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What are the finer points of wet shaving? Any less known tips and tricks?

What are the finer points of wet shaving? Any less known tips and tricks?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't do it unless you have sensitive skin. It takes more time and the results aren't necessarily better.
    If you must do wet shaving remember it takes time to get good, so if you don't get the results you expected don't despair and fall for the "more expensive = better" meme. The good cheap soaps, creams, aftershaves, and razors don't feel much worse than the stuff that's 5 times the price.
    Fuck animal hair brushes they take too much effort to use and don't even give you the best results. Good synthetic brushes have become cheaper than boar nowadays, you can get a $10 Yaqi on aliexpress which works great and because of the furability you may not ever have to replace it.

    Also we have these threads all the time and nobody cares about them. There's entire forums dedicated to shaving alone if you want to autistically obsess over wet shaving.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a minmaxer, i minmax life. That includes shaving.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unironically part of the reason I picked up wetshaving was because people said it was the "best way to shave" and I enjoy doing things "the best way"

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          same. been alternating between straight razor/dollar shave club razor since highschool/#menswear

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        Unironically part of the reason I picked up wetshaving was because people said it was the "best way to shave" and I enjoy doing things "the best way"

        same. been alternating between straight razor/dollar shave club razor since highschool/#menswear

        hello fellow shaving autists. i, too, like doing things the hard way, or the unpopular way, especially if it means getting away from modernity. modern razors are overengineered and too many plastic parts go into production and into waste, when only the blade itself needs regular changing. same for the cans of foam, seems unnecessary when you can whip that shit up yourself from a bar of soap. also, I enjoy having shit like pic rel on my wall.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          basado, I have the same pack of blades. 7 dollars for the whole thing and it should last me a few years. I do things this way too for basically the same reasons you stated.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shark blades cut the fucking shit out of my face. Even Feathers don't fuck me up that bad. I like Astra and Gilettes, Personnas on occasion, but every single time I've used Shark I've paid the price for it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          I saw your post and laughed to myself at how autistic it must be to display a shaving implements packaging on your wall, then decided to try the sample pack of shark blades I had along with locally produced shaving oil. Probably the best blades I've used. Thanks, shill.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I, too, laughed at the whole wet shaving thing not long ago, but knowing how much of a hypocryte I am, I gave myself a year to start doing it myself.

            Suppose it's no more autistic than hanging cookware in the kitchen. Practical décor and all that. Also, you're welcome.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I wasn't laughing at the wet shaving or safety razor thing, although I do think basing your entire personality around it or treating it as a hobby is a bit silly.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I, too, laughed at the whole wet shaving thing not long ago, but knowing how much of a hypocryte I am, I gave myself a year to start doing it myself.

            Suppose it's no more autistic than hanging cookware in the kitchen. Practical décor and all that. Also, you're welcome.

            how do you display it on your wall? got any pics?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There's entire forums dedicated to shaving alone
      What’s the name?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        reddit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think wet shaving is faster, thorough and overall better than using an electric shaver.
      You're right about everything else. One benefit of wet shaving and using a safety razor/blades and knives is that it's cheap.
      Get a decent safety razor and a synthetic brush (or animal one, I like both but synthetic doesn't need to be broken in and doesn't smell like shit for a few weeks)

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      hello fellow shaving autists. i, too, like doing things the hard way, or the unpopular way, especially if it means getting away from modernity. modern razors are overengineered and too many plastic parts go into production and into waste, when only the blade itself needs regular changing. same for the cans of foam, seems unnecessary when you can whip that shit up yourself from a bar of soap. also, I enjoy having shit like pic rel on my wall.

      I don't like Shark blades, I think other cheap blades like Astra or Derby are superior, at least they don't burn my skin as much as the Shark Blades do.
      The Wilkinson Sword Saloon pack is my favorite.

      I use a straight razor and generic Gillette foam, tried the typical soap/brush setup and there's zero difference

      I do warm my face before shaving

      I have bajillions of Parker half-blades, Astra and a few boxes of Feather and Derby Premium

      Feather is too sharp for my face so whenever I use one the whole process becomes too slow

      I use both the Parker SRX and Feather Artist Club SS folding shavette

      Really? I think that soap is better than the foam, feels nicer and is cheaper as well (depending on what kind of soap you buy)

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        >I don't like Shark blades
        I've no idea what they're like, I just like the packaging :V
        In fact, I'm gonna have my first attempt at DE tonight with my new Merkur 23C and Voskhod blades. Probably gonna fuck my shit up, but oh well.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Update after babby's first DE:
          Took me a while to find the right angle and amount of pressure before the blade actually started doing anything, but I was being (perhaps overly) cautious. As

          get an in shower mirror that sucsiton sticks to the walls of your shower and doesnt fog up. i only use hot water, but follow up with saclyllic acid and a honey butter cleanser after shaving.
          the fogless shower mirror is a game changer
          use a new disposable razor EACH time you shave to prevent ingrown hairs, cystic acne, acne, if you're prone to acne..

          i have no idea how to shave my adam's apple 100% without 6 or so hairs getting missed. its too angular and gay to hit perfectly

          said, there were a couple of hairs on my sideburns and throat that took nearly 40 attempts to get.

          The upside is zero irritation and seemingly no risk of cuts. I will either learn to be more precise with what I already have, or move to a more aggressive razor. Thanks for reading my blog.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck did you type all this shit for shaving? I dont even use cream I just rake a razor over my face with cold water, never get cut or burns. I didnt read a single word of what you posted.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you Asian?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He’s guaranteed asian or low t

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This
          I'm only 20 and have nowhere near a full beard yet and if I try to go back over a small spot without being lathered up with something first it burns and hurts afterwards.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Warm your face dude. It's a small thing but i'll help you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't even drag a brand new razor across my stubble without it skipping and failing to cut the hairs unless they have been softened after a shower and lathered with cream. you just have baby hairs and you're a nerd. But that's okay, that's just who you are.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dont be baby
    Use any razor
    Soap works too
    Hell water works if you’re a stud
    The more particular you become as a man, the more weak you are

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >water works if you’re a stud
      t. thin haired beardgrowthlet

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a straight razor and generic Gillette foam, tried the typical soap/brush setup and there's zero difference

    I do warm my face before shaving

    I have bajillions of Parker half-blades, Astra and a few boxes of Feather and Derby Premium

    Feather is too sharp for my face so whenever I use one the whole process becomes too slow

    I use both the Parker SRX and Feather Artist Club SS folding shavette

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tried the typical soap/brush setup and there's zero difference
      i guess the difference is in that you can get autistic over exactly what kind of texture you want the foam to have. there's the environmental and cost factors too, i suppose.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I use a straight razor and generic Gillette foam, tried the typical soap/brush setup and there's zero difference
      For me the can foam produces a less close shave and feels less smooth, not too different from using no foam at all.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get an in shower mirror that sucsiton sticks to the walls of your shower and doesnt fog up. i only use hot water, but follow up with saclyllic acid and a honey butter cleanser after shaving.
    the fogless shower mirror is a game changer
    use a new disposable razor EACH time you shave to prevent ingrown hairs, cystic acne, acne, if you're prone to acne..

    i have no idea how to shave my adam's apple 100% without 6 or so hairs getting missed. its too angular and gay to hit perfectly

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i have no idea how to shave my adam's apple 100% without 6 or so hairs getting missed. its too angular and gay to hit perfectly
      Either stretch the skin or get those hairs with an electric razor

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't use a new razor each time but I wipe the blade dry after use, and then apply a drop of alcohol to the blade edges to sanitize it then put it away. Before shaving I again put alcohol on it to make sure it's clean.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I wipe the blade dry after use
        doesn't that ruin the blade? it literally says "DO NOT WIPE BLADE" on the envelope

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you wipe against the edge, you will dull it, but it's actually possible to strop a disposable razor blade by doing the reverse.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I shouldn't have said wipe, I just hold it gently and dry it with a towel without dulling the edge. Water left on it causes it to become dull.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot get a good shave with cartridge razors, and I always get burn. I'm also too lazy for a real wet shave so I just use regular bar soap in the shower that I lather with my hands with an old Gilette DE razor with feathor razorblades, one go with the grain, and then a bunch of shaves against the grain with soap, and then with just running water, and it seems to work mostly fine except the upper lip leaves a lot to be desired.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I cannot get a good shave with cartridge razors, and I always get burn
      I had the same with Mach3/Fusion carts, but 2 blade disposables or ladies razors gave me no such problems.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Had a straight edge razor. Dropped it and sliced straight through my finger. I use a safety razor now

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    use a mug of water instead of keeping the tap running

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shaving soap is much nicer than gel. Try Proraso.

    I found a cheap boar bristle brush to be much better than a cheap badger hair brush that was twice the price.

    You can get a basic sharpening system going with a coticule and any piece of suede. But buy a new razor, because you're not going to figure it out well enough to restore an old blade that might have barely-visible dents in it. You want carbon steel for easy sharpening. Do not buy Chinese anything.

    You want to be at a 45 degree angle to your skin when shaving with a straight razor or safety razor. Shave with the grain. You might have some patches where the grain changes unexpectedly.

    If you want the best shave without the hassle of using a straight razor, Feather blades / any safety razor will pretty much do it. Straight razors are almost a hobby, so I wouldn't start off with one. If you're starting off with a safety razor, you want something with a short metal handle, but not a bulky head. I had a Chinese copy of the Merkur Futur that just about gave me a skin peel in the moustache area because it was too heavy. Never buy Chinese anything. (And moreover, don't get a safety razor without knurling on the handle. What a silly design.)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Never buy Chinese anything
      Why not? It's just a metal handle unlike a complicated car or a phone.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For steel to be good, it has to be made according to AISI standards, heat treated well, and shaped optimally according to the task at hand, whatever that task may be.

        China routinely fucks up on all three of these categories, so what you get is mystery steel with a bad heat treat that isn’t sharpened well. There’s a reason they’re the cheapest.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that guy is just being a lazy shopper, one has to learn to separate the Chinese crap from the Chinese high quality.

        hint:don't buy the cheapest thing with the most vague or lowest word count description

        for Chinese razors, yaqi makes pretty good ones. I bought the slant razor and it delivers and is pretty good.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Guys please dont purchase any gillette products until they apologize

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based and agreed. I will never purchase anything from gillette again.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good man

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't know about the controversy, I just don't buy Gillette because I'm a contrarian.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Forging your own path!
        Good man

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Douglas Smythe was smart to use Kirby Beard Co. razors as a design basis.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you guys shave your neck with a safety razor? Mine always ends up much more red and inflamed than the face, whether I go against or with the grain.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Use a razor that has a shallower blade angle. It is a meme that 30 degrees is optimum angle.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm starting to think 30 degrees is used for DE blades to compensate because they flex and deflect so much at shallower cutting angles unless clamped near along the edge well.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          SE blades are much more rigid.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Use a pre shave oil or pre shave cream, the proraso one is pretty good. Milder blade. Less pressure.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    to wet shaving eurobros, you can get 100 vokshod blades on amazon for 9€, sharp as hell but dosen't cut me as easily as feather blades (feels more smooth kinda?) and they're dirt fucking cheap

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've tried them all: electric, safety, straight. I can even sharpen a pocket knife and shave with it if I have to.

    The best shave I've ever had was with a three-blade disposable and olive oil. Anything else is larping or homosexualry.

    Make sure the blade is dry when you put it away and it can be good for dozens of shaves.

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