Switched to a safety razor

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  1. nhbfan8080 Red Belt

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    Anyone switch to a safety razor recently? I gave it a try very recently and I think I'm going to stick with it because I like the feeling of a traditional wet shave. I think my skin feels better and not having to buy cartridges would be a bonus. There is a learning curve to avoid getting nicks but I think I'm ok after a week. More people are switching to DE shaving and Gillette has even released a new safety razor after god knows how long.

    Some of the videos I looked up-



     
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  2. dildos Steel Belt

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    That’s cool.

    i like getting a wet shave at the barber every now and then.

    nothing more thrilling than having a stranger hold a blade to your neck.
     
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  3. Fatality Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I switched to a straight razor awhile back and not only does it feel better but I find the act of shaving to be relaxing. I used to hate shaving every morning but now it makes me focus because you can really do some damage with a straight razor if you're careless.
     
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    What's a safety razor? serious question, I haven't had a wet shave in 30 odd years
     
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  5. mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Fuck I cut myself with a Mach 3 all the time. I'd probably end up decapitated.
     
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  6. Legumes Freshest ham @ the deli.

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    Been using electric for a long time now. Switching from electric to a regular razor is like a form of torture for the first week or so. It just feels like you're ripping hair out...
     
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    Parker-76R_Safety_Razor.jpg
    One of the old school razors.
    (It's the most common razor you also see on TV /Movies when they take the blade out to commit suicide)
     
  8. Slobodan Вело ;) Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I bought one of these a couple of years ago and used it for a while. Closest shave I've ever had but would always get cuts near my chin which was annoying lol
     
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    fuck man that's dangerous, looks way too much like a hash pipe
     
  10. UKBBC Orange Belt

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    I’ve been using a straight razor for years, exceptionally good for COVID lockdown when I can’t be arsed to have for ages...the only thing better is having a hot chick shave you with a straight razor. I used to visit the Tokyo Dunhill barber just for that experience. Sadly the salon changed and now it’s just a sausage fest.
     
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  12. nhbfan8080 Red Belt

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    Straight razor sounds too dangerous for me. But you're right about the relaxing time.
     
  13. nhbfan8080 Red Belt

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    The jawline and chin are where most people cut themselves because its hard to adjust the angle manually after getting so used to pivoting heads doing all the work. I found opening my mouth really wide will flatten out the part of the jaw thats closer to the ear. For the rest of the jaw and chin, I shave in 3 parts - the top, then the edge, then the bottom so I don't have to adjust the angle of the razor so much.
     
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  14. nhbfan8080 Red Belt

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    Get proper shaving soap, warm water; its better than the usual shaving foam. Waiting a half minute at least will allow the warm water to soften the hairs and make it easier to shave as well. Theres a theory that more blades on all the current cartridge razors make it easier to irritate the skin.
     
  15. Boomb Hate the game, not the player.

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    +1
     
  16. GeorgeO Green Belt

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    Started using a safety razor years ago. The chin area is a little tricky and I cut myself a few times in the beginning, but once I got my technique down I never looked back.

    I highly recommend
     
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    I've got some areas of London would love for you to visit them....
     
  18. Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    Why not just go disposable?
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  19. toaa Brown Belt

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    I've been using a safety razor and soap/brush for almost 10 years. Absolutely love it, so much more comfortable and cheaper. No plans to ever go back, I shave in the shower, so it's pretty fast and clean up is super easy.
     
  20. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I started out shaving with a safety razor. I get ingrown hairs if I shave too close so I've had a beard since high school. I do shave my neck, upper cheeks and just below my mouth so I don't become a werewolf but I use an electric for that.
     

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