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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    iplaybass wrote: »
    I would like for facial hair to grow only when and where I want it

    I would like this with just hair in general... as in not just facial.


    Er, I... okay this needs clarification. I mean like the hair on the top of my head, not like pubic or anything. And not like fur... because yeah, then I would be tripping on that wolfman's circus shtick.

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    laughingfuzzballlaughingfuzzball Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I wonder if they make a working replica edge that Johnny Depp used in Sweeny Todd.

    Because I would buy one of those in a heartbeat.

    If they don't, there'll probably be some sort of prop in the next couple years. If it has a fake blade, you could always buy a real one and swap them out.

    Why specifically those, though? They were pretty unremarkable, and silver isn't exactly a utilitarian material.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I wonder if they make a working replica edge that Johnny Depp used in Sweeny Todd.

    Because I would buy one of those in a heartbeat.

    If they don't, there'll probably be some sort of prop in the next couple years. If it has a fake blade, you could always buy a real one and swap them out.

    Why specifically those, though? They were pretty unremarkable, and silver isn't exactly a utilitarian material.

    What if there is Vampires and I must defend myself?

    TBH, I just think it looked cool in the movie.

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    HoA-playerHoA-player Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The only time I've seen a difference between disposable razors was that one time when I get the horrible, cheap six-for-a-buck kind because I was broke. Those sucked. Some are harder to clean out than others and I don't really have to pay attention with the tilty head ones, but they all leave pretty much the same results.

    I've thought about getting a straight razor and kit, just 'cuz, but the up-front cost is holding me back.

    Yeah the initial cost for a shaving brush, straight razor, strop and whatnot is pretty steep compared to normal razors but if you take good care if them they will last forever.

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    powersurgepowersurge Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You haven't lived until you have gone wild man. Long hair, wild beard (neck and all), etc.. 8-) All thats required is a quick shape job with scissors every once and a while. Of course if I untie my hair I look like Dimebag Darrell or a crazy man but ah well I like scaring folks :P

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    JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    powersurge wrote: »
    every once and a while.

    Gosh, you even type like a wild man!

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    powersurgepowersurge Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Jimothy wrote: »
    powersurge wrote: »
    every once and a while.

    Gosh, you even type like a wild man!

    Nah I don't speak english. I actually speak Redneckese... that and I didn't sleep at all last night :lol:

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I use a schick quatro

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I wonder if they make a working replica edge that Johnny Depp used in Sweeny Todd.

    Because I would buy one of those in a heartbeat.
    I'm sure Hot Topic will have them.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Finally decided to give traditional wetshaving a try, dropped $130 on a razor, soap, brush, and some extra blades, including S&H.

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Javen wrote: »
    I like my happy trail. It's like extra motivation

    come on, you can do it, you're almost there!
    I knew a girl in high school who cultivated a happy trail and used to show it off at every opportunity. I didn't know if it was hot or gross. Probably a little of both.

    I've been shaving with those Gillette Good News disposables with the comfort strip my whole life. I can only grow a little hair on my neck and chin so one bag lasts me almost a year. Plus, I almost never get nicks or razor burn from them.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Finally decided to give traditional wetshaving a try, dropped $130 on a razor, soap, brush, and some extra blades, including S&H.

    Razor and whatnot arrived today, just got out of the shower and gave it a try.

    It is definitely the best shave I've ever had.

    Almost no irritation, smooth as all hell, and I smell good too.

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    bentbent Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I can't grow a substancial face full of stubble at the moment, but the second I can I'm shaving all this damn hair off and I'm going to look somewhat menacing for maybe a year or two

    also in terms of shaving electric razors are pretty crap, any disposable one will do really

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    bent wrote: »
    I can't grow a substancial face full of stubble at the moment, but the second I can I'm shaving all this damn hair off and I'm going to look somewhat menacing for maybe a year or two

    also in terms of shaving electric razors are pretty crap, any disposable one will do really

    Those cheap bag of 20 disposable blades are like sticking sandpaper against your skin I shaved with them once and swore never to do it again.

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    bentbent Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    the only time I get razorburn is when I either dry shave or do it improperly, like go against the grain or something

    so I can only assume that you have the skin of a lady or you're doing it wrong

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I would say you have the hair density of the shiny part of my father's head.

    Actually put it this way, I've used those cheap arse blades. They get stuck in my stubble they can't cut through properly.

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    bentbent Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've also shaved my balls with a disposable razor, without cutting them once

    it's all about technique
    and if you think a razor can't cut through the hair on your face I don't know, maybe you need some hedgeclippers or something

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    The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I shaved mainly with single bladed disposables.


    Now I have triple bladed disposables

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    DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This barber shop I went to in Ft. Collins actually gave you a shave with a straight razor, all for like $15.

    Nicest, smoothest shave I've ever had.

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've been using a badger brush and safety razor for about a year now and there's no way I would go back to those Gillette multi-bladed monstrosities. I tried using a Gillette Fusion again a while back just to see, and on my second time using it I got all of that marvellous razor burn and bumps that I used to get. The worst I do with a safety razor is nick myself, or maybe a small spot of irritation.

    I am tempted, one day, to give the cut throat a try.

    People that think that body hair grooming on a man is weird have not faced the horrors of a thick dark forest growing all over you.

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This one time I was in a small Italian town and at the supermarket I saw a fat Italian lady with a moustache that would rival Tom Sellek

    I kid you not

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have seen some girls with moustaches who have tried to hide it by bleaching, and I always wanted to say, 'no, we can still see it, perhaps you should wax'.

    I felt so sorry for them.

    I can't shave without some rash. I just can't. I've tried every trick in the book.

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Janson you could always just stop shaving and move to France

    They're like a gigantic reception camp for women who don't shave their anything

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I can't grow a beard. It always comes out too patchy. Looks retarded.

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    HoA-playerHoA-player Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm still learning how to use my new straight razor. Stropping it is actually harder to do right then it looks and some days I just can't seem to get a decent shave without cutting myself. Mostly near my left ear while moving the blade to a new position.

    But all in all I really enjoy shaving with it, it's a fun challenge and on days where I get everything right I get even fewer skin irritation then with my safety razor.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have recently had to go from shaving once every four days to shaving once every three days.

    It is irksome. Especially since I can't grow some goddamn sideburns, which I want so goddamn bad.

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I can get away with shaving once a week.

    By the end of the week, I usually look ruggedly handsome.

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If I could stop my facial hair from growing on the 3rd day after I shave, I'd look so much better.

    I need to buy one of those facial hair trimmer thingies because I don't want to be clean shaven all the damned time

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    HoA-playerHoA-player Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have to shave every 2nd time and I still can't grow bitching sideburns because a lot less hair grows on my cheeks then on my throat and chin.

    Which is good, I'd probably look retarded with sideburns.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    I can get away with shaving once every three days because I have the facial hair growth capabilities of a small child -- and even then I just run a disposable Gilette 3-razer thing over my face in the shower and get no irritation whatsoever.

    Whilst it is disheartening to know that I will never feel the joy of a good waxed handlebar moustache twirl I also save a heck of a lot of time and money.

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    ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm shavin' with a nose trimmer because I can't find my damn razor.

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That must look hells of dumb

    Also I pray to all possible gods that I will never need a nose or ear hair trimmer because having too much hair in those places is just hideous

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    ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't even know how I got this nose trimmer

    maybe somebody left it here


    oh god

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I can imagine those nose hair trimmers also work well for trimming ass hair in... critical places

    Did you consider that Obbi

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    ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm mortified

    but intrigued of practicin' that myself

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    J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I shave my face every three or five days. Not four. I usually do the majority of face shaving in the shower cubicle with the water running at medium warm with a Gillette Three-Blade (not four), then finish up the area around my two sideburns once I'm out and looking in the large mirror which is hopefully not fogged over.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've having a hell of a time getting the area around my neck on the right side of my face smooth with the safety razor. Nicked myself this morning at the bottom of my Adam's apple, but no biggie. Gonna have to work on my technique to get the 'just under and around the jawline' area smoother.

    Suggestions?

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I picked up a random gillette double blade to shave my head for new years (for a costume party). I was kind of shocked how much pressure I had to use to get it to do anything. It's good to know my initial attempts at using the stupid thing were more in line with more classic versions of shaving. I'm asking for a classic shaving set next christmas.

    No straight razor, though, that shit made you look like and axe murderer way before Sweeny Todd made it back into the vernacular.

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dumb Hero wrote: »
    Suggestions?

    Hero it's not an easy area. I have been using a safety razor for nearly a year now and I am still developing a technique. The problem is that the hair just grows in so many different directions there that I have found that the only way is to just learn the directions and go with the grain on the first pass. Second pass I will go across the grain (adjusting to whatever direction the hair grows in) and if I am feeling cheeky against the grain on the third.

    The advice I received was good but they would always say, first pass down, second pass across and such when really you have to manually adjust in the right direction of the growth so down becomes up sometimes to the left and that bit under the jawline that goes across and diagonal damn it!

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    SamiSami Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've got the thick, rough hair of an Arab with the soft baby skin of an Irishman. Shaving sucks.

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