Shaving your face

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  1. Flashy

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    is there a bigger pain in the ass then this? :mad:

    i swear, once i turned about 14-15 and began to need to shave, i cannot think of a bigger waste of ones time on earth/pain in the ass/total nuisance.

    in late high school, i did not have to do so more than perhaps once-twice a week.

    by college, it had to be twice a week definitely.
    after college, every other day i could get away with.
    now, i cannot even get away with 1.5 days, but my skin is so sensitive, that even with all the best skin care/shaving care products, i refuse to do it more than every other day...

    what a fucking pain in the ass...it is so annoying...i hate beards and stuff like that so that is not an option.

    i wish they could do laser hair removal on the face, or electrolysis, and even if they do, i would be wary of it...

    but seriously, is there a bigger pain in the ass/waste of time in terms of personal grooming? :mad:
     
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    I'm totally with you on this one Flashy. It's a pain in the arse.

    If I'm going out on an evening I usually end up having to shave twice that day. I try and make up for it on days I'm not working by not shaving unless I have to go somewhere where I need to look at least half decent.

    My other half user hair conditioner to shave with and that gives him a really close shave. I can't use that as it plays havoc with my already crap skin.
     
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    I agree. My solution - stop shaving. I caught part of Jeremiah Johnson on tv about a month ago and decided to go for the mountain man look. It not only warms the face in the winter but also cools the face in the summer because the sweat collects (or so I've heard).
     
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    Agree, hate shaving. Even the closest shave never looks complete cos of real dark whiskers. I need to shave every 2 days to look tidy.
     
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    Has anyone been shaved with a straight razor by a barber? That's supposed to feel quite nice.
     
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    yeah, the "double shave" day is a total no-no...i cannot do it. no way...my skin would be totally raw...i usually will have to shave the previous afternoon, than not shave the next morning, then shave before the evening...even then, once every 24 hours is still too much in that case. :mad:

    total nightmare...i have very good skin, but it is sensitive...it clear does not enjoy having razor scraped over it often, and, i cannot say i blame it. :cool:
     
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    A thread about shaving faces! FINally!!

    And how novel.

    Me, too.

    I need to shave every 2 hours to look tidy. I have a Flintstone beard. But luckily, I only have to do it every other day.
     
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    On holiday in Turkey I did and ended going back every day as it was great. A bit unnerving at first but great results.
     
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    I really like my stuble...
    I hate shaving... also the shaved looks don't suit me...
    But I like the products to use lol.
    And then the red spots/zits... damn, yeah yeah, being male is easy :wink:
     
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    yeah i tried that once...it was just so itchy...plus, i didn't want the Crows to come raid my cabin and kill Swan and Caleb. :wink:
     
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    yes, it was a great experience...i now know why it was popular among people with the means to do so, (back in the day and today)

    it was extremely close, i did not get a single nick, or any bumps/burn and i was able to read the newspaper during it.

    my grandfather, a lawyer, used to get it every day before work at his barber shop with the same barber he had for decades...

    hot towel, hot shaving cream, and it is done really quickly, with quick, smooth motions, with virtually no mess.

    when i shave in my home, it is always a mess, no matter what. lol. no matter how many towels, there is water everywhere, missed spots, always one little nick or two, no matter what blade i use, no matter how much moisturizer, skin food, warm water, soap, brand of shaving cream, aloe, post shave cream...

    fucking sucks. :mad:
     
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    It's a waste of time, but when you have to, don't press hard and you won't get bumps. For work, it doesn't have to feel smooth, it has to look smooth. About 2 months ago I quit shaving and started using a beard trimmer/hair clipper set to the closest setting. I do it every other day and it actually looks pretty good, is in style, takes less time because I don't have to do a great job of it because it kind of blends together. Plus the next day or so I do it again. Give it a try one weekend or better yet a week and if people ask, tell them you are toying with the idea of growing a beard.

    Look at the celebs, rarely do they have a close shave when not on set. Clooney is a long time example, but there are a lot of others.
     
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    Like you guys, shaving is hell on my face. Hurts enough I pretty much don't say a whole lot to anyone because of it.

    I have found that if you shave everyday, or twice a day, that it causes the hair to "pack" into the follicle making it thicker and very tough. When I let it grow out for 2 months, and it got past the itchy stage, the new hair was thinner and my face felt better. Made me look like Chuck Norris too. :biggrin1:

    A good friend of mine turned me onto shaving with a really good hand lotion instead of shaving cream of any kind. It makes a world of difference. I still have to do it in the shower with lots of steam and very hot water.
     
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    I have, my face was like a smooth baby ass after that shave :biggrin1:
     
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    I dunno...doesn't bother me that much.
     
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    I detest shaving. I have to shave every single day, but I can only do it once in a 24 hour period or, like Flashy, my skin gets ripped to shreds. I also get that god awful 5 o clock shadow - usually at about 4 o clock for me!

    Further to this wonderment, I have to also shave down my face, going with the grain, not against it - going against the grain does terrible, terrible things to me. If I don't shave, it may be fine for a day or so but then starts to itch terribly and is awfully annoying.

    The thing I think I hate most about shaving is the cost of the "equipment" needed - the razors I use are the more expensive disposable ones, but good quality. I also mix it up between regular shaving gel and fancy shaving balm. Then I whack on a bit of after shave balm and presto - done, until the next day.
     
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    yeah i use those top of the line disposables as well (Mach 3 Gillette) i have tried virtually every type of shaving cream, including the high end ones, balms etc. but i still find that nothing works better for me than old edge gel...i use aloe before as well, and a couple of years ago i finally founda great aftershave cream that works wonders and is perfect for me called "Lab Series Triple post shave remedy"...never had a single reaction to it, and it is very smooth and comforting and has lots of moisturizer and aloe type stuff in it.

    like you i also have to go with the grain because of my skin sensitivity...my cheeks and face area aren't the problem...all my problems are on the neck and just below the chin....it is maddening. :mad:
     
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    I stopped using a razor at 19 after a few years of needing to shave nearly every day. Electric trimmer for me now. Much easier and it looks better on me (the more face hidden, the better).
     
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    I don't believe in shaving there's a reason we have hair on parts of our body and if it was goood enough for Jesus then it's good enough for me.
     
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