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Modern Mom 14/11/17(Mon)09:41 No. 2450 ID: 704dac
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After seeing how cheap the blades for double edge razors are compared to the obscenely over-priced replacement blade cartridges, I'm interested in learning more about double edge razors.

It sounds like aside from being a fraction of the price, the blades even last longer since you can completely remove, clean and dry them, which is impossible with cartridges.

The problem: how difficult is it to shave with these things? Will a new user have a close shave at a fraction of the price, or a face full of blood-stained toilet paper squares? At this point, I'm forced to use the same dull blades that should have been trashed a long time ago, because I can't shell out the money for replacements.

tl;dr shaving for jews


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Modern Mom 14/11/18(Tue)02:22 No. 2451 ID: 980650

I use them and I like them, I think disposable razors are a total waste, they're far more expensive in the long run than a good double edge and cartridges. They're not hard to shave with and you can tighten the blade guard to make it less sharp at first when you're getting the hang of it.


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Modern Mom 14/11/20(Thu)03:28 No. 2459 ID: 2b9929

I bought an electric shaver from the 1970's for 15 dollars. I have never sharpened the 3 spinning blades, it never pulls on my hair or harms the skin, even on my neck where I have an annoyingly pointy adam's apple.
It shaves just close enough that I can avoid noticeable stubble if I shave once per 24 hours. When I plan on going down on my very sensitive lady, then I do have a razor for such occasions, but it usually leaves me with an ingrown hair or two within a few days.
Man. They used to just make things better, man.


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biffbro 14/11/27(Thu)09:16 No. 2477 ID: dcff67

>>2459
Troof. Planned obsolescence may not have been a thing back then lol. I've got some razors and a shaver on the way from amazon, didn't watch and see they were comin from china tho, so it'll be a minute. I'll post a review on here or somewhere if y'all niggas intested.


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Modern Mom 14/12/07(Sun)12:24 No. 2489 ID: a489a9

You usually get around 5 shaves out of a single blade. But it depends on how thick your hair is and how sensitive your skin is. That's not as long as a cartridge (which is usually like 2 weeks worth?) but you still come out ahead in terms of price.

The shaving technique is a bit different and you will cut yourself eventually, but it's better for your skin once you get the hang of it. Alcohol-free aftershave and shaving soap (as opposed to canned cream) also make a world of difference.


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Modern Mom 15/12/16(Wed)09:12 No. 2781 ID: 27d28d

The cheapest shave is to say fuck it and grow a beard.


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Modern Mom 15/12/18(Fri)18:40 No. 2783 ID: 12d7bc

I switched to double-edged razor some years ago. It's cheap, but you'll have to switch blades more frequently.
If you're more of the hardcore kid, you can continue shaving with dull blades, but it will give you a really annoying and painful feeling which is not the case with dull cartridges.

I used a cartridge daily for half a year once while the simple blades become unbearable after a month.

Lately I got an electric shaver though because my skin can't handle daily wet shaving anymore, especially in winter.


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Modern Mom 15/12/21(Mon)15:40 No. 2786 ID: 7e287c

Dorco Usa are the cheapest disposable razors on the market.

The Mach3 rip offs are pretty decent, although it feels like a shitty plastic toy. Real Mach3 shaves close, they just get more painful, while the clone just get too dull and stops shaving unless you push harder.


The Quadro rip offs are pretty shitty. They dull rather quickly.


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Modern Mom 16/01/07(Thu)09:03 No. 2796 ID: 2b6d78

>>2450
What about a straight razor?


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Modern Mom 16/01/15(Fri)13:08 No. 2802 ID: 44fce6

I use astra blades. 20 cents. I use them once and throw them away.
Double edge razors are easy to use. Just a different angle. And dont press down hard. Best shave ever.


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Modern Mom 16/01/21(Thu)12:03 No. 2803 ID: e2cea9

Right, here's my two bits. I bought a Mercur razor a little over a year ago now.
I go through one blade a week (Personna blades; you can get 100 in a pack for $20 on amazon). I have, however, forgotten to change blades a lot, and frankly I only realize at the start of week 3 when it starts to tug.

If you want to make yourself super smooth, hit your beard with some hair conditioner in the shower, shit feels great.


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Modern Mom 16/06/08(Wed)20:03 No. 2843 ID: 29ee76

>>2796
Unless you want to become a barber it's not worth it. Maintaining and shaving with a straight edge is pretty difficult.


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Modern Mom 16/07/05(Tue)23:01 No. 2855 ID: 4dcd46

>>2843
lies and deceit. i learned to shave with a straight razor when i was in highschool. aside from the initial investment of a shaving brush, strop, hone and razor, i haven't spent a dime on shaving since then.*

*excepting soap and that razor my ex got me for christmas

i bought a used razor, which was hard to get a proper edge on at first. once you learn how to properly hone, straight razor shaving is a joy. and the chicks love it for some reason


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Modern Mom 16/08/10(Wed)04:33 No. 2865 ID: a58fb8

I switched to DE razors. I use Personna Lab Blues. Made in America and $12.30 for 100 blades. I use one blade a week. I have an Omega Boar brush 10066 and I use Arko shave sticks. I was gifted a Gillette Super Adjustable razor from an elderly uncle. I spent about 60 bucks for blades, a brush and case of arko sticks. I have enough shaving supplies for 2 years of shaving minimum.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)05:27 No. 2869 ID: a58fb8

>>2450

There is a learning curve with DE Safety razors. Its a minor skill. Initially you will deal with razor burns, nicks and cuts. It might take you a couple weeks to a couple months to learn to shave with a DE razor. Its very slow at first. After another few months or more and after developing some muscle memory you will get faster but probably not as fast as using a cartridge blade system(mach3 or similar). Aim for a socially acceptable shave and you'll get a very comfortable shave everyday. If you go for baby bottom smooth you'll be dealing with a lot of irritation and won't be able to shave every day.

There are some great resources available online though.

Badger and Blade forums

Sharpologist

On youtube look for "Mantic59" and "nickshaves" both have playlists for beginners. Many others post shave reviews on youtube for products.

I'll never go back to cartridge razors again. They tore up my neck and caused in grown hairs. Now that I know how to shave with a DE Safety Razor I don't have any of those problems and after the initial investment in a razor and brush I pay about 30 cents a week to shave(10 -15 cents per razor blade and the rest on shave soap and witchhazel)


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Modern Mom 16/09/03(Sat)15:37 No. 2872 ID: f3169f

Protip: wet your face, apply the stick of soap to your skin, then lather it up using the brush on your face. You'll use a fraction of the amount of soap compared to using a mug and transferring the lather to your face.


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Modern Mom 19/02/14(Thu)17:41 No. 3268 ID: ad8536

Just use a trimmer you fucks


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Modern Mom 19/03/05(Tue)23:21 No. 3278 ID: 1619ea

>>2450
If you've ever shaved with a bic razor, it's basically the same skill wise. It's not hard at all. They are safety razors so even if you get a tiny nick, it's not like you're going to die from a slit throat or something. They are about as dangerous as a bic razor.

Try a sampler pack of different blades because they are very personal and good for one person might be shit for the next. I use rainbow blades from UK, but shark, feather, gillette (from different plants) are a good bet. I used to get a blade called crystal that was really good too.



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