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Traditional wet shaving
« on: December 01, 2018, 04:37 PM »
Does anyone else wet shave with a double edge razor, using a proper shaving brush and shaving soap or do you all use over priced multi blade cartridge razors and canned shaving foam.

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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 04:40 PM »
Overpriced 5-blade "Pro-glide" cartridges with lubricating strip, no aerosol foam or other lubricant, used under hot shower.  But I did see a Rolls razor on Ebay recently and was tempted ...

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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 04:44 PM »
Wet Shave, cheap BIC razors, 7 for a pound ;D one razor will last me 3 to 4 shaves
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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 06:55 PM »
Not for over 30 years. When I shave (somewhere between weekly and monthly) I first use a Whal clipper followed by Phillips wet & dry shaver.
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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 10:55 PM »
I used to use the cheap plastic razors that were ten for a quid with ordinary soap and water. Then I used a Wahl for a No.1. Now I use one of those three-head electric shavers for both face and head. I look like a bowling ball when done!
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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 11:33 AM »
Does anyone else wet shave with a double edge razor, using a proper shaving brush and shaving soap

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Not for years. I have a goatee and just use the beard trimmer without the head for the rest of the face.
But when I do shave with a razor, I still use my grandads Gillette razor with a double edge blade, a stick of Palmolive and a brush.  ;)
I remember once in my 20's finding an unused and wrapped Gillette blue blade in an old bathroom cabinet in a rented flat.
It was the smoothest and closest shave I've ever had!
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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 01:53 PM »
Nice one DP,

Vintage Gillette razors are great, I have a 1961 Fat Boy and a 1964 Slim Adjustable and both shave really nicely. Palmolive is a good soap and only 50p a stick which will last for months. I use Gillette 7 O Clock sharpedge blades which I pay about £14 for a hundred, I only use a blade for 2 shaves so 7p per shave I could get more shaves from a blade but for the price I always have a nice sharp blade.


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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 09:28 PM »
I only use a blade for 2 shaves so 7p per shave I could get more shaves from a blade but for the price I always have a nice sharp blade.
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I tried having a shave with my old mans razor when I was about 17.
Man that hurt!
God knows how many shaves he'd get out of one blade.  ::)

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Re: Traditional wet shaving
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 10:38 PM »
I have a horrible combination of a tough beard and sensitive skin.  After years of using shaving foams various and multi blade razors, had to stop foam due to spots & skin reactions etc and settled for plain water on face.  Did this for 5 years until my daughter bought me a very pure soap insert in a hardwood bowl from White Company & badger brush.  To my surprise it works brilliantly for last 12 months.
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