Best way to maintain a 5 o'clock shadow?

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    Jul 23, 2009 8:21 AM GMT
    I don't have much facial hair, I only shave once a week, but probably look my best with a 5 o'clock shadow.

    Thing is I'm not sure how to maintain it, do I need a particular shaver? Or do I just use scissors? I'm talking say 2-3mm of growth.

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    Jul 23, 2009 8:36 AM GMT
    get ya self a pair of clippers that crop tightly to the skin (ie, leave very little hair) and then just use that when it gets to long.

    it's what I do, shaving causes my no end of pain, rash, itching, flaky skin and so on.

    I had this great clippers that where battery operated and got real close and tight leaving a heavy fiver but I dropped them and haven't found replacements yet icon_sad.gif
  • styrgan

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    Jul 23, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    RowBuddy saidThis one works very well...
    http://www.amazon.com/Remington-Titanium-Body-Groomer-BHT2000/dp/B000KYNV98

    I have it and it gets very close without pulling or snagging. Its also very sharp so you only need one stroke per area.


    Aren't you not supposed to use body groomers above the neck?
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    Jul 23, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    I have the Remington clippers that RowBuddy mentioned. They're pretty good but they are VERY sharp but for the most part most "body" groomers will do the job.
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    Jul 23, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    I've had beard trimmers from Norelco/Philips and Wahl that could produce a good shadow. Read the box in the store and their online sites, will usually indicate if they can produce a classic shadow, which most call "stubble." Can also keep your beard or mustache at longer lengths if you later prefer. For use several times a week, as with stubble length, a sturdier Wahl may be better, what many barber shops use.

    http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/en/us/consumer/cc/_productid_QT4021_63_US_CONSUMER/Beard-trimmer+QT4021

    http://trimmers.wahl.com/beard_view.cfm?ID=88
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    Jul 23, 2009 5:57 PM GMT


    TRIM.........that's what I do
  • DanielQQ

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    Jul 23, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    i have an electric razor and i just use the "sideburn" trimmer on my entire face icon_smile.gif
  • vindog

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    Jul 23, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    I have Wahl hairclippers and it keeps my shadow in tiptop length
  • baldone

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    Jul 24, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    i have the wahl clippers sold for stubble.....works great
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    Jul 24, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    DanielQQ saidi have an electric razor and i just use the "sideburn" trimmer on my entire face icon_smile.gif



    I do the same... quality BRAUN products that self clean! Love it!
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    Jul 24, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    All I have to do is NOT shave against the grain .. I tend to have a perpetual shadow. I haven't found an electric razor yet that will not leave me with a shadow.
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    Jul 24, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    after reading this thread now.. I'm going to nominate that this thread is the GAYEST thread on RJ.. we are talking about manicured 5 o'clock shadows!
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    Jul 24, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    icon_razz.gif hahaha oh shush ya big hunky beast! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 24, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    lol, I didn't think 'd get beyond the second response - thanks lilTanker icon_smile.gif

    But I'll look into all these options - heck why not, want the best for myself and to be the best for others! icon_smile.gif