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Old 06-15-2011, 05:00 AM   #281
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my only issue with the truefitt is the price, with the prospect of an adoption looming I need to save every penny til I reach my stride family-wise. I have kicked into cheap bastard mode for a while, I have feelers out to get me a bottle if it comes up, but for now I need to stay simple I admit I like the finer things, including shave goodies....

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:27 PM   #282
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I figure I would resurrect this thread, I was interested to see if those of you who made the switch to DE are still at it.

I picked up a nice scuttle from Georgetown pottery and am loving it, it got me to thinking about this thread, and how many have tried wet shaving, but might have gone back to cartridge shaving because of convenience etc.

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:44 PM   #283
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Yup, still at it. Got 100 Shark blades for some ridiculously low price, using my 1960s Gillette safety razor, and soap, brush and mug.

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:49 PM   #284
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Still at it. Have graduated up to a 6 on the Futur now and the shaves are actually much less violent. Whoda thunk it?

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Want a truly wet shave experience?

Earlier this week, I went for only the second time this summer to a Russian sauna we have here in Chicago, called the Chicago Sweat Lodge http://chicagosweatlodge.com/ Gas-fired stone oven, temps in the hot room ranging from 160-170, fat hairy men in towels throwing buckets of cold water all over the place.

I was in the hot room, jumped in the cold pool, back in the hot room, repeat, repeat. Then shaved with my safety razor while in the hot room. Best shave of my life.

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Old 08-12-2011, 04:03 PM   #286
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Want a truly wet shave experience?

Earlier this week, I went for only the second time this summer to a Russian sauna we have here in Chicago, called the Chicago Sweat Lodge http://chicagosweatlodge.com/ Gas-fired stone oven, temps in the hot room ranging from 160-170, fat hairy men in towels throwing buckets of cold water all over the place.

I was in the hot room, jumped in the cold pool, back in the hot room, repeat, repeat. Then shaved with my safety razor while in the hot room. Best shave of my life.
Interesting, I would give that a whirl!

It does sorta smack of a roman bath house though. not that there is anything wrong with that..

I have tried taking a long hot shower, then splashing icewater on my face to quickly close the pores, the thought is the beard is soft from the hot water, then the ice water tightens up the skin causing the hairs to stand straight out resulting in a closer shave.

Jury is still out on this process, it was a great shave but I didnt like the shock of the cold water.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #287
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I'm still doing it... I've been getting some bad razor burn lately, though. Any suggestions as to what products I should use post-shave?

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I always use Witch Hazel right after shaving

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I always use Witch Hazel right after shaving
I also use witch hazel after shaving as well.

Give this a try next time you shave, put 3 or 4 drops of extra virgin olive oil into your shave bowl and build your lather, if you are using canned foam, before applying, take those 4 drops of oil and apply directly to your face as you would the shave cream, then lather up and shave as normal. I get a much better shave on my neck when I do this, smoothe and less irritation. I tend to apply the EVOO directly to my face if I am rushed and don't really have a lot of time for shaving, but both methods should work well for you.

Then finish off with a splash of witch hazel, buy a bottle of it a target or walmart for under 2 dollars, it is over by the isopropyl alcohol.
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Thanks guys!

Is this the right stuff:

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