09-09-2015, 05:38 AM
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Had a shave from a barber today in Lat Krabang, Bangkok, not far from the airport. There was really no prep but I had washed my face at the hotel. I did ask to make sure that the blade was new, as he was using a shavette style razor. I didn't see which blades he was using.

For the lather he put what looked like some lotion in a very small bowl, which you can see on the counter, and mixed in some canned Gillette foam. He used a small brush to apply the lather.

This was the first time I've been shaved by a barber so didn't know what to expect. He worked slowly and methodically, going over some areas several times which I thought would lead to irritation, it didn't.

For the second pass he changed blades and used a packaged moist towel which he wiped on my face before each stroke. He then used a second moist towel for touch up and to clean any lather. He never used any water.

The result is excellent , with no irritation or redness. He also cleaned up my collar and some other assorted hairs. The whole shave took about 15 minutes and was less than $2.

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Anyone else had an interesting shave away from home?

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 09-09-2015, 05:41 AM
  • eengler
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Sounds like an interesting experience. Sub $2 seems like a great value.

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 09-09-2015, 06:09 AM
  • Johnny
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I've had a lot of barber shaves in my lifetime but never one like that.  When you get back home you should find a good barber that gives old fashioned shaves and compare the two.  Thanks for posting about your experience.

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 09-09-2015, 06:13 AM
  • evnpar
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What a fun experience. I've had shaves all over the Orient in the late 60's and early 70's, and enjoyed most of them. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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 09-09-2015, 06:16 AM
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 09-09-2015, 07:03 AM
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Did he burn your ear hairs off?

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 09-09-2015, 07:19 AM
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Glad to share....

Regarding burning the ear hairs....unfortunately he did not. I had that done a couple of time in Turkey and it was quite effective, though frightening the first time.

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