Facial Shaving

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    Jul 15, 2017 11:02 PM GMT
    I couldn't find a better forum heading for this, so I 'm sticking it here.

    My husband ran out of his Gillette razor blades, multiblade cartridge things. And they cost like USD$40+ for 6. I'd given him a shaving set as a Christmas gift, I think 2 years ago, consisting of a genuine horn razor handle, with a matching horn handle shaving brush, with stand, plus a covered soap cup made of teak wood. They all match his leather bathroom. The entire set came to nearly USD$700.

    So maybe I'm getting penny foolish, but these cartridge replacments are getting unreasonable. When he ran out of the last I suggested he try my razor. That I got when I was still wearing a beard, and then a mustache, in order to shape them. I was still using it to clean my neck, because my electric Norelco never seems to catch the long hairs there.

    But it's an old-fashioned, one might say ancient, double-edge razor design. What I first used in 1961 or '62 I believe. I found a US company that still makes them. In solid stainless steel. Cost me nearly USD$300. My husband remarked that it's heavy. Well, yeah! It's solid machined steel, not some zinc crap.

    But the blades I got for pennies. Had to go online, you won't find them in most US stores anymore. I bought about 3 years worth of British Wilkinson Sword stainless, coated, with the moderate angle I prefer.

    Did you know shaving blades are honed at different angles? Aggressive, moderate, and mild. And those old-style razor heads are also angled like that, according to what you want. At least the good ones. The common Gillette stuff you got in the store were all the same, kinda aggressive, and murder to the faces of young novice shavers. Keep your styptic pencil handy! (Who here knows what that means? You may be dating yourself)

    Well, my husband got a great shave from that old-style double edge. He didn't need a 5-blade cartridge with a treated comfort glide bar, or whatever the gimmick is called.

    If I can keep buying these double-edge blades online at pennies apiece, I may get another of these razors. I told him my own razor is now his, if he likes it. He doesn't like the electric I bought him, says it burns his neck. I think he misuses it, I've tried to explain, but it's his, he calls the shots, and I go with what he tells me. That's when I got him the custom razor shaving set.

    What are your own experiences with facial shaving? Most guys do it at some point.
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    Jul 16, 2017 12:45 AM GMT
    Oh, and BTW, I checked his face tonight. It's as smooth as it is after the highly expensive multi-blade cartridges he's been using. Maybe they're just a bunch of hype, after all. And I already knew the old double blades trim & shape beards and mustaches better.

    I think it may be good-bye to these multi-blade things for us. Now I gotta visit that specialty shave store, where I got his other stuff. And see if they have any double-edge handles in natural horn, that I can match to his brush.

    To coordinate with his leather bathroom. As his other stuff I got him does. Are we not gay? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 16, 2017 11:49 AM GMT
    I work as a waiter so I need to have my face clean. I have to shave oftener than once per 3 days because my jaw looks shitty if I don't.

    I tried a razor with triple edge and it leaves my face with razor bumps.
    I got a triple head electric shaver (Philips) on my birthday. Although, my jaw looks great (I didn't get a clean shave with it but my jaw was free of razor bumps) my neck was in blood and burning. I didn't use my strength, only a little touch. Still, my neck was burning, bleeding and shaving it was a painful experience.

    I read that people with sensitive should use only one blade so I decided to give Wilkinson Classic a go. I didn't get a clean shave at first because I was so afraid that I'll do something stupid and make a scar or something. Now it's easy and I don't feel any pain while shaving or sore after.
    I still have to shave everyday or once per 2 days but I'm happy with. And to get 100% clean shave, I shave across the gain, then with the gain and then, for the 3rd time, against the gain. Ot works but now I have razor bumps in nose - lips spot. I guess my skin is too sensitive there.
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    Jul 16, 2017 3:13 PM GMT
    ^^^ Some male soldiers in the US Army had problems with daily shaving, which was expected. and even mandatory. They'd get facial bumps like you. Black guys seemed even more prone to this.

    My problem was a heavy black beard with a very obvious "5 o'clock shadow". Like the one that hurt Richard Nixon in the 1960 televised Presidential debate with John F. Kennedy.

    When I'd come home from my Army office for lunch I'd shave again. And a third time if I had to go out socially in the evening. Even today, with my beard mostly white, I still shave a second time in the evening before any social function.

    Today is Sunday, though. The day of rest, for me and my beard both. I won't shave at all, and I can feel the heavy, coarse stubble already, not even noon yet. We're not going out, so my face gets to recover. But tomorrow (Monday) it's back to shaving.

    I wish I could be like the younger guys, who wear a stubble all the time. I guess they just use a close trimmer on it, not touching the skin. But being old and with my beard white, I look more homeless than hot when unshaven. When people start offering you money so you can get a decent meal you know the look is wrong. LOL!
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jul 17, 2017 11:17 PM GMT
    I can't shave with any kind of razor. I have a five blade and no matter how slow I go I still cut myself, I went and bought a single blade razor and I couldn't get it to shave my chin and my super lip. Plus I have sensitivity skin.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jul 17, 2017 11:21 PM GMT
    I can't shave with any kind of razor. I have a five blade and no matter how slow I go I still cut myself, I went and bought a single blade razor and I couldn't get it to shave my chin and my super lip. Plus I have sensitivity skin.
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    Jul 18, 2017 2:22 AM GMT
    Nakedman1969 said
    I can't shave with any kind of razor. I have a five blade and no matter how slow I go I still cut myself, I went and bought a single blade razor and I couldn't get it to shave my chin and my super lip. Plus I have sensitivity skin.

    So what do you use? You look clean-shaven in your RJ profile pics.

    I've mostly used Norelco rotary shavers for decades. Not the closest, an electric foil shaver can do better, but those Norelcos last forever. And with my beard turning white the black shadow problem has sorta solved itself.

    The rotary does good enough. And if I've gotta "dress up" for a fancy function, and might be photographed, when the flash still reveals that shadow, I shave twice. First with the Norelco, and then again with the double-edge razor. Against the grain. That can be risky, but if I've already run the electric, that helps.

    One time my crazy schedule had me racing over to a reception for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from some other thing I was doing. At that time she was also the Chair of the DNC.

    I arrived dressed in my usual scruffy manner. I think I'd been selling raffle tickets for the SMART Ride at a gay club. But I brought my suit on a hanger, and sneaked into the men's room first to change. I also had to shave at the sink, and had my stuff with me, including my razor.

    But it was a rushed job, and I badly knicked my upper lip. I was dripping blood, and couldn't stop it. So now whadda yah gonna do, Bob? You're supposed to meet Debbie in minutes. I swear, only I would do something so stupid & inept.

    So I took my hankerchief from my jacket pocket and kept pressure on the cut. Making lame excuses why I had this white linen pressed against my face. When I met Debbie I could take the hankerchief away for a moment. But it was still oozing a little blood.

    It took almost an hour to clot. One of the worst shaving nicks I ever had. Any more and I would have needed stiches.
  • Plooje

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    Jul 24, 2017 11:38 PM GMT
    art_deco said
    One time my crazy schedule had me racing over to a reception for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from some other thing I doing. At that time she was also the Chair of the DNC.


    Bragging about meeting a crooked politician who rigged the Democrat party primaries and is now under criminal investigation isn't a very smart thing to do. Just sayin.
  • Plooje

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    Jul 26, 2017 2:00 AM GMT

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/343723-house-dem-staffer-arrested-on-bank-fraud-charges

    Wasserman Schultz staffer arrested trying to leave the country

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/343723-house-dem-staffer-arrested-on-bank-fraud-charges

    A House IT aide working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, was arrested this week on bank fraud charges while trying to leave the country.

    Fox News reported that Imran Awan was arrested Monday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia about 30 miles outside Washington, D.C.
  • Muskelprotz

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    Jul 26, 2017 3:15 AM GMT
    art_deco said
    Nakedman1969 said
    I can't shave with any kind of razor. I have a five blade and no matter how slow I go I still cut myself, I went and bought a single blade razor and I couldn't get it to shave my chin and my super lip. Plus I have sensitivity skin.

    So what do you use? You look clean-shaven in your RJ profile pics.

    I've mostly used Norelco rotary shavers for decades. Not the closest, an electric foil shaver can do better, but those Norelcos last forever. And with my beard turning white the black shadow problem has sorta solved itself.

    The rotary does good enough. And if I've gotta "dress up" for a fancy function, and might be photographed, when the flash still reveals that shadow, I shave twice. First with the Norelco, and then again with the double-edge razor. Against the grain. That can be risky, but if I've already run the electric, that helps.

    One time my crazy schedule had me racing over to a reception for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from some other thing I was doing. At that time she was also the Chair of the DNC.

    I arrived dressed in my usual scruffy manner. I think I'd been selling raffle tickets for the SMART Ride at a gay club. But I brought my suit on a hanger, and sneaked into the men's room first to change. I also had to shave at the sink, and had my stuff with me, including my razor.

    But it was a rushed job, and I badly knicked my upper lip. I was dripping blood, and couldn't stop it. So now whadda yah gonna do, Bob? You're supposed to meet Debbie in minutes. I swear, only I would do something so stupid & inept.

    So I took my hankerchief from my jacket pocket and kept pressure on the cut. Making lame excuses why I had this white linen pressed against my face. When I met Debbie I could take the hankerchief away for a moment. But it was still oozing a little blood.

    It took almost an hour to clot. One of the worst shaving nicks I ever had. Any more and I would have needed stiches.


    I've been using a blade for a while. Norelcos were my choice for years but it just took too long to accomplish the task.

    Good thing you met with Congresswoman Schultz before she had to resign from the DNC. You could have advised her not to put her thumb on the scale for Hillary.
  • Plooje

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    Jul 26, 2017 11:26 PM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    art_deco said
    Nakedman1969 said
    I can't shave with any kind of razor. I have a five blade and no matter how slow I go I still cut myself, I went and bought a single blade razor and I couldn't get it to shave my chin and my super lip. Plus I have sensitivity skin.

    So what do you use? You look clean-shaven in your RJ profile pics.

    I've mostly used Norelco rotary shavers for decades. Not the closest, an electric foil shaver can do better, but those Norelcos last forever. And with my beard turning white the black shadow problem has sorta solved itself.

    The rotary does good enough. And if I've gotta "dress up" for a fancy function, and might be photographed, when the flash still reveals that shadow, I shave twice. First with the Norelco, and then again with the double-edge razor. Against the grain. That can be risky, but if I've already run the electric, that helps.

    One time my crazy schedule had me racing over to a reception for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from some other thing I was doing. At that time she was also the Chair of the DNC.

    I arrived dressed in my usual scruffy manner. I think I'd been selling raffle tickets for the SMART Ride at a gay club. But I brought my suit on a hanger, and sneaked into the men's room first to change. I also had to shave at the sink, and had my stuff with me, including my razor.

    But it was a rushed job, and I badly knicked my upper lip. I was dripping blood, and couldn't stop it. So now whadda yah gonna do, Bob? You're supposed to meet Debbie in minutes. I swear, only I would do something so stupid & inept.

    So I took my hankerchief from my jacket pocket and kept pressure on the cut. Making lame excuses why I had this white linen pressed against my face. When I met Debbie I could take the hankerchief away for a moment. But it was still oozing a little blood.

    It took almost an hour to clot. One of the worst shaving nicks I ever had. Any more and I would have needed stiches.


    I've been using a blade for a while. Norelcos were my choice for years but it just took too long to accomplish the task.

    Good thing you met with Congresswoman Schultz before she had to resign from the DNC. You could have advised her not to put her thumb on the scale for Hillary.


    For all we know he might have been involved. He is always bragging about how "politically connected" he is, especially to that crook Debbie Wasserman Schultz.