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    close to 2000 madbiker555's Avatar
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    manual vs. electric shaving

    Well Im tired of getting lots of cuts on the area above my top lip every morning with my manual razor, so what are your opinions on an electric razor for this?

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    Learn to shave...seriously...as a older dude with baby skin maybe someone needs to show you how to shave. Or better yet when do. For sensitive skin it is all about timing.

    electric shaving just doesn't create that smooth feeling

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    Some of the greatest technological advancements in the last forty years have been in the improvement of razor blades.
    Buy one of the high dollar multi blade kind and never look back.

    Electric razors are a poor second to real razors.

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    Grow a 'stash.Problem cured.

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    I was a triple blade guy for a long damn time, and suffered for years from tore up skin and ingrown hairs. I finally bought an electric a couple of years ago. It doesn't shave as close, and that suits me just fine. I still suffer bad if I have to shave on consecutive days, but every couple of days I'm OK. I'm fourtunate to have that luxury, unlike when I was in the military.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Some of the greatest technological advancements in the last forty years have been in the improvement of razor blades.
    Buy one of the high dollar multi blade kind and never look back.
    So true. I decided to try an experiment and see if there really was any difference between the cheap razors and the more expensive ones. Let's just say I bled a lot. All in the name of science.

    But I'm not sure the super-hyped 4 and 5 blade cartridges are any better than the nicer 3 blade disposables. I certainly don't believe it took Gillette 7 years to figure out how to make a razor with two extra blades, as they claim in their commercials...

    On a slight tangent, does anyone here shave with a straight razor?
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    I shave with a Straight Razor. It requires care, and a lot of care of the blade as well (Sharpening and Stropping, and if you get the bevel wrong, you've just screwed up an expensive carbon steel straight razor ). If you cut yourself with a safety razor, I really don't recommend you use a straight.
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    I switched from an electric razor to a manual safety razor when I started shaving my legs and haven't looked back. It's oh so smooth compared to the results of an electric razor.
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    As an Asian, I don't have much to shave. Electric it is. It takes 5 seconds to shave my entire face with electric.

    For legs, only razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Some of the greatest technological advancements in the last forty years have been in the improvement of razor blades.
    Buy one of the high dollar multi blade kind and never look back.
    I have one of those gilette fusion 5 blade ones, and a two blade one, The two blade seems to do a better job most of the time :s. And on a side note, I think the fusion just looks stupid, too many blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    I certainly don't believe it took Gillette 7 years to figure out how to make a razor with two extra blades, as they claim in their commercials...
    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33930


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I shave with a Straight Razor. It requires care, and a lot of care of the blade as well (Sharpening and Stropping, and if you get the bevel wrong, you've just screwed up an expensive carbon steel straight razor ). If you cut yourself with a safety razor, I really don't recommend you use a straight.
    Is this a joke? You mean you shave? Where are we talking about exactly?

    I shave both using a modern, multi-bladed razor and also an electric shaver. Regardless of method used, I look like this afterwards:


    Because of this, I don't shave all the way down that often, but instead just use a trimmer to take it down to about 0.5 mm. I look like I shaved the night before, and that's pretty good for me. My skin isn't damaged at all by the trimmer.

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    I use an electric, only for convenience. It does not shave nearly as close. If I'm going somewhere I want a better shave, I use my Gillette Fusion.
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    Shaving in the shower helps. Shave last, the warm water softens the hair and cuts easier resulting in less shaved skin. I like the 5 blade razors even though I thought it was all hype in the beginning. Gillette sent me a free 5 blade razor and it worked so well for me that I started buying the product. Use shaving cream it helps too.

    Shave everyday or more for thick beards, every other day for thin beards. If you lett it grow a week and then shave your asking for trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
    Shaving in the shower helps. Shave last, the warm water softens the hair and cuts easier resulting in less shaved skin. I like the 5 blade razors even though I thought it was all hype in the beginning. Gillette sent me a free 5 blade razor and it worked so well for me that I started buying the product. Use shaving cream it helps too.

    Shave everyday or more for thick beards, every other day for thin beards. If you lett it grow a week and then shave your asking for trouble.
    That sounds like the Fusion. I got it the same way...just came free in the mail one day. It's a good razor.

    Some good points.

    I have VERY SENSITIVE skin for shaving too. The tips I've learned over the years (some may or may not be needed).
    1) I don't shave "in" the shower, but I do wet my face with hot water to soften the skin first.
    2) I put a little soap on my face to slick it up before the shaving cream.
    3) I use the sensitive skin shaving cream
    4) I shave down (with hair direction), not up (against hair direction).
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I shave in the shower, after everything else is take care of. I use a "sensitive skin" shaving cream. But shaving with the hairs is impossible. Nothing happens. I'm not kidding - I could go over the same area fifty times, and it'd still be there. Only going against the "grain" gets the job done for me.

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    Warm your shaving cream in the shower, or if you'd rather do the sink, let the shaving cream sit in a sinkful of hot water while you shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf View Post
    Is this a joke? You mean you shave? Where are we talking about exactly?

    I shave both using a modern, multi-bladed razor and also an electric shaver.
    Regardless of method used, I look like this afterwards:


    Because of this, I don't shave all the way down that often, but instead just use a trimmer to take it down to about 0.5 mm. I look like I shaved the night before, and that's pretty good for me. My skin isn't damaged at all by the trimmer.
    thanks man. just what i was hoping to see in this thread.

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    I use Fusion on the legs, it ended nicks 100%

    a 3 blade on the face. hot sponge face soak first, gel second, ice cold razor for shaving

    rinsing the blade in the coldest water you have makes for the sharpest shave possible
    Last edited by edzo; 01-20-08 at 08:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I shave with a Straight Razor. It requires care, and a lot of care of the blade as well (Sharpening and Stropping, and if you get the bevel wrong, you've just screwed up an expensive carbon steel straight razor ). If you cut yourself with a safety razor, I really don't recommend you use a straight.
    you missed a few spots...


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    Quote Originally Posted by edzo View Post
    I use Fusion on the legs, it ended nicks 100%

    a 3 blade on the face. hot sponge face soak first, gel second, ice cold razor for shaving

    rinsing the blade in the coldest water you have makes for the sharpest shave possible
    Cold water? I thought it was supposed to be as hot as possible. What's the reasoning behind a cold razor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Cold water? I thought it was supposed to be as hot as possible. What's the reasoning behind a cold razor?
    hot for the face, cold for the rinsing of the razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    hot for the face, cold for the rinsing of the razor.
    Sure, I understand that... but I had always thought it was hot for face and razor. Why do you want a cold razor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Sure, I understand that... but I had always thought it was hot for face and razor. Why do you want a cold razor?
    so the hair won't clog the razor.

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    I'll take a nice hot face cloth or hand towel and wrap my face first, especially around my neck. Sensitive skin cream and a Gillette Sensor. Shaving down a bit at a time. (will have to try the cold for rinsing) Cold water on face afterwards, and a aftershave gel I got for christmas. I can't shave everyday or my skin will look like the above no matter what I do. I tried electrics but ... well, they sucked.

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