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The art of shaving

10 comments · save · last comment by Emily W. almost 5 years ago

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LONDON,
United Kingdom

418 posts

I remember when I first started shaving, I just started using Gillette products purely because their adverts were so powerful.

Anyway I thought I would start a topic for us to recommend pre and post shaving products...

When it comes to razors, must say the Mach 3 is the best I have used so far in the Gilette range.

I now use Lab Series shaving foam. I got this can as a freebie at a promo event. I will definitely get another when this runs out.

I tend to use King of Shaves shaving gel when travelling. It is strange at first because it doesn't lather; yet it has a great cooling feeling.

I choose after-shave balm or cream. Much kinder to the skin! Usually get one that matches the fragrance I am wearing that day.

Any other recommendations or tips?

almost 5 years ago

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Bujas (Beeeee)

Bujas (.

IN UR NEAREST PETSHOP,
Indonesia

243 posts

damn...im so jealous :D
im 20 but ive no beard and i dont feel a really man...its beard..but it need so damn long to grow ^^
checkin my chin a while...
yarp...
last time i use shaver abt couple weeks ago and now...there is only a half centimeter :( and i can count how many of them..
same problem with my moustache ^^
sorry mate...i know nothing abt shaving :D

June 30, 2009

#2
Andy Null

Andy N.

THE BAY AREA,
United States

46 posts

So here are my two cents on the quintessentially manly ritual of shaving:

- I always shave after showering. That's when your skin is all moist and you are least prone to accidental cuts.

- I use the Gillette Fusion razor. I believe its FIVE blades does a little better and lasts a bit longer than its predecessor cousin the Mach 3.

- I've tried shave gels, but ultimately I go back to foam. Gel doesn't do it for me, frankly, because it just doesn't foam!

- I've never used after-shave. I simply rinse and put on some face safe (non-pore-clogging) lotion and I'm ready for my day. Then again I'm not a cologne wearing guy either.

June 30, 2009

#3
Daniel Smith

Daniel S.

PERTH,
Australia

2 posts

shaving is the bane of my existence; my skin always ends up looking terrible after i shave (my neck gets shaving rash and heaps of accidental cuts, and it seems to allow outbreaks of pimples) so i tend to have a hot shower after in an attempt to calm it down which helps a bit. although everyone always reccomends shaving AFTER a shower, but then i'd have to shower like twice, grr.

July 1, 2009

#5
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LONDON,
United Kingdom

418 posts

@Bujas (.

If it makes you feel any better, I still have VERY slow growing facial hair.
I generally shave once every 7 - 10 days. I have always been like that.
Look on the bright side: you won't have to spend so much on replacing all those expensive shaving supplies!

July 1, 2009

#6
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LONDON,
United Kingdom

418 posts

@Andy N.

1. Agreed. Bristles are softened and skin pores are opened.
2. Really? I thought it a fancy marketing gimmick. I would like to give this one a try, but then I don't want to have to replace my existing handle.... hope a Mach 3 handle fits a Fusion razor. Then I may take the plunge!

July 1, 2009

#7
Zeke V

Zeke V.

SRI LANKAFORNIA,
United States

187 posts

I know my close friend David uses a Braun Series 7 760cc foil shaver. Its really fancy compared to the cheap one use shavers I use. Then he uses plain store bought lotion to slap on afterward. As for me..since I'm not one to be fancy when it comes to removal of body hair, I just buy the 10 pack, 3 blade Bic shavers. We both use a oil free lather..him some off brand, for myself I use Skintimate or cheap lotion. After I slap on some sented lotion from bath and body works.

I hope more girls answer this...I don't want look weird.

July 1, 2009

#8
Emily Westwood

Emily W.

SUNSHINE COAST,
Australia

66 posts

I have no idea if it works for guys, but for girls, the best way to avoid ingrown hairs (shaving rash) is to exfoliate first and moisturise after.

July 1, 2009

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LONDON,
United Kingdom

418 posts

@Emily W.

Spot on. (Pardon the pun....)

July 2, 2009

#10
Emily Westwood

Emily W.

SUNSHINE COAST,
Australia

66 posts

yay. i do it when i shave my legs. it also gives you a closer, smoother shave.

July 3, 2009

  

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