07-18-2012, 11:57 AM
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am I the only one who cannot stand shaving when the bathroom is hot? I usually shave either before or after a shower, so on top of the bathroom being incredibly hot, and usually having shower sweats, I have to contend with constantly sweating while shaving.

I just usually abstain from shaving during those periods. Biggrin

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 07-18-2012, 12:03 PM
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Same here. I always shave after my shower (midnight) so what I do is shower, then take a few minutes or so and sit down to bring my body temp. down and cool off. During this time, the bathroom is also cooling down and dehumidifying.

I hate to get out of the shower and start sweating. So during the hot months, I'll take a cool shower.

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 07-18-2012, 12:09 PM
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Hmmm, I can understand how that could be annoying.

I almost never shave after showering, so I don't have that problem. But I also dislike very hot water in my shower for the very reason you say, sweating after the shower. But even if I did, in the summer I dial my water temp down to 98°F (the water heater won't go lower) and in the winter I keep it at 104°F. We make our hot water as we use it, and just open the hot water tap all the way. No more after shower sweating.

And if it's hot and sticky the A/C is on, so that problem is taken care of also.

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 07-18-2012, 12:20 PM
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  • njpaddy
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Either I shave before a shower or I shave at night and shower in the morning. I don't get a good shave right after a shower.

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 07-18-2012, 12:31 PM
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Or you could do a James Bond shower. I rinse at the end of the shower with cold water. It feels great in the summer, and I don't have to worry about sweating while shaving.

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 07-18-2012, 12:33 PM
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I think shaving before a shower might be the best solution.

boy do I wish I had central air with a vent in the bathroom. Cool

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 07-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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(07-18-2012, 12:20 PM)njpaddy Wrote: Either I shave before a shower or I shave at night and shower in the morning. I don't get a good shave right after a shower.

Me neither. I shave in the AM and shower in the PM.

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 07-18-2012, 02:29 PM
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(07-18-2012, 01:04 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(07-18-2012, 12:20 PM)njpaddy Wrote: Either I shave before a shower or I shave at night and shower in the morning. I don't get a good shave right after a shower.

Me neither. I shave in the AM and shower in the PM.

+1, John. That's exactly what I do.

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 07-18-2012, 05:45 PM
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Cold shower rinse, or just a cold shower will help alleviate that problem in warmer weather, Andrew. It will also invigorate you.

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 07-18-2012, 06:10 PM
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  • ben74
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I always shave after a shower (or sometimes during). I always take a hot shower regardless of the seasons. However in summer I finish my hot shower, with a invigorating cold rinse (mainly to fight sweating too).

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 07-18-2012, 06:11 PM
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(07-18-2012, 02:29 PM)freddy Wrote:
(07-18-2012, 01:04 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(07-18-2012, 12:20 PM)njpaddy Wrote: Either I shave before a shower or I shave at night and shower in the morning. I don't get a good shave right after a shower.

Me neither. I shave in the AM and shower in the PM.

+1, John. That's exactly what I do.

Me too. It's annoying enough to style my hair if I'm going out at night. Standing there sweating. Can't imagine a hot shave being good feeling.

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 07-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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I can't get a good shave after a hot shower. So I tried shaving before the shower & that worked great. However, I use the shower as part of my wake-up routine so I'm more comfortable shaving after a tepid shower & often end my shower with a cold water rinse. Works great for me.

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 07-18-2012, 08:26 PM
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(07-18-2012, 05:45 PM)celestino Wrote: Cold shower rinse, or just a cold shower will help alleviate that problem in warmer weather, Andrew. It will also invigorate you.

hmn...I'll have to try a more cooler shower for the next time I shave.

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 07-19-2012, 02:47 AM
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This is why I started shaving before the shower.
Even with a tepid shower and/or cool rinse, I still sweat afterwards unless I go into a much cooler room.

If one sits and cools off after the shower before shaving, doesn't that negate the majority of the benefit of the shower on the beard?

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 07-19-2012, 08:13 AM
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That is one reason I never take hot showers. Why bother showering if you are only going to be sweating your gonads off? No thank you, I shower to be clean, not sweaty.

Try taking a shower on the more tepid side, not where it feels hot to the touch, just room temperature. The do a cool water rinse. Dry off outside of the bathroom and try shaving then, you should greatly reduce the amount you are sweating.

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 07-19-2012, 08:34 AM
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Odd question, I guess but how long do you think the whisker softening benefit of the shower lasts after the shower?

Aside from being too uncomfortable after a shower even with tepid water, I like to use a blow dryer for about 5 or 10 minutes and I always figured the benefit of the pre-shave shower was gone at that point.

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 07-19-2012, 11:00 AM
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*It really depends on the individual, but many are getting great results with cold water shaving. Thus, even without the shower, if you hydrate your whiskers well before the shave, that will be enough. Lather as usual and leave on for 1-2 minutes while preparing for the shave; rinse and re-lather, then start your shave. You should get a very good shave. There is no need to have a hot shower before the shave, in my opinion. Good luck.

(07-19-2012, 08:34 AM)EHV Wrote: Odd question, I guess but how long do you think the whisker softening benefit of the shower lasts after the shower?

Aside from being too uncomfortable after a shower even with tepid water, I like to use a blow dryer for about 5 or 10 minutes and I always figured the benefit of the pre-shave shower was gone at that point.

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 07-19-2012, 11:18 AM
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Many, many years ago I was forced to take cold showers and shaves. I swore I would never do that again, and I have not.

HOT shower at night before I go to bed, warm shave in the morning.

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 07-19-2012, 12:48 PM
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Hi guys. I shave in the shower with hot water running down the back.
I do it in the end, when I lathered the head and body. And I do well. Is smooth. Inside the shower reaches low light and the mirror I have in the wall of fogs with steam, but I have no problems, because to check the closeness of the shave, the important thing is touch.

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 07-19-2012, 02:58 PM
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(07-18-2012, 12:33 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I think shaving before a shower might be the best solution.

boy do I wish I had central air with a vent in the bathroom. Cool

If you lived in Florida like I do its mandatory. I shave before the shower then finish off with cold water on my face.

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