01-03-2015, 11:27 AM
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I'm curious to know how long it takes you to shave. I'm talking from the moment you stand in front of the mirror and get to work loading your brush, blade swapping, etc. till you are done with aftershave lotions, etc.

I'm certain the time factor between a DE & SE is critical and so don't forget to tell us what you are using.

Hope to hear from the ladies out there as well.

Thanks!

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 01-03-2015, 11:49 AM
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I shave and shower in about twenty minutes... takes the same time regardless of using a DE or SE.

Thinking about it, why should using one take less or more time than the other? It'll take the same number of strokes regardless.

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 01-03-2015, 12:51 PM
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20-25 minutes, just about every day.
10 minutes if I need to rush, but that rarely happens. Surprising how quickly you can move with a DE once you refine your technique. Biggrin

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 01-03-2015, 01:36 PM
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From the alarm going off to tying my shoelaces usually takes 25 minutes. Leaving me 15 minutes for coffee, porridge, feeding the cat, and doing my teeth before I needs to be out of the door. I've never timed the shave itself but it doesn't feel particularly rushed. I imagine that the whole process takes somewhere between 10-15 minutes but many parts are interspersed with non-shaving preparations; e.g. soaking the brush whilst showering, dressing whilst aftershave lotion dries down etc.

I've started to shave at the gym post-workout, but that's a quickie with a brushless 'serum' and a disposable razor.

Fortunately, weekend shaves are somewhat more relaxed!

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 01-03-2015, 01:43 PM
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It takes me about 30 minutes, although I can do it in less time if I'm in a hurry.

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 01-03-2015, 02:08 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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20 minutes : Mongoose SE

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 01-03-2015, 02:13 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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as long as possible...Shaving

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 01-03-2015, 03:01 PM
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The last time that I timed it (not for years since) it took about 13 minutes. Doesn't make any difference DE or SE, that's if by SE you single edge and not straight edge (that is, straight razor). The Rolls razor which is essentially a straight razor on a hoe type handle takes a bit longer since it requires maintenance afterwards. I haven't timed the Rolls Razor shave.

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 01-03-2015, 04:37 PM
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Takes me 30 min from start to finish. Used to take 10 min with a cart. I love the extra 20 min pampering myself!!!

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 01-03-2015, 04:43 PM
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I haven't timed it, but I'm probably closer to 30 than 10.

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 01-03-2015, 04:44 PM
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  • eengler
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20-25 minutes total time using the Mongoose.

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 01-03-2015, 04:48 PM
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  • Deuce
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Been 15-20 minutes from start to finish with my R1

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 01-03-2015, 05:11 PM
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About 10 minutes and I don't rush. I only do two passes and a touch-up.

I wet my brush and drop a few drops of water on the soap before I get into the shower.

The soaps I use lather quickly so there is no need for extra loading, etc.

I typically use a Cobra Classic 95% of the time.

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 01-03-2015, 05:13 PM
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  • kav
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Get a DVD of Cat Ballou and time Lee Marvin's metamorphise from dusty drunk to fop gunslinger. That more or less describes my morning after a night of tango dancing, plotting revolution and engaging in drinking challenges with earnest young men trying to steal my dates.

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 01-03-2015, 05:26 PM
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(01-03-2015, 05:13 PM)kav Wrote: Get a DVD of Cat Ballou and time Lee Marvin's metamorphise from dusty drunk to fop gunslinger. That more or less describes my morning after a night of tango dancing, plotting revolution and engaging in drinking challenges with earnest young men trying to steal my dates.

Kav, I must hangout with you!! LOL

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 01-03-2015, 06:48 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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With any of my DE razors, Monday through Friday, approximately 10-15 minutes - certainly no more than 15 at the max.

Weekends and holidays, I like to take my time. It can be 30-40 minutes. No kidding, there was one morning a few weeks ago, it took such a long time that Mrs. chazt thought I'd died or had a stroke.

btw Steed, have you asked Mrs. Peel? Wink

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 01-03-2015, 06:52 PM
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If my family is really getting on my nerves I've been known to take 30-40 minutes.

In general, as a DE shaver, 20 minutes.

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 01-03-2015, 06:55 PM
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I'd say I average around 15 mins once I'm out of the shower. Often closer to 20. I've tried to cut it down more on work mornings but it's not even just the shaving part that takes the time, it's the preshave, building lather, drying face, aftershave, etc - it all adds up.

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 01-03-2015, 07:30 PM
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gosh, you rush it guys.

shaving + bathing = 75 minutes.

after that, i must relax for minimum 15 minutes.

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 01-03-2015, 07:40 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I have a fairly light beard, and when I'm using a Cobra or a Mongoose, I can shave in less than five minutes, from the time I start loading my brush. It only takes me two passes for a BBS shave.

On the other hand, I do enjoy putting on some good classical music, or some soft jazz, and almost meditating while I'm stropping, then shaving with my straight for 30 minutes. So, on the mornings I need to be in my office by 7:00, it's either an SR shave before bed, or Mongoose time in the AM.

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