06-24-2019, 07:39 AM
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sure was worth it this morning.

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 06-24-2019, 03:49 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(06-24-2019, 06:28 AM)Mouser Wrote: I know this is an old thread but I just have a little something else to add. We wet our beards before we shave to soften our whiskers.  They soak up the water and soften up because they're less dense. And they swell. Often what doesn't feel like a BBS when wet absolutely does so when dry. Point is don't judge your results until your face is dry. The whiskers are still swollen. When they're fully dry they'll shrink.

Oh, my.  Intentionally or not, you just revived the George Costanza "shrinkage" episode of Seinfeld.  Now I have to shampoo my memory.

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 06-25-2019, 03:25 PM
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I like this thread! Some folks mention chasing a BBS result, and it at times leading to irritation. I think all of us have been guilty of that a time or two.

I recently have come across two razors that feel like they were made for my face...the Wilkinson Sticky and the Star Model 100. They shave wonderfully for my face, and have led to BBS results every shave over the last few weeks with zero irritation. I have only had to do minimal touch ups. I personally think that the STAR Model 100 is one of the best kept secrets in wet shaving!

It also doesn’t hurt that I have been using Personna 74s and British made Wilkinson blades, along with some really great soaps!

So is the pinnacle result of the shaving process worth it...yes...to me it is since I can achieve it without any irritation or ingrown hairs! If I commonly had razor burn and/or ingrown hairs, then I would have to learn to be content with a DFS result.

Vr

Matt

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 06-27-2019, 02:48 AM
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  • Mouser
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(06-24-2019, 03:49 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(06-24-2019, 06:28 AM)Mouser Wrote: I know this is an old thread but I just have a little something else to add. We wet our beards before we shave to soften our whiskers.  They soak up the water and soften up because they're less dense. And they swell. Often what doesn't feel like a BBS when wet absolutely does so when dry. Point is don't judge your results until your face is dry. The whiskers are still swollen. When they're fully dry they'll shrink.

Oh, my.  Intentionally or not, you just revived the George Costanza "shrinkage" episode of Seinfeld.  Now I have to shampoo my memory.

Oh Gawd Mel!, you're right.  How did I miss that? Unlike my wife who I've tried to explain it to many times,  I know all about shrinkage. Although whiskers shrink when they're dry, just the opposite...let's drop this.

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 08-21-2019, 02:41 PM
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  • Irv
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(06-02-2018, 04:31 AM)Johnny Wrote: I am happy with whatever a two pass shave will give me.  99% of the time that is a DFS.

totally agree on that!

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 08-21-2019, 03:27 PM
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(06-02-2018, 04:31 AM)Johnny Wrote: I am happy with whatever a two pass shave will give me.  99% of the time that is a DFS.

totally agree on that!

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 09-06-2019, 07:26 PM
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When I was younger , I never even HEARD of a 3 pass shave. Why in the world would I do that?
One and done was it. Period.
Only time I tried to do a touch up or 2, was when I knew the night would be an "active" one!
Only recently did I discover that there were actually NAMED types of shaves. Had to laugh at the "persnickety-ness" of such a nomenclature for such a mundane task.
So, no, since I don't subscribe to the "splitting of hairs" as it were!!

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 09-06-2019, 07:43 PM
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Just to be clear, not everyone can get a DFS from a 2-pass shave. That’s not persnickety - that’s a fact.

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 09-07-2019, 01:14 AM
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(09-06-2019, 07:43 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Just to be clear, not everyone can get a DFS from a 2-pass shave. That’s not persnickety - that’s a fact.

I can't, not without irritation, which is the other factor to consider. If I go hard enough with an aggressive razor I can certainly get a DFS in two passes but then my face will be red from irritation. So how many passes are needed for a sufficiently close and comfortable shave, that's the question.

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 09-07-2019, 11:35 AM
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I aimed for BBS when I started, but once I achieved it I felt I had mastered DE technique and now settle for DFS or CCS most days. I can still get BBS, if I need to, by using my favorite products and extra  touchup. 2-pass? Forget it. Been shaving 55 years and my only 2-pass shaves were with carts, requiring the plucking out of ingrown hairs for several days afterwards. I get no ingrowns with DE.

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 09-09-2019, 05:11 AM
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I had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and I lost the use of my right arm.  I thought "whatamIgonnado?" without a 3-pass shave, and you know what?  I get a DFS with a 1-passer.  'Nuff for me!

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