Shower or Shave (SOS) May 14 - 20

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by rick, May 14, 2007.

  1. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur


    First with a str8


    Bar Soap: Nancy Boy Signature Bar Soap
    Shampoo: Burt's Bees Dr. Burt's Herbal Treatment Shampoo
    Facial Wash: Burt's Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub
    Body Lotion: Burt's Bees Soothingly Sensitive Aloe & Buttermilk Lotion
    Deodorant: Burt's Bees Herbal Deodorant
    Razor: Shumate Razor Co Shumate's Barber 5/8 Straight Razor w/Black Plastic Scales
    Razor: Merkur 198 Hefty Classic Slant Bar Safety Razor
    Shaving Blades: Feather High Stainless Platinum Double Edged Razor Blades
    Shaving Brush: Omega Boar Bristle and Chrome Handle Shave Brush
    Shaving Bowl: Petco 4" Stainless Steel Pet Water Bowl
    Shaving Cream: Arko Commando Shave Cream
    Shaving Soap: Honey Bee Spa Bay Rum Shave Soap
    Technique: WTG - str8 45XTG/45XTG Cleanup - slant
    Post Shave
    After Shave: Thayer's Witch Hazel After Shave
    Shaving Balm: L'Occitane Cade After Shave Balm
    Shaving Balm: Lee Pharmacutical Co Aloe99 99.9% Cold Pressed Aloe Vera Gel

    Result: 3.2/5.0 Well, this was the first time I really shaved with a str8. I had only scraped my cheek a little with a not so sharp Dovo 4/8 before. Someone felt sorry for me and was very generous and gave me a Shumate Razor Co Shumate's Barber 5/8 Straight Razor w/Black Plastic Scales for my razor pleasure. I thank them very much. I made one stupid mistake with the point under my nose which called for the styptic. My neck on the right got roughed up. I should have stretched the skin more. In all, I called it a success. (No one had to dial 911) I finished the passes with a Merkur Slant w/Feather. Between the str8 and the slant I got a very smooth but roughed up, need to heal, shave. I gave myself a weeper at the bottom of my neck with the slant. I will say though, the slant with a feather is one heck of a smooth cutter and I will be using the str8 more. I need to do some homework. OK, time to put a little more Aloe 99 on.
  2. Jim

    Jim The Goose Is Loose

  3. Edcculus

    Edcculus Resident Bay Rummy


    Merkur HD w/7am
    C&E Best
    Florena cream
    Aqua Velva + aloe

    Tried something new today. Put a small squirt of aloe in my hand, then a splash of Aqua Velva. Rubbed my hands together to mix the two and put it on my face. Boy does my face feel nice!
  4. Kingpepper

    Kingpepper Active Member

    Avon Driven pre-shave scrub
    C&E BBB
    '54 SS with American Personna first day
    C&E Sienna SS
    Skin Bracer by Mennen:cool:

  5. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile


    Merkur Progress
    Israeli Blade
    Shavemac 23mm brush in Pure Badger
    Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap
    Shavex Alum Block
    Simple Light Moisturiser

    LT Piver Cuir de Russie
  6. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    Saturday 19th

    Proraso Pre

    Merkur 1904 OpenComb (Shimmed)
    Derby Extra
    Muehle Super
    Sensational Indulgences Leather Ss :drool

    Tabac AS / Aloe Gel
    Mama Bear British Leather Cologne

    SuperShave!! Very smooth, great shave - the 1904 performed superior with a couple of washers between the blade and the end-piece.. But I did nick my adams-apple just a little - havent had to re-visit my styptic for years.. Oh well.. Still SuperBBS!!
    And I did try the AS mix with Aloe.. - NICE!!

    Have a great Weekend !!
  7. Baloosh

    Baloosh Duder

    Satuday AM

    Hot shower
    Proraso Pre-Post at end of shower
    SR 3124
    '58 TV SS w/ Derby blade (Day 4)
    DR Harris Almond cream
    Warm water rinse
    Cold water rinse
    DR Harris Sandalwood A/S splash
    Cold Water rinse
    Musgo Real A/S balm + QED Texas Cedarwood A/S Conditioner + MamaBear's Peppermint A/S Milk w/ Menthol
    T&H 1805 EdT
  8. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Well done on your first straight-shave, Rich! May your shaves improve constantly :)


    NDC SuperSpeed
    virgin Derby blade
    MP best badger
    Trumper CSF/PRE
    LEA Mentholaded SC
    Aqua Velva Ice sport
    Lucky Tiger ASC

    Esteban Secrete Afrique EdT

    Rating: 5.0/5.0

    Boy, what an O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G shave!!! Now I know why everyone says these no date-code SSs to be amongst the best razors out there. I'm smooth as a babies bottom and my face was deep-frozen for at least half an hour. Jeez, that LEA-cream cools ya down. Quadruple the power of the Proraso-soap (don't have the cream) and you get the idea :D
  9. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD


    Omega brush
    Parker 22R/new Sharp
    Florena shaving cream
    Lubriderm unscented moisturizer
    Pinaud Bay Rum a/shave

    I've sent Florena cream to several guys here, and they love it. Well, guess what--so do I. What a nice shave I had with it this morning! ;) :D
  10. Will

    Will Nevermind

    4 Sunday

    I have a day off work today so no shave but Tommorow I have to work the Air Show so I got a good one lined up. :D

    Slant w/ Sharps Blade
    Savile Row 3824
    Mama Bears Doc's Northern Dragon Shaving Soap
    Mama Bears Doc's Fire and Ice Shaveing cream
    Mama Bears Doc's Fire and Ice Aftershave Balm mixed with Ahnerb Aftershave Conditioner.

    Doc's Fire and Ice (Aqua Velva Musk w/ Auqa Velva Classic) EDC.

    If all the ladies are at the First Aid station it is not my fault (its Mama's) :rofl :rofl :rofl
  11. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    Saturday AM

    Col. Conk Bay Rum soap
    Taylor of Old Bond Street mini brush
    Kaufmann 5/8 round
    Shavex alum block
  12. Smedley

    Smedley New Member


    Treated myself to a shave at the local T&H store. Very nice experience, and a very nice shave. If you ever get the chance to have a skilled barber with a proper disposable str8 shaver give you a shave, go for it!
  13. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    for Sunday AM:

    I'm gonna be kind of busy Sunday morning, so I'll tell you guys what I'm planning to use now:

    Omega brush
    Parker 22R/Sharp day 2
    De Vergulde Hand shaving cream
    Lubriderm unscented moisturizer
    Prince De Galles Gold edt

    it's amazing how this De Vergulde Hand shaving line grew on me from last year. It's so good. :drool :drool
  14. mercV12

    mercV12 Member

    30's Canadian Schick injector w/Bakelite Handle
    CVS noname injector blade (day 1)
    ORI 100% Shea Butter
    De Vergulde Hand SC
    Chubby 2

    hot/cold rinse
    witch hazel
    De Vergulde AS balsam
  15. Padron

    Padron Active Member

    Rooney Style 1 small
    TGQ Cavendish Black
    HandAmerican 3" Latigo Strop
    6/8 TI Historical Workedback
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    2 days growth, BBS in 2 passes :D
  16. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    Sunday 20th

    Merkur HD
    Derby Extra
    Muehle Super
    De Vergulde Hand Ss

    Aco AS
  17. Baloosh

    Baloosh Duder

    Sunday AM

    Hot shower
    Proraso Pre-Post at end of shower
    '58 TV SS w/ Derby Extra blade (Day 5)
    SMF 1 brush
    Mama Bear's 100% Patchouli soap + KMF Vanilla Earth cream = 'Nilla Patchoula
    Warm water rinse
    Cold water rinse
    Skin Bracer A/S splash
    Cold water rinse
    QED Patch./Tea Tree/Pepp. A/S Skin Conditioner + Nancy Boy A/S gel
    John Varvatos EdT
  18. johnniegold

    johnniegold New Member

    Speick Sunday

    after shower at sink:

    38C w/IP(2)
    Simpson Duke 2
    Proraso pre post
    Speick s/c
    warm water rinse
    touch up with disposable Gillette
    cold water splash
    Thayers Lavender w/h
    Speick a/s
    Speick edt
  19. Smedley

    Smedley New Member


    No shave today.
  20. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time


    Unknown 6/8 1/1 hollow Chinese straight
    Kent BK4
    Trumper CSF / PRE
    La Toja Classic SC
    Spanish Floid
    LT disappeaing cream

    Esteban Secrete d' Afrique EdT

    What a surprise. A friend of mine lent me his newly acquired Chinese straight which I honed and stropped. It turned out to be a very gentle yet extremely sharp straight - had one of my best straight-shaves today. Too bad I have to return it :D

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