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Old 04-05-2011, 11:12 PM   #21
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Get one with a decent trimmer. Phillishave ok. Because if you lazy & let beard grow a bit you'll never get it off w electric and if trimmer is rubbish you'll look like you have mange.


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Old 04-05-2011, 11:14 PM   #22
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I buy my blades online for 7 cents per blade shipped in bulk, I can also get a 10 pack for under $2 at Wally mart, not even locked up!


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Old 04-06-2011, 02:45 AM   #23
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I was going to tell you to not go cheap, but you mentioned the $250 Braun Series 7.... so, nevermind. I do fine spending about $100 on a shaver. Thumbs down on anything that is "lift and cut".
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:50 AM   #24
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I second wet shaving. I went through the same cycle as you are going through, crappy Gillette razors with ingrown hair and irritation to an electric. The electric got rid of the irritation factor but no matter how hard I tried it shaved no where near as close as a razor. I shaved with the electric for a couple years and finally got sick of the lack of closeness and was ready to give the 5 blade monstrosities a try when I got turned on to wet shaving with a DE safety razor and a brush. I get close irritation free shaves almost all the time and you know what else? Replacement blades cost like $0.15/blade as opposed to $5/blade for the 5 blade crap...

If you're interested in reading a bit more about wets having go here: www.badgerandblade.com. These guys are as geeked on shaving as we are on beer and brewing...
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:12 AM   #25
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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.
I have the same problems. I use a Braun 5 that I got about 7 years ago and still like it. I have been the gamut with razors both electric and blade (even tried my fathers straight blade when I was younger) and this is the first one I hope never dies, but when it does I will definitely stay with Braun and will probably upgrade to the 7 series.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:24 AM   #26
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I've been using the Gillette Fusion setup since it came out... I do wet my face and use good shaving gel too (so that my face doesn't get F'd up any more than genetics already did)... I don't hate shaving, it's more a matter of having a lot more to shave (above the collar)... Since I'm also shaving my cranium, it means I go through blades faster. I do shave less often, only two MAYBE three times a week. I will say, I can really tell when the blades are not up to par. I had a full pack that felt like the blades had serrated teeth on them. Almost gave up on the model after that.

I've been thinking about going the electric route too. My main concern is with what I need to shave. How will it do for the entire dome? How about above the ears? I do have a goatee (so that people can tell me apart from my 'good twin') but that doesn't really reduce how much I shave...

I don't see the straight razor route being a viable option for me... Well, unless I get someone to shave the back of my head for me that is...

So, is there a reasonably priced electric shaver that can handle the amount of territory that it would need to cover on me?
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:31 AM   #27
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I have a beard, but just use a hair trimmer to keep it a reasonable length. Used to hate how I looked with a straight shave. But this costs about $50 and can give you any length of beard. My girlfriend also does my hair with it; best investment I ever made. I usually use a razor to trim under my chin, which is only twice a week. No mess, no fuss, just an easy way to upkeep the facial hair.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:45 AM   #28
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I'm with the guy one page 1 shaving maybe twice a week. I just wish my face would make up it's mind. Grow a beard or don't, but none of this 7th grade crap. I'm 28 freaking years old! My neck grows like mad, the majority of my chin and most of a mustache, but nothing past itchy gross looking patches. ugh. I'd prefer to grow a mountain man and not have to shave. But if I was shaving, I'd rather have a solid fill to shave.
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I've been using the Gillette Fusion setup since it came out... I do wet my face and use good shaving gel too (so that my face doesn't get F'd up any more than genetics already did)... I don't hate shaving, it's more a matter of having a lot more to shave (above the collar)... Since I'm also shaving my cranium, it means I go through blades faster. I do shave less often, only two MAYBE three times a week. I will say, I can really tell when the blades are not up to par. I had a full pack that felt like the blades had serrated teeth on them. Almost gave up on the model after that.

I've been thinking about going the electric route too. My main concern is with what I need to shave. How will it do for the entire dome? How about above the ears? I do have a goatee (so that people can tell me apart from my 'good twin') but that doesn't really reduce how much I shave...

I don't see the straight razor route being a viable option for me... Well, unless I get someone to shave the back of my head for me that is...

So, is there a reasonably priced electric shaver that can handle the amount of territory that it would need to cover on me?
That's a good question. I have some hair on my chin as well and was wondering how I was going to electric shave around it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:55 AM   #30
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IrregularPulse, that's just funny... If I didn't shave, within a few weeks, my face would be thick with hair... My head, not so much... Hence why I shave that part. No point in fighting genetics when they decide you've had enough hair covering your head. I just wish they didn't put the hair they removed from the top (and front) of my head, into other places where it didn't grow before.

I have seen some people that have a bit of facial hair, but it's in clumps. It's almost like someone decided to do a half-assed job of waxing them and pulling the hair out for good in just those spots. Usually what's left is thin and pathetic looking too. Unlike the thick manly hair most of us grown...

I do need to wear a hat when I've shaved, if the sun is out... Otherwise, it's declared a safety hazard, planes fall from the sky (pilots blinded), and NASA can pick me out of a crowd without trying...


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