January 2022 30 Day Rule/Focus and Discussion. All Are Welcome!

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Trigger, Dec 31, 2021.

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  1. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Glad you had a great shave Eric!
     
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Can’t beat a Japanese straight razor shave! Tomorrow I’ll be taking a tamahagane Kamisori out for a spin! My son’s been after me to try it, so tomorrow morning’s the day!
     
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  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thanks much, Joe....:))
     
  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you, Jeff :). Hope your day was good.
     
  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I’m sorry the shave wasn’t everything you would hope for, Eric. I noticed that you hadn’t done much of a preshave prep! This is the one area that I pretty much overdo, having learned that good whisker prep always results in a great shave for me! Tomorrow I plan on shaving with a 250 year-old Japanese Kamisori Razor. You can bet that I’m going to spend a lot of time on Preshave prep. The razor is a tamahagane steel that holds a scary edge. I plan on a three stage prep! The PAA Cube, followed by The Grooming Dept Preshave Unscented and finishing with a heavy Argan oil scrub. Those dang whiskers are going to be soft! I always encourage folk to go overboard on preshave prep, and generally Argan Oil alone works for me. But tomorrow I go overboard! Enjoy your shaves!
     
  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    My pre-shave prep has always been the same....Bodywash(4 Men)in the shower. It's been a big help.
     
  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    The years pass so quickly; it’s scary, Hans! I can’t believe I’ll be 75 on my next birthday in a few weeks!
     
  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Joe! You do the same!
     
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  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Fabulous shave, Eric! I’m a big fan of the Schick Injector II Twinblade! I use them in my Supply razor!
     
  10. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    That's very sound advice for prepping coarse whiskers Jeff.
     
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    However, you still have a young mind.
     
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  12. SRQShaver

    SRQShaver Well-Known Member

    Thanks! It's a fair point however I generally never do any pre-shave. If I do, it's rubbing on some Col. Conk. Now that I think of it, I have some shaving not shaving creams, the ones that don't lather and you're meant to smear it on your face. Those generally work pretty well as pre-shave goop. I'll definitely give that a try next time. To be fair though, seeing as I don't normally use pre-shave and get excellent results with all of my other injectors makes me wonder how much of it is me vs. the razor. I guess I'll find out some other time.
     
  13. ewk

    ewk Well-Known Member

    An important part of pre-shave is cleansing the skin to remove dirt and and any remnants of . I don't have a rigorous pre-shave regimen, but I always wash and rinse with either an inexpensive glycerine soap like Pears or generic brand Noxzema. Cleans, hydrates, softens.
     
  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I usually wash my face with soap and water. Noxema can be used as a shave cream or as a preshave to boost hard to lather soaps to make an uber lather.
     
  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joe.
     
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  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jeff. Is your kamosori a traditional or western grind?
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    bingo anyone..?:D

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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome gents..:cool:
     
  19. brit

    brit in a box

    random shave

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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Whatever works for you, Eric. I was just sharing how Preshave prep is a very important part of MY shaves! Just as long as you enjoy them, that’s the key. As a straight shaver, stretching the shave surface works well for me with my safety razors as well. As we all say around here, it’s your shave, do it your way!
     
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