Women Wet Shavers

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Joe Ingal, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Joe Ingal

    Joe Ingal Member

    The recent trend is female involvement in traditionally male only activities such as boxing, football, softball and now wet shaving. For DE female shavers there are quite a few razors designed for them or with them in mind. There are pink razors and razors with longer thinner handles to make it easier to reach the lower part of the leg when shaving. I have now read a few articles by women about using straight edge razors on the legs. Considering all the hype about SHAVING LIKE A MAN, do you have any thoughts about this? Personally, with few exceptions, I feel your born either a man or woman and there is nothing that can change that. However, your actions show what kind of man or woman you are. Are you a gentleman, violent man, conservative man, etc. Are you a lady, a (harlot), dainty or manly. If your a "lady" or a "coward", no amount of wet shaving is going to MAKE YOU A MAN.
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  2. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's an issue of women trying to do things that men do, in this case. I think that women, like men, just want a irritation free shave with a razor that doesn't cost an arm and a leg (excuse the pun) if using a straight or a DE achieves that objective then so be it. I'm a big believer in "there's always a perfect tool for any job" and that's just what a straight or a DE razor is, a tool, it's not womens fault that it's more effecient.
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  3. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Where is this question going? It sounds like a rant against women using traditionally "male" shave tools such as straight razors.

    If so, then I'm just going to take my Lady Eversharp Injector and my Venus with Aloe shave gel and go someplace else!
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  4. Joe Ingal

    Joe Ingal Member

    . :signs047: Nobody uses Venus with Aloe shave gel any more!! Witchy Woman is the now fragrance.
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  5. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Opening a can of worms?

    My wife uses a DE. She shaves like a lady. I just ordered her a tub of Captain's Choice Parallel 45 as she likes the sample that just arrived. She likes her Parker with the rose/pink longer handle. Nothing manly with her leg shaving at all, in my opinion.

    Sent via mobile - Chris
  6. Joe Ingal

    Joe Ingal Member

    I totally agree!

    There are a lot of great fragrances for women. Roses, florals, etc. Nothing like the scent of a woman!
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  7. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    The times they are achangin? If you haven't seen this chart, it contains important info both in it's original form, and with the added demarcations.
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    While I'll not express my acceptance or denial of the opinions suggested by the chart and it's alteration, it does make a point. There's male and female, but some things do cross the line between the two. Slick soap is good for shaving. Some shavers like a long handled razor. Just because it's called a Lady Gillette doesn't stop me from getting great (facial) beard reduction! If a lady wants to use a straight razor - Respect!
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  8. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Gotta love the Blues Brothers.

    I won't say anything about the chart either, because I am old fashioned and politically incorrect.

    Sent via mobile - Chris
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  9. Joe Ingal

    Joe Ingal Member

    I totally agree with the individual who said "It's your shave, your way! If my post was confusing, I'd like to clarify here. How a person grooms themselves is their business. If it works for you, that's all that matters. My girlfriend will not use a DE because she used her fathers and had a really bad experience due to losing her concentration on what she was doing. I wanted to share my hobby with her and understandably wants no part if it. My above post to John about Witchy Woman was supposed to be a funny response to his funny response. As he misinterpreted my original post, I may have misinterpreted his. If he was serious about my post, my response would have been the same as the first sentence of this post.

    Politically incorrect seems to be coming back in style. Miracles do happen.

    I don't know anything about women's fragrances but two come to mind because of the name, Witchy Woman and Heavenly Scent. I'm not sure if they are from Stirling, Chisel Face or somebody else. Samples should be available if the lady in your life is interested in checking out new shaving soap fragrances. Hope she loves the new one she just got.
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  10. johnelectric68

    johnelectric68 New Member

    What's a good shave soap
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  11. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    My wife has found shave soaps to be tough, as she shaves in the shower. Otherwise, she liked my Haslinger coconut, although she would have liked a stronger scent.

    Sent via mobile - Chris
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  12. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Before cartridge razors, women were shaving their legs and used DE's just like men who shaved, because they were readily available & worked. Now, they are regaining some popularity with women for the same reasons as they are for men; lower cost & a better shave. As for shave soap in the shower, there are a couple of tricks to keep it from washing off too soon.
    1) Use a shower bench
    2) Change the angle of your shower head, while you are shaving.
  13. Joe Ingal

    Joe Ingal Member

    Welcome to the Shave Den. Considering this thread is about women shavers I assume your asking about women's shave soap. I mentioned two and some else posted another his wife uses. The best way to find out what's a good soap is to order some samples. Some soaps are gender specific and some are not. Find what works for you.

    Welcome to the shave den Sara and it's a pleasure to have a woman's view. I want to thank you for your input and I'm sure others will benefit from it.
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    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    My girlfriend has been wet shaving for about 6 months or so and she claims she can get a closer better shave as many of us men have found. No problem with that IMO plus I would rather have a hobby I can share with her than have her complaining about my "collections" lol.
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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    My wife has been using a DE razor for over two years. She like some Stirling Soaps, but uses Arko/Rose scented the most. She said she will never go back to Cartridge Razors or canned shave soaps.
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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I like Arko. :kar:
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