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mr. ed

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Posted: 03/28/21 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RayJayco wrote:

Bic disposables and bar soap for about 45 years, no problems...


I forgot all about the Bic disposables! I had also used them for quite a long time. They were inexpesive and good. I will by some next time I'm shopping.

Years ago, I also used bar soap (Ivory) instead of shave cream. Now I use Barbasol with Aloe, and satisfied with it. The first thing I do is apply hot water (as hot as I can stand it) to help soften the whiskers, and leave the face wet. I discontinued used the Ivory soap because I believe it was causing some weird discoloration on my skin when viewed in bright sunlight. Kinda looked like lots of little round dots, a little darker than my normal skin. Of course some other issue may have been causing the skin problem, but that's all now in the past.

I may try some of the other products mentioned by you folks, so thanks for your suggestions. [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/28/21 10:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have NEVER gotten a good close shave with any disposable....single blade or multi blade

My whiskers are like wire....tough, curly

Only good shave is with shaving soap, brush and the ole double edge razor

Wash face with soap/water and then rinse (hot water)
Get up a good lather...cover face, wait 15 seconds the apply another coating
Couple strokes with the double edge, flip to other side...couple strokes then open/rinse in hot running water to clear whiskers and have a go at it again

I just wish Barbers did shaves.....haven't find one in years
Hot towel, warm lather and a straight razor....oh yeah!


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Posted: 03/29/21 02:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used the Gillette Good News disposable razors for years and they worked OK for me. The recent price increases caused me to look some more so I found similar Gillette razors in a pack of 52 at Sam's Club on sale for a fair price. Well that was a mistake, they don't shave as well and last half as long.





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Not a fan of electrics but I have a HARRY's and a 5 blade Gillete both work well. I have an electric too but almost never use it.


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Why on earth would you have tried disposables anyway. Their only use is if you need a touch up before appearing before a judge! Poor quality, non existent comfort and non recyclable plastic. Plastic lasts forever and you need to shave that badly? For What?
I use the old style double edge safety razor. A Merker handle and Feather blades. Handle and head were about thirty bucks on Amazon,The blades were very reasonable.
I first went back to double edge as a protest against the cost of blades. It was a blood bath for a couple of weeks, but now is fine.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

I have NEVER gotten a good close shave with any disposable....single blade or multi blade

My whiskers are like wire....tough, curly

Only good shave is with shaving soap, brush and the ole double edge razor

Wash face with soap/water and then rinse (hot water)
Get up a good lather...cover face, wait 15 seconds the apply another coating
Couple strokes with the double edge, flip to other side...couple strokes then open/rinse in hot running water to clear whiskers and have a go at it again

I just wish Barbers did shaves.....haven't find one in years
Hot towel, warm lather and a straight razor....oh yeah!


Oh yes how I miss a good barber shop shave!

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Last year I was prescribed an anticoagulant(Eliquis) and needed to switch to an electric razor to avoid facial bleeds. I tried both foil type and rotary models and wound up with an expensive Braun model. My observations:
1. (Most important) You need to shave every day. Once the little hairs get long enough to become flexible, they get deflected by the foil and don't enter the little holes to get cut.
2. Shaving is very directional - if the hairs point left to right you need to shave right to left.
3. You never, ever get a close shave, all you can get is shorter stubble.


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Posted: 03/29/21 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mr. Ed, Try Dove bar soap. One of my lady friends got it for me years ago and I have been using it ever since.

For years I used Ivory because my little sister had some sort of allergy to other soaps. Then I started using Irish Spring. Then, as I said, I tried Dove...

I have only used shaving cream a few times due to it being gifted to me, I have never bought it. I wasn't able to justify the cost difference.

I do believe that technique can make a difference for some, not all as we are all different. I have no problem experimenting instead of following the same pattern.
You never know until you try!

Good luck and best wishes for your success!


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Shearwater wrote:

Last year I was prescribed an anticoagulant(Eliquis) and needed to switch to an electric razor to avoid facial bleeds. I tried both foil type and rotary models and wound up with an expensive Braun model. My observations:
1. (Most important) You need to shave every day. Once the little hairs get long enough to become flexible, they get deflected by the foil and don't enter the little holes to get cut.
2. Shaving is very directional - if the hairs point left to right you need to shave right to left.
3. You never, ever get a close shave, all you can get is shorter stubble.


Been on blood thinner since 2012 *Coumadin
Wasn't aware I couldn't use a razor.......no more frequent bleeding from nicks before or after
Styptic Pencil!

mr. ed

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Shearwater wrote:

Last year I was prescribed an anticoagulant(Eliquis) and needed to switch to an electric razor to avoid facial bleeds. I tried both foil type and rotary models and wound up with an expensive Braun model. My observations:
1. (Most important) You need to shave every day. Once the little hairs get long enough to become flexible, they get deflected by the foil and don't enter the little holes to get cut.
2. Shaving is very directional - if the hairs point left to right you need to shave right to left.
3. You never, ever get a close shave, all you can get is shorter stubble.


Been on blood thinner since 2012 *Coumadin
Wasn't aware I couldn't use a razor.......no more frequent bleeding from nicks before or after
Styptic Pencil!


I've been on a blood thinner for years and still use a bladed razor, If I nick myself I simply apply a styptic pencil to instantly stop the bleeding. I have no fear of bleeding to death. [emoticon] (I take Eliquis now)

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