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    Feb 10, 2008 4:37 AM GMT
    I know there was a thread before about how to handle razor burn and the like. I switched back to an electric razor and bought that Lectric Shave,but still manage to get really bad razor burn.icon_cry.gif I also remember reading about guys shaving in the shower well at my dorm the shower is way too small to hang a mirror. I NEED HELP! However since I'm a broke college guy I can't do anything expensive.
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    Feb 10, 2008 4:38 AM GMT
  • Artesin

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    Feb 10, 2008 8:02 AM GMT
    Shave with the grain of the hair not against it. A good moisturizer with tea, mushrooms or aloe should help to minimize it.
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    Feb 10, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    I had the same problem as you...

    when I shaved with a razor I always looked like an extra from a set of a Friday the Thirteenth movie

    I use an electric razor now and I can't use Electic shave
    which irritates my skin even more

    try the electric razor with out the Electric shave and don't press so hard when you shave
    try it out and see how you do
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    Feb 10, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    If you learn the shape of your face, you won't need a mirror. I shave in the shower, mirrorlessly.
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    Feb 10, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    1. You don't have to shave in the shower. Just be sure to get your face soaked in plenty of warm water IN the shower immediately before you shave.
    2. Don't you dare use that electric! An electric will never be able to replicate the closeness, the exfoliating properties, or the precision of a razor.
    3. Lose those expensive multiple blade pieces of crap, buy a single or double blade razor.

    How to shave - as according to Jordan
    1. Heat and cleanse.
    Right before you shave either A) take a hot-warm shower and be sure to rinse your face. Use a gentle cleanser. If a shower is not an option - soak towels with warm to hot water and put them over your face and neck.
    2. Mirror and prep
    Buy a shave CREAM. Not a foam, not that weird puffy mouse like crap that your dad used, but actual shave cream. My personal favorite is Anthony Logistics, but Target's Everyday Jack is a close second. The most popular, however, is the shave cream by Jack Black... but for the price... Anyways...

    Once you have your shave cream - generously apply it to your face after you get out of the shower. Do not dry your face off before doing this. Dry your body and your hair, but leave your face wet. Splash on some warm water from the sink and THEN apply the shave cream. Work in circular motions - focusing special attention on the area around the mouth, the chin, and the neck (generally these hairs tend to be thicker and rougher).

    Now - BE PATIENT! Let the shave cream work its magic. Let it soak for somewhere around 5 minutes.

    3. Shave

    When you put the razor against your face - do not apply it directly on, but come in at an angle. Allow the moisture pad (located at the top part of the shaving surface) hit your face first and allow the rest of the razor to arc in against your skin. DO NOT press the razor AGAINST your skin and go WITH the grain of your hair. That is, to say, if you were shaving your cheek - you would move from your cheek bone and down.

    With the razor, from your starting point (I usually start at my cheeks because this hair is generally thinner than other parts of the facial hair and therefore needs less time exposed to the shave cream) move slowly down. Do not force the razor, but let it's own weight do the cutting action. Do not move quickly, otherwise your going to slice your damn face open. And... any painful sensations - that's because your forcing it, moving too fast, or don't have a lubrication - your no longer cutting the hairs on your face, but instead ripping them out.

    4. Rinse

    After your first stroke, and after every stroke - Rinse the razor under warm to hot water. Do not wipe it off on a towel, do not fill your sink with water and swish it around in that - rinse it like you would a tooth brush - being sure to get as much hair as possible off.

    5. Repeat

    Keep going around your face - start at the cheeks of each side, then your side burns, then work down your neck - leaving the middle section for last. Move up to where a mustache would reside, do the chin, and then shave the mid neck.

    1. cheeks
    2. side burns
    3. Neck (not middle!)
    4. above upper lip
    5. chin
    6. Middle neck

    I hope this helped you out a bit!

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    Feb 10, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    Razor burn .. like chucky said .. you just need good lubrication.
    I have a really thick beard and a perpetual shadow unless I shave extra-close. The only thing I can use to get a good close shave is a gel (edge gel). I usually always shave in the shower or right after showering. You can also get wet/dry electric shavers that allow you to use gels. I just use the disposable Gillette's preferably with the "lubra-strip" Target has cheap 4$ suction cup mirrors if your shower is the stall type.
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    Feb 10, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    I like gel and Fusion razors for everything but my face. I shave from the neck down, and, I'm a master at speed shaving. I gotta' be, as hairy as I am.

    The Fusion brand seems to be the best technology out there.

    In my view, a wet shave, right after a nice hot shower, is always superior to any other method. The hairs and skin are softened from the moist heat.

    I shower, jump out, shave, and jump back in and rinse off.

    Like I say, I'm a speed shaver, and nothing beats Fusion and gel for me.
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    Feb 10, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    pre-shave oil before you use shaving cream, and a product called "Tend Skin" afterwards. It stinks like holy hell, burns when you use it, and works. I forgot my neck could be neck colored instead of angry, red, and bumpy...
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    Feb 10, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    I normally use an electric, but when i wanna be totally smooth i use a blade, but no cream or so, i use "sommersets shaving oil", just a few drops does the thrick for me, if it burns, use some hydration afterwards
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    Feb 11, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    Thank you everyone. I'm going to try all until I find what works for me.