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    Ox's thread got me wondering about what everyone's preferred shaving habits are. I grow a pretty mean neckbeard, but traditional disposable razors destroy skin. Those multi-blade contraptions (the Gillette Mach series) combined with the atomic goop gel are an unholy mixture, and the rare occasions where my middle tier Braun electric razor works are always followed by nasty razor burn. This is all without mention of the absurd cost of replacement blades for both disposable razors and electric razors.

    A friend recently got me in to traditional wet shaving with a double edged safety razor, and it is glorious. He recommended a good starter kit for me, which includes a Merkur safety razor, a boar brush, and sandalwood shaving cream.

    After washing my face 2-3 times with water as hot as I can stand, I shave with the grain 2-3 times. Perfect shave, no irritation, and you don't smell like Chernobyl when it's done. Plus, it's pretty BA to shave the same way Don Draper does.

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    No shaving cream at all? How often do you change the blade?
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    Gillette Venus with soap and water in the shower.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    Something tells me Babs is going to be very disappointed with the direction this thread takes. Just a guess.
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    All non-electrics I have ever tried bother my skin. I use a top of the line Braun and really like it a lot.

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    The orange and blue Gillette that requires batteries. Turbo something or other. For shaving cream I use whatever Sam's Club sells in a three pack. Works well and no razor burn.

    For my nostrils I use this little gadget that goes right up into my nose and removes the unsightly nose hair. It cleans up quite well, too. You can just run it under the faucet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    No shaving cream at all? How often do you change the blade?
    depends on shave frequency. i probably shave once every 1.5 days and change it every month. replacement blades are less than $.50 apiece.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Something tells me Babs is going to be very disappointed with the direction this thread takes. Just a guess.
    edited accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    The orange and blue Gillette that requires batteries. Turbo something or other. For shaving cream I use whatever Sam's Club sells in a three pack. Works well and no razor burn.

    For my nostrils I use this little gadget that goes right up into my nose and removes the unsightly nose hair. It cleans up quite well, too. You can just run it under the faucet.
    Oooh. That one sounds fun!
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    I would probably be more likely to shave with a straight razor if I could find a handcrafted shaving stand to neatly hold all my stuff.

    Also, there is a lot of good info on numerous CUFfers' shaving habits here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I would probably be more likely to shave with a straight razor if I could find a handcrafted shaving stand to neatly hold all my stuff.

    Also, there is a lot of good info on numerous CUFfers' shaving habits here.
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    I've shaved twice this year.

    Once with a Gillette Mach 3. I even upshaved to make my top lip baby's butt smooth so my wife wouldn't complain of friction burns.

    Once in Costa Rica. I went to a peluquería and told the guy that I wanted my face "tan lisa como el dorso del lóbulo de mi oreja." He used a (disposable) straight razor and some weak shaving cream. I had a million cuts and razor burn from hell when he was done. I waited two days and then touched it up with a Bic disposable in Miami. My Mrs. approved.
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    I shave in the shower with whatever mach the gillette is at right now. Just regular soap, no mirror. Can't remember the last time I had a cut, but on occasion I will miss a patch under my chin (always the same one too). During the school year I only shave twice a week and during the summer, it's once a week at most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camleish View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
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    that guy got about the worst shave I've ever seen. He shaved and still had a 5:00 shadow! Don't do what he does.

    If you're shaving with a blade, you should always try and shave after you shower, before you dry your face.
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    Wahl with all the accessories. My beard is tight and trimmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    The orange and blue Gillette that requires batteries. Turbo something or other. For shaving cream I use whatever Sam's Club sells in a three pack. Works well and no razor burn.

    For my nostrils I use this little gadget that goes right up into my nose and removes the unsightly nose hair. It cleans up quite well, too. You can just run it under the faucet.
    It's the Fusion, and it's what I use. Very solid razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pellegrino View Post
    that guy got about the worst shave I've ever seen. He shaved and still had a 5:00 shadow! Don't do what he does.

    If you're shaving with a blade, you should always try and shave after you shower, before you dry your face.
    I wasn't endorsing the video. Just a joke. There are a zillion videos out there on how to shave. It's kind of funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I wasn't endorsing the video. Just a joke. There are a zillion videos out there on how to shave. It's kind of funny.
    Sure, LA, we all know how you shave. You've like walking out of the bathroom w/ a 5.00 shadow ever since you could grow enough to have one.
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    Gillette Fusion Mach 3 (not the one with the battery) - shave in the shower with Gillette Fusion gel. My wife and daughter use my razor, too. But I still don't change out the blades more often than every three weeks.

    I don't care if my face is smooth as a baby's butt. My face isn't a baby's butt.
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    anybody a fan of the barbershop straight razor shave? a friend of a friend recently opened his own shop, so we go in once in a while to support him and get a good shave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalCoug View Post
    My wife and daughter use it, too. But I still don't change out the blades more often than every three weeks.
    I'm guessing your wife is changing them out for you.

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    Gillette Mach 3 (old school) with new Gillette non-scented, non-dyed shaving cream. I used to use Aveeno since it didn't have scents/dyes, but switched to the new Gillette for 1/3 the price.

    I shave straight out of the shower, then put hot water on my face a few times, otherwise, my neck gets wicked bad razor burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camleish View Post
    anybody a fan of the barbershop straight razor shave? a friend of a friend recently opened his own shop, so we go in once in a while to support him and get a good shave.
    When I was getting a straight razor shave in Costa Rica, my grandfather (he's 87) told me that his father, my great-grandfather, never shaved his own face. He was vice president of Kroger, and apparently, he'd go get a straight razor shave every morning before work.
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    I use the Gillette Venus in the shower to take care of the dome and face at the same time. Those 5 blades get the job done faster than any mens' razor I have used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    When I was getting a straight razor shave in Costa Rica, my grandfather (he's 87) told me that his father, my great-grandfather, never shaved his own face. He was vice president of Kroger, and apparently, he'd go get a straight razor shave every morning before work.
    that is the freaking life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camleish View Post
    anybody a fan of the barbershop straight razor shave? a friend of a friend recently opened his own shop, so we go in once in a while to support him and get a good shave.
    Is it in Salt Lake Co? I'll support his shop as well if it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    All non-electrics I have ever tried bother my skin. I use a top of the line Braun and really like it a lot.
    Gidget just gave me a Braun 7 Series yesterday for Father's Day. I don't shave much. I predict that this Braun may be the last razor I ever own. I am still not quite sure why she bought me this as I only need to shave once a week. But it was really nice of her.

    I usually use the Fusion in the shower with some C.O. Bigelow shaving cream from Bath and Body. I have super sensitive skin and this stuff has helped with a good, close, non-irritating shave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Is it in Salt Lake Co? I'll support his shop as well if it is.
    his is in provo (drew danburry @ danburry barber shop, look him up if you're ever enough of a sucker to find yourself in utah county). but, there are some great places in slc -- ray's (13th s and 21 e), arlen's (21s and highland ish), and nine to nine (8th e and 123rd s). expect to pay ~$20 (in case you haven't been).
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    I used to go to the Barber Shop on 15th S. State. They shaved with a straight razor, among other barbering services:

    "Haircuts, Hot Shaves, Steam Towels, Scalp Treatments, Hangover Treatments, Head and Sholder [sic] Massage"

    I've never had the Hangover Treatment but the steam towels and head and shoulder massages are awesome. The guy that did the hot shaves has now moved to Gene Mondragon's Barber Shop on 9th South.

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