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Postby LSK » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:52 am UTC

I am a 16-year-old, and I have decided that I need to shave. I found a cheap ($10) electric shaver in my room.

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Postby __Kit » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:55 am UTC

Congratulations, I've been shaving for about 6 months, I'm not good at it, I use my sister dispensable shavers and just a bit of water - a real cheap job.

I want a beard when I'm older though, I've always pictured myself with a beard, a historical philosopher with a massive beard, yes, a big beard, a grand beard!
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:58 am UTC

i regularly sport a beard, it is one of man's most treasured possessions! i have to say though that i prefer a wet shave with a good razor, electric ones just don't do it for me.
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Postby pollywog » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:13 am UTC

It is a step well worth taking. Shaving will remove unsightly bumfluff from you face, making you look manly until that point where you decide that you ain't manly enough, and let the face prickles grow through. Some words of advice (you may have already heard these, but even if you have you need to hear them again).

If you are going to continue using the electric shaver, for Optimus's sake don't try to shave your pubes off. This will only cause you pain.

If you decide to get a manly razor, it must have One (1) blade, and must contain exactly no plastic. Despite what you may see on the TV, 5 blades doesn't make you sexier, just a more stupid capitalist. If you do get a blade razor, remember: up and down, never sideways. Never.
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Postby __Kit » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:16 am UTC

I bet this will turn into "Who shaves their ass?"
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Postby Hawknc » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:17 am UTC

I'm way too lazy to actually shave properly, so I use an electric razor. One of these days I'm going to go back to the ye olde style, though. Perhaps when they release the Gilette Mach c, with 3x10^8 blades for sheer comfort and precision!

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Postby pollywog » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:20 am UTC

__Kit wrote:I bet this will turn into "Who shaves their ass?"


I have on occasion shaved a little picture into my stomach hair. When I do it next, I shall definitely put a picture up.
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Postby Traisenau » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:21 am UTC

Ironically, I have a disposable 3 blade razor and a nice 4 blade one... and the 4 blade one cuts deep whenever I use it, while the disposable one works well and hasn't cut me once.
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Postby stuck » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:24 am UTC

I desperately want to buy a nice cut-throat razor for shaving. The Mach3 is ok, but honestly, nothing says manly like one six inch long blade of doom!
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:27 am UTC

i've always wanted to give one of those a try, it'd be ace! mach 3 is the standard, most disposable ones hurt in my experience. i'm not going to bother with any more than 3 blades though.
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Postby Traisenau » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:37 am UTC

Oh, I also want a straight razor too, simply because they are badass.
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Postby haveblue » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:52 am UTC

I have a Fusion, and it works pretty well, but I too want a straight razor.. I've been unable to find one locally, though I suppose I haven't really looked that hard.

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Postby pollywog » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:56 am UTC

I have one of these (several, actually). It is my life's ambition to be able to get one so sharp, I can shave with it. THAT would be badass.
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Postby evilbeanfiend » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:10 pm UTC

wet shave with a gillete sensor excell 2 - find and more than two blades just clogs the razor with hair as i often shave once a week, and having a swivel head razor much better than a fixed razor. also wet shaving is so much better than using an elecy it isn't funny.
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Postby prime » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

__Kit wrote:I bet this will turn into "Who shaves their ass?"

After what happened to the masturbation thread, I wouldn't be surprised.

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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:32 pm UTC

pollywog wrote:If you do get a blade razor, remember: up and down, never sideways. Never.


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Postby __Kit » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:32 pm UTC

prime wrote:
__Kit wrote:I bet this will turn into "Who shaves their ass?"

After what happened to the masturbation thread, I wouldn't be surprised.


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Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:49 pm UTC

__Kit wrote:
prime wrote:
__Kit wrote:I bet this will turn into "Who shaves their ass?"

After what happened to the masturbation thread, I wouldn't be surprised.


Yeah xkcd's going downhill, or maybe uphill, it all about perspective, now help me down from this pole!


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Postby __Kit » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:51 pm UTC

TheTankengine wrote:
__Kit wrote:
prime wrote:
__Kit wrote:I bet this will turn into "Who shaves their ass?"

After what happened to the masturbation thread, I wouldn't be surprised.


Yeah xkcd's going downhill, or maybe uphill, it all about perspective, now help me down from this pole!


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Postby joeframbach » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:53 pm UTC

Too Much Information wrote:I really should shave my ass. It's a jungle. When you need to wipe 5 or 6 times just due to excess hair, you know it's time to clear the overgrowth.

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Postby Tractor » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:15 pm UTC

Hawknc wrote:I'm way too lazy to actually shave properly, so I use an electric razor.


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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:25 pm UTC

I have a beard because I'm too lazy to shave, and it helps me not look like a giant 12 year old.

My neck, though.. I probably shave once or twice a week. Too lazy to do it more often, but too... something.. to not want a neckbeard.
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Postby Tractor » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:59 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I have a beard because I'm too lazy to shave, and it helps me not look like a giant 12 year old.

My neck, though.. I probably shave once or twice a week. Too lazy to do it more often, but too... something.. to not want a neckbeard.


Yeah, that's the other problem, looking 12.
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Postby Phenriz » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:52 pm UTC

congrats Jimbo, (LSK)

shaving sucks, i try to avoid it as much as possible. (only once a day)
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Postby LSK » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:07 pm UTC

I probably should've asked my question straight-out:

How do I actually use this shaver to shave?

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Postby Sprocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:13 pm UTC

haveblue wrote:I have a Fusion, and it works pretty well, but I too want a straight razor.. I've been unable to find one locally, though I suppose I haven't really looked that hard.
Men's razors are so superior to women's, and yet women's cost more. RETARTED. I go with the men's. Shick crazy-things, Gilette 500 blades. Oh yeah.
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Postby space_raptor » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:18 pm UTC

LSK wrote:I probably should've asked my question straight-out:

How do I actually use this shaver to shave?


Oh, is that what you meant by >>_? Heh.

Well, if it's anything like my electric shaver, you just point the thing at your face, keep it at about a 90 degree angle to your face, and... shave.

I'm having trouble with the idea of a 10 dollar electric shaver, though. Mine cost almost $100. And it's still not as close of a shave. I can shave in the car though. Hah.

This isn't the "electric razor" that just vibrates a regular razor while you're shaving is it?

Also maybe you should ask your dad this question.
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Postby joeframbach » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:18 pm UTC

LSK wrote:I probably should've asked my question straight-out:

How do I actually use this shaver to shave?


You need to also get pre-electric shave lotion. I use this really cheap stuff called "Lectric Shave." Otherwise the electric shaver will just rip the hair off your face and cause a lot of bleeding. At least this has been my experience with cheap shavers. The $100 one I use now doesn't do that. It's nice to my face.
Put on some lotion and let it dry. Dont shave with wet lotion, it clogs up the shaver.
Put the blades up to your face, turn it on, and make small circles with it until you're nice and smooth.

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Postby Tractor » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:20 pm UTC

LSK wrote:I probably should've asked my question straight-out:

How do I actually use this shaver to shave?


1) Turn in on
2) Run it around your face
3) Avoid things you don't want to shave (eyebrows, hair on top of your head, tongue).
4) Working out the angles/directions to get it all best is something you'll hafta work out, since everyone's face is a bit different.
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Postby space_raptor » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:20 pm UTC

I think maybe you have a different kind of electric shaver than they do where I am. Unless you're having this guy on.

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Postby funkenregen » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:34 pm UTC

if your razor looks anything like this

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DON'T USE IT.


if this is similar of yours

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just press it against your hairs with the metal-covered thing. not with the thin thing that looks like an electric hedgeclipper. move it around, done.

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Postby dekonstruct » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:47 pm UTC

I am a man and I hate shaving.

Especially the electric shavers. They really don't do a good job on my thick mongoloid hair follicles. If you have to shave, I'd recommend the age old, single blade with some shaving cream. To avoid razor burn use cold cold water, and don't shave against the grain (which should be down on most humans).

I received a four blade razor in the mail as part of some smarmy advertising campaign so I tried it out. It was actually quite painful. The sheer amount of blade tended to rip the hairs out of my face instead of cutting them. I was none too pleased. Anything less than 3 shouldn't hurt too much.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:48 pm UTC

I started when I was 19. My buddy Al started when he was 14. It takes all kinds. I recommend the Mach III.... anything more expensive is just a rip-off, and anything less-expensive ends up hurting me (but I have, like, superhuman tough facial hair). I shave about once a month.... I like to develop a nice, thick scruff before I shave, to let everyone know that I'm only doing THAT much for their benefit, not mine.

I like my scruff.

However, I shave WITH the grain to get the big stuff off, then AGAINST the grain to really, really get my face smooth, and it is totally smooth for about eight hours. Then, for a while, I'm like sharkskin. Really, if you go slow, gentle, and use good shave gel, against the grain is no problem.

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Postby Tractor » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:53 pm UTC

A good alternative to just diving right into the shaving when it's thick and scruffy is a prep run with a trimmer.
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Postby sillybear25 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:57 pm UTC

I shave (occasionally) with an electric razor. Don't really have enough hair growing to do anything else. Although as soon as I can grow a beard, I will. Oh well...
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Postby MFHodge » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:21 pm UTC

I go at right with the grain first, then a second pass at right angles to the grain for my cheeks, and straight down for the neck. I touch up every few days in the shower.

Beard trimming is what's a giant pain. I have to do it right before a shower or I have beard scraps all over my shirt all day.
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:25 pm UTC

funkenregen wrote:if your razor looks anything like this

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DON'T USE IT.


isn't that an epilator? a friend of mine used one of those on my leg once. oh the pain! i don't even what to think about what it would feel like on my beard...
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:26 pm UTC

It looks like it runs on a bike chain....

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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:30 pm UTC

it just rips the hair right out of you, like a blunt combine harvester.
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Re: Shaving.

Postby the Cow » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:40 pm UTC

LSK wrote:I found a cheap ($10) electric shaver in my room.

>>_


Wow - not about the shaving, but congrats on the magic room that makes things you need suddenly appear. Magic, but cheap.
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