Shaving

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by redcard, 24 Jul 2012.

  1. redcard

    redcard Über Member

    Location:
    Paisley
    How often do you change your blade?

    I wet shave 4-5 times a week, and used to replace the blade every week. I got sick of paying about £12 for 4 blades so I just stopped buying them.

    So I've been using the same Gillette blade for about 6 months and I'm still getting a decent, smooth shave out of it.

    And that rubbish about getting more cuts from dull blades? Load of tosh.
     
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  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Leccy one here. Philips job. Changed the heads a couple of years ago. They last a long time. Shave isnt as good as manual, but lot less messing.
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    leccy too... shave every morning.
     
  4. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Gillette Mach III here, used daily on face only. A ruinously expensive pack of eight blades lasts at least a year. I really resent buying them.
     
  5. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

    what ever is on offer in Tescos never get the cheap ones,unless i have meetings i shave when i look like a hobo,but my beard is getting more salt than pepper,as i am not going grey or bald its a small price to pay for getting older
     
  6. Stonepark

    Stonepark Senior Member

    Location:
    Airth
    Safety razor and old fashioned razor blade, 5-6 shaves per blade at 10p per blade
     
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  7. NotthatJasonKenny

    NotthatJasonKenny Faster on HFLC

    Location:
    Bolton
    I shave in the shower, makes it easier and a single blade usually feels ok for six months. Gillette should be ashamed of themselves though, the powered version of the blades are exactly the same as the standard ones and cost loads more! Thieving buggers! Just buy the std ones!
     
  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    OK, who uses one of these and hones it on a leather strop?
    straight_razor_0098-main.jpg
     
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  9. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I only ever shave when I really need too, so I have razors that have lasted for years!
     
  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I simply loathe the daily chore of shaving. Quite how the razor people try and sell it as an enjoyable experience is quite beyond me. It's just boring, boring, boring.
    The trouble is that I detest the feeling of my stubble even more...:cry:
     
  11. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Yes I just cannot be bothered with it. It isn't that its boring a such, I just would prefer doing other things instead. I have to look on in complete awe at people who shave every day, really, I do!

    Buying razors is a novelty I have to endure 2 or 3 times every decade, and even then, I seem be given them every so often by people, so I genuinely have absolutely no idea when I last lined the coffers of Gillette et al.
     
  12. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    I'm with MDB here. When I need a shave I go to the barber's
     
  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Yeah, right...
    shaving-key-largo-edward-g-robinson-1-resized.jpg
     
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  14. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I've had that a few times whilst getting a haircut, but they use an electric razor, so its really quick and causes no fuss.
     
  15. ushills

    ushills Senior Member

    Old fashioned safety razor, cheap blades, badger brush ans soap. Stopped using/paying Gillette about 10 years ago and never looked back, turned shaving into a joy.
     
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