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Old 12.12.2010, 14:59
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Shaving your beard, what do you use?

Hi, I'm Troy Mclu.. Joey82 , you may know me from such threads as " fishing made impossible here " and " how i love my Actifry "

But this one is not about ranting why my hobby has been murdered or how i counter act my free time not fishing spend by eating ..

This is about shaving your beard and it's details.

I was wondering , how do you shave and what's the best way for doing so without breaking out in red patches and irritation?

Ill start..as many guy's i grow a beard from time to time, yet the misses doesn't like it that much so it has to come of.

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electric razor, this resulted leaving me in red spots for days on my face.

I have tried shaving with big brands shaving gell, same deal

Razor blades owned are the Mach 3 and 5.
Not sure why the 5 as it covers pretty much what the 3 already did, and i certainly didn't want the turbo, shaving is delicate enough without the thing vibrating

My latest edition, the medieval Wilkinson Classic :



The last one is great for a clean shave but you need a steady hand and practice a bit first, otherwise you will need to stick your face full of toilet roll paper to stop the bleeding

I found out that the shaving cream from "The Body Shop " and the brush :


work out the best, no irritation of the skin what so ever.

So now i'm after answers on what you guys use ,do you

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I clean my machine with grain alcohol (or pure alcohol, ethyl alcohol, 100% alcohol) to be very clean and without any germs, bacteria and so on, and the shavers I only use them one time and I throw them away.
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Thanks V, any reason why you use the "single " shavers ?
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Re: Shaving your beard, what do you use?

Maybe it's only me but I am a big germ-o-phobic. I had problems with red spots after shaving so for a start I decided that if I shave it must be with an absolute clean razor, even if it is the cheapest one. I tried with other more expensive and to clean them before and after with grain alcohol, that works too but than it was easier to have whole bunch of new ones since i wasn't using them a lot.

Than i figured to use the trimmer of the machine to have 1-2 mm beard every day and to use a new razor for clean shaving when needed. Now my skin is very clean, no spots or any signs of shavings.
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Mach 3, Wilkinson soap and badger hair brush. After 25 years of shaving, I cannot beat it unless it's a cut throat hot towel job in Mayfair.
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Mach3 & Pacific Shaving Oil

Best. Shave. Ever.
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I grew my legendary beard when I was 25 y.o., for a simple reason: I had such a baby-face at that age, I still had to show some kind of ID to verify my age at movie theaters and the like. Never shaved since then, in other words, 37 years.
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I grew my legendary beard when I was 25 y.o., for a simple reason: I had such a baby-face at that age, I still had to show some kind of ID to verify my age at movie theaters and the like. Never shaved since then, in other words, 37 years.
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Re: Shaving your beard, what do you use?

When sporting the beard I use an electric braun trimmer. When Shaving I use an old fashioned straight razor.

I often get a razor burn just after removing the beard but it goes away after a day or two of regular shaving.

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Why bother shaving? Just live your life naturally and enjoy your beard - just like me and the missus...



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Nice beard indeed, i am ages away from ever growing that
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Mind you, i stayed in Turkey for 3 months ( the country, not the bird) and got regular " Turkish hot towel " shaves also, lovely and smooth !
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... shot in August on the Zuger Metzgete. God bless her.
Which one is she, left or right?
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Please don't offend Dirty Harry, the Old English Sheepdog that's in my avatar pic. It's not his fault he looks like me.
Aah tell him i didn't mean to offend, only friendly fire


It was brought to my attention that this is a " lady unfriendly " thread , so hereby i would like to include for those who want, " how do you shave your legs and what do you use" option.

My appologies to the ladies in the audience
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Thanks V, any reason why you use the "single " shavers ?
I also use a traditional safety razor, in my case a long-handled Merkur:




After a lot of trail-and-error, I found the blades that suit me best are the Gillette Bleue Extra:



The combo gives me a very close shave, although as the original poster pointed out, the razor needs a steady hand, a slow pace, and a fair amount of concentration if you don't want to end up looking like you've gone three rounds with Edward Scissorhands.

The advantage of this system is that the blades are dirt-cheap (less than 20 cents each) and can be replaced frequently, so you're always getting a shave with a sharp razor. Looking at a Mach 3 or similar, the cost-per-blade is nearly 10x as much.
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A" how do you shave your legs and what do you use"
Joey82,

please don't forget that EF ladies don't just shave their legs.

In fact, before I got married to Mrs B, I used to go out with a girl that used to shave ...

...hours off our weekly shopping trip by ordering lots of stuff online.

Phew, That was a close shave
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For the last dozen years or so, this:



That's not my razor, but a dead ringer for it, including the cracked handle (mine was made in Neuchatel, probably in the 30's). I have a spare from around the same time, made in La Chaux de Fonds.

Razor, strop, and very fine stone are all that are needed. No more buying razors. Strop before each shave, stone once or twice a year depending on how often you shave. It's surprisingly safe too- I bleed far less than I ever did using normal safety razors. Nick myself maybe once a year, almost always when in a rush just after waking up.

Regardless of what razor you use the preparation of your facial hair is just as important. There are whole forums (I know, fora) dedicated to this subject .
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