View Poll Results: What do you use to shave?

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  • Razor

    103 65.19%
  • Electric Shaver

    29 18.35%
  • Sandpaper

    26 16.46%
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  1. #1
    Hayleystrator
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    Your shaving instrument.

    Bleh, just today I was told by someone of the opposite sex (who's word I take pretty dearly) that I "have room for improvement" in how close my shave is. =\ Now, it's not like I have huge patches of unshaved facial hair or anything, but right after I will admit it's more like a mildly-stubby surface (only felt when going against the grain) than a freshly-shaved surface.

    For the last four years, I've used nothing but a simple handheld razor, and it's never let me down (until now, I guess). I hear about all these fancy $70+ electric shavers that give you a super-close-silky-smooth shave, but I don't really want to drop a bunch of money on something like that.

    So, BG, I come to you for assistance! Is it worth it?

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    Real men use sandpaper.

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    electro is the way to go

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    If you want a close shave with a razor, you need to shave twice, lather up and shave with the grain, lather up again and shave against the grain.

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    Scissors. Yes, I cut each and every one of them.

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    two nickels pinched together against the skin

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    I use electric to trim, and razor to finish it off.

    Atm im growing out a full beard beacuse I have no business meetings this upcomming weak. I usually do the handle bar thing / goatee, whatever you wanna call it. Pic is in LJ.

    But yeah electrics are cheap, like 30$ or so, ive had mine for about 5 years.. probably getting a new one soon though. They arnt good for close shaves though, youd need a razor to get the closeness, and shave each day.

    Ask a girl how you would look best, maybe grow a goatee or sumin, people say I dont look good without any facial hair, with some on it makes an improvment (though im still and ugly bitch).

    If you shave completly dont bother with an electric, but if you leave facial hair on, a trimmer is nice to have to well, trim it, plus its nice for other things >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Correction
    two nickels pinched together against the skin
    i feel pain when i visualize this

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    I can't use anything but clippers. I get bumps with anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaa
    If you want a close shave with a razor, you need to shave twice, lather up and shave with the grain, lather up again and shave against the grain.
    More time consuming, but I prefer this method to any other.

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    electric, and i have the same issue as you

    i'd do electric for the bulk (run your sideburn trimmer across your face >.>), then use both the short and long hair attachments:

    mine looks like this lol:

    (||||||||||||||||||) <=for the long hair to slide in
    (::::::::::::::::: <=_
    (::::::::::::::::: <=-- for the short hair to go into

    to get whats left.

    Then yeah, do against the grain (gently >.>) with a razor. Always good to moisturize after (keeps your skin from getting all fucked up day after day of shaving with a razor, and helps you feel soft )

    Some people have sensitive skin, and get red spots or bumps if they use a razor, and you cant really do much about that

    (And it really shouldnt matter how close you shave if she really likes you, if you cant get that last bit off, at least you're still trying to look nice/feel nice for her.)

  12. #12

    I hate shaving...unfortunately I hate itchy beards even more and I look like a serial rapist after 4 days without doing it. I've dabbled with electric, but I've never felt that they ever got close enough. I've tried just about every razor save a old fashioned one, and I tend to switch between the Mach 3 and the Sensor XL depending on my mood and/or whatever is available.

    Though I will say that electrics are so much better value...I bet I buy $100 worth of blades a year. Bastards.

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    A clean shaven man is a sexy man. I wouldn't know what to tell you to use though. I just use disposable razors lol.

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    I Just dont grow facial hair <_<

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    Both

    Electric: fast

    Blade: quality

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    Razor, once, with the grain. This gets me through a typical day.

    But if I really feel like a close shave I go to a barber. The bullshit people put themselves through to get that 'perfect shave' still doesn't approach what your local pro can do with a good ol' fashioned straight razor and a hot towel.

    Seriously, try it.

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    Electric. Doesn't get quite as close as a good razor shave (which I do for special events with a rarely-used Mach 3). It's a uh... Norelco 5810 XL.

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    I agree with the Electric doesnt feel close enough

    I use one of those new contraptions... that the name escapes me right now>.>;... just looked it up the Gilette Fusion Power... its not really an electric razor but it does have a battery that makes the head vibrate so it gets a little closer, that what i use... http://www.gilettefusion.com

  19. #19

    Quote Originally Posted by Charitwo
    Real men use sandpaper.
    You should try steel wool. Smooth and sensational.

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    Re: Your shaving instrument.

    Quote Originally Posted by Epical
    Bleh, just today I was told by someone of the opposite sex (who's word I take pretty dearly) that I "have room for improvement" in how close my shave is. =\ Now, it's not like I have huge patches of unshaved facial hair or anything, but right after I will admit it's more like a mildly-stubby surface (only felt when going against the grain) than a freshly-shaved surface.

    For the last four years, I've used nothing but a simple handheld razor, and it's never let me down (until now, I guess). I hear about all these fancy $70+ electric shavers that give you a super-close-silky-smooth shave, but I don't really want to drop a bunch of money on something like that.

    So, BG, I come to you for assistance! Is it worth it?
    If you take her word dearly, im sure she'd understand when you told her to go to hell

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