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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

...something we all most go through. I'm curious to see how everyone (guys and girls, I guess) shaves. Do you shave up, down? How often? What equipment do you use? Electric? Blade? And what type? Do you use gel, foam or just plain water? How long does it usually take you?

Me?

I usually shave down, then up. Just doing downward strokes leaves stubble and I like to have a clean, smooth face (if I shave, that is). I used to do it everyday, but now about once or twice a week. My preferred equipment is the Gillette Mach 3 Turbo. Yes, I know it's expensive, but well worth it! I used to use a Braun electric razor and I loved it, but it broke down. I'm thinking of getting another one -- that self cleaning one. I usually use Edge pro-gel and it's quite smooth. And it usually takes me about 10 minutes to shave my face. Yes, I know that's a long time, but I have pretty sensitive skin and I have to be careful otherwise I'd cut myself.

What about you guys (or gals)?

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User currently offlineDeltajax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

I use Schick Tracer FX (blade), I use Edge Pro-Gel (sensitive skin type) and I shave down and then up to eliminate stubble as well. Right now I am growing a chin strap (a skinny line of hair along your jawline down to your chin), looks like a chin strap.

User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

I shave down only. Use Sensor Excel with sensitive skin pro gel. No chin strap as those are for boy bands.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

I shave down on my cheeks (face cheeks Mcringring so don't even go there), and usually up and down on my neck and around my well trimmed goa-tee. I currently use the Gillette Mack 3 Turbo. Expensive, but the best razor I have used. I also use that sensitive skin pro gel.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
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A better question would have been "what part of the body do you shave"? Big grin




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User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Shaving...women think they have it bad...HA. I usually shave 3 times a week. Mon/Wed/Fri (have one day in between, and then the weekend I gets me a 5 o clock....well 1700 kinda shadow going on). I use Edge TOUGH BEARDS shaving gel with the GOD SEND of a Mach 3 razor. I haven't tried the mach 3 turbo yet? (Is it worth it guys). Then I soak my face for at least 15 mins in SIZZILING HOT water to make sure its nice and soft, then wash my face with Niva for men (can we say sandpaper?)....but it works wonderfully. Then I shave up on my checks...starting on the left. Then go to my neck which usually requires up/down/sideways/ and every other which way to get ALL the hair. Then the chin and upper lip require the same treatment. Having thick hair is not always that faboo. On average...shaving takes me about 25mins or so. And then when Im done I wash my face with Pro Active or something along those lines. Then moisturize moisturzie moisturzie. Thats it for moi.


aaron


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

I usually only shave down, but if I really need to look clean shaven then an upward stroke is a most. I use the Gilette Mach 3 with Barbosal Aloe foam, don't like the gel stuff because it does not foam up as nice as the gel, plus it is a lot cheaper.

As for how often, probably not often enough.



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User currently offlineTriplebird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

I shave both down and up, about 3x/week, with a plain old--I have no idea what brand--manual razor (with real double-edge blades, none of this sissy 'cartridge' stuff Big grin) and Gillette shaving gel, or just plain old water and soap if I shave in the shower.

3-bird


User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 722 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

I shave my face with a Gillette Mach 3 and with Charlie Worthington shave gel... the best in the bizness. I use a Wilkinson Sword diamond FX on my balls, with Charlies shave gel (sensitive).


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

None of you dry shave?:O

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

I shave with a regular Gillette Mac (or whatever that's called, I forget) and I start down and work my way up. It's more accurate that way.


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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

I use the Mack 3. I shave sporadically and only when I start to look like a dirty POS. When I'm not "clean" it just looks like I'm easy going, like my personality.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

I use an electric, a Norelco. I really dislike blades, electric's definitely the way to go.


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User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Something I think is pretty icky is that a lot of guys shave their bodies. Total turn off.

User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Gillette Mach 3, shaving upwards to kill the stubble, every day. Either gel or regular foam for me. I'm thinking of going electric, every so often I end up nicking myself. How about the ladies? Legs, bikini zone, hopefully nowhere else?  Big thumbs up  Smokin cool

User currently offlineDeltajax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 2611 times:

You like your women with hairy armpits Boeing4Ever?  Smile

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 2608 times:

So Gretchen you have experience with a "lot" of guys?

Right On !!!

 Big thumbs up

JET


User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

I use a sharp rock and perhaps some red dust from the outback for talc- but you've gotta fight your way past the kangaroos and the mad wombats to get some. That's Aust. for you, we're all like Mick Dundee here...

NOT! Nar, gilette mach 3 with water. Upwards towards my chin for my neck and downwards towards my chin for my cheeks.

SixStarAnsett


User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

"Then I soak my face for at least 15 mins in SIZZILING HOT water to make sure its nice and soft"

Hey lefty...umm...how exactly do you do this without drowning?

Anyway, I shave whenever I feel I need it, and most of the time its only when it starts to look a lil too shaggy. I use a clone of the mach 3 made my the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) the people who run all the military exchanges on army and airforce bases. Its just like the mach 3, only it cost me about 3 bucks  Laugh out loud. I use gillete aloe shaving cream and shave any direction till the hair is gone. (only on my face)  Wink/being sarcastic

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Dragogolie says:

I use a clone of the mach 3 made my the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) the people who run all the military exchanges on army and airforce bases. Its just like the mach 3, only it cost me about 3 bucks.

Hey, can the general public get that? If so, where?


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2533 times:


I use the Mach 3. I shave beneath my sideburns first and then work my way in on both sides across my cheeks. I then shave my upper lip and then start on my neck. I shave down everywhere except for this one place on my neck where I always cut myself if I shave down so I shave up. On my neck I usually follow up with upward strokes to smooth it out and than lastly I work on my chin using mostly downward strokes but some upward ones to clean up the excess.

I hate shaving because it is a pain in the ass but I also don't like having facial hair.


User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

i'm not aware of anywhere that it is Rai...could be, but I'm not sure.

--dragogoalie-#88-



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Nope, JET, sorry don't really have a lot of guy experience. But I hear a lot of them shave their chest and stuff. Heck, I saw a dude in Yoga class who had the prettiest smoothest legs I thought he was a woman. Well, he also had long curly hair and was wearing velvet hot pants. Maybe he was somewhat of a woman.

User currently offlineLeftypilot79 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 455 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

I don't keep my face underwater Dragogolie. Usually with a wash cloth...I just make sure I ran it under hot water before I stick it on my face. Soft hair can make the difference bettween a PERFECT shave....and cutting the crap out of your face with stiff whiskers. OUCH.


aaron


User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Electric is the best.

But I use scissors when I shave part of my pubies.

Speaking of shaving, I need to shave my face tonight.  Smile


25 Post contains images Rai : JimL1126 vividly describes: But I use scissors when I shave part of my pubies. Thanx for the visual. I'm not sure if we really needed to know that. Wh
26 Post contains images Ren41 : Rai said... Thanx for the visual. I'm not sure if we really needed to know that LOL , I was just about to post that same exact sentence! R41
27 Post contains images RayChuang : As for me shaving, I use a Norelco 200SC rotary shaver with Lectric Shave pre-shave lotion to set my face before shaving. Works for me!
28 AerLingus : I use one of the million hotel razors I brought home from a vacation. They work just fine. I shave upwards on the neck, down on the lip and down on th
29 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Deltajax...I left out armpits, oh well. I prefer hairless women, with the exception of head hairs...minus the facial hairs of course. Now, why haven't
30 Spinto20 : I usually shave my face once a day to keep myself looking clean and neat. I like the disposable razors by Gillette. Razors dull on me very quickly so,
31 JetService : Donder, I dry shave always except when I go too long (three+ days). I use a disposable Bic and shave sides, cheek & upper lip down, and chin & neck up
32 LH423 : Okay, are you writing this down? First I start going down from my sideburns. I clean off my right cheek first, then my left then my chin. Then, I star
33 Pilothica737 : Im not telling where I shave!
34 Post contains images JetService : Will you show us?
35 Adam84 : I use a Gilette Mach 3 razor (I will never use anything else) with Aveeno Theraputic shave gel. Shave about 3 times a week, downward strokes on the fa
36 Post contains images Mexicana757 : Interesting to read how you guys shave. For many of you it seems like it takes forever. I shave in 5 minutes. Use soap and cold water and double blade
37 Victech : I use a Norelco electric shaver (I guess I'm one of the few that perfers it?)--I save every morning (I hate stubble...) and it only takes 45-55 second
38 Post contains images BluebellyA380 : MAGIC Creme Shave gotta watch the clock with that one!
39 Post contains images KROC : Will you show us? In 2 years you can ask that question Super errrrrr I mean JetService!
40 Adam84 : Oh yeah, forgot to mention I also have a Braun Synchro Clean and Charge electric shaver. It worked pretty good for an electric and it cleaned itself,
41 TNboy : I HATE shaving, but nothing looks more stupid than an older guy pretending to have designer stubble - they just look like derros, so I shave daily. I
42 Post contains images Jwenting : sideways Philips forever!
43 Panynj : i use the mach 3, love it since they sent it to me for my 18th birthday. greta marketting move. i shave down and i dont mind a little stubble.
44 Post contains links Leftypilot79 : Check out this link...VERY FUNNY. http://www.comedy-zone.net/pictures/adverts/advert04.htm aaron
45 707cmf : As they said in Friends... "This is not a cat" BTW, I use occasionnally a Mach3 , but I prefer Wilkinson Protector 3D Diamond. Never get cut with that
46 BNE : Shaving I hate it. Need to shave once a day, as my face doesn't feel clean without a shave, It would be good to find something painless and inexpensiv
47 Saintsman : Lots of Mach 3 users here. Is this anything to do with the power of advertising and the aircraft they use on the TV ad? Electric for me because it's c
48 Post contains images Dripstick : I like the electric models... As the gas powered models tend to fill the bathroom up with fumes and make me pass out.
49 JAT : How can you guys shave downwards??!?!?! It so bad, it leaves stubble and it just feels weird, I feel like I'll cut myself. Its probably just my shitty
50 Rai : JAT: I agree. I can't see how anyone can shave just down! I have never tried the Diamond or Protector, but I have tried the Xtreme3. I liked it a lot
51 We're Nuts : The Mach3 is bloody exspensive though. How much do blade refills cost now, $20 bucks?
52 Adam84 : They arent that bad. Its about $19 for 12 replacement blades at Target.
53 Boeing747-700 : I shave my face up and down sidways until I can not feel any stubble. I use a mach 3 turbo. I shave my chest and underarms with a mach 3 regular. I us
54 Post contains images Mexicana757 : Boeing 747-700: You shave your pubes too?????
55 Post contains images Boeing747-700 : Like I said I just keep the hair on my head, legs and for arms.
56 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Still no decent response from the Women! C'mon...there has to be some girls out there who ain't shy about where they shave and how! B4e
57 Srbmod : I use a Mach-3 knockoff most of the time, I do have a Mach 3, but I always run out of blades before I can find them on sale again. I know one thing, i
58 AmEriCa wEsT : I only shave my face and I shave it up and down, side-to-side and all that good stuff. It makes it much smoother. ---You shave your pubes too?????---
59 American_4275 : I use a Mach 3 with Quick Rise Foam (some cheap stuff from the local pharmacy). Is the Mach 3 Turbo worth it? What's good about it? How long does it t
60 Post contains images Boeing747-700 : Well the only reason I shave everything, is because I want to look like a profesional body builder. I still have a long way to go before that. Plus th
61 Alaska739 : Mach 3, up & down, some sensitive face gel stuff. Takes about three minutes.
62 Post contains images Boeing4ever : STILL no decent response from the ladies!? C'mon! Don't be shy! B4e
63 Parra : Still no pictures from the ladies!
64 Post contains images Rai : The ladies seem a bit shy, so I thought I'd post for them...
65 SQ772 : Rai, ROTFLOL.... Ahh...the joy of being a smooth Asian (no Elvis sideburns, chest hair, back hair to worry about). Shave my stubble every alternate da
66 Post contains images L-188 : Isn't that Realhigh
67 Post contains images We're Nuts : I thought it was Matt D! What is going on
68 L-188 : Nah...I have seen photos of Matt D. The eyes just aren't right.
69 SQ772 : The exposed bit of tit aren't right either.
70 Sushka : I go up. Soemtimes I dont even use cream or water! It doesnt seem to bother me.
71 Post contains images RayChuang : Actually, what's interesting nowadays is that for men's facial shaves, ever since the Gillette Sensor with its spring-loaded twin blades became availa
72 AWspicious : Rai; Not only is that an interesting photo submission for the shaving topic, but also an interesting homepage link in your profile. I especially liked
73 Post contains images Rai : Awspicious: Right on! Good choice! I liked some of the Domincan ladies, myself.
74 JAT : Just out of curiosity, do any of you use a straight-edge razor? You know, one of those that stick out on each side of the handle. The ones people use
75 Post contains images Boeing4ever : I don't want to know what this guys uses: B4e
76 L-188 : I think he(it?) avoids anything with Vitamin D in it like the Plauge.
77 Post contains images Turbolet : I temporarily gave up shaving, well at least till my acne goes away... -
78 Post contains images Jiml1126 : Need to shave today
79 LGW : I shave wet-shave. water, gellette gel and mach 3 - works a treat LGW
80 Rai : I'm going to bring this topic up again. I just bought the Mach 3 "clone" at CVS pharmacy. It works like an absolute charm and is only hald the price!
81 Power : I have been using the Gillette Mach3 since its debut and I am very happy with it, I shave downwards and second time around upwards. I have started usi
82 Notar520AC : Mach3Turbo w/ that green gel- I'm too lazy to go see what it is. If I'm in a rush I just use water.
83 Post contains images SSTjumbo : Mach 3 standard, Edge clean shave gel, all directions only on my face. oh yeah, get this, I'm 18 and have only recently grown two frikin hairs on each
84 Post contains images Notar520AC : You should be happy you don't have to SSTjumbo! I have to shave twice a day!!! I'm only 14!!!!!
85 Post contains images EGGD : I use a plastic disposable one!! oh well..
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