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  1. 1. What's your shaving weapon of choice?

    • Electric Shave
      59
    • Manual - Cartridge (Multiblade changeable heads IE Gillette Fusion/Mach 3)
      93
    • Manual - Double Edge
      18
    • Manual - Cut Throat
      4
    • Manual - Disposable
      14

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I just use some cheap disposable razor and hot water. I like to punish my face for making me have to do this every other day :p

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I've used a Fusion 3 cartridge for years but my wife gave me a Hydro 5 for Christmas and I really like it.

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Merkur 11c here.

Better shave and less irritation for me compared to a disposable cartridge shaver like a Mach 3. Also way more economical. I enjoy shaving more now with the DE than I ever have with an electric or a disposable.

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I get fairly good blade life from my Gillette Fusion (5 blade). Add the Fusion Hydro Gel and Fusion ProSeries Cooling Aftershave the face (and the wife) love it.

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I use a Gillette Fusion Proglide, Gillette razors seem to be the only kind that are good enough to cut through my insanely thick and coarse hairs.

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I would've spent more than that on disposable razors and gels by now.

I buy four razors a year. Costs me $20 a year. These new ones last forever, even on my heavy beard.

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Electric to remove the rough part (under the chin) and avoid crapping up the blades, then Mach 3 to have it clean for a day or two. Monday mornings, once a week, because I'm that lazy. It does itch a little, no noticeable redness, quickly goes away. Used to be a way bigger problem with some noname double-edge, had some bad cuts, too.

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I use Gilette Fusion ProGlide, the battery-operated one.

Been using it since the orange one (now blue since 2010) in 2005. No complaints yet.

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@Op: You should allow multiple multiple options for those of us that use both. I use the Gillette Power Fusion blade razor on Sunday night and touch up using an electric shaver during the week.

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My issue with electric is it doesn't get close enough which can mean stubble tugs on my collar which in turns ends up creating a irritable rash. No one else find this?

I always get rashes on my neck from my Gillette vs. my electric shaver.

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I have for quite a few years now used Double Edge blades, as I only shave every 2-4 weeks. I have recently got a Gillette Hydro 5 (freebie :D ), and it is brilliant as long as I don't leave it too long to shave. As I shave only every couple of weeks at most, DE blades only cost me about

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I have for quite a few years now used Double Edge blades, as I only shave every 2-4 weeks. I have recently got a Gillette Hydro 5 (freebie :D ), and it is brilliant as long as I don't leave it too long to shave. As I shave only every couple of weeks at most, DE blades only cost me about

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change blades? get less aggressive shaver?

When using Double Edge, I only use them once - I think it's more to do with the time between shaves.

I also have an electric shaver with moisturiser built in, but that is the same, because I have real bad razor burn and cannot shave too often.

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But what does everyone use to shave their nether regions?

Electric clippers on a #1 guard FTW

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Carts. Quick and easy. I don't need shaving to become a hobby.

Plenty of posers went out and bought cut throats after watching Skyfall, apparently.

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I use a Fusion, fortunately I don't shave but maybe once a week. Few friends are really into the double edge but I've yet to pull the trigger on one.

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Gillette Blue 2 (disposable) works fine for me and is cheap.

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I use the Gilette Fusion Power that I got for free during a Promotion the Blue one.

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Buy your cartidges at CostCo - massive savings. But as someone said before, Hydro5 are really nice to shave with.

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Alternate between DE safety razor and a Fusion; Fusion is for mid week when I'm in a rush to get to work and DE is for weekends or if I shave the night before. DE is far superior shave; it's three days before I need to shave again if done properly, whereas fusion means I need to shave daily.

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I tl;dr'ed the thread, but what I've found works for me is the Mach 3 Fusion.

Not a bad razor, but the blades dull very rapidly given my thick facial hair.

I saw a suggestion on TV for maintaining the blades; that is to run the blade backwards along a strip of denim (like jeans, I use a strip from an old pair I ripped. I cut it and sewed it into a clean 8x4 inch strip). It kills the moisturising strip (but careface at that) but the blades last about 10 times as long, even longer if you aren't a Sasquatch like me >.<

It's saved a ****ton of money in blades. Might be of help to some people :)

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Hell yeah!

I have just moved to DE shaving, it's great.

I used to shave with a soap and brush and cartridge. I got a fairly good deal on eBay for nearly two years worth of blades for about

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I love to DE shave and have become quite the fanatical when it comes to shaving and trialing new products.

The Edwin Jagger safety razor mentioned here is a great razor to get started on and will serve you well, it such a pleasure to use that you will continue using it well beyond your beginning phase but eventually you will buy an alternate or two, after all the money you save on overpriced cartridges you can spend on various other items that will better serve you.

Cella make a great shave soap and is widely regarded as one of the best if not the best, Astra blades are very popular at the price point and are very smooth and easy to work with however all this is variable and depends on the individual so I suggest you buy a sample blade pack and see which works best with you.

As time goes by you will refine your technique and process and eventually find your own path as it is very much an art form.

Enjoy your shaving experience and don't give up on it. ;)

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Shaving is one of the biggest beat downs EVER. Tried growing beard, but that requires maintenance also. It's a lose/lose. :crazy:

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Changed my mind: I bought a double edge (Merkur #38C "Barber Pole") and I used Feather blades. Cheaper than carts and with some practice I can shave just as quickly as with disposable razors.

 

 

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