10-28-2012, 07:13 AM
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So my names Daniel and I've been shaving with a shavette for about 3 months now and I dig it imensly. I've got a couple different shave soaps and creams and a decent brush, I'm also pretty proud of the fact that I've taught myself everything that I know so far. I love this hobby but I still feel undereducated. So my question is what is wet shaving exactly and any advice y'all could share would be awsome.

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 10-28-2012, 07:17 AM
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Hello Daniel, welcome to: The Shave Nook. Relax & Enjoy.


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 10-28-2012, 08:11 AM
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(10-28-2012, 07:13 AM)StrattDaddy Wrote: ...what is wet shaving exactly...

Welcome aboard!

Wet shaving is, when you get down to the bare bones, shaving using water or another liquid to soften the stubble - as opposed to dry shaving which usually is done using an electric face mauler...

Best advice I can give without knowing more of what you do, what equipment you're using, and what issues you have - if indeed any - is simple; Less pressure, less haste - and don't be afraid to experiment and ask silly questions Tongue

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 10-28-2012, 08:44 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum, Daniel.

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 10-28-2012, 09:19 AM
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Welcome to the nook!

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 10-28-2012, 10:41 AM
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 10-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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(10-28-2012, 07:13 AM)StrattDaddy Wrote: So my names Daniel and I've been shaving with a shavette for about 3 months now and I dig it imensly. I've got a couple different shave soaps and creams and a decent brush, I'm also pretty proud of the fact that I've taught myself everything that I know so far. I love this hobby but I still feel undereducated. So my question is what is wet shaving exactly and any advice y'all could share would be awsome.

Hi Daniel,

I'd recommend browsing around the forums to read up as much as you can and to also check out the following youtube channels:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheShaveNook/videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/mantic59/videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/geofatboy/videos

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 10-28-2012, 12:51 PM
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Thanks fellas and at the moment I'm using a badger hair brush nothing fancy and a dovo shavette with Astra platinum or Gillette platinum blades. For my lather I've been using col. Conk almond & a nifty sandlewood cream I picked up at the art of shaving in the mall. Purdy standard.

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 10-28-2012, 12:57 PM
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Daniel, you have some nice stuff with which to start out, as well as a great attitude. Take a look at some of the videos that Andrew linked to and look around The Shave Nook for a lot of ideas.

Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 10-28-2012, 03:24 PM
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Welcome to TSN! Though I see you have 15 posts so it's not like you're a stranger.

Wet shaving is any wet means of shaving; even cartridges with canned goop belong in the set.

That's why I now specify blade shaving. IMO that's a more precise set. It removes electrics and cartridges from the set leaving SE, DE, straights, and whatever else that one can shave with that loosely fits the definition of a blade.

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 10-28-2012, 04:24 PM
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Hello, Daniel and welcome ! Sounds like you've already made alot of headway. You came to the right place to broaden your awareness even further about shaving topics and to share what you know with us. Wetshaving is what you are already doing. Razor types are a personal preferrence, most encountered in here are some form of SE, DE, and straight users. Lotsa talented, friendly people in here ! It's impossible to visit here and to come away without having learned something new. Looking forward to seeing you around !

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 10-28-2012, 05:29 PM
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I would consider wet shaving to be the use of a brush & soap at the very minimum. But really, it should be brush, soap, & non-cartridge blade.

Maybe we can call that traditional wet shaving.

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 10-29-2012, 08:15 AM
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Daniel, welcome to the forum and it looks like you are off to a great start! What you are doing is a fine definition of wet-shaving, i presume, as long as you enjoy it and get great results.
i doubt you are missing much, but when you experiment with a very good soap and brush, and possibly a straight or another form of "shavette", such as the Feather Artist Club or Kai razors, you may see better improvements in the quality of your shaves. Good luck and enjoy the journey.

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 10-29-2012, 11:25 AM
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Well I'm loving it already!

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 10-29-2012, 12:37 PM
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  • Howler
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Hello Daniel welcome to the Nook.

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 10-29-2012, 07:19 PM
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Welcome man, it sounds like you're doing good already. It's good to have you.

Welcome man, looks like you're doing good already. It's nice to have you.

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 10-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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Keep up the enthusiasm. If you are enjoying it and getting great results you have it beat.

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 10-30-2012, 05:58 AM
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Good to have you here. Confidence is so important. Someone who is terrified of getting cut will, and probably won't try again. The flip side is that someone who is cocky will get sliced up (this is experience talking, unfortunately). Sounds like you've landed on the right side of that.

Good luck. Happy shaving.

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 10-30-2012, 11:47 AM
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Ha!... I've got cocky twice now and I paid for it with a styptic pencil and a slap on the head but how do you get to Carnegie hall right? XD

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 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM
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It happens to us all.

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