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traditional shaving: my new love

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1. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 610 posts) 4y

So I finally got fed up with buying overpriced 3 blade cartridges for shaving my face, and bought a double edge safety razor, a badger hair brush and some proper shaving cream, not canned cream. (that stuff dries out your face)

HOLY! I had no idea what I was missing out on!First off it's closer shave so I only have to shave once every two days, there is ZERO razor burn, it's MUCH MUCH cheaper. and it's better for the environment what with not throwing away all of that plastic and those cans.

for $20 I have a enough blades to last around 2 years! and the handle will probably last me a life time unless I lose it.

I actually look forward to shaving now. It's like a ritual now.
Every guy here should give it a shot! it'll make you more of a man!

and it might actually put hair on your chest!

[ Edit: Edited on 12-May-2010, at 19:53 by Cool Paul ]

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 4y

I've often thought about getting one of these, but your post might have pushed me over the edge! So the blades are swappable? Was the technique hard to learn?

3. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 4y

Poor badger.

4. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 610 posts) 4y

yeah the blades are swappable. and there is absolutely no learning curve. you just put it against your face lightly and let the weight of the razor do the work. it's no harder than a disposable. just watch a couple videos on youtube. the only thing is is to keep your face and the razor wet. it's really too easy.

I tried straight razor shaving, but you need to sharpen the blade every once in a while on a stone which costs money. plus you need a leather strop to sharpen after every use. you need to maintain the strop with different oils blah blah blah... it's a lot of work

but with these they are just the standard double edge razors you find at a hardware store or at a pharmacy. I bought an assortment pack off of amazon for like $17 there's 100 and each one last about 6-7 shaves.

I say get one online somewhere they are only like $20+ if you don't like it, throw it out and you are only out $20. if you do like it. well you just saved yourself thousands of dollars over the course of your life and you'll get better shaves!

either way I say get a badger hair brush to apply shaving cream. since it holds the lather you can just pick up the brush and keep re-applying when ever you need it without having to get more from the jar, can, tube, or one of those soap pucks. (hopefully not a can)

I like to imagine that they just have a couple badgers that they treat like kings and give them haircuts and use the clippings for the brushes.

5. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 4y

The initial impression from the thread title was whether women should rid body hair or not

Sorry was reading an article in the Bangkok Post on that. And of course Julia ROberts and her underarm bush at the Oscars was mentioned...

6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1944 posts) 4y

I haven't shaved in at least 15 years. Occasionally, I do a beard & moustache trim with my Remington beard trimmer. You will learn to hate shaving!

:(

7. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 610 posts) 4y

haha, yeah I hope not, I used to hate it, but now I don't get razor burn! and my face has cleared up just in the past couple of weeks!