Electric Shaver OR Shaving Cream and Razor?

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  1. earllogjam

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    Which do you use?

    I've always been a shaving cream and razor guy ever since my teens. I just like that ritual in the morning of shaving. I've been given a couple of electric shavers and tried them for a day or two and quickly went back to the razor.

    Do most guys use electric shavers mainly because it saves time in the morning? They seem like a hassle to clean and charge and they always pull at my whiskers. I don't think they shave as close as a razor in my experience. I suppose an electric razor is cheaper in the long run as you don't need to replace the blades very often.

    I use a Gillette Sensor razor with Nivia or Aveeno shave cream. Shave every weekday and take the weekends off. I get a shave from the barber once in a while and that is the absolute best.
     
  2. D_Jared Padalicki

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    Razor and cream, best result and handy to use
     
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    I'm just lazy. I usually need to use a trimmer first and then use a blade razor because I dislike shaving so much. I use lots of goop and only shave downward. Electric razors leave the edge of the hair shaft ragged so they don't leave your beard feeling very smooth plus I've always found them to irritate and pull a little. A good blade razor gives me better results with less discomfort.

    I think you look best when you're a bit scruffy as the look works really well on blond guys. I'd suggest just using an electric trimmer.
     
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    Razor and cream in the shower. If have neglected to shave regularly, I usually buzz my beard with the electric hair trimmer and get it nice and close before hand.
     
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    Been a razor and cream guy since my teens....electric seems to tear my beard out and makes me blotchy.
     
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    You mean my chin and face, earl?

    Usually electric razor. Rarely I'll use soap and hot water while in shower (and you already know I don't take hot showers very often).

    The jewels?

    Razor and cream.

    (and happy 3000 posts)
     
  7. Steve26

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    I've used both ... in my book a razor with shaving cream wins hands-down, giving a quicker and closer shave with less skin irritation.

    Steve
     
  8. earllogjam

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    Scruffy works but I do look unkempt for work. I'll get a trimmer when I start to really go bald and need to keep buzzing it short.

    Cold garden hose shower on a bone chilling Portland morning? I think the guys at Abu Ghraib had it better.

    I shaved down there once and the itching that followed - well needless to say I've never done it again. How can you stand the stubble down there? Ugh.



    What kind of shaver and cream do you use?
     
  9. Swordie

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    Cream and razor on face and balls, electric razor on everything else.
     
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    First time I shaved down there the itch tormented me for several weeks and I was about to chalk it up as a mistake. Then, the itch faded and never came back. I've heard others report the same experience. Regardless, I've enjoyed the shaved sensation ever since.
     
  11. thadjock

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    edge gel aloe , and mach 3 razor

    tried the quatro but the 4th blade just seemed redundant and my stubble got stuck in it , hard to rinse.

    electric isn't even close to a wet shave.
     
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    MACH 3 razor and Jack Black Beard Lube or Jack Black Supreme Cream.
     
  13. Steve26

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    Since you asked ... I'm with thadjock: Edge gel and Mach 3 razor.
     
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    Bayonet, lye soap,and ice water.
     
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    i dont' have super sensitive skin or anything i just LOVE the gel cuz it aerosolizes on your face and turns into foam. i luv phase changes.
     
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