What do you shave with?

What do you shave with?


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#7
That's old school, how long does one blade last?
I usually change them after 3-4 shaves, as a shave with a blunting DE razor is not fun at all. Also the leading edge is SO thin that it’s really easy for it to pick up minor nicks, which can slice your face open through no fault of your own. There are slightly thicker blades than Feather, but I have found them not to be as comfortable, and can cause drag.
 
#8
I usually change them after 3-4 shaves, as a shave with a blunting DE razor is not fun at all. Also the leading edge is SO thin that it’s really easy for it to pick up minor nicks, which can slice your face open through no fault of your own. There are slightly thicker blades than Feather, but I have found them not to be as comfortable, and can cause drag.
Sounds dangerous what is the advantage?
 
#9
Sounds dangerous what is the advantage?
It’s not for the faint hearted, that’s for sure. The first few times I used it I looked like a victim from a nightmare on elm street movie, but once you get used to it it’s easy, as long as you’re careful.

As for advantages, for me it’s the most comfortable shave I have ever had. It minimises irritation and ingrown hairs to a far greater extent than any of the other major safety razors I have tried (Gillette, Wilkinson Sword, KoS etc). For others, it may be that the blades are cheap as chips... Feather blades are the best you can get, and they’re still only about £3 for 10.
 
#18
My grocery store sells their own brand of double-edge razors and they are 12 for $1.50. They look like the Gillette Good News but don't last as long. They are made by Dorco in South Korea. Dollar Shave Club also resells Dorco razors. I shave once every two to three weeks so it costs $1.50 a year.
 
#21
I have thick beard and want the convenience of electric and have tried several electric shavers (Braun, Panasonic, Norelco) but they are all absolutely horrible.
Can't see how anyone could possibly use electrics (other than very thin bearded people that don't get 5 o'clock shadow).
None of them even comes close to a blade. :(
Think I've tried all the disposable blades.
Schick Hydro 5 is by far the best disposable blade I've found.

 
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Sentinel

Bionic Poster
#28
Used a Norelco and noticed it was full of hair faster than I used it. Found out my daughter and granddaughter shaved their legs often.
Seems like a hundred years ago when my oldest uncle (long since dead) gave me his Norelco (I guess i had just started shaving then). The blades became blunt soon, or were already. Searched around for replacements but could not find.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
#31
Seems like a hundred years ago when my oldest uncle (long since dead) gave me his Norelco (I guess i had just started shaving then). The blades became blunt soon, or were already. Searched around for replacements but could not find.
Years ago had to clean and maintain several shavers in assisted living. Discovered quickly that it was cheaper to replace the shaver than to buy new blades.
 
#41
I'm liking the Harry's blades. Was a Gillette man for years. But I've had a full beard for the last 10+ years, so only really use a razor to clean up my neck. For that purpose just about anything with more than 2 blades does the trick for me.
 
#45
I use foam. Instructions say to wash face first.

But the Dermatologist told me not to use water. It will dry the skin.

Who is correct?
 
#50
The gel doesn’t work for me. Tried it once 25 years ago and cut my face up. Definitely foam works better.

I prewash my face with salicylic acid soap - removing excess oils helps give me better result.

Every time I get sample razor in mail with one more blade on the end than before, it seems to work better and I switch. I’m on fusion 5 with flex ball. Waiting for my 6-blade razor to arrive in the mail soon.
 
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