06-18-2017, 05:34 PM
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Do you warm your razor before shaving?

I always do. I run it under the hot water and/or let it sit in my scuttle while it's warming up.

Since it was a very hot day today, I decided to skip that step and see how it would be starting out with a cool razor. (my basement den stays fairly cool, even in the summer.) That first scrape was awful. I missed the nice warm razor. Of course, after I rinsed it, it was warm for the next scrape.

Will only be warm razors for me.

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 06-18-2017, 05:45 PM
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I quickly run it under hot water at the beginning of my shave, and then throughout the shave whenever oI rinse off the lather.

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 06-18-2017, 05:59 PM
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  • naiyor
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I do the opposite. I run it under cold water. Wink

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 06-18-2017, 10:57 PM
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Yes, I sure do. I keep a small bowl of warm water during the shave to dunk/rinse the razor. Prior to the shave & while I shower, I soak the brush & razor in this warm water. I know some swear by a cold razor/blade - but this works for me.

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 06-18-2017, 11:03 PM
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Warming the razor lessens the brittleness of the blade. It prevents from nicks and cuts. I do make sure to do so in winters.


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 06-19-2017, 03:04 AM
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  • DayMan
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I've been using cold water for the last 2+ years, but I didn't do that when I was using warm water. I accidentally got the water too hot a couple of times and I did not like the feel of the hot metal on my face.

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 06-19-2017, 03:27 AM
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  • chazt
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During the colder months, yes. But now that the weather is warming, no.

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 06-19-2017, 05:24 AM
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Always.  Before the start of the shave and with every rinse.

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 06-19-2017, 05:55 AM
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  • SCOV
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(06-19-2017, 05:24 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Always.  Before the start of the shave and with every rinse.

+1.  I always assumed the hot water did a better job rinsing off the shave cream.

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 06-22-2017, 10:28 PM
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After buying it dinner and a movie, it usually warms up on it's own.  But ya, I rinse it under hot water from the tap as I shave.  I never understood the swishing it in a sink of soapy water and shaved stubble.

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 06-23-2017, 03:53 AM
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  • Sully
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My answer is it depends on the season.  In the summer I use cool water, in the winter I use warm water.  I con't like the feeling of a cold razor on my face in the winter.

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 06-23-2017, 03:57 AM
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Been doing it the last few months but use a straight so just hit the edge with really hot water before the first pass then rinse with hot water after that.

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 07-24-2017, 11:41 PM
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Always.
I run warm water over it before the shave and regularly rinse it under it during the shave. Never tried cold water, and don't dare to. I might have to one day however.

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 07-25-2017, 04:16 PM
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I to a hot prep on the face and then cold water shave from there. No special treatment for the razor aside from a quick rinse under cold water.

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 07-25-2017, 10:26 PM
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No.

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 07-29-2017, 11:37 AM
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(06-18-2017, 05:59 PM)naiyor Wrote: I do the opposite. I run it under cold water. Wink

Same here. I cold water shave.

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 07-30-2017, 03:37 PM
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  • Quando
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I used to, when I used warm water, but, now, I use cool water, so, now, I cool my razor. (And, also, my blade).

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 08-01-2017, 04:59 AM
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always.   Sometimes I will run it over the hot tap.  Other times I will bring up a pint of boiled filtered water and shave with that. Nice hot lather that makes.

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