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Friday Stupid Thread - How Do You Shave?  
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5734 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3702 times:

All right, I know this will devolve into areas no one should really go (after all this is A.net   ) but I've wanted to pose it for a while so here goes:

Pretty much everyone has to shave and groom as a regular part of their lives. How do you shave?

I shave my face only, while I am taking a shower, using only soap and water. I use a Gillette Fusion. I don't use a mirror. I keep a mustache and goatee and using a standard trimmer to keep it neat.

Tugg

[Edited 2011-01-14 09:16:12]


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User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 934 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3700 times:

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
Pretty much everyone has to shave and groom as a regular part of their lives.

No you don't. Not on a regular basis, anyway.   



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3691 times:

Broken piece of glass...



Actually I dug out an old norelco electric that has been a great job of it while saving on those expensive Fusion blades! When I need a real close shave I use the Fusion Power.


User currently offlinehka098 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3690 times:

With a disposable razor about twice a week.

User currently offlineogre727 From UK - England, joined Feb 2005, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3688 times:

I don´t... just trim my beard every 2 weeks or so with hair clippers... I haven´t fully shaved in years...


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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3660 times:

Since Christmas, been using a Norelco electric shaver. Awesome thing

Before had been the Gillette Fusion, but I was getting tired of having to lather up. Additionally, though not as easy, its great for going around my goatee. Doesnt visibly distort the shape, whereas if you screw up with a razor...



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3656 times:

Gillette Fusion ProGlide & Shave Secret shaving oil.

Over the years, I've tried various razors and shavers, electric and not, different cremes, powders, and pre-shaves will little to no success in getting a close shave and minimal to no irritation afterward. The above combo, done while in the shower, works the best.

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
I don't use a mirror.

I don't need one either when I'm using an electric shaver but if I'm using a regular razor then a mirror is required, otherwise I'd surely cut myself.

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
I keep a mustache and goatee and using a standard trimmer to keep it neat.

I used to have one, not so much for the look (that was a bonus) but because the hair in that area of my face is some of the toughest to eliminate. Uniform regulations don't allow for it, so it went away.


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3642 times:

Everytime I shave this happens!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLDVfl3OJb8



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11688 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3621 times:

I use an electric razor. I always have a disposable on hand though, as once my electric shaver just stopped for no reason when I was half way through taking a really bushy beard off. That was an embarrassing walk to the shops.  


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[Edited 2011-01-14 10:44:49]


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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3012 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3616 times:

I use a Gilette M3 Power - get's the job done. Thankfully, I only need to shave once a week. Definitely happy about that one.

 


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6844 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Currently there is no regularity for me, so when I want to shave, the first step is the electric beard trimmer. I also use it on the head as I'm bald. Then, gillette mach 3, I never went for the fusion, I find it looks a little overkill. Usually I use an old blade for the scalp and a newer one for the face. Both with regular shaving gel.

I don't really like shaving, takes too much time I find, and my skin can't stand 2 days in a row anyway, so even when I groom more it usually means keeping a short beard with the trimmer. Also, in the morning I'm really not in the mood !



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User currently offlinembmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

I shave in the shower. I use Art of Shaving Sandalwood Cream (smells great!) and a Gilette razor.

In lieu of shaving my tongue I use a depilatory.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
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Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
I shave my face only


Me too and always have. I am a hairy bastard (as a former girlfriend once told me) and I like it that way. I have heard some people call it being a "retrosexual".

I shave in my car/truck on my way to work with my Braun electric razor. I never take my eyes off the road, I just run the thing around my face and can tell by the sound if it is cutting.

I usually shave with a Schick Quattro on the weekends. I have a lifetime supply of blades. My dad's buddy retired from their parent company and gave me a big box full of "samples". I have been using them for seven years and have only made a small dent in the collection.

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 5):
Since Christmas, been using a Norelco electric shaver. Awesome thing


I have one of those too. One for each car, so no matter what I drive to work I have my shaver.



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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Quoting mbmbos (Reply 11):
Art of Shaving Sandalwood Cream (smells great!) and a Gilette razor.

As did I...Art of Shaving products are wonderful. I have the Sandalwood line and the Lemon line.

Pre Shave oil is a wonderful thing



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2863 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

I use Gillette Fusion about once a week. I should ideally shave every day but I'm just too lazy! Also I have tough beard and it's really a pain in the neck to shave it. Thankfully my job does not require myself to be shaved every day.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 6):
I don't need one either when I'm using an electric shaver but if I'm using a regular razor then a mirror is required, otherwise I'd surely cut myself.

Same here. Shaving without a mirror would end up in a bath of blood.



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User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Was using a Gillette blade, but then got an electric Phillips blade a few years ago. I then lost it in Vegas in '07 (left it behind in the hotel room). Then went to a Gillette blade for a few years, but the pain of shaving everyday was getting really bad, and eventually I got another Phillips. The Phillips was great, atlas for me. Very quick shave and pain free. Only downside is that it doesn't get as close. Was using it up until July this year, but lost the power chord in the middle of moving and went back to we shaving. It was like riding a back, came back to me so quickly! Now I just do a wet shave once a week, instead of every day. My skin comes out real smooth and it saves me the hassle of having to do it every day.


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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8713 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Most of the time I shave with a Phillips Norelco electric shaver but when I shave with a blade I start shaving in the direction of the grain and then against the grain for a very close shave.


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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I shave about every 3 days with a Gilette Fusion razor. I could shave everyday but I'm too lazy...

I have struggled with razor bumps (folliculitus) for years now on my neck. It can be very itchy and quite embarassing. There is almost always some level of irritation, although it comes and goes. My face is usually very clear. I have tried everything including different razors (electric, etc.), creams, aftershaves, antibacterial ointments, steroid creams and even acne medication (tetracycline)! The steroid cream helps to some extent but it's not a permanent solution. The only medical solution left that has been recommended to me is accutane which I'm not willing to do. Anyone have any miracle solutions haha?


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2863 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 17):
Anyone have any miracle solutions haha?

Radical solution: remove your beard permanently with laser.



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3535 times:




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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

About 3 times a week using shaving soap (either Wilkinson Sword or Truefitt and Hill) and a badger hair brush with a Gillette Fusion razor.

I use Nivea Anti-Irritation Post-Shave Balm after shaving.

As for technique: Usually after a shower when the pores are open using warm water. After just finishing I clean my face using cold/cool water to close the pores. Dry and put on the Nivea Balm.


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5349 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

I use a schick quattro and tend to use Jack Black supreme cream (though I'm out of right now and decided to finish off some shaving creams I received as gifts that I'm less than happy with so I'll be going back to my trusty Jack Black soon enough). I can't use an electric razor as it simpy irritates my face way to much and leaves my skin red and itchy even after prolonged use when I should, theoretically, be used to it.

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
All right, I know this will devolve into areas no one should really go (after all this is A.net

Come now, whoever would do something like that?  
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 6):
Gillette Fusion ProGlide & Shave Secret shaving oil.

Over the years, I've tried various razors and shavers, electric and not, different cremes, powders, and pre-shaves will little to no success in getting a close shave and minimal to no irritation afterward. The above combo, done while in the shower, works the best.

I have the same problem as you, and after much experimentation, I've found that the above combo works for me.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 6):
I don't need one either when I'm using an electric shaver but if I'm using a regular razor then a mirror is required, otherwise I'd surely cut myself.

Same here. I've been forced to do it a few times, and the end result was a bloody mess.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 9):
I use a Gilette M3 Power - get's the job done. Thankfully, I only need to shave once a week. Definitely happy about that one.

Up yours.    Seriously, I wish I only had to shave once a week. I shave every other day and that's only because I'm lazy and don't do it every day like I really should.

Quoting falstaff (Reply 12):
Me too and always have. I am a hairy bastard (as a former girlfriend once told me) and I like it that way. I have heard some people call it being a "retrosexual".

   Hmm, haven't heard "retrosexual" before.

Quoting falstaff (Reply 12):
I shave in my car/truck on my way to work with my Braun electric razor. I never take my eyes off the road, I just run the thing around my face and can tell by the sound if it is cutting.

OMG, this sounds like the male equivalent of those crazy broads who apply makeup while driving.



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User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Quoting OA412 (Reply 21):
Seriously, I wish I only had to shave once a week. I shave every other day and that's only because I'm lazy and don't do it every day like I really should.

  
This reminds me that I have to shave today, and I just wish it had be done yesterday... Good thing is that I'm going to work in a few minutes and I usually shave there during the night, saves me 10 minutes to come on A.net when I'm home    
I use a Gillette Fusion with Barbasol shaving foam (bought in the US, no kidding ! I once had to buy shaving foam during a holiday in Arizona and found the Barbasol to be very cheap, comfortable and long lasting...).



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3485 times:
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Quoting OA412 (Reply 21):
OMG, this sounds like the male equivalent of those crazy broads who apply makeup while driving.

pretty much. Except I don't take my eyes off the road. It is easy to shave without looking in a mirror. I would think that putting on makeup must be done, by looking in mirror. However since I have never worn makeup I really wouldn't know the procedure. Shaving in the car isn't new; Chevrolet offered an electric razor way back in 1955. I have also seen it listed as a Ford Accessory in 1987.



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User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Once a week, on a Monday morning. Can go 10 days between, but keep it to Mondays for sake of a routine. I use a Gillette Fusion with Gillette gel and hot water. Always after my shower to get my face moist.

25 photopilot : Scraping your face with a steel blade!!! How terrible is that. I've had a full beard for 35 years now and that's the ONLY way to go IMHO.
26 Post contains images par13del : And here I was reading this thread to find out how it is done. 1. Every day for the last 10-20 years, I forget 2. Brush teeth, shave using regular soa
27 fr8mech : Every work day in the shower with cream and a razor. Touch up about 8 or so hours later at my desk with a Norelco. Try to avoid shaving on my off days
28 Post contains images cgnnrw : I use a Philipps XL and Balea Aftershave for Men. I usually shave everyday Monday-Friday and give my face a rest on the weekends. Years ago (and I mea
29 nws2002 : Proraso shave cream from the tube, a badger hair brush, and an old school safety razor. Best shave I've ever had, and the blades are way cheaper than
30 DesertJets : I don't particularly like shaving as my facial skin is somewhat sensitive, especially on my neck. Typically 3x weekly (M,W,F) using a MACH 3 with Gill
31 Post contains images Aeroflot777 : Haha, yeah. I really enjoy not having to do it more than once a week - I hate the activity as it is, so more often would just plain old suck. Exactly
32 WarRI1 : Everyday at the sink, first with a Gillette razor and Gillette shaving cream, then with a Norelco Electric. I cannot stand to miss spots. Cannot do it
33 YVRLTN : I shave my own head to #1 every week, so trim my beard at the same time to the same grade - its a battle I can never win so I dont. If Im clean shaven
34 Post contains images TSS : Once a week here with a Bic disposable. You da man, Falstaff! I love the term "retrosexual"! Barbasol rules! Not too thick, not too thin, the same pr
35 DocLightning : I should, by all rights, shave every day. But I can get away with M/W/F. I tend not to shave on vacation unless my beard gets itchy/scratchy. I use a
36 N1120A : I generally shave 2-3 days a week, and will always shave before going to court. My facial hair is dark and grows fast, but I also look good with some
37 brons2 : I shave every day immediately after exiting the shower. I always seem to get the best results right after a hot shower. I use Edge "advanced extra com
38 fr8mech : It should. I can have a "shapeable" beard inside of 4 days. Any guesses as to who got to buy the beer in high school? I learned something interesting
39 Aeroflot777 : It's very common in Russia/Eastern Europe for men to shave their armpits and "keep tidy" in all areas of the body. Not sure exactly why - but it's co
40 Boeing744 : Yeah I'm definitely not willing to go that far. I dunno, it's a problem that bugs me, but I've also had other people tell me that they barely notice
41 Post contains images signol : I have one of these: I use it every day, as if I leave it a day, it hurts to shave. signol
42 ShyFlyer : I knew a kid like that too. Name was Nigel. Though, to be honest, his wasn't quite a "full" beard, as it was spotty and patchy. He was an odd fellow
43 tb727 : I've been thinking of switching to a nice straight razor once for when I have lots of time to shave which is well, most of the time. I've been using a
44 AirCanada787 : I shave pretty much everyday, sometimes on Sundays when I don't have class or work I don't shave due to pure laziness. I use a Braun Syncro 7505 on my
45 747srule : Let me give all of you a great idea.Soak your blade in baby oil between shaves. This will coat the razor and will give you an incredible close shave.
46 Post contains images tugger : When I was using my electric shaver that was my routine, every morning on the way to work or when at work in the parking lot, shave. Then I lost the
47 fr8mech : Are you kidding me??? 4-6 months??? I get a week, 10 days max, and the blades are tearing up my face.
48 FatmirJusufi : Beard trimming machine.
49 tugger : Not kidding at all, the Fusion blades seem to be very good. My wife used to use disposable twin blades and after a week or so you could see rust star
50 Alias1024 : Shave every morning after getting out of the shower. Usually use a Norelco electric razor that does a fine job. For special occasions or just if I fee
51 EA CO AS : I've tried just about everything - electric shavers, dual blade, Mach 3 blades, Schick Quattro blades, creams, gels, soaked in baby oil, pre-shower, p
52 einsteinboricua : My routine is: Gillette Fusion Thermal Scrub Gillette Fusion shaving cream shave with Gillette Fusion Pro Glide blades finish with Neutrogena For Men
53 Post contains images OA412 : Why, why, why, why, why, why, why??? This should be considered a crime. If you've got it, flaunt it damn it!!! Yeah I knew a kid like that too. He wa
54 directorguy : My routine is to shave every other day, with a Gilette Fusion. I use a facial scrub afterwards in the shower. As I get older though, I feel the need t
55 Post contains images SirThomas : Not a very hairy person myself, but still have to shave every morning... If I'm lazy: Out comes the electric razor. Normally: Some D.H. Harris 'Arling
56 Post contains images UltimateDelta : Braun 190 I've heard people complain about it, but it seems to work pretty well for me.
57 Airportugal310 : That would be the argument of using foils, like yours above, or the rotary heads. Ive never used the foil, so I cant comment on that but it seems eas
58 Post contains images djb77 : Pretty simple: - Face - every three days, wet, Gilette razor, facial scrub afterwards - Everywhere else (except arms and legs) - once a week with a dr
59 Post contains images GAIsweetGAI : Not to the point where you get hair on your *shoulders* and on your *back*... Hey, that looks like what I borrow from the shelf every other month.
60 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Never ever! How can women shave? This is one I could never get!! I have always used wax for a zillion years... like Cleopatra!
61 cpd : I ditched one of those - a very fancy Philips one with it's own cleaner thing. It was expensive and rubbish. Irritating and not even a particularly c
62 NorthStarDC4M : Braun Electric mon-fri whatever 4-5 blade razor is going cheapest on Saturday sunday is stubble day!
63 Aeroflot777 : Gross.
64 Post contains images HorizonGirl : I can never understand wax! Venus Embrace makes my legs nice and smooth every time! And hang on.. haven't we seen a thread like this before? Devon
65 comorin : Gals, Looks like Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn shaved. Their faces. I read it this morning but can't find the link.
66 Post contains images HAWK21M : Twice a week.....Shaving Gel & the Gillette 3 max...Downward mvmt. Prefer the unshaven look o Holidays
67 Post contains images RayChuang : I use the following shaver: Schick Xtreme 3 with the following shaving gel: Edge Extra Protection Still does the cleanest, closest shaves for my face.
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