Getting it straight-- the razor obsessed shaving megathread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RumRunner, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Some cigar shops, oddly enough, sell DE razors and blades.


  2. legion

    legion Pope's Nose

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    A little off topic but I'm not sure there's a right place for this...

    I've been shaving my head everyday for the last few years and I like it that way. What I don't like is that somewhere around 8-10 hours later the stubble itch thing starts and if you don't have something you're doing right now your hand will find it's way to your head and start scratching which makes it itch worse.

    It bugs the living crap out of me. What's the trick to avoiding the itch aside from shaving my skull twice a day?
  3. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    I shave my noggin daily with a Braun electric, and once a week with a blade. After every shower, put on a good coat of lotion. I use a Lubriderm with SPF 15. No itching here.
  4. legion

    legion Pope's Nose

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    I'll give that a whirl. Thanks :thumb
  5. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    One more thing. Shampoo your bald head and don't just use soap.
  6. Slvrtundevl

    Slvrtundevl Been here awhile

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    I was wondering about this too, I guess it answers my question...
  7. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I ended up mailing myself some blades. Also, be aware if you use a tub of shaving cream. They might confiscate if it it's more then the allowable amount, 3.5oz. I brought an empty tub and scooped a little cream into it.

    I did find that CVS's typically have blades in store though the smallest pack is $5 and you'll be wasting a lot of blades unless you're there for a while.

    I'm going on another trip in a few weeks so I'll have to mail myself some blades to the hotel.

    With that said, I broke down my DE and they never opened my back to check for blades.
  8. ivel_86

    ivel_86 Oops

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    So they would not let you put it in your checked luggage? Iv traveled a lot but always for the military so never got in to much crap


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  9. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Checked shouldn't be a problem. I travel light and don't check my bags though.
  10. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    I shave my head twice a week with a Wahl clipper - lowest setting, no guard. I tried shaving it with a blade and lasted about a month. The itch was terrible.
  11. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    I switched to a Schick Quatro years ago. Before that, ingrown hairs were a constant pain.

    I went to the store last week and see only the Schick 5-blade monstrosity. I bought it and hate it. The head is too damn big! I also have no feel with it for doing my 'burns. And it's too big for under my nose.

    I'm thinking of going to disposable blades instead.
  12. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Switch to a DE and thanks us later. :deal
  13. 13

    13 __________

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    Today was my first shave with a DE and it is far better than any cartridge I've used. I can't remember a time that I shaved and my skin felt this good afterward. Not to tough either. I'm pretty damn smooth and not bleeding so it's a win in my book. I just need to find the right blade.
  14. McCormack

    McCormack Cronkite of CSM

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    Sorry, my jargon is off: I meant DE above.

    If you're ever in a store, seriously check out the 5-bladed monstrosity. What were they thinking. Better yet, what was I thinking buying it? :scratch
  15. LATJ

    LATJ Been here awhile

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    Been lurking this thread and finally bit the bullet and picked up a nice DE razor. You guys cost me more money ... :rofl

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  16. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    Because no one has ever taken down a plane with just a razor. :eek1
  17. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Congrats! You'll quickly find that the blades cost significantly less and you'll end up saving over the long term while getting a superior shave.

    You'd have better luck with a roll of aluminum foil or the fork they still give you for your meal. :lol3
  18. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    :fpalm
  19. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    Here's a hint...

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    And...
  20. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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