04-30-2015, 08:23 AM
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Since I've been wet shaving for about a little over a month now, I'm noticing that I'm able to shape up my beard a lot better than I was when I was using cartridges. My skin is also a lot better in the neck area compared to cartridge shaving. Before I had problems with razor bumps for years until an ex introduced me to laser hair removal. I was amazed and satisfied with the results at the expense of $150 per treatment, every 6wks for 3yrs now while still shaving my face with cartridges. April 3, 2015 was my next appointment and my hair already started growing back before than. I would usually see razor bumps with my hair growing back by now but since I've been wet shaving my razors bumps are gone. I'm glad I decided to read comments and saw commets about wet shaving from different people on a Gillette post that a friend liked about the newest razor and cartridges that was available. I'm also glad I made the switch and don't think I'll ever go back.

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 04-30-2015, 08:35 AM
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Glad to hear it's working for you!  Other side effects include addiction to brushes,  soaps,  creams, razors, and what some refer to as "faceturbation". You will always be rubbing to feel how smooth lol. Welcome to TSN! 

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 04-30-2015, 08:39 AM
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Thanks! Yeah, I already have 5 razors and 2 brushes. Though I'm still saving money from previous years.

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 04-30-2015, 08:40 AM
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You have a lot more control with one blade than multiple. Even with a 3 pass DE shave, you are causing far less trauma to your skin.

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 04-30-2015, 08:59 AM
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(04-30-2015, 08:40 AM)primotenore Wrote: You have a lot more control with one blade than multiple. Even with a 3 pass DE shave, you are causing far less trauma to your skin.

It does look better. I'm still having to use an electric shaver to do my mustache area. I never had good results with cartridges and didn't have good results with the DE blades. Electric shaver works best!

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 04-30-2015, 10:25 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(04-30-2015, 08:23 AM)JeffersonIII Wrote: Since I've been wet shaving for about a little over a month now, I'm noticing that I'm able to shape up my beard a lot better than I was when I was using cartridges. My skin is also a lot better in the neck area compared to cartridge shaving.

Were you not using a brush and soap to prepare your beard when you were using a cartridge razor?  Many of us have used a cartridge razor successfully as part of a wet shaving routine.

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 04-30-2015, 10:43 AM
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Congratulations!

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 04-30-2015, 10:56 AM
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  • evnpar
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Nice to hear it's working for you. It's been working for me for over 50 years, and in combination with moisturizing soaps and skin products, there is nothing better to keep one's face appearing youthful and healthy. (I need all the help I can get).

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 04-30-2015, 11:03 AM
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(04-30-2015, 10:25 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(04-30-2015, 08:23 AM)JeffersonIII Wrote: Since I've been wet shaving for about a little over a month now, I'm noticing that I'm able to shape up my beard a lot better than I was when I was using cartridges. My skin is also a lot better in the neck area compared to cartridge shaving.

Were you not using a brush and soap to prepare your beard when you were using a cartridge razor?  Many of us have used a cartridge razor successfully as part of a wet shaving routine.

No,  I wasn't. I was using just my hand.

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 04-30-2015, 11:04 AM
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(04-30-2015, 10:43 AM)celestino Wrote: Congratulations!

Thanks! 

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 04-30-2015, 11:17 AM
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  • Gago
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Great for you, buddy. COngrats Wink

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 04-30-2015, 11:28 AM
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Congratulations! I'm delighted you've discovered wet shaving and that it's working so well for you!

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 04-30-2015, 11:29 AM
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(04-30-2015, 11:17 AM)Gago Wrote: Great for you, buddy. COngrats Wink

Thanks! 

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 04-30-2015, 11:31 AM
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(04-30-2015, 11:28 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Congratulations!  I'm delighted you've discovered wet shaving and that it's working so well for you!

Thanks!

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 04-30-2015, 11:42 AM
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(04-30-2015, 08:59 AM)JeffersonIII Wrote:
(04-30-2015, 08:40 AM)primotenore Wrote: You have a lot more control with one blade than multiple. Even with a 3 pass DE shave, you are causing far less trauma to your skin.

It does look better. I'm still having to use an electric shaver to do my mustache area. I never had good results with cartridges and didn't have good results with the DE blades. Electric shaver works best!

What works for me in my mustache area is going only with and across the grain when shaving there. I'm not necessarily looking for BBS results there - but sometimes I achieve that. I also do that area last, giving the pre cream and shave cream the chance to do their job. It takes some time and practice, but you can make it work. Don't give up - try again.

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 04-30-2015, 12:29 PM
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(04-30-2015, 11:42 AM)chazt Wrote:
(04-30-2015, 08:59 AM)JeffersonIII Wrote:
(04-30-2015, 08:40 AM)primotenore Wrote: You have a lot more control with one blade than multiple. Even with a 3 pass DE shave, you are causing far less trauma to your skin.

It does look better. I'm still having to use an electric shaver to do my mustache area. I never had good results with cartridges and didn't have good results with the DE blades. Electric shaver works best!

What works for me in my mustache area is going only with and across the grain when shaving there. I'm not necessarily looking for BBS results there - but sometimes I achieve that. I also do that area last, giving the pre cream and shave cream the chance to do their job. It takes some time and practice, but you can make it work. Don't give up - try again.

I'll try it!

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 05-11-2015, 06:00 PM
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i have a blade acquisition disorder, aka BAD......
i cannot seem to fix this problem. i keep stocking up on blades that i cannot use...

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 05-12-2015, 06:05 AM
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(04-30-2015, 11:42 AM)chazt Wrote:
(04-30-2015, 08:59 AM)JeffersonIII Wrote:
(04-30-2015, 08:40 AM)primotenore Wrote: You have a lot more control with one blade than multiple. Even with a 3 pass DE shave, you are causing far less trauma to your skin.

It does look better. I'm still having to use an electric shaver to do my mustache area. I never had good results with cartridges and didn't have good results with the DE blades. Electric shaver works best!

What works for me in my mustache area is going only with and across the grain when shaving there. I'm not necessarily looking for BBS results there - but sometimes I achieve that. I also do that area last, giving the pre cream and shave cream the chance to do their job. It takes some time and practice, but you can make it work. Don't give up - try again.
I do one pass with the grain with my DE, and then a second pass with an Atra.  It gets pretty clean this way.  I've never taken to attempting crazy directional passes in the mustache area.  It just makes me nervous (even though I've been shaving with a DE for 6 years now, lol).

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 05-12-2015, 09:06 AM
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I usually do an ATG final pass on my upper lip, and I manage it just fine with whichever DE I'm using that day. However, if I want that polished marble, baby's butt, smooth as silk  feeling there, I will do a polishing pass with a multi-blade cartridge. (Feather MR3 NEO)

I don't do this often -- only on those rare occasions when "only the best" will be good enough. I find that there is no better tool for this task.

Also, if really rushed, I have a multi-blade disposable that I keep in a drawer near the shower -- I will shave in the shower using only my sense of touch (something I wouldn't try with a DE).
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 05-12-2015, 09:41 AM
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Glad you found a solution to your razor bumps. I used to get them myself. If you don't have an alum block I highly suggest you pick one up, I've been using one for about a year now after every shave and I gotta tell you my neck used to always have that raw feel to it and I also frequently got razor bumps. Since I got the alum block nothing, no bumps no tenderness nothing,just rub it on after your cool water rinse and done. Also a lot of people who get frequent ingrown hairs or razor bumps will be told to shave with the grain only. I shave with the grain and across the grain, if I go against the grain on my neck I'll pay for it. Anyhow glad you discovered wet shaving and hope you enjoy,as always with anything I've said YMMV. 

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