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TOPIC: Shaving

Re: Shaving 8 years 11 months ago #11945

I have a panasonic electric razor and it works a dream. Can use it as a dry or wet shave and in the shower as well. Had it about 5 years now. I still do a razor shave every now and again if I have forgotten to recharge the shaver, though it only needs 5 mins for a quick charge. Have used other electrics but none have given me as close a shave.

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Re: Shaving 8 years 11 months ago #11964

Wet shave with Gillette Blue 2 daily and Gillette shaving foam (cheaper than gel and more effective in my opinion)....

Hot flannel or shower beforehand to open the pores etc which seems to prevent the rash...

Tried electric shavers a couple of times and like others it left my skin sore etc so gave up........ Liked the idea of shaving on the commute but failed miserably

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Re: Shaving 8 years 11 months ago #12130

I have electric shaved for many years - use a phillips shaver and dont really have a problem.

Mondays tend to be horrible though!!!

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Re: Shaving 8 years 4 months ago #17561

The razor rash is caused from bad pre shave and post shave treatment, I am a traditional shaver useing a straight blade, I ust to use a mach 3 and water and had constant problems since changing my routine I have no rash or ingrown hair problems.
There are some simple rules to follow never shave as soon as you wake up always wait 30 mins or more before shaving as your skin is puffy when first wake up can cause irritation.
Try shaving after a shower or in the shower rather than before hot water and steam open the pores allowing for a closer shave.
Try a pre shave treatment like a pre shave oil, cream or gel you apply before shaving creams and gels helps prevent drag on skin and reduces irritation.
Use a badger brush to apply shave cream, soap or gels use in a circular motion when applying lifts the hairs up from The skin allowing for closer shave with less strokes cutting irritation,
Don't let skin dry out during shaving apply fresh cream if it sets out.
After shaving apply a cold flannel to face will sooth skin.
Use a post shave cream to sooth and a aftershave will help sterilize any open pours .
It sounds like a lot but with practice this can be achieved in less than 10 mins and gives a better shave
Hope this helps

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Re: Shaving 8 years 2 months ago #20298

I use to use cartridge razors, but they're ridiculously expensive and just don't do the job.

I don't really get alot of facial hair, but I decided to switch to a Double Edge Safety Razor and haven't looked back. I now enjoy the routine of shaving (using a badger brush etc) and its done the condition of my skin the world of good, I use to have serious issues with acne and whilst I still have the odd spot its not half as bad as it used to be.

Reading up on the subject seems to suggest this is fairly common, the use of a badger brush helps get the soap into your pores, cleaning them out and your not dragging dead skin across your face as much as you do with multi-bladed cartridge razors. A bit of balm and aftershave afterwards and I'm good to go, it takes a few minutes longer than it used to with the cartridges (mostly to prevent cutting myself) but its worth it.

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Re: Shaving 8 years 5 days ago #23966

My Philips trimmer isn't the best. Always leaves uneven hair. I wouldn't recommend Philips!

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Re: Shaving 8 years 4 days ago #24002

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I've wet shaved for years, but after a quick trial last year, I've now switched to a Braun 3 series wet and dry electric shaver which is giving me brilliant results and much easier.

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