Shaving Advice

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  1. AndrewLD

    AndrewLD New Member

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    I have pretty sensitive skin, and I finally figured out that the less blades there are, the least amount of irritation you will get. I threw out all of my old razors and got a single blade, and I love it. However, I am still getting red bumps on my face :( It's not nearly as bad as before, but they are still there :squint: I tried using an electric before, but that was very irritating.

    I don't know what to do :sad2: I was thinking about getting laser hair removal, but I like having some scruff :hs:



    Help me TSL :run:
     
  2. dibalicious

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    try out different blades & pick up a sample pack.
    also, are you shaving against the grain at any point? I found that for a few months, shaving a against the grain would give me awful bumps on my cheeks and chin. if you get a close enough shave just shaving with the grain, then just keep doing that.
    if you're getting a good lather (this is important), and still having problems, keep trying out different blades. Lord and Astra blades were no good for me. I'd train myself in fencing just so nobody ever tried to get a Wilkinson Sword blade near me again. Feather and Derby both worked great for me though. just keep at it. have you seen any of the youtube vids in the ever-so-popular main forum shaving threads?
     
  3. giz

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    safety razor is definitely the way to go, trust me. try out a sample pack as dib suggested - not all blades are equal. for the first few weeks, simply shave with the grain, and maybe across. once you get used to using the razor, start going against. choosing the right soap and aftershave can be tricky as well.

    keep with it, I think it'll get better for you.
     
  4. AndrewLD

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    I don't shave against the grain, and I still get them :( Hrmm, I guess I will have to try out different blades. And I don't have an active sub :o So I never saw any of those videos. Link? :x:
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/mantic59

    tons of vids by this dude that'll help.
     
  7. AndrewLD

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  8. delay pedal

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    i wonder how much that guy is
     
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    That's pretty rad. I'd be a bit afraid to shave with it though.
     
  10. try a better, thicker creme maybe.. for a while i was using some crappy stuff and i had some issues, but than switched to Gillette shaving creme and it worked wonders for me.
     
  11. Phlab

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: Fucking hell man.

    I needed to buy a new razor when I lived in Milan, so I just grabbed one of these at the checkout thinking it was a Schick Quattro - WS wackaging (woah meant to type packaging but I'll leave the typo) is EXACTLY like quattro graphics w/ a different name.

    I pretty much tore half my face off with that bullshit. Even the super-over-used 3 week old mach 3 finished the other side of my face smoother. Fuck.
     
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    try the gilette fusion with their shaving cream. Make sure the cream has aloe in it. You may also want to try putting on a light toner (I use witch hazel a lot) then using a light moisturizer once that dries
     
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    I hate shaving.

    Now that I can actually grow facial daily I fucking despise it.
     
  14. Phlab

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    Damn, that video on youtube was really useful.

    I'm gonna pick up a badgerhair brush and some oldschool cream when I get a chance - the techniques in that youtube video were bomb.

    I usually semi-use them, but tried to concentrate this time. I held a hot wet towel onto my face for a few minutes, then made sure to lather around the shaving cream and massage my face for a few minutes (i usually just spread it on real quick) and shaved perpendicular to the grain before I went in against it. Despite using a CRUSTY old old mach-3 head, I hardly had razor bumps! WTFmate
     
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    ^ I find taking a shower beforehand works better than anything
     
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    I was gonna same the same thing, long hot shower will make the whiskers much easier to cut.

    I've tried shaving without taking a shower first, even with wetting my face with hot water, and it's just nowhere near as effective as taking a long hot shower first.

    I thought everyone knew this. Told a friend about it, he didn't believe me, until he tried it. He was amazed at how much of a difference it made.
     
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    braun pulsonic

    studies show women like stubbled men over clean-shaven men.
     
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    I used to always do the long hawt shower.

    Honestly I think the biggest difference is lathering and rubbing the shaving cream in for a solid two minutes. Splash a little water on it to rehydrate it towards the end. I used the crustiest blade and had no shave bumps. I was shawked n odd
     
  19. lim f(x) = f(a)

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    go in Sauna

    sit for 15 mins

    apply shave cream

    ?????

    fucking profit

    :bowdown:
     
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    This.

    In a lot of ways a proper lather is more important than how many blades are in the razor. If you don't want to deal with the learning curve for a single-blade safety razor, fine, use a pivot razor--just use one with as few blades as necessary. But decent face prep and a properly hydrated lather will take you several parsecs farther than goo squirting out of a pressurized can.

    Yeah, I'm on offtopic once in a while. :wavey:
     
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    :bowdown: come more often mantic
     
  22. Mejnoon

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    $170 for the smaller version or $210 for the larger, plus $5 if you want the rubber handle. You can order them here.

    I've bought from Telly before, he's a stand up guy...he sells exactly what he describes and ships fast.

    Japanese razors take a wicked, wicked sharp edge. They differ from western razors in that they're asymmetrically ground and have a bevel on only one side. They're meant to be used only on that side, which makes them rather awkward to use on yourself (they were designed to be used by a barber on a customer).

    I've got a couple and I hardly ever use them. Its been months. They're fun to use every once in a while when you've got the time, but not well suited to daily use.
     
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    get some tabac and a brush

    for me at least, id rather use my tabac lather and a mach3 than canned gel and my DE
     
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    dont shave its sexier
     
  25. Gomer

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    I hope to god you don't follow that advice yourself... :hsugh:
     

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