Shaving your face - electric shave vs. wet shave?
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« on: August 12, 2016, 09:16:12 am »

Gentlemen - the age old question: electric or wet shave?  Personally, I've tried both, but gave up on electric many years ago.  What's your experience?  And should we have a poll?
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 12:23:22 am »

Just for fun of it, a poll is not a bad idea.

It all depends on how sensitive your skin is to electric saver, I believe. For everyday use I prefer electric - I get no skin irritations. Periodically I don't shave on weekends to give a break for my skin - after that a wet shave has the best result for me (better than electric).
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 09:51:24 am »

I've tried both but wet shaving might get messy sometimes so I'll go with electric save.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 12:47:54 pm »

Always wet, I use Cut throat razor, long blades,
even that one you can use it to shave it quickly, even quicker than electronic ones.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 11:21:04 am »

I can’t remember ever having enjoyed shaving, but I do know it has come to be something that I really don’t like doing--wet or dry!

The irony in that is that back in the late 60’s, I think I was probably in the 5th grade, and my best friend at the time--“Tony”-- and I thought it would be so “cool” to have a set of “bell-bottom” sideburns--but nothing really prominent like a pair of “mutton chops”--yeah…right--5th grade…and just another example showing that it’s not always the fault of the parent or upbringing if the kid’s an idiot--LOL!

So anyway Tony and I heard somewhere or something that once you start shaving, the hair would start growing where you shaved; and that I had to try.

Raised by mom, and just a younger sister in the house, the only razor I could dig up was this tired looking white-handled Schick “Injector” razor, and the blade cartridge. The thing had to be my mom’s since so-called "dad" had been out the picture for years.

I never stopped to wonder what she was doing with a razor, but thinking about it now, at this moment, and what her relationship situation was--which was none, being a single parent, working, with two kids to take care of--now I do wonder. I suppose under arms or legs, as a maintenance thing, but definitely not a getting “dolled-up” for a date kind of thing…oh well.

Anyhow, I remember it was probably a period of less than a week total that I did the routine. Without any type of shaving cream, I’d lather up with the bar of Dove soap, and put these two soapy splotches on my smooth and hairless cheeks, and as carefully as I could (as any kid could with a "razor sharp" instrument--in the literal sense) I “shaved” as evenly as I could, a “bell-bottom” pant leg shape on each cheek.

I was fortunate to have never sliced myself, but in all honesty I think the razor was always empty. My mom (as mothers seem to do) somehow gotten wind of all of this nonsense, or something, because I vaguely recall hearing something which pretty much said once you start shaving it’s going to keep growing and growing; and something in that ended the appeal of the sideburns.

Anyway I’m happy the only thing I have to shave for nowadays is my Tuesday night league bowling. Yup…things definitely could be worse.

But I guess you didn’t ask about all that. It’s just a tendency as I get older, especially with the life I live--most waking hours on the computer, and not much else (and as is often the case with my posts) I do tend to get wordy…as I just did again…perfect example--my bad.

That being said, with the exception of that one week in 5th grade Edge shaving gel is what I’ve used from the day I started shaving. I went electric for a period of time, eventually going back to wet.

Today my preference is both, and I use Edge with my wet/dry electric shaver, and shave during my shower.

Funny thing though…In spite of my aversion to shaving, it almost always looks like such a pleasant experience, even soothing, when I see a depiction of one receiving a professional shave. Huh?  
  
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 07:33:35 am »

wet ones, with electronic ones you'll leave hair everywhere on sink , ew.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 07:47:21 am »

wet ones, with electronic ones you'll leave hair everywhere on sink , ew.
I have a short trash bin in the bathroom where I shave, and I set that on the sink while shaving. The bulk of my hair falls off into that.
I typically use a personal shaver because my skin is very sensitive. Once in a blue moon, I'll do a wet shave, but it's pretty rare, because I don't like the skin irritation it causes.

I'm content with the personal shaver, even though it doesn't achieve nearly as close of a shave as a razor.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 12:25:34 am »

electric shave
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 07:00:43 pm »

Electric shave with a good foil shaver.  Done in 2 minutes.

The people I know who do wet shaves have all had bad experiences with the rotary (spinning circle) shavers which are hellish on the face.  A good foil shaver (higher end Braun or Philips) is very gentle, especially if you don't press very hard while acclimating to it.

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-electric-razor/
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2017, 07:37:30 pm »

wet of course with electric vibrating : FUSION5TM PROGLIDE® POWER RAZOR WITH FLEXBALLTM TECHNOLOGY
https://gillette.com/en-us/products/razors-trimmers-and-blades/fusion-proglide-flexball-razors/fusion-proglide-power-razor-with-flexball


Actually I dont use proglide anymore but Proshield.
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 09:42:34 pm »

I'd go with electric all the way, because wet shave is too much hustle.

I haven't been using mine for a while though, because I now trimmed my facial hairs on a regular basis with a small scissor. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2017, 10:23:44 pm »

For preference I use an electric shaver as I have a scar on the chin which always ends up bleeding.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2017, 01:49:56 pm »

electric shave
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 12:57:45 pm »

electric
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 12:24:31 pm »

electric shave!!with a wet shave i always end up hurting my skin..
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 01:35:47 am »

Wet.  Those electric models would like us to believe that all the clipped hairs are drawn magically into the collection piece.

They are not.   Blinking
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 11:42:29 am »

Electric for sure but depends on your preference and skin type. I have sensitive skin and shaving can cause serious irritation so as soon as I went to electric it was wayyy better and no cuts  Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 04:06:47 am »

I switched to electric and I'm very happy, it's much cleaner and faster.
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