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#31 Growled

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:13

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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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:49

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.

#33 MtnDewCodeRedFreak

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 19:55

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.

#34 briangw

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:00

@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.


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.

#35 metallithrax

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 20:04

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 £2 per year, but give me razor burn.

#36 linsook

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 21:57

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 £2 per year, but give me razor burn.


change blades? get less aggressive shaver?

#37 metallithrax

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 22:01

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.

#38 BeerFan

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:15

But what does everyone use to shave their nether regions?

Electric clippers on a #1 guard FTW

#39 compl3x

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:26

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.

#40 mattmatik

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:42

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.

#41 HighwayGlider

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:47

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

#42 Tech085

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:48

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

#43 +Nik L

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:56

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

#44 stereopixels

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:01

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.

#45 articuno1au

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:05

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 :)