06-09-2012, 08:40 AM
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I've found that my DE87 does a much better job of head shaving than my Red Tip. But when it comes to face shaving, the razors perform similarly.

The results I get on my head with my Red Tip are often undesirable, but I want to continue getting use out of my Red Tip. So I'm thinking of starting my shave with the Red Tip to shave my face, then switching to the DE87 when it's time to shave my head.

Do any of you switch razors during a shave like this?

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 06-09-2012, 08:52 AM
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I don't, but then again I don't shave my head. I think it's a pretty common practice of head shavers to user a different razor for their face. It is very different terrain after all.

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 06-09-2012, 09:29 AM
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  • Johnny
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(06-09-2012, 08:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I don't, but then again I don't shave my head. I think it's a pretty common practice of head shavers to user a different razor for their face. It is very different terrain after all.

Exactly what I was going to say.

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 06-09-2012, 09:32 AM
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  • syngent
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Ive only changed razors when trying a new one that has a different blade angle,... ive gone to a more familier one to do clean ups if i feel i need to before,...

but i have on occasion adjusted my slim when shaving in different areas or in a different pass depending on how my face feels and thats almost the same as changing up razors

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 06-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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  • GregDR
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Yeah, I've done that before. On my face anyway. Usually when I have more than a 3 days growth I'll use a Open Comb FaTip on the first pass because that razor just mows down hair like nobodys business. Then I usually switch to my fatboy for the subsequent passes.

The FaTip is pretty aggressive on my face so more than 2 passes and I usually get some weepers and a little irritation and the overall shave doesn't end up being all that great. I think the only reason I use the Fatboy is because it's the one I feel most comfortable with but lacks a little when trying to cut through longer stubble.

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 06-09-2012, 10:11 AM
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(06-09-2012, 08:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I don't, but then again I don't shave my head. I think it's a pretty common practice of head shavers to user a different razor for their face. It is very different terrain after all.

+1

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 06-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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Yes I do - the slant or my open comb for the first pass, and a milder razor for the second and touch-ups.

Not sure where I picked up the idea, but it was somewhere online.

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 06-09-2012, 04:29 PM
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I get anxious to try my out my new razors and have tried 4 in one shave, sometimes mixing DE and SE. Lately, I've been sticking to my Webers and occasionally jump in with a Schick G1 or GEM Damaskeene for a pass or touchups.

When I've been learning the shavettes or the Tradere, I shave as well as I can in one pass and finish with my Weber DLC or ARC.

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 06-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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  • ben74
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No, not razors per say, but sides with my ikons (i.e. open vs closed comb)...

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 06-09-2012, 05:16 PM
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(06-09-2012, 05:13 PM)ben74 Wrote: No, not razors per say, but sides with my ikons (i.e. open vs closed comb)...

I was getting ready to reply with the same thing. First pass OC, then 2 and 3 Closed Comb.

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 06-09-2012, 05:25 PM
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(06-09-2012, 05:16 PM)Dave Wrote:
(06-09-2012, 05:13 PM)ben74 Wrote: No, not razors per say, but sides with my ikons (i.e. open vs closed comb)...

I was getting ready to reply with the same thing. First pass OC, then 2 and 3 Closed Comb.

My routine is the CC on my face and the OC on my neck (for all passes).

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 06-09-2012, 05:27 PM
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I might have to try that.. Thanks Ben

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 06-09-2012, 07:38 PM
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(06-09-2012, 08:40 AM)Pnume Wrote: I've found that my DE87 does a much better job of head shaving than my Red Tip. But when it comes to face shaving, the razors perform similarly.

The results I get on my head with my Red Tip are often undesirable, but I want to continue getting use out of my Red Tip. So I'm thinking of starting my shave with the Red Tip to shave my face, then switching to the DE87 when it's time to shave my head.

Do any of you switch razors during a shave like this?

I used switch back and forth between a Weber and a 1918 Gillette Open Comb Old to cover various areas.Now I only use the iKon OSS.

Head Shave / Face Shave / Trim Around edges of goatee

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 06-09-2012, 08:07 PM
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I use a different razor/blade every day but I don't think I have switched razors during a shave.

I have shaved with 2 different razors at the same time when i wanted to get a comparison between them. When I do this I shave one side of my face with one razor and the other side with the other razor take the same # of passes with each.

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 06-09-2012, 08:31 PM
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(06-09-2012, 08:52 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I don't, but then again I don't shave my head. I think it's a pretty common practice of head shavers to user a different razor for their face. It is very different terrain after all.

Makes sense.

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 06-09-2012, 10:06 PM
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I've mostly been using adjustables, injectors, and SE razors lately, but for a while I would start with a Gillette old and finish up with a 40s superspeed. I got some great shaves with the combo, tbh.

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 06-10-2012, 05:35 AM
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Yup.... I am guilty of shaving the head with one razor and the face with another.

Also when I was using the iKon h20 I couldn't get as close as I liked so I had another razor to finish up.

However, I think the Weber fits the all over bill

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 06-10-2012, 06:34 AM
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Only if the blade in the razor was too dull; then I would either grab a different razor, or change the blade. Smile

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 06-10-2012, 02:31 PM
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I have experimented with using three razors on occasion.
A slant for the first WTG pass.
An open comb or other more aggressive razor for the second XTG pass.
A Super Speed for the third ATG pass.
Or other like combinations. It does, for me, seem to produce much closer shaves without any nicks, cuts or weepers and no irritation.

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 06-15-2012, 10:00 AM
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I haven't tried this yet, (except for my two sided Ikon) but for those doing this regularly, are you using the same blades in all razors or do you usually use a different blade in each razor..... possibly even matching the blade to the razor used or the specific sequence in which the razor is being used?

To take that even further.....does anyone use the SAME razor with different blades for different passes? Rolleyes

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