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Old 02-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #1651
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #1652
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You won't regret it, especially if your skin is particularly sensitive. I used to abhor shaving, but with a good DE and some hot lather, I actually enjoy shaving. When I first got set up, I shaved a LOT. Now I'm back to being bearded all the time, but I still do a hot wet shave to clean up my neck, which is the most sensitive area for me anyway.

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-snip- Question i have is using a soap puck i see alot of yall have it in a cup and wanted to know do you lather in the cup or use hot water to pick up some and then use another vessel. -snip-
I keep my soap in a wooden bowl with a lid to keep it clean. I soak my brush in hot water in a granite bowl, both to soften the brush and to preheat the bowl, and I give the soap a quick rinse to soften the surface. Then I flick most of the water off the brush, add new hot water to the granite bowl, swirl the brush around on the soap cake until it picks up the right amount of soap and rinse the soap cake and put it away. I dump most of the hot water out of the granite bowl and start working up a lather that's a bit on the thick side, adding hot water until it's the right consistency to shave with.

I used to build the lather in the same dish as the soap cake but when I started using glycerin based soaps I found I went through them too fast that way. I also like using a separate granite bowl because I can get it really hot and it will act as a heat reservoir for the lather.

I've heard of some guys just getting soap on the brush and working up a lather directly on their face. Try different techniques and you'll quickly learn what works for you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #1653
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Thanks for your techniques.

Yea im coming from shaving no gel or anything maybe hot water.

But that was born of me being in the military and either in the field deployed or at work early and no time to get ready needing to shave everyday. Got out and the trend just continued becuase thats what I was used to. Necks always been kind of rough but im sure this will help immensely

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:10 PM   #1654
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Here is a great video on lathering, The rest of his videos are really good as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=y4ezJNJfygw

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #1655
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I watched all his vids great info plus I can relate to the cheesiness.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130845659776...84.m1426.l2649
this is the Razr im bidding on right now hows this for a first time DE.
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Looks like a nice razor, hopefully you can get a good price on it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #1658
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Its funny the seller lives where I do and has many razors on sale I wonder what else he collects for the shaving world

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A couple of days ago I unearthed a badger brush and soap I received as a Christmas present a few years back and thought, "What the heck?" (Coincidentally it was a couple days after I had read this thread.) So I broke them out along with an old safety razor I had from my grandfather. After the first shave, my electric razor got tossed in the bottom drawer of the bathroom cabinet.

So my question to the group is, is it unnatural to want to shave 2 or 3 times a day?
All depends what you are shaving
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I watched all his vids great info plus I can relate to the cheesiness.
Some of his videos are super cheesy, but they're quite informative. I learned about wet shaving mainly from his channel.

Here's my favorite store: http://www.fendrihan.com/ Free shipping over $50 to Canada, $75 USA.
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