What Did You Learn From Your Shave Today?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Carson West, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Carson West

    Carson West Member

    Guys, there's a thread on Badger and Blade on this same subject that was posted years ago and is still active because it's so useful. Members make daily contributions. So I thought I'd start the ball rolling here.

    I learned that many strokes over the same spot with very light pressure is less irritating than fewer strokes with more pressure, at least for me.
     
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  2. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Don’t under estimate inexpensive stuff. I bought a $3 clone razor head just to try it and it has been fantastic. I like it so much I feel like I’m cheating on my more expensive stuff.
     
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  3. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Same here! I shaved with a lion De today, it was my first double edge and ive neglected it ever since i got fancier razors. Beautiful BBS shave from it, actually the best shave ive ever had.[​IMG]

    Sent from my Redmi S2 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I’ve been looking at one on eBay. I’ll definitely have to try it now.:)
     
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  5. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Reminded myself of what I knew but largely forgot -- a Gem 1912 with a new carbon blade makes for a comfortable, smooth and dandy shave.
     
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  6. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Learned to put the coffee cup as far away from the cup holding the brush as possible. ;)
    Also learned to not shave without my glasses on.
     
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  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :happy097:
     
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  8. Carson West

    Carson West Member

    Yuck, I sure wish this lather tasted like it smells.
     
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  9. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    That I like my Star 3 piece razor more and more. Great shaver!
     
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    My son was shaving and he was trying out a new blade. I hear him complaining about the rough shave he was getting. So I told him I would like to try it. Sure enough not quite as bad as him but still a bad shave. Sometimes it’s not experience, it’s just a bad blade.
     
  11. BigMark83

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

    To not shave when your tired. Lather could have been better, and I'm shot. But hey, I'm getting better with my Badgers.
     
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  12. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    That my boar brush is a magician. It makes all the lather disappear while I'm focused on the first pass and makes the lather reappear after I reload.
     
  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    some of my best shaves come from the simplest of products.
     
  14. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Like the underrated Tech or Flare. :D
     
  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    yes sir, and a boar brush and proraso soap..
     
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Totally agree about the Boar, but can't do Proraso ... it doesn't like me. :ashamed001: EDTA in it.
     
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  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    fair enough, sorry to hear..well any cheap soap that isn't made from exotic bearded wombat fat and platypus milk..
     
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :D

    EDTA is a byproduct of formaldehyde.

    No joke ... I can't make that kind of stuff up. EEWWWWW!!!! :sick007:
     
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  19. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Great idea for a thread.

    Sometimes rushing, hurrying the shave, takes longer. Blood takes a while to clean up...

    Herm
     
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Two words .......... Septic pencil.

    or

    One word ............ Tourniquet

    :eatdrink013:
     
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