11-07-2021, 02:03 PM
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How often do you shave and how many passes is your usual routine?

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 11-07-2021, 02:17 PM
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  • Wolf
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  • Valencia, Spain
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I shave every 48 hours and give myself 3 strokes.

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 11-07-2021, 02:27 PM
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I shave twice a week, unless I'm going out for dinner or for a meating.

When I shave daily I prefer to use a DE razor & 2 passes for a close and comfortable shave.

When I shave twice a week, I do 3 passes plus touch up and I prefer to use a Fusion 5 for the first pass, a DE razor for the 2.nd and 3.rd pass and my Fusion 5 for the touch up pass (nothing beats a Fusion 5 for under the nose hairs).
This gives me a smooth BBS irritation free shave 99/100 times.

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 11-07-2021, 02:56 PM
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Generally every 48 hours, sometimes a little more, and 2 passes.

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 11-07-2021, 03:33 PM
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  • Bax
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I shave daily; usually 2 passes with a "fluff and buff" (a little extra attention around my philtrum, edges of mouth, and the manly cleft in my chin) is fine.  If I'm using a bad razor or bad blade, it sometimes takes 3 passes to feel right.  (I'm slowly using up my Shark blades, though, so those days will soon be over).  If I skip a day, then my first shave back is usually 3 passes.
  :-)
- ATC

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 11-07-2021, 07:38 PM
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Every day. Three passes.

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 11-07-2021, 07:52 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(11-07-2021, 07:38 PM)FenderMan Wrote: FenderMan
Every day.  Three passes.

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 11-08-2021, 07:02 PM
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  • 2Chops
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  • North Central PA
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Every day but Fridays.  Three passes.  Occasionally a fourth pass on a Sunday.

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 11-08-2021, 07:13 PM
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Every day.  Three passes.

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 11-08-2021, 07:23 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(11-08-2021, 07:02 PM)2Chops Wrote: Every day but Fridays.  Three passes.  Occasionally a fourth pass on a Sunday.

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(11-08-2021, 07:13 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Every day.  Three passes.

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 11-09-2021, 06:30 PM
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Every day two passes.  Occasionally three passes

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 11-09-2021, 06:34 PM
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Every other day - 4 passes. I’ll occasionally take 3-4 days off in a row.

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 11-09-2021, 06:54 PM
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  • Chappy
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  • Oklahoma, OK, USA
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2 pass shave and then a cleanup pass.  Normally like to shave daily unless I get too close of a shave then I'll wait until 2nd day to give beard chance to grow back in better as not to irritate neck.

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 12-10-2021, 11:13 AM
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SR shave every other day. Two to three passes depending on how long I want the shave to last.

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 12-16-2021, 05:55 AM
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  • Rufus
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  • Greater Toronto Area
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I shave every morning, come hell or high water.  Very, very occasionally I may miss a day, but that’s in extremis.  If by the number of passes you mean how many times I lather, it’s three times, followed by a touch-up, mostly along the jaw line.

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 12-25-2021, 10:40 PM
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I shave every other day and may not shave Friday through Sunday. I work four 10 hour days, Monday through Thursday.

I begin my face preparation in the shower using L'Oreal Men's Charcoal face wash, then finish my shower. On weekdays, I use Proraso white pre-shave.

I shave with a straight razor and have 4 in rotation right now. A very old Henckels (part of a 7 day set which was NOS when I bought it), a Dovo Bismarck in MOP, a Dovo Solingen in MOP, and a new Boker with the blue Paua scales with a French tip. I have 3 different strops all of which are made by Deacon Leather using Cordovan shell on one side and flax linen on the other. 25 trips on the flax followed by 50 on the leather.

After the pre-shave has set in nicely, I pick a soap at random and load an Edwin Jagger Chatsworth Best Badger brush. I work the lather directly on my face adding soap or water as needed. I usually go 3 passes on my face and 4 on my neck. My neck has a couple of abrupt changes in grain that require some extra care.

Afterwards, I rinse my face and pat dry with a fresh towel. I only use after shave balm, some days scented, some days not and then dress for work or whatever I have planned for the day.

On weekends, I'll microwave a damp towel and pamper myself taking up to an hour or so for a very careful, close, shave which I find very relaxing. If I'm on vacation and just hang around the house, I may go a week before shaving. No problem at all with my straight razors as I hone them myself and keep a rather keen edge on all of them. Just a part of the hobby I also enjoy.

Thank you for sharing, gentlemen! Here's to a Happy New Year!

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 12-27-2021, 02:53 PM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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Every day, if I can, although its getting harder. Three passes, practically never need touching up.

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 12-27-2021, 05:56 PM
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Every day. Two passes. Fewer strokes (long strokes).

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