I canâ€™t remember ever having enjoyed shaving, but I do know it has come to be something that I really donâ€™t like doing--wet or dry!
The irony in that is that back in the late 60â€™s, I think I was probably in the 5th grade, and my best friend at the time--â€śTonyâ€ť-- and I thought it would be so â€ścoolâ€ť to have a set of â€śbell-bottomâ€ť sideburns--but nothing really prominent like a pair of â€śmutton chopsâ€ť--yeahâ€¦right
--5th gradeâ€¦and just another example showing that itâ€™s not always the fault of the parent or upbringing if the kidâ€™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
â€śInjectorâ€ť razor, and the blade cartridge. The thing had to be my momâ€™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 â€śdolled-upâ€ť for a date
kind of thingâ€¦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, Iâ€™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 â€śshavedâ€ť as evenly as I could, a â€śbell-bottomâ€ť 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 itâ€™s going to keep growing and growing; and something in that ended the appeal of the sideburns.
Anyway Iâ€™m happy the only thing I have to shave for nowadays is my Tuesday night league bowling. Yup
â€¦things definitely could be worse.
But I guess you didnâ€™t ask about all that. Itâ€™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 wordyâ€¦as I just did againâ€¦perfect example--my bad
That being said, with the exception of that one week in 5th grade Edge
shaving gel is what Iâ€™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 thoughâ€¦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.