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Old 04-05-2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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My bro in law told me the opposite but I was thinking along the same lines as you.

I figured I would give it a try?
I was told the same. Bought an electric, the pre-shave liquid, the after shave, and my skin is on fire the day after and by day two you could find constellations among the bumps.

I shave occasionally for my wife and for formal occasions. Otherwise I just trim with a beard trimmer and rock a shadow.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #12
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I've had to shave for work ever since I was 19. Being Italian and Armenian certainly doesn't help.

I shave with a 5 blade razor on the first day of my workweek, then use a Norelco electric razor the rest of the days. DO NOT try to save money on an electric razor. Get a quality razor and not only will shaving be easier and less painful, but it will last for a long time before you have to replace it.

I tried the straight razor thing, but it was too slow. If you have the time though, nothing beats a good straight razor shave after you soften your skin up with a hot towel.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #13
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I guess a related thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/look...ts-try-224532/
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:53 PM   #14
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The Braun 7 series are really good, a little pricey but worth it, IMO. I'm Italian, and I think I started shaving when I was 13, I have a 5 O'clock shadow by 10 am. Anyway, like shaving with razors if you are just going to switch to an electric it will take you a couple days to a week to get used to it. The Braun has the little stand that holds the containers of cleaning solution and gives the razor a good cleaning after use. The battery is also pretty good, after 3 years of daily use I could still take mine on a week long trip and not worry about running out of battery. Blades last a good while too.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:16 PM   #15
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I was looking at the braun 7 and the 5 as well.

I have a really sensitive face and am prone to ingrown hairs from shaving. Is there a electric that is better for sensitivity?

After just reading the other thread I am tempted to order a DE razor on Ebay but I am kind of scared of them.

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #16
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I hate shaving... electric or not. I also hate having facial hair. I'm ****ed!

 
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #17
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Try wet shaving. Check out the badger and blade forum, lots of good info. I used to hate shaving, now it is an enjoyable morning ritual, and my skin isn't always irritated and red.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #18
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Try wet shaving. Check out the badger and blade forum, lots of good info. I used to hate shaving, now it is an enjoyable morning ritual, and my skin isn't always irritated and red.
Came here to post this. Tried shaving with a straight razor after this past Christmas. Will never go back. Have a closer shave, and my face has never had this little irritation in my life.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #19
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I took up wet shaving after reading the above thread about saving money, I haven't looked back! Best shave I have ever had, and it was with an 80 year old razor!
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #20
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What blows is being treated like a criminal every time I need to buy blades. They have those things locked down like they are crack and I'm a junkie needing a fix. Maybe if they didn't price 30 cents of plastic and steel at $15 people wouldn't steel them.

 
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