Shaving less, enjoying it more

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by DonR, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. DonR

    DonR Active Member

    It's been awhile since I've posted. As a result of being home bound for the last few weeks I've found time to revisit some things. For me, working from home these days I find myself not shaving everyday, as a matter of fact I've dropped down to once or twice a week. My big change now that I'm not in traffic every morning for an hour, is when I am shaving I've made it into me time again and revisiting my collection of straights. Taking my time to prep and enjoy the shave, what a feeling. I have enough supplies to ride out a five or ten year pandemic. Revisiting the basics, and refining the techniques required to master the fine manly art of shaving with a straight razor is my oasis during these times.
    Hope everyone is staying safe.
  2. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    This is me. Has been since the new year.

    Less is more sometimes
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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I also shave two to three times a week ..... it's worked for me for years. Working second shift usually afforded me the luxury of a relaxing shave.

  4. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    I'm in. This thread has potential.
  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    Not in. In fact, I'm in the opposite position. I've been more or less shaving as the whim takes me for the past year or so.

    Now, as a beta tester for Tom's adjustable razor, I'm shaving daily. It's quite the change.

    Change is good, whichever direction it takes you in shaving.
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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Not in, I enjoy my daily shaving ritual at this moment in life!
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    not in,daily shaving for work purposes,and still daily while at home to feel normal..but sometimes i do feel i get closer shaves if done every other day..
  8. Leo501

    Leo501 Well-Known Member

    I've experimented a lot, and 3 days is my sweet spot. Never been a daily shaver, too irritating to my skin and stubble is too patchy. Sometimes even a 2 day shave, if not fully 48 hours, is too much. But 4 days is definitely too much stubble, with a lot of drag on the blade.
  9. LaneP

    LaneP Active Member

    I have done much telework recently but still shave every morning with only rare exception. Feeling stubble 24 hours later just doesn't sit well with me and I want to get that smooth feel back.
  10. whaap

    whaap Active Member

    Not too long ago (3 or 4 years) I found myself in the stubble period of my life. Between now and then I went back to wet shaving every day. My routine now is my electric Braun every other day. Being an old fart and retired you can do pretty much what ever the whim.
  11. speedster

    speedster Well-Known Member

    I have some whiskers still emerging 3 days after shaving, so I find shaving 2-3x per week to be my sweet spot as well. If I’m testing out SR edges / hones, then I will shave more frequently but the results aren’t nearly as satisfying. The longer the wait the better the shave, but one can defer the fun for only so long.

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