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GEM Razor

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Tips on shaving with a safety razor

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Comment by Django McClane on March 13, 2016 at 4:46am

Just picked up a Haryali safety razor set and am ready to join the world of the real shave!

Comment by Lou on February 7, 2016 at 12:01am
Good evening gentleman, just purchased an inexpensive safety razor along w/a 3 pc.set of shave soap from Walgreens. The razor appears similar to what my granddaddy use to use. I must need some practice, the first shave although effective, ultimately proved pretty painful...lol.
Comment by Clinton R. Ausmus on August 21, 2015 at 10:38am

It only gets better Longarm...

Comment by Longarm on August 21, 2015 at 9:40am

Shaved the other night and it went well. Very close indeed!  Also shaved my neck, which I had strayed away from during my 5-blade era because I would always get razorburn and break out, so I would use an electric razor to mitigate.  But no adverse reaction this time using the safety razor!  I recommend one for anyone having similar issues!

Longarm

Comment by Longarm on August 17, 2015 at 9:33am

Thanks, Niles. Here's the safety razor I bought (it's a Weishi) to go with my grandfather's shaving kit.  He had a bronze 2-blade razor with this kit.  Just opened it yesterday and I've only ventured as far as shaving my cheeks so far. Very different from the 5-blade Gillette I'd been using--nicked myself a few times--but it feels like a much closer shave! 

Comment by Niles on August 15, 2015 at 10:46pm

Congrats on your decison to try a safety razor. Let us know how it goes.

Comment by Longarm on August 12, 2015 at 4:37pm

Hello gents, I just bought my first safety razor from Amazon.  Five-blade razors give me razorburn plus I'm prone to ingrown hairs, so I hope it works out for me.  Also looking forward to the lower cost of razor replacement. 

Cheers,

Longarm

Comment by Niles on July 18, 2015 at 1:56pm

Art, if you have a CVS near you, you should be able to at least find Wilkinson Sword blades in the shave aisle.

Comment by Art on July 11, 2015 at 6:36am
I'd use my old school safety razor if I could find blades other than on the net
Comment by Jeremiah Dewey on June 29, 2015 at 9:23pm

I have a friend who uses "Dollar Shave Club" for his head and face.  He raves about the quality of shave that he gets.

I use a DE on my face and love it.

 

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