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Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by Ron butcher, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Ron butcher

    Ron butcher New Member

    Hey guys my name is Ron. I was looking for some advice on shaving and found this forum. I have read some posts and everyone seems to be cool and easy going so I joined. Right now I have a goatee but think I might grow a full beard. I like my goatee but my skin is sensitive and it's always irritated after shaving. I get razor burn and ingrown hair so thinking to just let it grow. Right now I use a regular disposable razor but it irritates my skin. Anyways I will look through the forum but any link to past discussions would be great. Thanks guys!!!!!
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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Ron.

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  3. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the club. You'll get lots of information from everyone here. Lovely place to hang out. Couple questions.
    What kind of disposables are you using?
    Shaving cream, foam stuff in a can?
    How often do you shave?
    And what's your shave prep consist of?
    Once again, welcome!
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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Hi from Seoul, nice to meet you.
  5. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Welcome Ron. The majority of members here did use disposable/cartridge razors before moving to traditional wet shaving. Lots of advice around on DE (double edge) safety razor shaving! There's also plenty of straight razor users too!

    A really great place to start is the 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion - loads of great advice on gear, technique, and generally becoming a better shaver day by day and month by month!

    Hope you enjoy your stay here!
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome, from Texas.
  7. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Hello and welcome
  8. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Hi Ron, welcome aboard!
  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Ron, welcome to The Shave Den!
  10. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to TSD.
    Learning to wet shave usually helps cut down on irritation, so maybe you won’t have to grow a beard. Less blades running across your face = less irritation, But there is a learning curve. Pick up a vintage Double edge or single edgerazor and give it a try.
    Lots of people here to help you along your way.
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  11. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    :signs046: to TSD @Ron butcher

    I hope you enjoy it here.
    As has been said you may find that if you begin using a DE, SE, Injector or Straight instead of a cart you will begin getting a much better/kinder shave. I know that for me that after 30 "miserable" years regularly using either a Trac II or disposables, switching to "traditional" shaving technique(spending a little bit extra time with a brush and soap puck instead of canned goo) and using a single edge razor changed my shaving life.:) I now get the "BEST" shaves of my life, with virtually "NO" irritation, razor burn, nicks or ingrown hairs.
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  12. Jarvis

    Jarvis Active Member

    Welcome to the forum.
  13. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    High their, Ron, from North Cackalacky.

  15. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    7A9635E7-73F2-4A81-9D62-DD8090B2078A.png Welcome from New Mexico!
  16. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    Hello and greetings from New England. One thing I will say is if you have sensitive skin stay away from menthol.
  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hi Ron....welcome to the forum and the group here. :)
  18. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    I guess a good first razor is a vintage Gillette Tech! You can pick them up cheap, and I love how kind mine is to my face!
  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :signs046: @Ron butcher from western NY, glad you decided to join us at TSD. My first advice would be to ditch the disposable razor and pick up a DE. I had a lot of irritation and ingrown hairs until I started DE shaving. I introduced my two sons and daughter in-law to DE shaving and they enjoy it very much. There are razors of every price point so no excuse not to try it.
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  20. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Welcome Ron.

    Hang around and I think you will find the answer, I did.

    Fun journey.
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