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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