04-29-2012, 05:08 PM
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  • Sully
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Friday morning I was pressed for time and I (gasp) considered skipping my morning shave. I came to my senses and included it in my morning ritual. I brushed my teeth, showered, shaved, cleaned up, got dressed and I was out the door in 16 minutes.

My total shave time including making lather was just under five minutes and that includes a three pass shave. Normally I'm not as rushed and the morning rituals take me about thirty minutes but it nice to know that even if I'm in a hurry I can still get in my morning shave.

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 04-29-2012, 05:35 PM
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When time is limited the best I've been able to do is about 10 minutes for the shave and prep, soaking the brush and beard for several minutes, lather and shave. I don't use aftershave, just wipe the lather off with a damp wash cloth and I'm done!

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 04-29-2012, 06:43 PM
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  • tgutc
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Typically to shower and shave it takes me about 45 minutes when I'm relaxed and taking my time. In August I'm starting a police academy for 17 weeks in which I'll have to leave at 4:30 in the morning everyday. I fear my leisurely shaves will be on hold for four months.

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 04-29-2012, 06:51 PM
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When using my straight I have to book 30-40 minutes for the pre and post razor care along with the shave. With my DE and Bump Fighter I'm done in about 15-20 minutes.

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 04-29-2012, 09:00 PM
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  • Johnny
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Forget the shave, it takes me 30-45 minutes just to shower.

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 04-29-2012, 09:38 PM
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Travis will an evening shave be able to suffice? I'd hate you to not be able to get some relaxation in the middle of all you'll be going through.
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I've timed my 2 1/3 pass BBS with an aggressive razor at 13 minutes w/o hurrying. I think that included a hot towel face prep and cleanup.

That would make for a good thread.

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 05-01-2012, 09:25 AM
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I am glad I got into wet shaving. The only thing I would prefer is to reduce the time spent. I am working my way down to my personal goal of 3 1/2 minutes for the shave (2 passes, DFS -> close to BBS. Long way to go,,,perhaps too ambitious but have it down from >10 to <7mins now.

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 05-01-2012, 10:59 AM
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  • EHV
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Me too and add another 45 for the shave and clean up.
I'm sooooo slow and I leave by 5AM so the night shave is a must.....!

(04-29-2012, 09:00 PM)Johnny Wrote: Forget the shave, it takes me 30-45 minutes just to shower.

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 05-01-2012, 11:11 AM
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  • RedRocks
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I'm not on a real particular shaving schedule, though I do prefer a weekend shave and a midweek shave, usually in the evenings. So I can pretty much allot enough time to enjoy a leisurely shave, shower, etc. Although I allot plenty of time, I rarely go over 30 ~ 45 minutes. I haven't really timed my shaves, yet.

Now, I compare this to my old style Trac II shaves which could be accomplished in 2~3 minutes - a 10 second gel lather, zip-zap, rinse, oops I left a little fuzz here & there! No biggie!

Now, I guess, I'm just enjoying shaving more & can't really bring myself to getting in a hurry!

~Frank

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 05-01-2012, 11:13 AM
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I guess I'm somewhere in the middle: 30 minutes for a nice shower and shave.

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 05-13-2012, 12:42 PM
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That's impressive and a bit scary at the same time. I hate to be in a hurry and pressed for time. It's a pet peeve of mine to be late after being raised with my Dad who has no sense of time. I could pull off a good DFS in 16 minutes, but that'd be pushing it and not very enjoyable. I hope you don't have to do this again any time soon.

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 05-13-2012, 12:59 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
In the 30 years that I spent behind the radio microphone, usually doing morning drive, which started at 6 a.m., and which meant usually up 4:00 a.m., I never was late on the air for even a second. Even if I had to drive in snowstorms to go on the air at 6 a.m., I managed to give myself time not to be late one second.

The same goes for my gentleman's shaving. I give myself time so that I don't have to rush the morning shave. After all, why blast through the sweet morning ritual as if I were going through the fast foods take out line? For me, therefore, whether in a rush or not, I spent the proper time to enjoy the whole show.

So I can't tell you a thing about rushing the shave.

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 05-13-2012, 01:59 PM
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  • ben74
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Takes me about half an hour to shower and shave. If I shaved at night, I'd still need to shave again by morning!

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 05-25-2012, 09:45 AM
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  • wlmcad
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(04-29-2012, 05:08 PM)Sully Wrote: Friday morning I was pressed for time and I (gasp) considered skipping my morning shave. I came to my senses and included it in my morning ritual. I brushed my teeth, showered, shaved, cleaned up, got dressed and I was out the door in 16 minutes.

My total shave time including making lather was just under five minutes and that includes a three pass shave. Normally I'm not as rushed and the morning rituals take me about thirty minutes but it nice to know that even if I'm in a hurry I can still get in my morning shave.

That's amazing I cannot get through a 3-pass shave in less than 30 minutes.

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