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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old August 24th, 2016, 19:40 Thread Starter
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What do use to shave?

I've recently moved to a cut throat razor or 'butterfly saftey razor'. I can't believe I didn't use it before!

Nowadays you pay between €1-5 for a disposable razor or cartridge! Such a rip off! Also it's bad for the enviroment!

Electric shavers have cost me hundreds and I never get a close shave

With the cost of a good blade between 5-25 cents and it's double-sided I can't see many reasons to not shave this way.

I've worked out in the last year alone I spent Ł144 on cartridges and disposable (no fancy electric crap).

So if you never tried check this video!


But tell me which products you use (I'm very curious).
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old August 24th, 2016, 19:55
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Edwin Jagger + Proraso Sensitive Shaving Soap = babyface

Moved last year as well, it's pretty much amazing!

Ma question préférée: qu'est-ce j'vais faire de tout cet oseille?
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Gillette Fusion, though the price of the blades are ridiculous, which is why I use one for months really before changing it. I don't like using disposable because they usually cut me up easily
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Edwin Jagger + Proraso Sensitive Shaving Soap = babyface

Moved last year as well, it's pretty much amazing!
Wow, already found one who made the switch! Well done mate!

I just used the proraso sensitive soap today for the first time. You can feel it working so well

I have (had now) a habit of leaving shaving foam on for 3-4 mins so my whiskers absorb it. Today my skin started to sting a bit. Does this happen to you? How long do leave it on before you shave?

Also which model Edwin Jagger do you have? I have a Jagen David B40



I converted a friend already today (first person I showed). The price difference really shocked him
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Gillette Fusion, though the price of the blades are ridiculous, which is why I use one for months really before changing it. I don't like using disposable because they usually cut me up easily
I have really bad excema. Any type of Gillette last a max 2 shaves before it starts pulling and tugging.

All Gillette razors cut well though if It's only 2 shaves. I used proglide last coz there was an offer on with a kit bag, foam etc.

You're really wasting your money.

For the price of say 5 cartridges you can buy a safety razor and just buy blades. Good ones are approx 10 cents only and they're double sided.

$2 dollars or 10 cents??

Have you tried the method shown in the video before?
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Wow, already found one who made the switch! Well done mate!

I just used the proraso sensitive soap today for the first time. You can feel it working so well

I have (had now) a habit of leaving shaving foam on for 3-4 mins so my whiskers absorb it. Today my skin started to sting a bit. Does this happen to you? How long do leave it on before you shave?

Also which model Edwin Jagger do you have? I have a Jagen David B40

I converted a friend already today (first person I showed). The price difference really shocked him
Haha yeah I was really astonished by the difference of quality and price!

About the soap, when I'm going out a lot I usually shave daily so I really don't have to leave it on for too long. But when I'm studying like crazy and am more at home I usually let my beard grow and when I decide to shave it off I take quite some time to really apply the soap properly and that takes a couple of minutes for sure. While I'm applying it gets absorbed the way it should. It's actually a relaxing experience. This guy has a great tutorial imho:



I'm not sure what type of Edwin Jagger I have but I was told it was great for beginners who decide to make the switch!

Ma question préférée: qu'est-ce j'vais faire de tout cet oseille?
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Haha yeah I was really astonished by the difference of quality and price!

About the soap, when I'm going out a lot I usually shave daily so I really don't have to leave it on for too long. But when I'm studying like crazy and am more at home I usually let my beard grow and when I decide to shave it off I take quite some time to really apply the soap properly and that takes a couple of minutes for sure. While I'm applying it gets absorbed the way it should. It's actually a relaxing experience. This guy has a great tutorial imho:



I'm not sure what type of Edwin Jagger I have but I was told it was great for beginners who decide to make the switch!

Wow! That dude really goes for it!

I probably had it on my whiskers about the same time as him. I think this soap maybe isn't for me then (we'll see). I have another tub of Wilkinson Sword shaving foam anyway.

Shame, it worked really well. I had 5mm -7mm stubble and it went in one pass.

I'm actually excited to shave again now...after so many years hating the chore. I bet my little lady and others will be happy not rubbing up against sandpaper when they kiss me
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Bye Bye beard! We had some great times!

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Gillette Fusion, though the price of the blades are ridiculous, which is why I use one for months really before changing it. I don't like using disposable because they usually cut me up easily
Same
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Do they last two months for you too?
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I tried Wilkinson Sword shaving soap and it worked very well. It has good reviews on amazon and is only Ł3. I'll buy some more.
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Mostly dipsosables and occasionally cartridge if they're on sale or something. The thing is my beard grows super slow and rather thinly so I only shave once a week. And I shave only after I hop out of the shower because I have sensitive skin which can rash easily if my skin isn't properly softened by the prolonged hot water and steam that only a shower can provide.
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Have you not tried a safety razor or cut throat?

Also do you use soap, foam, oil or cream?

You skin sounds similar to mine. If I shave daily (whichever way) I get a painfull rash. I used to just trim it like in the gif & I was happy with that. My my beard is grey now and the little lady always complains when I have stubble or beard. So I pretty much have to shave (I would prefer not to).

I would never shave after a shower! The hair goes everywhere. It makes sense to have a shower after shave. You can soften everything with a good soap or cream. Every barber I know says soap is far superior to foam.
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Have you not tried a safety razor or cut throat?

Also do you use soap, foam, oil or cream?

You skin sounds similar to mine. If I shave daily (whichever way) I get a painfull rash. I used to just trim it like in the gif & I was happy with that. My my beard is grey now and the little lady always complains when I have stubble or beard. So I pretty much have to shave (I would prefer not to).

I would never shave after a shower! The hair goes everywhere. It makes sense to have a shower after shave. You can soften everything with a good soap or cream. Every barber I know says soap is far superior to foam.
No I have not tried safety razor or cut throat. I may one day. But due to the lack of frequency in my shaving patterns, it really doesn't cost me anything at all to shave. $15 may cover me for at least 1 year.

I prefer clean shaven vs having facial hair. In fact I hate facial hair with a passion because of the itchyness and dirt that gets trapped in there. But because of the irritation I can only shave every 3 or 4 days max. So it kinda works out that it grows so slowly. I shave once a week, every Monday morning after the shower.

The thing is after a shower, I don't even need soap or shaving gel/cream. It comes off so easily and smoothly without any pain or irritation. I've tried other methods and this works best for me. Every dude is different.
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I just thought a different method could be cheaper and now I think you could shave more regularly using a different method.

I will try after a shower and see how it goes (maybe even during).
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I want to try this!

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I just bought prorasso sandlewood shaving CREAM and pre-shave lotion. It's the best of the lot IMO.

Cream>Soap>Gel>Foam!

Highly recommended!!

I'm passing my other stuff onto mates. Can't see me using anything else now.
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