09-28-2021, 11:40 AM
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During the winter of 1999, i was living in southern california and had to shave early in the morning where i had no heating because it was kind of $$$ to have heating.  I was living near downtown l.a.  I was using a merkur 23c/34c to shave.  I began my day with a long hot shower and after showering i would start shaving.  Everything was ok until shaving atg!!!  When shaving atg my hair felt like tough nails/copper!  I would bleed under my chin, sideburns, and mustache area!!! Heres the really weird thing, i now live here in belize and usually shower in the evening like at 530/600pm and wont shave until the following morning without softening my whiskers but its really weird because when i shave here in the tropics atg, i dont seem to have the same problem like in la!!!  Why would cold weather make my whiskers really tough but here in the tropics its the other way around???  Why would cold weather make whiskers hard like a tough biscuit???  Whats going on here???

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 09-28-2021, 04:52 PM
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Relative humidity?

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 09-28-2021, 05:54 PM
  • chazt
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Something tells me guys in Canada, Alaska, Wisconsin, Montana, Maine, etc. would consider Southern California far from cold Wink

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 09-29-2021, 07:45 AM
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It seems to me that the whole point is not in temperature, but not so much in air humidity. Here, rather, the question is, what kind of water do you wash after shaving. I always have a bad beard and stubble, and I grow it with great difficulty (I have to use products based on Minoxidil), and when in two months it became a little more noticeable, I noted for myself that the stiffness of my beard depends on the carcification and hardness of the water in which I bathing my beard. Therefore, in your case, it seems to me a banal difference in the water in which you wash and in its mineral composition

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 09-29-2021, 07:50 AM
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1999 to 2021 is 22 years - maybe the beard changed?

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 09-29-2021, 08:24 AM
  • Bax
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Mine has certainly changed as I have aged. Not sure it's attributable to the PLACES I've lived, though. I blame Father Time for the changes in my whiskers over the years. The changes in HIS whiskers remind him that he's getting older, too! No wonder father time has a big long beard.

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 09-29-2021, 10:07 AM
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I live in a dry climate which necessitates that I focus on prep a lot more than in humid areas, where I can just wet my face and go directly into a face lather.

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 09-29-2021, 06:19 PM
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(09-29-2021, 07:50 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: 1999 to 2021 is 22 years - maybe the beard changed?

My initial thought exactly.

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 10-01-2021, 07:04 AM
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This place needs like buttons.

Mine is now gray and shaves like butter.

It doesn't get cold in southern California.

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