01-06-2017, 09:52 PM
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Chicago winters leave my tap water so cold it numbs my hands, no need for ice =).

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 01-09-2017, 08:27 AM
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Cold water shave for me only causes pulling, tugging and cuts.  Not sure how anyone can go through that painful shave.  I have course mediterranean facial hair, without hot water I would look like a crackhead with sores all over my face.

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 01-09-2017, 09:48 AM
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(01-09-2017, 08:27 AM)GKR1 Wrote: Cold water shave for me only causes pulling, tugging and cuts.  Not sure how anyone can go through that painful shave.  I have course mediterranean facial hair, without hot water I would look like a crackhead with sores all over my face.

I had the same issue when I started cold water shaving. Preshave oil and a good leather are key. I have really sensitive skin and cold water really helps with the irritation. It's not for everyone, but it works for me.

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 01-09-2017, 04:46 PM
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If one doesn't need pre-shave oil with warm water shaving, why would it help with cold water shaving? I'm not being snarky, actually curious why you'd add even more prep just to cold water shave?

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 01-09-2017, 05:06 PM
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It's not exactly like the North Pole in Denmark, we have only had 4-5 days of frost so far since November 2016, so it's cold here but not over the top cold - but still, shaving in cold water, just thinking of it gives me goose pumps, and not in a good way.

I have tried using cold water for a part of my shave during the hotter summer, and still there I just hated it.
Got the worst bloody painfully shaves of my life.......

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 01-10-2017, 08:09 PM
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(01-09-2017, 04:46 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: If one doesn't need pre-shave oil with warm water shaving, why would it help with cold water shaving? I'm not being snarky, actually curious why you'd add even more prep just to cold water shave?

I think that cold water makes your hair more stiff and warm water softens it.

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 01-11-2017, 12:35 AM
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(01-10-2017, 08:09 PM)DayMan Wrote:
(01-09-2017, 04:46 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: If one doesn't need pre-shave oil with warm water shaving, why would it help with cold water shaving? I'm not being snarky, actually curious why you'd add even more prep just to cold water shave?

I think that cold water makes your hair more stiff and warm water softens it.

I thought the point of warm water was to soften the skin (not the hairs).
Softer skin will not "break" as easily under the razor blade.

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 01-11-2017, 06:25 AM
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(01-11-2017, 12:35 AM)tyson81 Wrote:
(01-10-2017, 08:09 PM)DayMan Wrote:
(01-09-2017, 04:46 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: If one doesn't need pre-shave oil with warm water shaving, why would it help with cold water shaving? I'm not being snarky, actually curious why you'd add even more prep just to cold water shave?

I think that cold water makes your hair more stiff and warm water softens it.

I thought the point of warm water was to soften the skin (not the hairs).
Softer skin will not "break" as easily under the razor blade.

I could be wrong about the hair part, but warm water dries out my skin.  Cold water keeps your pores closed, which helps with irritation.  It's not for everyone, but cold water shaving definitely works for me.

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