SHAVING...?

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    Feb 16, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    So regardless of what your personal preferences are on shaved/nonshaved... what are some good practices to avoid the dreaded razor burn?!!! Please help, wearing v-necks not an option!!!
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    good razor, warm skin (shower) lots of shaving cream or oil, personally when I did shave, I used to use shaving oil, it allowed for a close shave and gave me less problems.

    or just do what I do, walk around with stubble, no body gives a damn once they are used to it icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    I don't shave so I can't help you.
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    haha I guess another question would be care for after the actual shaving procedure...?
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    cold water and moisturiser
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    Spend the money on a quality razor, cream, and aftershave. Shave immediately after a hot shower. This will soften the hair and create less discomfort while shaving. I also use a steaming hot towel before the shave and will wrap it around the back of my neck while shaving. Shave with proper technique. Apply the shaving cream to the fingers and rub into the face with a circular motion. Most men use too much cream. Now, pull your face so that the skin tightens and slowly/smoothly pull the razor from the top of the cheek to the jaw line. Shave from the bottom of the neck up. Don't shave over the Adam's apple. Raise the Adam's apple and shave underneath, then lower it and shave above.

    Rinse the razor often. A clogged razor does not shave well. I personally use a damascus straight razor. The blade will allow a closer shave. The disposable blades on most razors are stainless steel. Stainless does not hold an edge; however, a carbon steel straight razor will hold a quality edge and can be sharpened often. The blade acts like a scoop and allows more shaving between rinses as well.

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    Feb 16, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    Spend the dough and get laser hair removal if you simply must look like a newborn baby.....
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    Feb 17, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    I use rubbing alcohol after shaving with a blade.
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    Caslon13000 saidI use rubbing alcohol after shaving with a blade.


    Ouch!

    I find taking a warm shower first helps. The warm water seems to soften the hair and allows for a closer shave with less irritation. I can't take putting alcohol on skin that has just been shaved - it burns too bad!
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    use mach 5
    use sensitive skin shaving cream with no fregrance
    also use antibactirial soap or natural soaps

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    Feb 17, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    stop shaving. idk. i like some chest hair ;) icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
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    This is my magic. It's the only shaving cream that I can use that prevents neck rash. It has chamomile and oatmilk to soothe irritated skin, honey and cocoa butter to moisturize and linseed oil to heal up any nicks or cuts. It's also important to exfoliate before shaving. Doing so will get rid of any dead skin on the surface, which will help raise the hair follicle and give a closer shave.

    http://www.lush.ca/shop/products/face/shaving-creams/ambrosia
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Spend the dough and get laser hair removal if you simply must look like a newborn baby.....


    it works i no longer have to shave my face
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    nair 4 men
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    Shower first. Face cloth on your face.
    Jump out of shower and don't towel off your face....keep it wet.

    I use Aveeno lotion.
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    Cannon said00047.jpg

    This is my magic. It's the only shaving cream that I can use that prevents neck rash. It has chamomile and oatmilk to soothe irritated skin, honey and cocoa butter to moisturize and linseed oil to heal up any nicks or cuts. It's also important to exfoliate before shaving. Doing so will get rid of any dead skin on the surface, which will help raise the hair follicle and give a closer shave.

    http://www.lush.ca/shop/products/face/shaving-creams/ambrosia


    I love you.
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    I've posted on this before. Wet shaving is truly one of life's pleasures.

    Equipment:


    Buy a double edge safety razor and high quality blades. Gillette doesn't make them anymore, but a German company named Merkur makes the old Gillette models and they are of good quality. Or you can find a vintage Gillette from some collector on Ebay.

    Buy a badger shaving brush, the best you can afford.

    Use high quality shaving cream, never an aerosol. The fancy british creams are the best, but they cost an arm and a leg. There is a great and economical Italian brand called Proraso, and it's also marketed in New York as Bigelow's a the fantastic chemist in the Village.

    Throw the Mach 3 and Fusion away!!! Say goodbye to ingrown hairs.

    Technique:

    Shave after a shower or putting a wet hot towel over the beard for at least two minutes.

    Your beard must be moist.

    Use water as hot as you can possibly stand it. Fill the sink, and then shut it off.

    Load the brush and lather on your face or in a mug before transferring the lather to your face.

    Shave with the grain first, possibly two passes the razor, and then one pass against the grain. Possibly a cross-grain pass. And maybe a few cleanup strokes.

    The trick is to apply NO PRESSURE AT ALL. If you press, you will cut yourself and with a real razor blade, that's quite a messy predicament. This is why you need a weighted razor. Using a plastic double-edge guarantees you will be Mr. toilet paper face. No pressure is needed.

    After you practice a bit, you will have the absolutely closes shave you ever have had. And the morning ritual will be your first effort at mindfulness of the day. It's almost like meditating. (I should say that I am not into fashion, nor do I spend time on my hair. This isn't about looking cool. It's about doing something for yourself in the best way possible. Shaving is one thing that has not improved with technology.)



    Shave like a man. It takes practice and in the beginning there will be blood. But you will absolutely be glad you did.

    Any questions? Ask me.

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    Feb 17, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    Because I know most if not all of you won't listen to my advice above, I have found one truly great shaving cream that you don't need a brush for. It will certainly improve the face-butchering shave of cartridge razors and will replace the face-butchering, environmentally devastating shave-in-a-can crap that most people use.
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    It's really, really good stuff called Cremo. You don't need a brush. Use it with a double-edged safety razor, and you'll get a fantastic shave. Use it with a cartridge razor, and you will be amazed. Softens your beard and conditions your face.
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    Wash your face with a good moisturizing soap and warm water. Helps me get a closer and much easier shave.
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    Feb 17, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    It's not fancy, chic, or expensive, but Noxzema works well for me.

    Wash your face (hot/warm water - soften things up and open your pores).
    Put some Noxzema on.
    If you want to, you can even put your regular shaving cream/gel/oil over top.

    Shave. (Already some good posts about technique, I don't have anything to add there).

    Wash your face again (cold water - close your pores).

    Add moisture back into your skin.
    Dab/smear/spread more Noxzema on your face (paying attention to spots prone to razor burn), give it a minute to soak in, before removing excess with a moist cloth.
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    Feb 17, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Go to Cologne counter at Nordstrom or Macy's and ask one of them...preferably a guy. They know more than you think. OR Talk to a Dermatologisticon_smile.gif