11-06-2021, 11:41 AM
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Can a de razor be used while in the shower or are they meant more to be used at the sink???

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 11-06-2021, 12:05 PM
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Sure, you could shave with a DE in the shower, but I think it would be quite wasteful of water. We have but one Mother Earth Wink

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 11-06-2021, 12:41 PM
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I think traditional shaving tools are intended for the sink.  Men have been shaving for centuries before the existence of showers or plumbed water.   

As Charlie suggested, using a DE in the shower wastes a lot of water.  Additionally, dropping a DE in the shower could result in a nasty cut if the razor hit you somewhere on the way down.

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 11-06-2021, 01:44 PM
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(11-06-2021, 12:41 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What do you mean traditional are meant for the sink??  Please explain.... 




I think traditional shaving tools are intended for the sink.  Men have been shaving for centuries before the existence of showers or plumbed water.   

As Charlie suggested, using a DE in the shower wastes a lot of water.  Additionally, dropping a DE in the shower could result in a nasty cut if the razor hit you somewhere on the way down.

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 11-06-2021, 02:20 PM
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It means that you don’t need a constant flow of water during the shave - you can hold a bowl of water or quickly use the tap to rinse your razor. Standing in the shower and shaving wastes a ton of water. The standard flow of a shower head is 2+ gallons a minute. Even if I exclude making the lather and washing my face - I easily spend 10 minutes applying lather & shaving. That’s at least 20 gallons wasted every shave. Then I’ve got to deal with a fog less mirror and adequate lighting in the shower - things I don’t need to fuss with whilst shaving at the sink.

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 11-06-2021, 06:07 PM
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Why arent double edge razors heavily promoted to be used while in the shower???

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 11-06-2021, 06:16 PM
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(11-06-2021, 02:20 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: It means that you don’t need a constant flow of water during the shave - you can hold a bowl of water or quickly use the tap to rinse your razor. Standing in the shower and shaving wastes a ton of water. The standard flow of a shower head is 2+ gallons a minute. Even if I exclude making the lather and washing my face - I easily spend 10 minutes applying lather & shaving. That’s at least 20 gallons wasted every shave. Then I’ve got to deal with a fog less mirror and adequate lighting in the shower - things I don’t need to fuss with whilst shaving at the sink.

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 11-06-2021, 06:18 PM
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(11-06-2021, 06:07 PM)ericgonzalez Wrote: Why arent double edge razors heavily promoted to be used while in the shower???

Please share with us why you think they should be  Doubt

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 11-06-2021, 07:55 PM
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(11-06-2021, 06:07 PM)ericgonzalez Wrote: Why arent double edge razors heavily promoted to be used while in the shower???

Eric - I’ve never seen a promotion suggesting that a DE should be used in the shower.

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 11-07-2021, 05:21 AM
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Sure you can use a DE in the shower. I know several guys that do. One uses only water. No mirror. No soap. Just a razor, a blade, and the water running over his face.

Lots of things waste water. Water usage certainly wouldn't stop me from running a razor in the shower. If you want to use 20 gallons to shave, knock yourself out.

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 11-07-2021, 09:39 AM
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Back in the 50s when I started shaving I was a teenager, I had way too much to lose if I dropped my razor in the shower. To this day in front of a mirror & sink.

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 11-10-2021, 07:32 AM
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In fact, I almost exclusively shave in the shower.
But then again, I am a quick shaver, so wasting water is not too big a deal.

There are many arguments in favour of the shower.
Plenty of water, for instance.
Usually at a comfortable temperature.

I also like the lack of mirrors (in my shower ether are nonen, your situation might be different), they always confuse me.

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 11-10-2021, 10:16 PM
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I've known a few folks that shave in the shower and they sell those anti-fog mirrors. Personally, shaving is one of the highlights of my day and I like selecting the razor, blades, soap, etc... and shaving standing in front of the mirror over the sink.

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 11-20-2021, 10:25 AM
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(11-10-2021, 07:32 AM)wimbouman Wrote: In fact, I almost exclusively shave in the shower.
But then again, I am a quick shaver, so wasting water is not too big a deal.

There are many arguments in favour of the shower.
Plenty of water, for instance.
Usually at a comfortable temperature.

I also like the lack of mirrors (in my shower ether are nonen, your situation might be different), they always confuse me.

+1, except I do use a hand held mirror.  When it fogs, I run it under the shower head.  Shaving in the shower is quick and easy-- I mainly use ARKO, so I run the stick over my face and then face lather.  I don't believe i waste much water with a quick shave in the shower.

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 01-02-2022, 09:19 PM
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I usually shave in the shower, however, I normally turn off the water while making lather and during the shave, occasionally turning on the water to rinse off the razor or splash some water on my face before reapplying lather, thus minimal water wasted.


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 01-03-2022, 06:04 AM
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(11-10-2021, 10:16 PM)Pete123 Wrote: I've known a few folks that shave in the shower and they sell those anti-fog mirrors. Personally, shaving is one of the highlights of my day and I like selecting the razor, blades, soap, etc... and shaving standing in front of the mirror over the sink.

This is my preference also.

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 01-03-2022, 07:35 AM
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I'm not sure I could competently complete a DE wet shave (no pun intended) with brush and soap in the shower, maybe with a cart and some gel though.

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