03-04-2017, 09:19 PM
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Hello,
      I was just wondering if anyone uses some kind of special wash rag and/or towel whenever they shave, and if so, what kind are they?
Thank you

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 03-04-2017, 11:18 PM
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i use gray and white wash cloths.  find them on amazon or at antique shops when browsing for razors.  about 5-6 inches square and rather light weight.

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 03-05-2017, 12:52 AM
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I use a white hand towel and wash rag. Pick them up at walmart. They are not too heavy and feel good. The hand towel is like $.97 and the wash rag I think is $.47. I tried others but these are just the right weight to me.

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 03-05-2017, 02:13 AM
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I use specified "barber towels" for my ritualistic, hot towel treatment prior to deforestation. They are solid and well made. 

Royal Shave Barber Towel - 6 towels for around $12. They are currently out of stock.

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 03-05-2017, 02:28 AM
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(03-05-2017, 02:13 AM)Nusquam Humanitus Wrote: I use specified "barber towels" for my ritualistic, hot towel treatment prior to deforestation. They are solid and well made. 

Royal Shave Barber Towel - 6 towels for around $12. They are currently out of stock.

Are those blue?

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 03-05-2017, 03:03 AM
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My wife made shave towels out of old big towels to my specifications, works for me.

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 03-05-2017, 03:29 AM
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(03-05-2017, 02:28 AM)wchnu Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 02:13 AM)Nusquam Humanitus Wrote: I use specified "barber towels" for my ritualistic, hot towel treatment prior to deforestation. They are solid and well made. 

Royal Shave Barber Towel - 6 towels for around $12. They are currently out of stock.

Are those blue?

They are white with a green stripe down the middle. They have a herringbone weave pattern. I believe they are most likely used of straight razor wiping, but I use them strictly for hot towel treatments.

They take a few washes to fluff up and hold a decent amount of water, but they work quite well for my purposes.

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 03-05-2017, 03:49 AM
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(03-05-2017, 03:29 AM)Nusquam Humanitus Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 02:28 AM)wchnu Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 02:13 AM)Nusquam Humanitus Wrote: I use specified "barber towels" for my ritualistic, hot towel treatment prior to deforestation. They are solid and well made. 

Royal Shave Barber Towel - 6 towels for around $12. They are currently out of stock.

Are those blue?

They are white with a green stripe down the middle. They have a herringbone weave pattern. I believe they are most likely used of straight razor wiping, but I use them strictly for hot towel treatments.

They take a few washes to fluff up and hold a decent amount of water, but they work quite well for my purposes.
Thank you for the reply.

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 03-05-2017, 04:47 AM
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I also went the walmart way. I keep around some wash rags for straight razor wiping. And i also have two small hand towels that i use exclusively to dry my face. I chose the softest i could find there. They are about $3 each.


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 03-05-2017, 09:09 AM
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carlos what about your big head? you must need a second towel for it? small wash cloth sits by sink to knock water off razor during shave

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 03-05-2017, 09:33 AM
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(03-05-2017, 09:09 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: carlos what about your big head? you must need a second towel for it? small wash cloth sits by sink to knock water off razor during shave


Dear Dave;

I sahve my face in the morning, and my head at night.

I shake the water in the sink (at night). I only use the rag for the straights (during the morning). The two soft towels are enough to keep me going.

Best regards,

Pepe Peña


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 03-05-2017, 09:41 AM
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yea, i usually shave my head by itself.  got to use up all the soap i keep buying.  great hobby here that we chose.

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 03-05-2017, 09:50 AM
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Yes, Years ago I tried many different towels and I found that (strangely enough) the 15" x 15" microfiber "chamois" from the automotive store worked fantastic.

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 03-05-2017, 12:23 PM
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(03-05-2017, 09:50 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Yes, Years ago I tried many different towels and I found that (strangely enough) the 15" x 15" microfiber "chamois" from the automotive store worked fantastic.

This makes perfect sense, if you are using them for hot towel treatments. Those babies absorb a lot of water.....

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 03-05-2017, 12:32 PM
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Those gotta be great!!!


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 03-05-2017, 12:56 PM
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I definitely do. A couple, in fact. One stays folded on the sink when I'm straight razor shaving to keep the razor dry, and the other I use for a pre-shave hot towel treatment. I picked these up on the cheap at West Coast Shaving. They are good for the money, absorbent and they hold up well. The ones from WCS are the kind that go in those towel steamers -- they are a tiny bit narrow. I fold 'em in half for extra absorbency. Happy shaving!

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 03-05-2017, 04:16 PM
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(03-05-2017, 12:23 PM)Nusquam Humanitus Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 09:50 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Yes, Years ago I tried many different towels and I found that (strangely enough) the 15" x 15" microfiber "chamois" from the automotive store worked fantastic.

This makes perfect sense, if you are using them for hot towel treatments. Those babies absorb a lot of water.....
Exactly what made me move to them. Then they wring out almost dry and act as a towel. They're just perfect IMO.

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 03-05-2017, 04:45 PM
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Plain white hand towel is all for each shave. Keeps the vanity tidy from all my splashing Biggrin

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 03-05-2017, 05:23 PM
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(03-05-2017, 04:45 PM)eengler Wrote: Plain white hand towel is all for each shave. Keeps the vanity tidy from all my splashing Biggrin

Glad I am not the only one with this problem!!

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 03-05-2017, 05:58 PM
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only need big towels when i use 30mm and larger brushes. Kent as 16 is the most fun

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