then most razors, and they will have you hooked on the 2$ a piece replacement blades for years. Considering if you shave every day you go thourgh one blade a month. they are making sold profeit after 3 months.

    pure genious.
     
  12. Hajime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adhoc
    fwiw my current employer, the military, issued me with a triple-bladed schick razor - they beat the crap out of my mach3 turbo in a direct head-to-head (using gilette foam).

    a smoother, closer shave with less irritation anytime, everytime. they also come with a neat 'head-protector' that covers the exposed blades for travel use. i can only imagine how great the 4-bladed version will be. [​IMG]




    I just bought three of these at Walgreens today. I like them. They don't get me the closest shave, but they do better than the electric I was using. I like shaving the regular way as opposed to using an electric, but electrics are so much faster.

    I wish Chicago had a better stock of clams.
     
  13. commando
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joelk
    These guys are as fanatical about proper shaving technique as head-fiers ae about good cans



    Hey who're you calling a fanatic! [​IMG]

    Gilette triple blade all the way, Mach 3 turbo I think their current generation is. I've had the king of shaves stuff recommended too, must try it some time.
     
  14. Voidoid-Surreal
    Any clue if those tiny little shavers you see advertised on TV actually work? As my facial hairstyle is getting rather elaborate (full length Salvador Dalí waxed moustache that goes past my eyes, 7.5 inch goatee, small 19th cen. style sideburns, and two thin stripes down my thoat) it might come in handy for the detail work...
     
  15. Calanctus
    Anyone use a depilatory cream instead of shaving? Might save time--I hear that stuff takes the hair off for days.
     
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