Shaving is getting damn expensive!

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    Jan 16, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    I use Mac 3 Turbo razor blades, and they are damn expensive. I was contemplating trying some disposable razors, but curious which ones ya'll favor. Thanks fellas.
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    tell me about it....I have to by some razor blades and I'm going 'HOLY' at the prices....

    I use a Mach 3 Turbo as well...
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Funny thing.. I used to buy Mach 3 cartridges at Costco because they're cheaper. But I found that the blades get dull fast. Even using a fresh cartridge yielded mediocre results. I then bought a pack of disposable Mach 3 shavers at Target. Not only is the shave better, but they also last longer. Maybe I'm just imagining things. But I'll probably buy the disposables for a while and see if the results are consistent.
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Why don't get you get the regular Mach3 cartridges instead of the Turbo? They're a few dollars cheaper and fit a Turbo razor all the same.

    In general razors have been getting more expensive over the last few years. It's a pain in the ass. However, I absolutely will not part with my Mach3. Nothing shaves like it. I'm willing to sacrifice a bunch of other stuff so I can afford the good razors.
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    Get yourself a straight razor!!

  • Puppy80

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    Jan 16, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    Last year my boyfriend got a nice safety razor set, and after using it a few times I asked for the same for Christmas. It leave me with just as good a shave as the fancy expensive ones I used to have. I just looked and you can get a 10 pack of blades for about 12 bucks.

    I think that razor companies have made the blades to what printer companies did with the ink. It's cheaper to just get a new one then to buy the cartridge.
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    I've thankfully never been prone to razor irritation, so I can use a dulled out blade over and over for a surprising amount of time.
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidJust keep using the same razor ... they don't have to be like new to shave .. just pull you skin forward in the area you are shaving and it will cause the stuble to stand up, then shave agaist the grain ... one razor can go up to 6 months. You don't have to scrape the top layer of skin off in order for it to be a close shave.


    Ouch! I can't use the same razor more than maybe five times max without it burning and irritating my skin. icon_eek.gif

    Guess it depends on how heavy a guy's beard is and how sensitive his skin.
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    rightasrain said31VwV4HT49L._SL500_AA300_.jpg


    So really ? any good? my flatmate swears by them but I always feel like I havent quite got a goos shave when ive used an electric before.
    he spends way less on razors so I have been contemplating
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    dontellmeyorhot said
    rightasrain said31VwV4HT49L._SL500_AA300_.jpg


    So really ? any good? my flatmate swears by them but I always feel like I havent quite got a goos shave when ive used an electric before.
    he spends way less on razors so I have been contemplating


    They take about 30-40 days to get really used to but I have preferred electrics for over two decades. A one-time cost every 4-5 years, a yearly blade change, no water, no cream and you don't have to stand at the sink. Overall cost savings and convenience increase are huge. Closer shave than I ever got with a blade because of the 'lift and cut' technology in the new Norelcos. Just got a new 8250XL for Xmas... sweet.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    rightasrain said
    dontellmeyorhot said
    rightasrain said31VwV4HT49L._SL500_AA300_.jpg


    So really ? any good? my flatmate swears by them but I always feel like I havent quite got a goos shave when ive used an electric before.
    he spends way less on razors so I have been contemplating


    They take about 30-40 days to get really used to but I have preferred electrics for over two decades. A one-time cost every 4-5 years, a yearly blade change, no water, no cream and you don't have to stand at the sink. Overall cost savings and convenience increase are huge. Closer shave than I ever got with a blade because of the 'lift and cut' technology in the new Norelcos. Just got a new 8250XL for Xmas... sweet.


    Haha. That reminds me - my dad got me an electric razor as a Xmas present back when I was 15. I used electric razors all through high school. But when I went off to college I left mine behind and tried wet shaving for the first time. Oh man, did I ever nick myself up good! But once I got used to it, I could never go back to the electrics.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    Newer electrics are very different animals than the one you used.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    get laser hair removal on your face. and you'll only have to shave once a month if that...and only spot shave really.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    Defenseon saidget laser hair removal on your face. and you'll only have to shave once a month if that...and only spot shave really.


    I'd be sad to never have the option of growing a full beard ever again (which I do every couple of months).
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    rightasrain said31VwV4HT49L._SL500_AA300_.jpg


    I have one of those and can't figure the thing out. I use it to trim and then shave with a razor (on the rare occasions I shave.)
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    I bought an electric to SAVE money and it's been great... The newer Norelco 2D or 3D models work very well.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    Semigrounded said
    rightasrain said31VwV4HT49L._SL500_AA300_.jpg


    I have one of those and can't figure the thing out. I use it to trim and then shave with a razor (on the rare occasions I shave.)


    Can't figure it out? Hmmmm...
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    i switched to electric. the best is from this guy. he is hot too. I happen to have both models.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    rightasrain saidNewer electrics are very different animals than the one you used.

    I bought my partner a Norelco SensoTouch 3D electric, and he really likes it. He was previously a blade user, and never liked any other electrics he had tried, his biggest complaint being neck irritation. But this one is easy on his skin, while giving him a close shave, and now it's all he uses.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    What do you guys who use electrics do for prep and after? I have never been able to get as good a shave as with blades.

    I had also read about a product from Sharper Image or Brookstone that supposedly preserved disposable blades for more uses but I find most of their stuff to be badly made and disappointing, so didn't even try it.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    rightasrain saidNewer electrics are very different animals than the one you used.

    I bought my partner a Norelco SensoTouch 3D electric, and he really likes it. He was previously a blade user, and never liked any other electrics he had tried, his biggest complaint being neck irritation. But this one is easy on his skin, while giving him a close shave, and now it's all he uses.


    I've heard a great deal about this electric razor recently. I personally have never been impressed with any electric razor I owned previously, so I've stuck with the blade. However, it seems these new models have really improved.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Defenseon saidget laser hair removal on your face. and you'll only have to shave once a month if that...and only spot shave really.


    I'd be sad to never have the option of growing a full beard ever again (which I do every couple of months).


    well if someone is impartial to shaving, required to shave for their job and they plan on being there for awhile, or they just despise shaving so much! lol
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidWhat do you guys who use electrics do for prep and after? I have never been able to get as good a shave as with blades.

    I had also read about a product from Sharper Image or Brookstone that supposedly preserved disposable blades for more uses but I find most of their stuff to be badly made and disappointing, so didn't even try it.


    Clean, dry skin is all I start with. I don't use prep solutions. Keep the razor cleaned out. Patience and a little 'stretch' to the skin gets you a great shave. Your neck can get a bit irritated, especially at first, but you get used to it. I finish with Origins Fire Fighter after shave lotion.
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    Jan 16, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    Interesting to see the Gillette products popping up here. I suppose I'm weird here, but I prefer the Schick disposable ones. I get a much, much better shave with them than any other brand.

    The razors themselves aren't the expense, but it's all the shave prep products out there that vacuum the money out of my wallet. The Jack Black and Art of Shaving stuff is good. I have found that an inexpensive cocoa butter lotion and "Shore Leave" by The Jock Soap Company gets me the best shave yet!

    http://www.getjock.com/shore_leave