The Fellowship of Cold Water Shavers

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Jayaruh, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Jayaruh

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  2. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    10th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:
    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~Transparent bar Soap + Wilko shaving Oil.
    Brush : Semogue 1305.
    Face Lather.
    Soap : Razorock "What The Puck? !" Orange Sunrise.
    Blade: Treet ~ Black Carbon. (2)
    Razor: Merkur 37c.

    Post:
    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./Lucky Tiger ~ Aftershave & Face Tonic./Aloe Vera Gel.
    Tommy Hilfiger ~ BOLD EdT.

    Greetings,

    A wonderful shave to finish my shaving week off in style.

    Last outing of the Treet black carbon blade, which has performed wonderfully throughout the week. Another smooth efficient combo with the Merkur 37c slant mowing through my stubble with effortless ease.
    I've now found a de blade that pairs together superbly with all my humble slant razor collection.
    My SOTD's next week i intend to carry on with the Centwin Super Platinum, another subcontinent DE blade that i have only used a few times.
    Another pleasurable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.
    Finishing to the shave off with a few generous squirts of Tommy Hilfiger BOLD EdT to the pulse points.

    My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy your Day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
     
  3. Jayaruh

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  5. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    12th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:

    Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush: Yaqi ~ 24mm Naples Tuxedo Knot Synthetic.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather: The Body Shop ~ Maca Root & Aloe Shaving Cream.
    Blade: Centwin ~ Super Platinum. (1)
    Razor: 1940's Thin Handle Gillette Flat Bottom Tech. (ENG)

    Post:

    Cold Water Face & Head Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./Geoffrey Beene ~ Grey Flannel ASL.
    Tesco ~ Extracts Aloe Vera Body Lotion.

    Greetings,

    Face & Head Shave.

    A new shave set up to start the weekend...Over the last few months i've been adding de blades to my SOTD set ups that i have reaquainted myself with and have yet to try. i've carried on with the Centwin SP another subcontinent made blade that i've only used a few times, which paired together wonderfully with my vintage gillette tech. The Centwin SP are very much like the Indian 7o'Clock blacks a very sharp but smooth blade another blade that pairs together with my non-aggressive razors.

    Let me say i think using subcontinent blades or any DE blades in fact is strictly an individual thing some people like them whereas other people will hate them.YMMV...As always opinions are very subjective.

    First head shave using my vintage 40's gillette tech, the Indian made centwin SP blade made another great match mowing through my remaining head stubble with ease, after 2 wtg, atg + a pick up pass my head was super smooth with no cuts or irritation.

    A pleasurable near BBS face & head shave with no errors to report.

    Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Tesco ~ Extracts Aloe Vera Body Lotion.

    My face & precious swede are feeling super smooth and smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
     
  6. Jayaruh

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  7. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SLANTember, Sat, Sept 12 2020- Razorock day it is!

    Razor: Razorock Wunderbar slant- Mfg 2017, Light touch will give stellar results, Can bite if careless.
    Blade: Personna Red- One of my favorites for slant razors, the blade is sharp and smooth.
    Soap: Razorock Santa Marie del Fiore-Excellent soap both in Scent and Lather qualities, light tobacco with vanilla [​IMG] .
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft 24 mm synthetic- Great brush and a favorite & has those soft tips.Will lather any soap well.
    Pre Shave:Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 . WTG + ATG+ pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop Avon "True Gent"- great scent for a balm.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]Great shave with my RR Wunderbar & Personna red blade.
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
     
  8. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    13th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush: Semogue 1438.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather : Nivea Men Originals Shave Cream.
    Blade: Centwin ~ SP. (2)
    Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic.

    Post:

    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Nivea Men ~ 2 phase ASL + Body Shaving Anti Irritation ASL.

    A relaxing Sunday morning shave.

    A near 'Nivea Men' shave. The 'Originals' cream is superb, only a small almond size amount was needed to create a wonderful slick lather, which was more than enough for my shave.
    The humble in-expensive WS Classic razor is such a smooth comfortable shaver pairing together wonderfully with the efficient Centwin sp blade on it's second outing, making a superb razor & blade combo.
    Another very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.

    Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Nivea Men ~ Body Shaving Anti Irritation ASL.

    My face is feeling silky smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy you Sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  9. Jayaruh

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  11. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    15th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:
    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush : Fine 24mm Synthetic.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather : G F. Trumper Violet Shaving Cream.
    Blade: Centwin ~ SP. (3)
    Razor: Wilkinson Sword Premium TTO.

    Post:
    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint, lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree , lemon essential Oils + menthol crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ Blue Stratos ASL.
    Aloe Vera Gel.

    Greetings,
    Everything in my shave set up worked together superbly this morning resulting in a enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups DFS/ near BBS shave with no errors to report.
    Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.

    My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy your Day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

     
  12. Jayaruh

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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tom's Tourqued Razor
    Personna Stainless Blade
    Warranteed w/Two Band Badger Brush
    Tabac Shave Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Lavender
    Tabac After Shave
    Tabac Eau De Cologne


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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    SOTD WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

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  16. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    17th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:
    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush : Turkish Unbranded Boar.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather : Arko Fresh Shaving Cream.
    Blade: Centwin SP. (4)
    Razor: 1950's Ball End Gillette Tech. (US)

    Post:
    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint, lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree , lemon essential Oils + menthol crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ Gummy ~ Traditional Turkish Tobacco Cologne.
    Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.

    Greetings,
    The Ball End Gillette Tech / Centwin SP paired together superbly resulting in another pleasurable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.
    The Centwin SP blade has excelled itself throughout the week feeling smooth and efficient with each shave...I feel as though i could quite easily get another 1-2 shaves from this blade, but i will retire it, as i still have enough blades to reaquaint myself with that i've only used on odd occasions. Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.

    My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy your Day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
     
  17. Jayaruh

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  18. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    19th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:
    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush: Anbbas Boar.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Soap: OSP Fougere. (Sample)
    Blade: Personna Gem PTFE. (3)
    Razor: Gem ~ Micromatic OC.

    Post:
    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint ,lavender eucalyptus,+ Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture.
    Pashana Original ASL.
    L'0REAL ~ Barber Club Reinforcing ASB.

    Greetings,

    A new shave set up to start the weekend...I'm making this a vintage SE razor & soap sample week starting my weekend shave with the gem micromatic OC razor & the OSP Fougere soap which i haven't used for a while a great performing soap with wonderful scent.
    The gem OC micromatic is the most efficient of all my SE razors it's incredible after only a few shaves with this very assertive vintage lady how comfortable and at ease i was shaving with her.
    "All of my razors are ladies of which i care & treat with the upmost respect."
    "I've said it before treat any razor with respect, learn your technique, gain your shaving confidence and you'll be rewarded with some sublime comfortable error-free shaves".
    This is essential with the Gem micromatic OC...I recommend any traditional wet shaver if giving the chance to experience shaving with a vintage SE razor once if possible....However, in my personal opinion i would recommend starting off with a Ever Ready 1912 (US) or (UK)which are far less aggressive to gain your technique & shaving confidence before moving on to the very efficient gem micromatic open comb.YMMV.

    A pleasurable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of L'0REAL ~ Barber Club Reinforcing ASB.


    My face is feeling super smooth and smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
     
  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tom's Tourqued/DIY Handle Razor
    Derby Extra Stainless Blade
    West German Boar Brush
    Stirling Bonaparte Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Lavender
    Stirling Bonaparte After Shave


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  20. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member


    20th September 2020.

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    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.

    Pre:
    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
    Brush: Omega 10051.
    Bowl Lather.
    Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
    Lather: 3P croap (Sample)
    Blade: Personna Gem modified PTFE. (2)
    Razor : Valet ~ Auto Strop VC1.

    Post:
    Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint , lavender eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./Benjamins ~ Mentholated Bay Rum. Creightons ~ Sensitive Post Shave Balm.

    A relaxing sunday morning shave.

    After the extremely close shave with the assertive Gem micromatic i only needed 2 passes + a pick up pass to make my face silky smooth again.
    The wonderful valet vc1 looks an "aggressive lady" but IMHO it's quite mild however, that's not to say it isn't efficient this vintage lady will mow through face & head stubble with ease after the limited time it takes to adjust to this mild but efficient lady.
    As always personal views judgements, & opinions are very subjective.
    The 3P croap sample created a wonderful cushioned protective slick lather in a short space of time leaving a superb post shave feel.
    Another very comfortable 2 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.
    Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of Creightons ~ Sensitive Post Shave Balm.

    My face is feeling silky smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy you sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
     
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