Razor or electric shave?

  • Real83

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    Alright guys, do you use a manual razor or an electric one?

    I stopped using electric about ten years ago because I favor the close shave of a manual razor, but lately I've been hating the inconvenience. Any suggestions? What do you use and why?

    Chris
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    Nov 10, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    I have a Vfusion like tony, but I've been thinking of taking up shaving with a straight razor. I figure if I can spend twenty bucks on a nice blade, and keep it sharp I'll save a ton of money in the long run.
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    Nov 10, 2010 6:38 AM GMT
    Funkapottomous saidI have a Vfusion like tony, but I've been thinking of taking up shaving with a straight razor. I figure if I can spend twenty bucks on a nice blade, and keep it sharp I'll save a ton of money in the long run.

    Ah, the beginnings of an obsession...

    I hope that if is a vintage razor your are buying for $20 and not a new one (even a vintage @$20 is asking for a dull, pitted razor...) A new razor for $20 will be made in Pakistan- and you really will not want to subject your face to that. After that you have a strop for $15 - $60 depending on what you buy, a good quality soap and a badger brush (wait until you develp the habit before you buy a silver tip...)

    I think it has been a decade since I have picked up an electric razor- I can not use them anymore. 95% of the time it is a straight razor, the other 5% is made up of a double edge or a feather. Maybe once a year I will break down due to being in a rush and use a Mach III.

    I know you have likely found a few places on the 'net dedicated to straight razor shaving- if you want any info / thoughts feel free to PM me. If you are planning on keeping any facial hair and need to trim around it go for the spike. It will take awhile longer and you will always need to be aware of where the tip is, but it will be your best bet for good results.

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    Nov 10, 2010 12:28 PM GMT
    electric shave. i hate shaving with razors.

    i have a Head Mens 3 In 1 Shaver and Trimmer Set. it's pretty good...
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidparade_of_razors-thumb.jpg
    I use #3 and #6 that vibrate while I shave. The old Mach3 and new Fusion5 get ya pretty slick!
    Never been an Electric fan.


    I use #3 icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    Razors for me. Going electric would tear my skin apart!

    I have one that is similar to #5 except it has a 'trimmer' blade I can use to edge up my beard as needed.
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    #2 because I leave them everywhere all the time, i.e.-work, friends, school

    I have to shave seven days a week. I get really congested if I don't.

    Hair growth=more surface area for oil and dirt to adhere to

    It takes me less time to shave every day than brush my teeth. I can do it in the dark.
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    Electric. I've had thick facial hair since the beginning of high school. It was virtually impractical for a high schooler to use a manual blade everyday; my face is sensitive as well, so break outs were a normal occurence. I've found that the regular barber's shears (with a sharp cutting blade) worked the best.
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:23 PM GMT
    Fusion razor here. Electric shavers rip my skin apart.
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    I use #1 -- I loves the close shave icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Double-edged safety razor. Blades by Feather.

    Anything else is just a way of destroying your face.
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    Nov 10, 2010 2:01 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidparade_of_razors-thumb.jpg
    I use #3 and #6 that vibrate while I shave. The old Mach3 and new Fusion5 get ya pretty slick!
    Never been an Electric fan.



    I used #3 for a long long time, but recently switched to this one: 51ehv5HWvnL.jpg it gets a closer shave than #3 I think, but i only switched because at the time the Fusion starter set was cheaper than a set of blades for #3...I think I made a good change though....oh, and I cant get down with electric razors.
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    Nov 10, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
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    I use #5 and #6.
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    Nov 10, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidparade_of_razors-thumb.jpg
    I use #3 and #6 that vibrate while I shave. The old Mach3 and new Fusion5 get ya pretty slick!
    Never been an Electric fan.



    I use the same...either # 3 or # 6 icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    Electric for my face and #5 for my body. The more my hair falls out of my head, the more it seems to grown on my back.lol
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:17 PM GMT
    I use an electric razor and every few days or so go over it immediately afterwards (totally dry- no anything) with a Mach III. Makes a huge difference. (Perhaps I should just replace the electric razor head instead? too?)
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    I try to only use a regular razor 3 times a week and use an electric the rest. My skin gets thrashed from shaving -- I HATE it!
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    combination, wet shave for a few days, then electric but dont shave at weekend, its good to give the face a wee rest from that torture every now and then :-)
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    I hate regular razors, because they irritate the skin and it hurts to shave. Therefore i use an electric one, the one i have is from Philips and it works great, it gives me a close shave and no razor bumps
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    RoyGBiv79 said
    TheGuyNextDoor saidparade_of_razors-thumb.jpg
    I use #3 and #6 that vibrate while I shave. The old Mach3 and new Fusion5 get ya pretty slick!
    Never been an Electric fan.



    I used #3 for a long long time, but recently switched to this one: 51ehv5HWvnL.jpg it gets a closer shave than #3 I think, but i only switched because at the time the Fusion starter set was cheaper than a set of blades for #3...I think I made a good change though....oh, and I cant get down with electric razors.


    +1, and it works well on my head.

    Now if I could just find a good replacement for the Neutragena shave gel in the can which was discontinued.
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidparade_of_razors-thumb.jpg

    I use #2 here
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
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    Nov 10, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI try to only use a regular razor 3 times a week and use an electric the rest. My skin gets thrashed from shaving -- I HATE it!


    This. I can only use a blade a couple days a week or my face justs gets ripped up. I've got a pretty thick beard so razor shaving takes a lot of arm and upper body strength. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 10, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
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    this is what i use. razor and trimmer in one.
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    Nov 10, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidparade_of_razors-thumb.jpg
    I use #3 and #6 that vibrate while I shave. The old Mach3 and new Fusion5 get ya pretty slick!
    Never been an Electric fan.


    same here! #3 and #6