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I wet my face, then I use a bar of soap all over the whiskers, which helps to scrape the soap from the bar and get a good lather. Then let it sit on there for a while, then I use a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor.

Last year, I did experience a straight razor shave. Although it was quite smooth, my neck was too sensitive and hurt the next day.

I hope someday they make disposable laser razors...
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On 2011-03-28 15:06, Payne wrote:

Hate shaving. Which is why I've had a beard since my senior year in high school thirty five years ago.

I can relate to that. I stopped full face shaving once I finished my last summer job in retail following my last year of high school. Now I just shave that portion of the beard below the neckline (or whatever that region is called). I used to use my father's old fashioned razor but gave that up when the shops stopped carrying the replacement blades. Now I use a Mach 3 or similar razor. With foam from a can, nothing special there.

I trim my beard at least every few days by giving it a run over with a Wahl electric beard trimmer.

Over approximately 30 years, I think I've shaved my beard completely off once (possibly twice) but then stopped shaving again within a week or two. And twice I've shaved the sides away to form a goatee, which lasted a few months each time.
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I use a pig brissel brush with a soap cup, and a Shick single edge razor blade from the 1960's. Recently I was forced to go on ebay to buy another 1960 vintage razor blade (the new ones suck). I shave every other day, and before every show. Because I'm on Plavex (blood thinner) I bleed like a pig from the slinghtest nick.

I keep my beard trim with an electric razor.
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I shave in the shower, btw. At the sink gets to be too much of a mess, and clean up in the shower is much easier! Got a small mirror in a plastic frame with a suction cup on the back (designed for shower use).
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On 2011-03-29 00:09, Chessmann wrote:
I shave in the shower, btw.


Me too. Or in the bathtub. My claims of manliness aside, the truth is that my skin is so sensitive that when I shave at the sink I end up looking like a turkey. My father said (about 25 years ago), "Try shaving in the shower". I did. It worked. Been doing it ever since.

I use a brush, but don't know what animal manufactured the bristles. I use a disposable razor, because I've got a large supply of them from Asian airlines. I don't use a mirror, because I've been shaving for 25 years by feel. I don't really use a Buck knife. I don't use spit. That would be disgusting.
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On 2011-03-28 17:26, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Cheap plastic disposable while in the shower.


Ditto, with hand soap.
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Note on the brushes-
Boar and Badger bristles are much stiffer than a synthetic bristle brush and hold more water. A synthetic tends to "glop" on the lather as opposed to spreading it in a controlled fashion. The feel of the bristles is much different as well.
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I have discovered one can get away with swallowing razors in a corporate show if one first discusses King Camp Gillette and his invention of both the safety razor and the loss leader model. The only blades I can ever find here for that demonstration are unfortunately Wilkinson Sword but I only swallow them - I don't use them for their intended purpose. For that, Mr Gillette's company make the wonderful Fusion Power - 5 vibrating blades that clear every hair - and an extra separate trimming blade - wonderful for right up under the nose, the hairline etc.
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On 2011-03-28 17:26, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Cheap plastic disposable while in the shower.


Ditto, with hand soap.

I'm part of that contingent as well.
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You are so right about brushes. Those synthetic brushes are worthless, but a Boars brissel brush can sets the wiskers up like nothing else. My Shick 1960 injector razor looks a lot like a disposible razor except my old one is better made.
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Though I have done emergency touch-ups with the pocket knife, it's not my preferred procedure. I've also gone to the barbershop for the hot towel and straightrazor treatment, but my budget prevents this from being a regular thing.
The usual:
First, I give a once over with the clippers. Then I use a Headblade sport with triple bladed cartridges to smooth the stubble. As for shaving cream, I typically use an Olive Oil based soap.
I do this for head, neck, and cheeks. I keep the handlebar 'stache and long goatee. I keep the 'stache tamed with Pinaud Clubman moustache wax. For the beard, I use Colonel Conk's wax.
The Clubman is a stiffer wax, to keep the shape in the 'stache. The Conk's is a softer and more conditioning product. Just keeps the beard soft and reduces "frizziness."
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Double edge safety razor (butterfly type), shaving cream from a jar, badger hair brush = wet shave. Peruse this website--classicshaving.com
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Self-employment means never having to give a rat's tail about whether your shave is close enough.
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On 2011-03-29 09:12, Destiny wrote:
I have discovered one can get away with swallowing razors in a corporate show if one first discusses King Camp Gillette and his invention of both the safety razor and the loss leader model. The only blades I can ever find here for that demonstration are unfortunately Wilkinson Sword but I only swallow them - I don't use them for their intended purpose. For that, Mr Gillette's company make the wonderful Fusion Power - 5 vibrating blades that clear every hair - and an extra separate trimming blade - wonderful for right up under the nose, the hairline etc.


I used to have a book "Why Did They Name It?" which dealt with the creation of consumable items we all take for granted.

One was King Gillette and his safety razor. According to the book, he got the idea of coming up with something disposable by the guy who invented the crown bottle cap (now obsolete). So THAT'S the guy who should get credit for the invention of the loss leader model. Unless I'm confused.
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Electric Shaver, then I use a razor for a clean shave.
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