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Disposable
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54%
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23%
Safety
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8%
Nobody shaves on Planet X
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15%
 
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Shaving

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:51 am

I need a razor. Ancient Norelco literally went up in smoke this morning.

Disposables?

Electric?

Safety razor?

Which is better? Mansplain me.
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Re: Shaving

Post by ed » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:10 am

My beard is so chicklike that I can use a disposable for a month (or more).

Imagine being in college in the 60's-70's and not having facial hair.

It explains a lot, I fear.

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Re: Shaving

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:41 am

Pyrrho wrote:I need a razor. Ancient Norelco literally went up in smoke this morning.

Disposables?

Electric?

Safety razor?

Which is better? Mansplain me.

I recommend any name-brand two-bladed disposable. The three-bladed razors are just marketing. The four-bladed razors are marketing on steroids. The store brands are not sharp enough. And gel shaving cream is a must.

Shaving in the morning is a relaxing thing to do.

I used an electric up until I was 45 years old. Then I switched a razor and will never go back. Fact is, electrics don't do taint very well and grab the ball-hairs mercilessly.

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Re: Shaving

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 am

They all suck in one way or another, but you have to shave so it's a case of pick your poison. I have a beard but I still shave my neck at least on work days because I hate having a neckbeard. I use the hell out of a three-blade disposable until it gets too clogged up to use. But they don't make it anymore and my stockpile is running low so I'll have to find something else that works. Maybe I'll take another look at something electric again. Haven't really tried it since I was like 20.
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Re: Shaving

Post by Doctor X » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:23 pm

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Re: Shaving

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:30 pm

I notice the good old fashioned kind that Moms Mabley used to carry is not on the list. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Shaving

Post by gnome » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:58 pm

For the very best experience I recommend the premium package at Art of Shaving that I got prior to my wedding in August.

Seriously though, for daily use I just grab my electric. I wouldn't say it's superior to a manual shave but it seems adequate and is way less annoying to deal with.
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:56 pm

Meh. Pyrrho hasn't been reading my posts again.

The uncaring bastard.

Get yourself a decent, compact, battery powered electric shaver.
Keep it on your bedside table.
Shave while you're still abed trying to turn off the alarm and turning your thoughts towards more complex tasks like brushing your teeth and making coffee.

You have to really, really try to cut your face to ribbons with one of these, even with a 10* hangover.

No fucking about with shaving foam and gel and cologne and all that faggy bullshit. All you have to do is empty it every few days and change/recharge the batteries once a month or so.

Fuggit, you don't even need water!

No travel plugs required if you're in foreign parts with weird electronics, (or local parts with no electronics.)

It just works.

Like some computers are supposed to do.
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Re: Shaving

Post by Fid » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:58 pm

Trac 2 which I bought in probably the 70's. The Gillette blades are absurdly expensive but I was able to find 200 blades for $20 from Amazon. My shaving brush (which I recommend) dates from the late 80's. Hang it with bristles down for longer life.
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:14 pm

ed wrote:My beard is so chicklike that I can use a disposable for a month (or more).

Imagine being in college in the 60's-70's and not having facial hair.

It explains a lot, I fear.

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Now I have to see our local divinity's thin, wispy, student, faggoty beard.

I'll start, so he has no excuse. Sadly, it is no longer bright orange but the fucker's a right manly bastard...

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Re: Shaving

Post by Mentat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:40 pm

I just use disposable razors and keep cleaning them until they're so dull they're more ripping out the hairs than cutting them. Cheap and quick.
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:56 pm

Mentat wrote:I just use disposable razors and keep cleaning them until they're so dull they're more ripping out the hairs than cutting them. Cheap and quick.
Well, yeah, I went through that stage until I realised that an electric shaver gave me a precious extra few minutes in bed.

A worthwhile investment.
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Re: Shaving

Post by Mentat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:57 pm

Wait, you don't shave in bed? I think you're the one who's a stage behind.
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:01 pm

And think about the environment and t3h childrenz, people!

All dem plastic razors fuckin' up the whalez and sharkses gutz, yeah?
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:05 pm

Mentat wrote:Wait, you don't shave in bed? I think you're the one who's a stage behind.
You shave in bed with a dry, disposable razor?

Really?

That'd be like trying to go to sleep in your shirt when the barber's just given you a number one.
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Re: Shaving

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:10 pm

Uh oh.

Foreign language alert! :P

What in this context is a "number one"?
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Re: Shaving

Post by Mentat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:10 pm

Yeah, of course. Also crap there, piss there, shower there, eat there, and work there.
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:54 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Uh oh.

Foreign language alert! :P

What in this context is a "number one"?
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A No.1 is the closest head shave the barber can give you without going right down to the scalp.
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Re: Shaving

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:49 pm

A skeptical approach to shaving
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Commercials never delve into why having more blades is better. These marketing campaigns typically state that a person will get a closer shave with more blades.
...verbiage...
If 1 blade is good, then having 2 or more should be even better, right? Not necessarily. In order to achieve a close shave, the razor blade needs to cut the hair below the surface of the skin. A single blade can achieve this using a wide variety of angles to glide across the face, but a double-bladed razor achieves this by having a blunt blade that hooks the hair follicle, pulling it up ever so slightly so that the second blade can make the cut. With 3 blades, the first and second blades work the same as a 2-blade razor, but the third blade essentially performs clean-up duty, ensuring nothing is missed. As more and more blades are added, they are essentially repeating the actions of the primary and secondary blade. By continuingly running the blades across the face, there is increased possibility for razor burn, skin irritation, nicks, and, by far the worst of all, an ingrown hair.
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Re: Shaving

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:14 pm

I'm still waiting to see ed's wispy student beard...
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