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#313455 - 07/06/10 07:57 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: ]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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I've always shaved with, then against the grain. I also find it helps to hold a hot face cloth on the area I'm going to share. I do one cheek, then the other, followed by my neck. The hot cloth is supposed to open the pores or something; i notice a difference and get a better share.
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#313456 - 07/06/10 08:04 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Does anyone still make those shaving cream heaters/dispensers that were somewhat popular a while ago?
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#313463 - 07/06/10 09:55 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ken.C Offline
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I put the stuff on ma face, then zip zop, ripped ma face to shreds!
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#313464 - 07/06/10 10:08 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: Ken.C]
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#313483 - 07/06/10 12:28 PM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: Ken.C]
medic8r Offline
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I put the stuff on ma face, then zip zop, ripped ma face to shreds!

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#313487 - 07/06/10 12:39 PM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: medic8r]
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Get that STUFF outcher hair!
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#316597 - 07/25/10 10:28 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: Ken.C]
BlueJays1 Offline
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I have solved my shaving woes. I have been shaving during the middle of a hot shower for the past month or so and have been getting the best (closest) shaves of my life with no irritation.

I shave the face after I have been in there for a few minutes and after at least I have washed my face with soap and hot water. At this point the skin is nicely lubricated from all that hot water and steam.

What I have experienced is the advantages of shaving cream are less when the blades are new with the hot shower technique. You can pretty much shave without because the skin is so nicely lubricated from all that steam and water.

This method has been giving me the most consistent shaves I have ever had and it does not take any longer than the previous method I was using.
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#316598 - 07/25/10 11:01 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: BlueJays1]
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I'll have to buy one of those steam-free mirrors and try it!
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#316599 - 07/25/10 11:15 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I always shave after a shower and use a pre shave cream. Now my son is using a double edge razor. He tells me it is the first time in his life he's not getting razor burn and irritation.
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#316601 - 07/25/10 11:28 AM Re: More blades do not mean better shave. [Re: Wid]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Loc: Nirvana
Shaving still sucks IMO no mater how you do it. I can’t wait until I get to look like more like my avatar. smile
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