Rai
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Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:40 am

...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)?
 
DeltaJAX
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:45 am

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.
 
McRingRing
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:47 am

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

Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:02 am

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.
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:26 am

A better question would have been "what part of the body do you shave"? Big grin

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Leftypilot79
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:33 am

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
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:35 am

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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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 9:38 am

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.

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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:09 am

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).
 
donder10
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:16 am

None of you dry shave?:O
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:23 am

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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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:10 am

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.
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 12:07 pm

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

Sat Jun 29, 2002 1:51 pm

Something I think is pretty icky is that a lot of guys shave their bodies. Total turn off.
 
Boeing4ever
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 1:58 pm

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
 
DeltaJAX
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 4:39 pm

You like your women with hairy armpits Boeing4Ever?  Smile
 
JETPILOT
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 4:41 pm

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

Right On !!!

 Big thumbs up

JET
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:20 pm

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.

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dragogoalie
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 12:46 am

"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

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Rai
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 12:51 am

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?
 
mls515
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 1:40 am


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.
 
dragogoalie
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 1:44 am

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

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SophieMaltese
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 8:37 am

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.
 
Leftypilot79
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 8:49 am

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
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 10:43 am

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
 
Rai
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 10:47 am

JimL1126 vividly describes:

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

Thanx for the visual.  Big grin I'm not sure if we really needed to know that.

Where are all the ladies? They don't shave?
 
ren41
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:09 am

Rai said...
Thanx for the visual. Big grin I'm not sure if we really needed to know that

LOL Laugh out loud, I was just about to post that same exact sentence!

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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:10 am

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! Big grin
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:22 am

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 the face. I use gel. I shave twice a week, but sometimes I do it less than once.

Can't say I'm not a little confused as to why you would ask...
Oh well.
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:32 am

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 any women responded?  Smokin cool
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:33 am

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, it proves most cost effective for me to use disposables. Out of all the ones I've tried, I think Gillette makes the best disposable razors with the sharpest blades. I usually follow shaving with a sand face scrub and then an application of some Vitamin E Oil (Just a dab for moisture).

It has been my trial and error to find something that works well for me when it comes to shaving. Finally I found this little regiment. My skin has always been very sensitive and it sucks because my beard grows in pretty fast. I really have to shave everyday to keep from looking depressed or hung over :-P! HA!

Oh! For those of you who have sensitive skin that is easily razor burned, I would steer clear of electric razors. I used a really nice and good quality one a while back and it still ravaged my face!!! I broke out a lot (and I had never had a problem with acne before). I finally switched back to a razor blade and within 3 days my skin looked just so much better. Today my face always looks nice and smooth and I've never had that problem again.
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:41 am

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.
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LH423
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 2:20 pm

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 start down the centre of my neck to where the hair stops (right around my adam's apple). Then start moving to the right. One more stroke down, then I change directions and go from the bottom up stopping at my jawbone. Once the right side of the neck is complete (including some sideways manoeuvres to get rid of any stubble), I go up on my right cheek again almost reversing the first job, and getting rid of stubble. Then I repeat that on the left side of my neck, doing on strong down, the rest up, then sideways, then I clean off my cheek, and if my upper lip needs it too, I'll do that (it usually does) in an upwardly manner. I use a Mach3 Turbo (seems to be the favourite around here) with Gillette (gotta support the local businesses) gel shaving cream. Then, afterwards I rinse with cold water to close up the pores leaving me with a very soft face. I do this as needed or every other day, depending on how nice I have to look.

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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 3:10 pm

Im not telling where I shave!
 
JetService
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 3:11 pm

Will you show us? Big grin
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Adam84
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 4:36 pm

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 face and upward strokes on the neck and chin.
 
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 9:51 pm

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 gillete razor.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LeftyPilot

Do you need some help shaving?  Laugh out loud THATS A LONG ASS TIME TO SHAVE!!! I sure wouldnt like to live in a house where there is only one bathroom.  Nuts

 
victech
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RE: Shaving...

Sun Jun 30, 2002 10:38 pm

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 seconds.
 
Bluebellya380
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:41 am

MAGIC Creme Shave  Wow! gotta watch the clock with that one!
 
KROC
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:46 am

Will you show us?

In 2 years you can ask that question Super errrrrr I mean JetService!  Big grin
 
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 11:59 am

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, but it broke after about a year.
 
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 2:43 pm

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 use a Schick XF, which I prefer to the Gillette Mach, but am switching to Schick Xtreme 111 to try it out. Currently using a gel, and shave up and down the neck and down the face. When I travel, I take a Remington electric and shave in the morning and again before going out in the evening. But I still hate it.
Oh, yes, and like all Australians I use ground rock for talcum powder, etc., etc.
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:17 pm

sideways  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:48 pm

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.
 
Leftypilot79
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 4:38 pm

Check out this link...VERY FUNNY.

http://www.comedy-zone.net/pictures/adverts/advert04.htm


aaron
 
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 6:45 pm

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 one !!!
 
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 8:34 pm

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 inexpensive so that I wouldn't have to shave for a month.
I use a Philips, sometimes use a Gillette blade but it takes longer and then there is the chance of cutting myself. Ouch.
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saintsman
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:01 pm

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 convenient.

On a similar subject, my wife looked at laser treatment on the bikini line. She was put off by the cost (£450) but a stubble free line sure does sound attractive.
 
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RE: Shaving...

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:24 pm

I like the electric models...

As the gas powered models tend to fill the bathroom up with fumes and make me pass out.
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JAT
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RE: Shaving...

Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:13 am

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 razor though. I wonder if I should replace it with a Mach 3 or the Shick FX Diamond, Protector or Xtreme 3. Any suggestions?

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