What do you hate about wet-shaving?

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by HUF, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. HUF

    HUF Active Member

    We all know what we love about wet-shaving. Nevertheless, there may be also something we hate about it (deep inside). Right?

    As for me, I really hate INCONSISTENCY. I know, there are many variables: the razor, the blade, the number of shaves on the blade, the soap, the cream, the brush, the hot shower before, the list goes on, but... even the same set of tools, materials and procedures is used I rarely know whether the shave is going to be great, good, so-so or terrible until it is over. How about you, gents?
     
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  2. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I hate that I didn't start wetshaving when I had the chance back in the 70's.
     
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  3. Silverirae

    Silverirae Active Member

    I hate that no matter how close I get to minimalism another amazing soap or aftershave will come out
     
  4. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    :signs011:
     
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  5. Mr. Shaverman

    Mr. Shaverman Well-Known Member

    I hate that there are so many things I want to try.
     
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  6. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    I hate that I didn't start sooner. Being in the military I could have acquired an incredible collection from all over the world. I also wish I had a bigger shaving buget for all of the AD's that this hobby takes you through.

    Other than that, I can't complain. I'm happy with my journey, and feel like I've learned a ton over the past year...it has been a great ride.

    The only other thing I hate is interuptions! I have a pretty strict routine and process from start to finish, and I don't like when it gets interrupted. Which is a big reason why I'm a night shaver...after the little ones are in bed.
     
  7. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    :signs011:
     
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  8. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    The 24-hour wait between shaves
    …….
    ;)
     
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  9. HUF

    HUF Active Member

    Haha! For me, it is 72 hours... Has been like that all my life.
     
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  10. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    Spot on with me also. Hate it...

    Which is why I, since I started, have been on a mission to find a daily kit that I can spice up with some smaller rotations what wont break the experience.
     
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  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    SAD. I am chronic.
     
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  12. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I hate that I am not an eccentric millionaire that can collect every razor, soap, etc, etc that c
    I'm the same - don't/can't/won't shave every day. I seem to average about three shaves/week.
     
  13. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Moderator
    I'm not much of a hater.

    What I don't like is that when you've sharpened a blade or razor the only way to tell if you've done good is by shaving. The next day. And if it isn't done well elough you have to do it again and again have to wait for the next day to test it out.

    For the rest: loving it.
     
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  14. KLF

    KLF Doctorin

    I hate to clean up the bath and store everything I used back in the drawer...
     
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  15. Greg F.

    Greg F. Well-Known Member

    I hate when my girlfriend's bangin on the bathroom door asking me what's taking so long because she needs to use the mirror...

    God forbid I do that to her or else I'd be in the dog house and sleeping on the couch.
     
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  16. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    The doghouse has a couch? Awesome! :D
     
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  17. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    Me too. I used to get three days between shaves but for some reason with a DE I get two.

    I hate that I need more money to get all the vintage razors I want. Like others here I wish I started sooner but this time last year I hadn't even heard of a DE razor.
     
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  18. Gordy

    Gordy Well-Known Member

    I hate that I wasn't introduced properly to DE at the time I started to shave. If I had known then, even the basic stuff I've learned off these forums, my life truly would have been so different. My skin by now would have been pristine and I doubt I'd have been as badly plagued by acne as a teenager.

    I hate that now that everything is working out shave wise for me, that I have to wait 72 hours between shaves. My shaves are BBS every time and there just isn't enough stubble to bother a blade even every 48 hours or so.
    I hate that the whole DE blade industry is hidden behind closed doors. Sure, there are a lot of great blades on the market, but some transparency would help us gain some knowledge and could lead to greater choice. It may let us know why certain cutting edges and coatings are giving us better results than others.

    I hate the market hype that cartridges are the only way!

    This last one is quite literally a DE sword - I hate that our way isn't more mainstream. Possibly if it was, we wouldn't feel as blessed as we do, or have the passion about wet shaving that many of us do. I'd love to tell everyone that there is a better and cheaper way than damned cartridges.
    What would the marketplace be like if cartridges had never been invented?
     
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  19. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    I hate it that I wore a beard for a 10 year period and missed all those wonderful shaves. I also hate it that I got rid of the USMC issue razor issued to me in boot camp at P.I. in 1962
     
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  20. Bristle Me

    Bristle Me Insufficient

    @HolyRollah
    Doghouse must have couches so these guys can veg out!

    Ponies.jpg

    Sorry, but I don't hate anything about wet shaving.
    Why, when I've had a trying day, I grab my bowl and brush
    and a couple of soaps and just do some test lathers.
    It works every time. :bounce015:
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
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