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Delacroix22
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Member since Aug 2013
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Safety Razors are life changing




I made the switch a few months ago.

I use pretty standard shave cream (there are a lot of wet shaving creams and soaps to choose from if you want)

Got a boar bristle brush

But the best thing is shaving with a straight blade. One blade only. No stupid comfort strip. No swivels. No rubber. No plastic.

You would think it would be uncomfortable. That the lack of these “comfort additions” would make it lack… well… comfort. But it’s actually the opposite.

One single pass and the hair just slips away. Then I do one pass against the grain when I’m done.

There is NO tugging. No pulling. I haven’t had razor bumps or ingrown hairs or irritation or anything since I switched.

I just shaved off a week old beard and it is consistently the closest smoothest shave.

It’s also relaxing.

It’s also good for the environment. And good for your wallet too. I change the blade every three weeks or so.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I switched to a straight razor years ago and really enjoy it. Have only bought soap in the past 3 or 4 years and thats cheap.


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Cosmo
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I use them if i havent shaved in a couple days. They cut through thicker stubble better than multiblade stuff

But for everyday use i prefer a good ole 2 blade gillette sensor plus. A 12 pack is like $6

And a bottle of Cremo lasts me like 6 months.
This post was edited on 6/29 at 8:23 am


Loup
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Member since Apr 2019
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I don't know how much they are now but a few years back I was able to get a couple hundred Gillete blades for around 10 bucks on ebay. I think they were indian but they work fine.


Ingeniero
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Member since Dec 2013
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The biggest trick the shaving companies ever pulled was convincing people they need a 7 blade swivel head face contour gel strip super hydro facial dick elongating cartridge


Dawgwithnoname
Louisiana Tech Fan
NE Louisiana
Member since Dec 2019
4032 posts

Agree. I use a modern razor when I'm in a hurry, but wet shaving with a safety razor is a great experience. It makes you look forward to shaving, which I never did before.


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sec13rowBBseat28
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St George, LA
Member since Aug 2006
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I’ve been using one for about 10 years now. It’s a MUCH better shave and no telling how much money I have saved.


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OweO
USA Fan
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Member since Sep 2009
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Several years ago on this board someone mentioned getting a safety razor. I did and have never used another razor again.

How long does a blade last for you? I get 2 or 3 shaves before I replace the blade.


Tigersonfire
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Member since Oct 2018
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The point you can buy a great razor for under $50 and buy 100 blades for under $20 which could last a year. And metro sexual Braxton goes spends that on two months worth of Gillette plastic with exfoliating strip. Shows just how dumb this country has become.


Oilfieldbiology
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Member since Nov 2016
30819 posts

Get creamo chase cream and change the blade often if you’re not shaving every day.

I try really is such an enjoyable shave. I also shave in a hot shower and it’s the best shave I’ve ever performed on myself.

Can even shave your juevos if you’re careful


TBoy
Notre Dame Fan
Kalamazoo
Member since Dec 2007
19716 posts

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One single pass and the hair just slips away. Then I do one pass against the grain when I’m done.

I would recommend not going against the grain using a blade razor. That just increases the changes of a cut.

But I agree that a very sharp single blade is the best, as long as the blade is fresh and sharp.

Several years ago, Saturday Night Live did a spoof commercial about a razor with three blades. It was hilarious because it was ridiculous that anyone would make a razor with three blades. Now ....


4thand20
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Member since Nov 2018
143 posts

Are these good for head shaving too?


Buck_Rogers
Member since Jul 2013
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Got a boar bristle brush

Get you a quality badger hair brush and some Musgo Real.


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sec13rowBBseat28
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Member since Aug 2006
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I shave everyday and change the blade once a week.


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Oilfieldbiology
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Member since Nov 2016
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How long does a blade last for you? I get 2 or 3 shaves before I replace the blade.


Depends on how long my hair has gotten. Long hair, up to 5. Short hair, 2-3. That stubble needs a sharp arse blade.


josh336
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I switched to this years back when i saw it mentioned on here. Havent gone back to the maxh 4-5 whatever the frick they use now.


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CatfishJohn
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Member since Jun 2020
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Assuming you can't fly with those in a carry on?


Oilfieldbiology
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Member since Nov 2016
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quote:

Are these good for head shaving too?


Be careful. They will knick you much more so than disposable razors in my experience. And I just shave m in beard.
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Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
21224 posts

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I think they were indian but they work fine.


If you're talking about the yellow box Indian Gillette 7 o'clock sharpedges, they are among the best blades on the market


MRTigerFan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
3124 posts

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dick elongating cartridge


Where can one find these? Asking for a friend


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