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Dry Or Wet Shave?

Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:05 pm

Do you prefer a wet or dry shave? I have shaved using both forms, but I certainly prefer a wet shave: it's less time-consuming and it results in a smoother finish, although it is more messy. I find a dry shave takes too long and doesn't get as close to the skin - even though it's less messy.
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RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:09 pm

Instead of dry shaving, why not just shave your face with a friggin' hack saw? Wet shave always.
 
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RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:24 pm

Definately not dry. Too rough and sore. Wet all the way.
 
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RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:03 pm

I use an electric razor. Much faster and it does a good job.
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RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:51 pm

Hi James,

For me wet shave,

  • Mach 3 razor
  • King of Shaves shave gel
  • Nivea after shave balm

    And thats it  Smile

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:16 pm

    Wet shave, no question - dry shave is like having your skin ripped off by industrial machinery - us delicate sensitive new-age men suffer !
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:21 pm

    Always wet with:

  • Wilkinson Protector 3D

  • Gillette gel for sensitive skin

  • Nivea after shave balm


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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:15 pm

    What kind of masochist prefers a dry shave? The best shave is in the shower. In addition to the Mach3 razor, the best advance in shaving has been the fogless shower mirror.

     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:09 pm

    The new Mach III M3 razor is money. Not sure if the vibrations really do anything, but the blades are beautiful. Gillettes new skin conditioning shave gel is good also.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:21 pm

    I am still a cheap bastard and buy the Colgate or Barbasol foam. Should I pony up the money for the more expensive stuff, and which foam/gel would y'all reccomend.

    My blade is a Mach 3.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:26 pm

    I use Gillette Mach 3 Turbo with Gillette shaving gel - always gel for me I think it's better for my skin - doesn't make me so sore after!
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:48 am

    Dry shaving is AWFUL for your skin.

    Should I pony up the money for the more expensive stuff, and which foam/gel would y'all reccomend

    Both Zirh http://www.zirh.com and Anthony http://www.anthony.com make mens shaving products that are extremely highly regarded.

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:16 am

    Wet

    Gillette MACH 3 (must be popular here)
    Gillette shaving balm or "Blåvitt" <-- Swedish low-cost food and such stuff.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:20 am

    If you are spending the money to use a quality razor/blade like the Mach III, then poney up a couple extra dollars and get some decent shaving gel as well.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:22 am

    Wet shave for me. A dry shave just makes me come out in a rash and it's dam itchy. Also the last time I had a dry shave, I cut myself and because the cut was so clean, the bleeding didn't stop for 3 hours!! I use the Gillette Mach 3 and Gillette Foam. It's messy but I'd rather feel comfortable than itchy.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:24 am

    Always wet.

    Gillette Mach 3
    Gillette sensitive gel

    Rather shave with a chainsaw than a dry shave.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:42 am

    I like my shaving the same way I like my women - wet!

    Dry shaving is like trying to make love to a dry woman - just not right Big grin

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:45 am

    Ive got a Nivea Cool Skin electric shaver - you can shave in the shower and it releases Nivea moisturising gel - makes for a close shave that only a brand new Gillette Mach III can better - smooth as a baby's arse. But it cost me a hundred and twenty quid - so i guess you'd want it to make you a cup of tea for that money wouldnt you? Big grin

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:47 am

    so i guess you'd want it to make you a cup of tea for that money wouldnt you?

    Or at least a blow job!  Big thumbs up
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:49 am

    "Or at least a blow job!"

    Er... no.

    No way am i getting my crown jewels anywhere NEAR any rapidly spinning sharp blades...
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:49 am

    Re: so i guess you'd want it to make you a cup of tea for that money wouldnt you?

    Tea, toast, eggs and bacon, the washing up and the ironing for that price - blimey !
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:53 am

    No way am i getting my crown jewels anywhere NEAR any rapidly spinning sharp blades...

    Well obviously, it would be a separate attachment! Big grin
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:03 am

    KROC: It's my mom who buys it for me, I just tell her what I need when she going to the supermarket, the good with living home!!!
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:10 am

    wet shave:

    Wilkinson/Schick Protector 3D Diamond
    Palmolive/Colgate "Sensitive" shaving foam
    no after shave

    I always shave in the morning right before I take a shower, so the messy part of a wet shave isn't a problem.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:31 am

    Wet shave all the way! Mach 3 razor.

    I rarely use shaving foam.. Call me weird  Smile

    When I do its Gillette sensitive foam!

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:53 am

    I prefer wet shave while I'm in the shower. It is much easier in the shower rather than using sink. No messy around my sink anymore. I do not like to using dry shaving with electric shaver. It pinches that hurts a lot!

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:22 am

    I like it wet

    Mach3
    Exfoliant thing for pre-shave
    Gillette gel stuff
    Moisturiser

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:02 am

    Dry shave.

    Only pussies do wet shave.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:14 am

    Braun electric - the self-cleaning one. Used blades for a while, but this is much better.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:18 am

    I can't stand an electric razor. It makes my skin go red even with a wet shave.

    My equipment:

    Mach III
    Shaving Cream
    Gilette Aftershave Gel
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:24 am

    What kind of masochist prefers a dry shave?

    I guess you should place me in the masochist camp, then. I prefer a dry shave.

    I've always had a closer, more comfortable shave that way than with gel or shaving cream. I DO insist on using the Mach 3, though - that razor's the best!


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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:41 am

    Check out http://www.theartofshaving.com. Their stuff isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. Seriously, I can't believe I used to shave with Colgate foam for so many years--the difference is unbelievable. The pre-shave oil and brush definitely help, and the soap makes a perfect lather (although their shaving cream is good too). Finally, the aftershave balm is nice, and the ladies like how it smells (I've only tried the sandalwood).

    As for razors, I agree with KROC--the Mach 3 Power has awesome blades, but I think the vibrations are just a stupid marketing gimmick. I'm a sucker for new gadgets, so I had to try it, but I stopped turning the thing on after the first couple of tries. It works better when it's off--or, better yet, just put the new cartridges on an old Mach 3 handle.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:15 am

    I go for a wet shave with a Mach 3 blade. Electric seems to bring me out in a rash.

    The same for my missus.

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:41 am

    Wet, wet, wet (and not the group).

    Anyone ever used Somerset's shaving oil? I bought some a while back thinking that it would look trendy on my bathroom shelf and it would fit into my spongebag better but it was useless! May as well have rubbed sand into my face!

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:24 am

    I like it wet.

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:33 am

    I too shave in the shower... with my Mach 3 razor... I'm tempted to buy that new Mach 3 Power razor... but its like $13... and blades are hella pricey...  Sad

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:36 am

    Mach 3 Turbo
    Dermalogica Shaving Oil (stuff's incredible, lasts a really long time, too)


    A definite wet.



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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:42 am

    Gillette Mach 3
    Gillette Gel stuff
    Hattric Classic AS Balsam
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:07 pm

    Being a bit oldfashioned, I use a WW2 British Army safety razor made in 1942 for standard razor blades, with oldfashioned shaving soap in stick shape, the kind you´ve got to turn into a lather with a shaving brush (also a 1940´s relic, the stuff was brandnew when I got it, never used since it was made 60 years ago). I tried using a straight razor, but I can´t get the knack of moving it correctly. Either it doesn´t remove any bristles or it cuts the skin (it was made in the 1920s in England, bought it on ebay still in it´s original box). If my barber shaves the back of my neck and around my ears with his straight razor, it looks easier than it really is.

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:31 pm

    I never seem to have time for a wet shave, when I shave. So I just use my electric shaver, and do the quick once over.


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    Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:57 am

    Okay you guys prepare to be educated! I am going to school you on the finer aspects of shaving. Get an empty Coke can and remove the top. Pour in about an inch of baby oil and soak your blade in it. I will guarantee that the shave you get will be the best you have ever had!!! Also, the blades will last a whole lot longer because they are coated with the baby oil. Cuts will be a thing of the past.It is also possible to shave against the grain this way.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:29 am

    I never use shaving cream. All I do is jump out of the shower, run some hot water over my Mach 3, put some hot water on my face, then go to it. Its so much faster than with using shaving cream and the shave is a lot closer.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:05 am

    Wet Shave for me, in the AM now, every other day. I hate it, is there a laser hair removal for your face?
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:58 pm

    Both.

    Dry for the not so close, not so good shave throughout the week. Standard Phillips electric razor.

    Wet for the "going out" nights. Gilette Mach 3 turbo, sensitive skin shaving gel, and a Lomani Face Balm after.

    I find that if I shave wet the day after shaving wet, my face breaks out in rashes and becomes really itchy. Hence why it's only once a week that I do it at most. It pisses me off though, because I don't look nearly as good with a dry shave.  Sad

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:02 pm

    Wet shave all the way. A dry shave kills my face. I use a Mach 3 w/ Edge Pro Gel.

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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:08 pm

    Why does everyone here presume that Pe@rson is talking about facial shaving?  Confused  Confused
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:01 pm

    Re: Why does everyone here presume that Pe@rson is talking about facial shaving?

    Because all us macho types know that for everywhere else, shaving doesn't work - we wax, you silly mare !  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:07 pm

    I never use shaving cream. All I do is jump out of the shower, run some hot water over my Mach 3, put some hot water on my face, then go to it. Its so much faster than with using shaving cream and the shave is a lot closer.

    Yeah, one can do that when they only need to shave their peach fuzz once every couple of months.
     
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:31 pm

    Actually KROC, your mom taught me that trick in regards to shaving my face. I guess Italian women are pros when it comes to shaving their face.
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    RE: Dry Or Wet Shave?

    Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:03 pm

    First off Jcs...99.9% of mom jokes are weak...especially that attempt. Second, my mom is not of Italian decent. Nice try slugger.

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