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    Quote Originally Posted by ETF View Post
    OK, I'm an old dude and I grew up wet shaving ... until I discovered the BEARD!!! I've had chin fungus for 35-years. I still trim it up around the edges with a safety razor, either wet or dry but that beard is not going anywhere. Besides my wife of 35-years likes it and I'm only too happy to accommodate her.

    Electric razors are for posers. Real men slice and dice with a blade!!!
    Same here. Had my beard for around 40 years. Heck, I don't even know what I look like under all that.
    However my reason for growing one is a bit different.
    My wife told me that the more of my face I cover the better looking I get.
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    double edge razor is the best thing around. cant shave drunk with one, but you cant with a cartridge razor either. prices might seem shocking at first. very shocking. but when you realize that the 30 dollar razor will last you well, your kid will use it in college. and a good brush will last an awful long time if taken care of. blades aren't that bad either. most will get 3 shaves out of a decent blade, and my favorites so far cost me maybe 1.30 a 5 pack.......

    iv ven up cartridgrazors. stil debating what shave soap and brush to get myself. the cost is a downer at first. but a cartridge razor barely lasts one shave. at 25 a 4 pack of replacements... that really adds up to less important things like ammo.
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    Never used a safety razor. Dad did. I am a cartridge guy. I've flirted with electric, most recently early this summer. Did about 10 weeks straight to really give it a shot. I thought it may save time, but it really doesn't. So back to the cartridges.

    I used the shaving soap and brush method for a long time because I hated throwing away empty shaving cream cans. Still have it in the medicine cabinet, and funny enough, used it again yesterday on a whim - first time in years. But I now use the Kiss My Face Peaceful Patchouli shaving cream. (Laugh away, gents! ) Bottle lasts about 15 months and recycles (Keep laughing . . . )

    Although my whiskers are not that thick on my face, they are around my mouth and on my neck. I have found that a cartridge can last 2-3 months (5 times weekly) if (1) I dry it after each use, and (2) my daughter doesn't use it.
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    I thought this was about something else.......lol!!!!

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    I received a gift set similar to that last Christmas, but instead of the safety razor, it came with a nice, heavy handle that excepts Gillett cartridges. The soap that came with the kit is gone, now I use Colonel Conk Glycerin Soap(4 pucks on Amazon for less than $15) and I think I get a much closer shave than I ever did with canned shaving cream. I highly recommend the variety pack(4 scents- Lime, Old Bay Rum, Almond, and Amber). I've been using the Lime for about 2 months and am barely half way through the puck.

    One day I will work up the courage to try a straight razor, but I haven't been able to convince myself that I wont accidently slit my own throat yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus38 View Post
    double edge razor is the best thing around. cant shave drunk with one, but you cant with a cartridge razor either. prices might seem shocking at first. very shocking. but when you realize that the 30 dollar razor will last you well, your kid will use it in college. and a good brush will last an awful long time if taken care of. blades aren't that bad either. most will get 3 shaves out of a decent blade, and my favorites so far cost me maybe 1.30 a 5 pack.......

    iv ven up cartridgrazors. stil debating what shave soap and brush to get myself. the cost is a downer at first. but a cartridge razor barely lasts one shave. at 25 a 4 pack of replacements... that really adds up to less important things like ammo.

    Old Depression era trick ( the 1st big one in the 20's, I wasn't around but was a good listener ) to sharpen double edged "safety razor" blades. Heck, I do still remember when Gillette Blue blades were supplanted by the SS ones. Take a glass tumbler, maybe a 12 ounce one, and place the blade inside vertically against the curve pressing with your index finger on the center of the blade. Move the blade back and forth a bit sideways to hone the edge against the glass.
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    I use Cremo shave cream Cremo Cream. It's originally from the UK but now made in USA.


    Been shaving for 30 years and have always disliked it, with red hair and light skin I am very sensitive. Found Cremo almost 2 years ago by accident (on a trip and only thing the store had) it is not a foam and as such lubricates the whole surface area, shaving effort is greatly reduced. I have found I can shave even sensitive areas against the grain without razor burn. It also drastically extends blade life, I shave every other day and now change blades twice a year! That's right, I'm still using the blade from January!

    I have bought tubes for most of my friends and they are all converts. Try some you won't be disappointed, my local walmart carries it as do most drug stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreekFisher View Post
    I find the best results for me come from shaving with the hair, then across the hair and a final shave going against the hair. 3 shaves is the normal, but sometimes I will add another shave going up at a diagonal. And I let the weight of the razor do all the work. I never press the razor down.

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    There are disposables and then there are disposables. I really like those Shick three (or is it four?) bladed ones, very smooth, no nicks, close shave, last a while. I won't bother with Bic razors, don't have enough blood for one shave, let alone every morning.
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    Only way to go, IMO. I use Williams mug soap, an Edwin Jagger Best Badger hair brush, and a heavy handle twin blade (fixed) cartridge razor. For best results, lather up once to soften the whiskers, wipe it off with a hot towel, lather up again and shave. To quote Tony Stark, "That's how dad did it, that's how America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    Well, if shaving in the shower with a disposable razor and shampoo for lather counts. I prefer killing two birds with one stone, shower/shave. Saves time and I never have to buy shaving cream.
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