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Old 01-31-2014, 11:52 AM
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For those new at this, keep in mind everyone is different. Feathers are nice and sharp but they aren't for everyone. A lot of trial and error is involved in finding the right razor for you...
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Costco has it right...

By a sampler pack, try them each out and then decide for yourself.

I tried the WS, some other brands and the sharks, and the sharks were the best for me. never tried the feathers, but may sometime...

My only complaint about the sharks is that they are made in Egypt and I would prefer not to support that economy.

I want to try some Super+ Platinum/Personnas blades...

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+1 on the Feather blades.

And I never cleaned my old DE...may have to try the dishwasher once this one gets dirty. Great idea!
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I have used an old toothbrush and some tub cleaner to clean my DE handle...
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For those new at this, keep in mind everyone is different. Feathers are nice and sharp but they aren't for everyone. A lot of trial and error is involved in finding the right razor for you...
Feathers are wonderful! It's the best shave anyone can get, unless you are new to them, in that case the best time to try them is during Halloween season.

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Yea I'm not sure I get the "not for everyone"...

A razor is suppose to be sharp. The sharper it is, the easier it does what it is suppose to do.

So experience level? Maybe. Hair type? Why wouldn't you always want the sharpest?
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And if you nick yourself and it won't stop bleeding...

http://www.smallflower.com/taylor-of...stick-10064766

A styptic pencil does wonders. Sure it may sting like a mofo but it will stop the bleeding.
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wow, pretty daring for you of all people

I've only pierced my jugular three times


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And if you nick yourself and it won't stop bleeding...

http://www.smallflower.com/taylor-of...stick-10064766

A styptic pencil does wonders. Sure it may sting like a mofo but it will stop the bleeding.
I need one of these bastards. I'm good at not cutting/nicking but when it happens and won't stop bleeding....
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And if you nick yourself and it won't stop bleeding...

http://www.smallflower.com/taylor-of...stick-10064766

A styptic pencil does wonders. Sure it may sting like a mofo but it will stop the bleeding.
I have those for when I clip the dogs nails to close.
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STOP. Let me save your face. go buy some blades at a shave shop. Feather, Shark, etc... 100% difference. I started with the WS blades and was in complete awe when I switched to a higher quality blade.

.20 a PIECE for WS? wow.

100 for $10
Amazon.com: Shark Double Edge Razor Blades, Super Stainless, 20 X 5 Count (100 blades): Health & Personal Care

Will do. Should of noticed when the pharmacist asst told me to go really slow with the WS blade. It still gave a decent shave.
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Will do. Should of noticed when the pharmacist asst told me to go really slow with the WS blade. It still gave a decent shave.
If you were nearby, I would toss you a 5 pack of sharks. I thought the WS were OK until I tried a different blade. find a shave shop and go in. They usually have a sample pack for a couple of bucks. Find the ones you like and order online in bulk.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:34 PM
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Yea I'm not sure I get the "not for everyone"...

A razor is suppose to be sharp. The sharper it is, the easier it does what it is suppose to do.

So experience level? Maybe. Hair type? Why wouldn't you always want the sharpest?
If you have hypersensitive skin shaving of a layer of skin will leave you burning. Having uneven face or imperfections like acne, will leave you bleeding. So super sharp is not for everyone. I can shave with my eyes closed but one rushed stroke and I may regret it. So yes, it is not for everyone. Some people are fine with the sharpness of Merkur blades (I don't know how, but they love them)
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A styptic pencil does wonders. Sure it may sting like a mofo but it will stop the bleeding.
I bought one of those shortly after switching to DE...when I was still getting my technique down. It's an absolute necessity when re-learning how to shave.
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Styptic stings too much and early in the morning is not exactly the pain I want when I'm standing there with one eye open, lol.

I use Proraso Aftershave Splash (Menthol and Eucalyptus) and it also stings a little but it soothes right away. =]
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:36 PM
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Styptic stops bleeding. It's not an aftershave. Sometimes you gotta put that shirt on fast. And a styptic can make that possible. Lol

Never thought about using it on the dogs though!
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:18 PM
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on the off chance I do scrape too hard and get a little bleeder, it usually is gone by the time I am done drying off. Maybe I just clot well...
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:46 PM
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Quick update, best shaves of my life and I actually look forward to shaving in the morning. Tried a few different soaps and blades and found that I love AOS SandalWood soap and Feather blades are my favorite, as everyone said on here.

In other news, the Rose Gold Open comb is in, can't wait to try it and modify my little stand to hold another razor (plus the rose gold brush that should be here soon).




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Old 05-16-2014, 05:03 PM
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After going through a few blades overall like it better than my Mach 3. It was tricky getting under the nose but figured that out. Also not shelling out 25 bucks for blades on the Mach 3 is an added bonus.
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Nice! What blades did you settle on?
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Still using the WS. My friend owns a Pharmacy and that`s all he carries so will see if he can get another brand.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:03 PM
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Amazon is your friend...

order a sample pack and then pick one and order it in bulk.
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Local place I was buying my shave cream CO Bigelow tube) is out for now, not sure when they are getting more, so I ordered a boar's hair brush and some Proraso.

anyone use it?:




They make the CO Bigelow stuff, so I am assuming it will be similar, although as more of a soap than a cream...
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Proraso is good stuff and I know many who will only use it. You'll like it.

If I wasn't such a huge fan of the sandalwood Taylor of Old Bond St I would go back to Proraso.
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Didn't like the Proraso soap, it's not creamy enough and requires good effort to get it going.
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Got this for Christmas. Makes shaving more of an experience rather than a choir imo.


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Shaving sucks.
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Nah. I quite enjoy shaving. As others have mentioned, when you have good equipment and products it becomes more of a ritual that you look forward to. The only thing is doing it right takes a bit more time.

Maker, is that a Gillette?
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I need to learn how to use a straight razor. I've been growing a beard lately, and I want to clean it up (make those perfect straight lines) like they do at the barbershop. I'm just afraid.
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Nice handle Maker!
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Thanks buddy. I enjoy it.
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Has anyone heard of this?

Beluga Razors Homepage - Beluga Shave Co.Beluga Shave Co.

Basically a razor handle for people who don't want to learn to use a DE. It's more expensive ($150 unless you preorder ), but reviews have been good.

I've been looking around at different DEs, but I'm curious if this would be good for my skin. I have sensitive skin + can't really grow much facial hair anyways. It's just patchy and funny looking. Would a DE be overkill?
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:01 PM
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I never got comfortable with DE razors, etc aside from some trimming. Perfect combination for me is a gillette fusion razor with taylor of old bond street avocado shave cream and a nice brush. Sort of the best of two worlds...at least for me.
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Has anyone heard of this?

Beluga Razors Homepage - Beluga Shave Co.Beluga Shave Co.

Basically a razor handle for people who don't want to learn to use a DE. It's more expensive ($150 unless you preorder ), but reviews have been good.

I've been looking around at different DEs, but I'm curious if this would be good for my skin. I have sensitive skin + can't really grow much facial hair anyways. It's just patchy and funny looking. Would a DE be overkill?
I have no clue on that Beluga but I would just get a DE. I came from cartridges and have probably only cut myself 2-3 times, way less than the cartridge. It is a MUCH closer shave, does NOT irritate my skin, and looks cooler sitting in the bathroom.

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Got this for Christmas. Makes shaving more of an experience rather than a choir imo.
Yea, I could see the choir getting in the way of the shave. I for one would definitely cut myself more with them jumping around in the background, might wake the wife too

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The only reason I haven't snatched up a DE is because it seems a little arduous trying to get the entire set you'll need. I can find a good quality DE razor, a good brush, good soap, etc..... but what about a stand? Will the razor + brush fit the stand? When you look at entire sets, a lot of the reviews say "The razor + stand are good, but the brush is horrible" and so on.
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I started using Harry's late last year. So far so good.
I joined one of their plans and get 8 blades, 2 shave creams, and 1 after shave every 5 months ($40).
Yes, you read that right. I only shave 2 - 3 times a week. I think I can maybe cut that back to 1 cream, 1 after shave and maybe 4 blades.

The only thing that I miss from my old Fusion is the "precision trimmer."
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The only reason I haven't snatched up a DE is because it seems a little arduous trying to get the entire set you'll need. I can find a good quality DE razor, a good brush, good soap, etc..... but what about a stand? Will the razor + brush fit the stand? When you look at entire sets, a lot of the reviews say "The razor + stand are good, but the brush is horrible" and so on.
Rapture, I started with a razor and blades and generic shave cream. Upgraded to a good shave cream and it was 100% better. Been using that alone (no brush, bowl or stand) for about 2 years. I just lather in my palm and apply to my face. I just ordered a brush and stand that should arrive this week, along with a new shave soap I am trying. No need to go "whole hog" all at once. Get a nice razor and some high quality blades (maybe $40 total initial investment). Then get a good shave soap/cream. Get a brush and stand later. Start there, it's pretty easy.

If you only shave once or twice a week, it may be easier to stick with cartridge shaving. How long so the cartridges last you?

I was only getting a week out of a cartridge, so it was pretty expensive to keep shelling out $45 for the damn things. Now I buy DE blades in bulk from amazon and pay about $15 for nearly two years worth of shaving...

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