12-11-2015, 04:00 PM
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How can a soap give barely enough protection wgen ysed daily.

But on 2-3 days of growth give good protection and glide

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 12-11-2015, 05:05 PM
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I imagine because you are removing layers of skin with each use, and shaving daily does not allow your skin to be fully restored.

That said, there are a few soaps that I use which may be used daily without irritation. Good protection and slickness are essential for this purpose.

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 12-11-2015, 06:57 PM
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I think it has more to do with "protection" rather than "glide". As NeoXerxes reasons, there is - to a greater or lesser degree - a level of skin trauma per shave, which takes time to resolve. This effect tends to be pronounced with consecutive-daily BBS vs DFS shaves.
That said, with the right software/hardware, it's possible to get essentially irritation-free daily BB (or at least, very nearly BB) shaves, IMO.

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 12-11-2015, 07:08 PM
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I have been shaving every day since about 1974.  I don't have any problem.  A good soap, when lathered properly, should provide plenty of protection.

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 12-11-2015, 07:26 PM
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I find it easier to shave off a weekend's worth of stubble than one day's worth. Maybe that has something to do with it - you don't have to work as hard... Less pressure, less cleanup passes, less skin trauma...

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 12-11-2015, 07:34 PM
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(12-11-2015, 05:05 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: I imagine because you are removing layers of skin with each use, and shaving daily does not allow your skin to be fully restored.

That said, there are a few soaps that I use which may be used daily without irritation. Good protection and slickness are essential for this purpose.

I agree with this, which is why I only do two passes anymore since I shave daily most of the time.

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 12-11-2015, 07:37 PM
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(12-11-2015, 07:34 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-11-2015, 05:05 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: I imagine because you are removing layers of skin with each use, and shaving daily does not allow your skin to be fully restored.

That said, there are a few soaps that I use which may be used daily without irritation. Good protection and slickness are essential for this purpose.

I agree with this, which is why I only do two passes anymore since I shave daily most of the time.
Same. I used to do 3 regularly but that is too much for my daily shaving ritual.

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 12-11-2015, 07:45 PM
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(12-11-2015, 07:37 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote:
(12-11-2015, 07:34 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-11-2015, 05:05 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: I imagine because you are removing layers of skin with each use, and shaving daily does not allow your skin to be fully restored.

That said, there are a few soaps that I use which may be used daily without irritation. Good protection and slickness are essential for this purpose.

I agree with this, which is why I only do two passes anymore since I shave daily most of the time.
Same. I used to do 3 regularly but that is too much for my daily shaving ritual.

Same here. My skin is much healthier looking now that I do 2 passes.

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 12-11-2015, 07:49 PM
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(12-11-2015, 07:26 PM)Shannon Wrote: ...less cleanup passes...
Hmmm, I am not sure about this, since a shaving session entails, successive/repeated reduction of stubble; so by extension, more passes may be required for longer-than-normal stubble.

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 12-11-2015, 09:42 PM
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i dont find the number of passes has much to do with irritation. i find the wrong technique does. i can do 4 or 5 passes even as long as im super careful about it without any irritation but if i do 2 passes and rush it or just am in a hurry or something like that i can for sure irritate my skin.

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 12-12-2015, 02:00 AM
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(12-11-2015, 07:08 PM)kingfisher Wrote: I have been shaving every day since about 1974.  I don't have any problem.  A good soap, when lathered properly, should provide plenty of protection.

I agree 100%.  I'm in the same boat here, good lather, a good razor, the right blade, and good technique, should provide all the necessary food groups for a nice comfortable shave.

BBS?  What's that?  Oh yeah, that's the shave that lasts a couple of hours, tears the crap off your face on a daily basis, and nobody notices but you. 24

I can get a shave just as good in two passes with the above mentioned recipe.

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 12-12-2015, 04:55 AM
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Post shave treatment should never be neglected........

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 12-12-2015, 09:13 AM
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Whether using a straight, injector, or DE, I have been doing two pass shaves for the past 54 years, 7 days per week, without any irritation.  If it's smooth enough for the wife and granddaughters, it's smooth enough for me.

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 12-13-2015, 04:38 PM
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(12-11-2015, 07:49 PM)ask4Edge Wrote:
(12-11-2015, 07:26 PM)Shannon Wrote: ...less cleanup passes...
Hmmm, I am not sure about this, since a shaving session entails, successive/repeated reduction of stubble; so by extension, more passes may be required for longer-than-normal stubble.

Yes, I would think so too, and yet it doesn't seem to work that way for me.  I think maybe my tough spots on are easier with longer stubble so I don't have to work as hard to get them.

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 12-13-2015, 04:53 PM
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7 BBS shaves/week no problems. I do not have a particularly thick beard, nor sensitive skin. Good Prep, great products and an experienced technique.

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 12-13-2015, 04:57 PM
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(12-13-2015, 04:53 PM)primotenore Wrote: 7 BBS shaves/week no problems. I do not have a particularly thick beard, nor sensitive skin. Good Prep, great products and an experienced technique.

Enough said!  Close this thread Smile

I'm the same way, but I guess we all have different meanings for what it would constitute a BBS shave.  I personally don't use the term, but I know, in my own way, what you mean.  

I like your style!

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 12-13-2015, 05:03 PM
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(12-13-2015, 04:57 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(12-13-2015, 04:53 PM)primotenore Wrote: 7 BBS shaves/week no problems. I do not have a particularly thick beard, nor sensitive skin. Good Prep, great products and an experienced technique.

Enough said!  Close this thread Smile

I'm the same way, but I guess we all have different meanings for what it would constitute a BBS shave.  I personally don't use the term, but I know, in my own way, what you mean.  

I like your style!

BBS to me is when you can't even tell hair grows anywhere on your face. I've experienced it several times since using a DE, but try to avoid it because it messes up my shaving routing. A BBS for me lasts maybe 8 hours before I start to feel some stubble, and then I have to skip a day before shaving again. And I do have a pretty thick beard that grows fast and full, so when I achieve one it is quite an interesting feel that I am not accustomed to.

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 12-13-2015, 05:03 PM
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(12-13-2015, 04:57 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(12-13-2015, 04:53 PM)primotenore Wrote: 7 BBS shaves/week no problems. I do not have a particularly thick beard, nor sensitive skin. Good Prep, great products and an experienced technique.

Enough said!  Close this thread Smile

I'm the same way, but I guess we all have different meanings for what it would constitute a BBS shave.  I personally don't use the term, but I know, in my own way, what you mean.  

I like your style!
Cheers  Here's to us Hector!

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 12-13-2015, 06:26 PM
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Bbs is just lunacy.


Its just that its hard to stop at two passes when you have so much lather in the brush.

Wasteful....

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 12-13-2015, 06:37 PM
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(12-13-2015, 06:26 PM)topcatman Wrote: Bbs is just lunacy.


Its just that its hard to stop at two passes when you have so much lather in the brush.

Wasteful....
My friend, BBS is a beautiful thing.  Biggrin  No better way to start the day.

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