07-23-2015, 03:54 AM
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After many years of using cartridge razors and canned foam/gel causing my sensitive skin lots of irritation and ingrown hair, my wife suggested I use a brush and cream and it has done wonders to saving my skin. Just not my looks. lol. A friend at work introduced my to DE razors. I have yet to purchase any DE, but keep looking to see which one is right for me.

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 07-23-2015, 03:58 AM
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  • ejrdog
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Awesome!!!!!!!!


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 07-23-2015, 03:59 AM
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Welcome to TSN.  Ok so you are 50% into it, lol.....

I would probably start with a razor on the milder side of things, even a vintage DE razor, like a Gillette Super Speed.  Do a little search here and you will find tons of recommendations.

Good luck!

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 07-23-2015, 04:08 AM
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Thanks for the welcome. so many choice to all the different razors will definitely keep Gillette Superspeed in mind.

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 07-23-2015, 04:13 AM
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(07-23-2015, 03:54 AM)spiritsilvers2 Wrote: After many years of using cartridge razors and canned foam/gel causing my sensitive skin lots of irritation and ingrown hair, my wife suggested I use a brush and cream and it has done wonders to saving my skin. Just not my looks. lol. A friend at work introduced my to DE razors. I have yet to purchase any DE, but keep looking to see which one is right for me.

Nice to see you here! I think you will like whichever razor you decide on, so long as it cuts the hair and not your skin..lol.

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 07-23-2015, 04:19 AM
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Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride Biggrin

The Feather Popular is another cheap and mild razor I recommend to beginners, as is the Wilkinson Sword Classic. Both can be had cheaply from multiple sources - good deals can often be had from the 'Nook's participating vendors Wink

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 07-23-2015, 04:20 AM
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  • BobH
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Welcome to the forum. I always thought that the biggest thing anyone can do to improve the wet shaving experience with any form of razor is to use a brush and cream/soap as you have found out. 

Starting with a mild DE is good advice. Do a lot of reading on reviews of DEs to help you with a decision on which to buy. The blade can make a big difference to a shave with a DE so when you do order a DE also get a sample pack of different blades. 

Bob

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 07-23-2015, 04:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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Welcome to TSN.

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 07-23-2015, 04:30 AM
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  • evnpar
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Hello, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 07-23-2015, 04:39 AM
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I now will proceed to kick myself in butt. I was offered a Gillette Super Speed from my Grandfather years ago and passed it up. Guess I'll chalk it up to being the younger generation. lol

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 07-23-2015, 05:39 AM
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Welcome to TSN.

Had my first shave this morning with a Gillette Super Speed and would highly recommend this razor.

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 07-23-2015, 06:12 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!  Smile

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 07-23-2015, 06:19 AM
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  • kav
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Two caveats will help you. First; avoid the 'Magpie' in us all to buy every bright and shiny object. Your objective at this point is to have a quality shave. Later on you may find yourself lusting for complete chess sets made up of brushes or throw out grandmother's Baccarat to refill with scents. If you buy a product that proves unsuitable take a deep breath, build up your post count and it will find a ready market. There are items
not unlike that regifted Christmas sweater with more miles than a message in a bottle. Who knows? You may find yourself repurchasing something you sold later on.

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 07-23-2015, 07:24 AM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 07-23-2015, 07:43 AM
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Welcome to TSN.

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 07-23-2015, 08:12 AM
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Welcome! In addition to the Super Speed, you might also consider a Gillette Tech or Schick Krona. All three are considered good razors for a beginner, and they are generally inexpensive. They're also good shavers.

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 07-23-2015, 08:25 AM
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(07-23-2015, 03:59 AM)hrfdez Wrote: Welcome to TSN.  Ok so you are 50% into it, lol.....

I would probably start with a razor on the milder side of things, even a vintage DE razor, like a Gillette Super Speed.  Do a little search here and you will find tons of recommendations.

Good luck!

This, super speeds are cheap too. Just know your first shaves are going to be bad, but its you not the gear. Gotta learn the technique first

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 07-23-2015, 08:40 AM
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  • Entasis
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Personally, and do say personally, I would lean more to the SE style razor given sensitive skin and ingrown hairs.

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 07-23-2015, 08:41 AM
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  • PR82
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Welcome to the club!!! You'll be saving so much money on shave gear in no time my friend Wink

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 07-23-2015, 10:48 AM
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Welcome to TSN!

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