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    Shaving!

    Ok, I know, another beard shaving thread... Let's get this over with...

    I'm poor and cheap so I ended up buying a $5 brush and some $1.50 soap and I'm using a disposable razor. I didn't want to go splurge on nice stuff if this isn't something I really want to do. When I can, I'll upgrade.

    I understand the benefits to a real brush and razor, but I'm stuck on the soap. What is a good soap to use? Does soap really make that much of a difference? Should I be looking into something more expensive or will the $1.50 soap work just as well as an $18 soap?

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    I use the el cheapo soap, but after shaving I use a good lotion.
    http://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Raz...=pd_sim_hpc_10

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    Shaving is for wussy. I hold my face to the wire wheel on my bench grinder.
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    Go to Wal-Mart, Walgreens or other vendor and look for some VDH shaving soap: http://www.vdhent.com/

    You can spend much more but get much worse results. I use the VDH glycerin.
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    Soap makes a big difference. A poor quality soap will not provide the slickness required for a good shave, leaving you with razor burn and dry/overly tight skin. A quality soap protects the skin from whatever type of shaving system you use, will have a good fragrance and moisturize all at once. Regarde Mama Bears Soaps for instance. Her prices are reasonable and she mixes the best engridients for her homemade soaps. She also makes bath soaps and those pretty ornamental soaps for gifts. As you can guess, I'm a satisfied custumer.
    Of course if you like creams, Lee's Razors carries some good creams too. Dr Harris rose flavored cream is great and a tub lasts a long time. The tub not the tube.
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    Umm, not to point out the obvious, but how old are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
    Umm, not to point out the obvious, but how old are you?
    Old enough to be shaving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Old enough to be shaving...
    that's what she said.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    stop shaving and grow a beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    stop shaving and grow a beard.
    He did that this past winter. I'm enjoying the smooth face right now.
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    King of Shaves gel.

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    Just about a buck for a can of Barbasol foam. Try it, you'll like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    Just about a buck for a can of Barbasol foam. Try it, you'll like it!
    has worked for me for years and years. also, i think the best deal in disposable razors is the Target branded 3-blade 8-pack.

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    Bath and Body Works has a good shaving creme for $5. C.O Bigelow. Good stuff.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Not a clue. I haven't shaved since 1994, and that was just for one day.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    I take my beard trimmer to my face without the attachment. After that I use whatever shaving cream is on sale (barbasol, etc) and whatever razor I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    I take my beard trimmer to my face without the attachment. After that I use whatever shaving cream is on sale (barbasol, etc) and whatever razor I have.
    +1000
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    All I have to say is: This thread is worthless without pictures.

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    I use the pink baby-powder smelling shave soap from Walgreens.
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    Be a hardass and don't use soap and shave with a butter knife. I guess if you really have to you can apply some butter. :^0

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    And then apply butter, of course.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    I laughed when I picked up a gratis Schick Quattro razor in a hotel room. Four blades! Big whoop. Advertising foolishness. Then I tried it, and stopped laughing. That thing has to be tried to be believed. Slickest shave I ever had, and the blades stay sharp far longer than anything else I've ever used.

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    I'm poor and cheap (and recently a grad student) so I do pretty much everything with my beard trimmer (including using it to cut my own hair). You just take the guard off and go as close as you can and then I follow that up with my electric razor (I don't know you you wet folks do it, when I go non-electric I always end up with razor burn even if I use sensitive skin gel and follow with lotion).

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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    I'm poor and cheap (and recently a grad student) so I do pretty much everything with my beard trimmer (including using it to cut my own hair). You just take the guard off and go as close as you can and then I follow that up with my electric razor (I don't know you you wet folks do it, when I go non-electric I always end up with razor burn even if I use sensitive skin gel and follow with lotion).
    Go lightly with a razor in the direction of hair growth. That means go down on your face and up(ish) on your neck. A cheap brush and soap last a long time and do a pretty good job. I won't use gel on my face ever again after using soap and a brush. Also, it helps if your face is hot. I use a washcloth soaked in hot water and lay it on my face for a few minutes. After you're done shaving, soak the washcloth in cold water to close the pores again. No razor burn and no ingrown hair follicles.

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