Holy shit! Thanks for showing me safety razor shaving bros!

You’re right, this is definitely better those stupid virgin “5 blades” heh. Only a modest $100 later and Ive never felt more satisfied with a shave. There really is no going back.

36 thoughts on “Holy shit! Thanks for showing me safety razor shaving bros!

  1. Anonymous says:

    bait post but this is a skill issue. i will answer it because this board is full of zoomers who are probably just starting to learn how to shave.
    don’t put pressure on the razor like you would with a cheap disposable. get used to letting the weight of the razor work for itself, and use your hand to glide it across the surface of your skin. if you need a closer shave do another pass instead of pushing on the blade.
    you also need to learn the pattern your facial hair grows in, and get used to shaving according to the grain. some guys facial hair changes direction a lot its not always obvious the first go.
    and finally, make sure the soap you use does not irritate your skin.
    it took me a few months to learn how to shave with a safety razor and a straight razor properly. its been years and years since i nicked myself or got even slight razor burn.

      • Anonymous says:

        […]
        also, these aren’t cuts, they are infected or ingrown follicles or something, i shave exactly how you say to, i also only use one hecking blade two times before disposing of it

        its razor burn. its caused by shaving too aggressively or the wrong direction. it could be that your handle and blade combination is too aggressive for your skin but its more likely to be a skill issue. everyone does this for a few months until they get a feel for it. my face used to look the same now i never get any irritation.
        for underneath the chin and the neck i like to retract my chin sort of like picrel to give me a smooth, untensioned surface of skin to shave instead of having to curve around underneath my chin.
        for the area next to your mouth, a lot of guys’ facial hair changes direction there, possibly multiple times. just take it very slowly and gently and do multiple passes instead of using pressure. let the weight of the handle do the shaving.

    • Anonymous says:

      it’s not bait, it’s literally a pic i took 3 hours ago

      also, these aren’t cuts, they are infected or ingrown follicles or something, i shave exactly how you say to, i also only use one hecking blade two times before disposing of it

      • Anonymous says:

        it can lead to ingrowns
        some baby rash cream or witch hazel can help reduce the chances of that and the redness and shit

        • Anonymous says:

          >for the area next to your mouth
          i like to do a combination of the chin retraction motion up above and a yawn / "o face" when shaving that part of my face. i used to get irritation there too. seems to work for me.
          part of getting a good shave is learning the pattern of your hair grain, and all the tricks to contorting your face to make the problem areas easier to shave.

          https://i.imgur.com/thBqwl2.jpeg

          […]
          its razor burn. its caused by shaving too aggressively or the wrong direction. it could be that your handle and blade combination is too aggressive for your skin but its more likely to be a skill issue. everyone does this for a few months until they get a feel for it. my face used to look the same now i never get any irritation.
          for underneath the chin and the neck i like to retract my chin sort of like picrel to give me a smooth, untensioned surface of skin to shave instead of having to curve around underneath my chin.
          for the area next to your mouth, a lot of guys’ facial hair changes direction there, possibly multiple times. just take it very slowly and gently and do multiple passes instead of using pressure. let the weight of the handle do the shaving.

          […]
          also, these aren’t cuts, they are infected or ingrown follicles or something, i shave exactly how you say to, i also only use one hecking blade two times before disposing of it

          any recommendations for a specific razor or blades? right now i have wilkinson sword

          • Anonymous says:

            You can buy sample packs from some websites pretty cheap. I looked into it myself and the only conclusion you’ll get from the internet is "it’s a matter of taste". I have a pack of Derby right now and they do fine.

          • Anonymous says:

            This is indeed a skill issue but i dont blame you, it takes time to figure out the right pressure & angle. Mine looked similar to that when i first started.

            I use feather and the other brands ive tried (like merkur and derby) noticeably snag more.

          • Anonymous says:

            seconding the sample packs and try shit until something works well with your skin rec. hard to say over the internet if your skin vibes better with a sharper blade or a duller one etc.
            i get a good shave from astra platinums, basic b***h recommendation i guess.
            and i personally use an adjustable razor, just a cheap merkur knock off from china.
            i used to get irritation every shave from the soaps until i started only using fragrance free stuff. tallow/castile soaps are even better but my skin tolerates chemical detergent soap.
            promise man once you dial in the kit and technique you get the best shaves with 0 effort it takes me like a minute to shave now and i can do it blind parked in the car on road trips and camping and shit.

            Alright thanks, is the wilkinson sword shit? Is it adjustable too? I have no idea regarding these things

          • Anonymous says:

            seconding the sample packs and try shit until something works well with your skin rec. hard to say over the internet if your skin vibes better with a sharper blade or a duller one etc.
            i get a good shave from astra platinums, basic b***h recommendation i guess.
            and i personally use an adjustable razor, just a cheap merkur knock off from china.
            i used to get irritation every shave from the soaps until i started only using fragrance free stuff. tallow/castile soaps are even better but my skin tolerates chemical detergent soap.
            promise man once you dial in the kit and technique you get the best shaves with 0 effort it takes me like a minute to shave now and i can do it blind parked in the car on road trips and camping and shit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    >for the area next to your mouth
    i like to do a combination of the chin retraction motion up above and a yawn / "o face" when shaving that part of my face. i used to get irritation there too. seems to work for me.
    part of getting a good shave is learning the pattern of your hair grain, and all the tricks to contorting your face to make the problem areas easier to shave.

      • Anonymous says:

        >What is the point of double edge razors if i cant go against the grain?
        You can go against the grain on the second or third pass.

        Don’t try and remove every single hair in one pass. That’s a guaranteed way to get irritation.

        First pass, go with the grain
        Second pass, go across the grain
        Then stop and check. If it’s good enough at that point, you’re fine. Fir an average day’s morning shave, this is fine for 99% of people. You will look clean-shaven and only someone who runs their hand along your cheeks will know otherwise.

        If you want to keep going until it’s perfectly smooth, only then do a third pass against the grain.

        It’s also helps to get experience with the actual grain of your beard. With most men, the whiskers don’t just grow in one direction, especially on the neck. Learn the mapping of your beard and you’ll be able to shave more effectively.

        • Anonymous says:

          that is what i do. i think the cream im using or the razor blades just suck. i use wilkinson sword blades and cream

          • Anonymous says:

            different skin likes different cream/blades. there’s a goldilocks zone of sharpness where it doesn’t irritate you but you get a close enough shave for your needs with 1-3 pass. get a sampler pack or two and find it. some blades are better on the first shave some are better on the second shave too btw.
            fwiw i have extremely sensitive whiteboy skin too, proraso white was the cheapest soap that works for me.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I fell for this meme several years ago, bought the handle and a variety pack of razors (some random russian ones have been the best so far). I did my first shave fully expecting to butcher my shit from all the anons complaining on here, and yet I didn’t give myself a single cut.
    it’s been several years of regular shaves and I’ve cut myself like 3 times total. what the heck are you people doing to yourselves?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Razor cuts are a pretty bold fashion statement. It says "I’m clean and care about my appearance at work, but I relax on weekends."

  5. Anonymous says:

    UHHHHHH WHO CARES IF ITS INFERIOR TECHNOLOGY ITS HECKING BASED MANLY AND TRADPILLED
    YOU WILL SPEND $100 ON MEME RAZORS FROM AN INTERNET MICROBRAND

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bait but even at my high drunk worst I’ve only cut myself twice in one shave. These things are hecking overrated as heck tho, its 1000% more effort to get maybe a 5% cleaner shave and if you have to shave every few days like me its not worth it. I spend an hour shaving every week because of this shit but I don’t know what modern razor to get.

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