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Wet Shaving (No Spam!)

A group to discuss anything and everything concerning straight, SE or DE razor shaving.

Spam will not be tolerated. Any member who spams the group will be uninvited.

Members: 84
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2016

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Comparison of various DE blades

Started by Jeremy Allen. Last reply by Brandon Johns Nov 28, 2015. 7 Replies

A few years ago I switched from crappy plastic razors to shaving with a Dovo straight razor.Well as time went by I decided straight razor shaving was taking too much of my time and didn't fit my…Continue

Razor Recommendations

Started by Xenias Latin Apr 29, 2015. 0 Replies

I have currently been shaving with a Micro-touch DE, coming off of the cartridges it was the best shave of my life. However, the store eventually went to carrying the refills only online and I…Continue

Where is a good place to buy traditional shave soap

Started by Jonathan. Last reply by Benjamin R Hargis Jan 31, 2015. 3 Replies

Hey guys, where is the best place to find traditional shaving soap? The kind you use with a brush. Thanks.

DE razors sighted at Wally World- are we in danger of exposure?

Started by Nate Thallas. Last reply by Art Oct 26, 2014. 5 Replies

So, I went grocery shopping last night at my local Wal-mart. I used to be able to buy Wilkinson Sword DE blades for my shavette, but they stopped carrying them about 6 months ago. I can still get…Continue

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Comment by Art on August 8, 2015 at 1:32pm
Saturdays are often 'no-shave' days. Nevertheless, out of the shower, autopilot, I found myself lathering up. So I went ahead, of course. 'happen to you guys?
Comment by Daniel Offenbacher on January 18, 2015 at 6:48pm

I'm about to begin my wet shaving journey. So excited!

Comment by Dino Silone on October 4, 2014 at 11:50am
Just read the list of the 7 deadly sins of wet shaving. Wow. I guess I've been doing it wrong for over 40 years!

I really love it when people try to over-complicate things that are really pretty simple. If wet shaving had been some arcane art that required hundreds of dollars of specialized before, during and after products, and if it really needed even 15 minutes per day dedicated to it, does anyone really believe busy working men would have ever taken up the practice? I've been shaving with a straight razor since my grandfather showed me how in my late teens, nearly 45 years ago. It takes about 5 minutes, start to finish, and that includes everything from stropping to splashing on the aftershave.

My advice to new wet shavers is, unless it makes you happy to obsess over minutiae, keep it simple. Wash your face, strop your razor, lather up and shave. If you notice the razor isn't doing a great job after a while, hone it. That's it.
Comment by George H on October 4, 2014 at 10:23am

Just an FYI to new members. The no spam part of Wet Shaving (No Spam) is to prevent using these posts to sell products.

Comment by Brian W. on August 27, 2014 at 7:29pm

Wife got me a badger brush and bowl set for Christmas two years ago, and I haven't looked back.  Currently using a Dovo shavette, and keeping an eye out for deals on a 'real' straight razor in the $40-50 range.  Look forward to the discussions here!

Comment by Jason M Gaines on April 1, 2014 at 8:17am

I made this shave stand over the weekend in my shop; all done with hand tools.  Poplar wood with an antique walnut stain.  

Comment by Earl Foote on March 15, 2014 at 9:05pm

So, how many guys hear shave their heads?  My hand goes up!  I have a goatee, but I shave the rest of my face using generic five-blade razors and Barbasol shave cream.  I shave my scalp using Headblade and Headslick.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on January 27, 2014 at 9:46am

I've really enjoyed the ritual of wet shaving over the past several months.  My wife seems to enjoy the aftershave and smooth neck and cheek.  I'll never shave my beard but trimming with the DE razor is great.

Comment by Allen Thomas on December 14, 2013 at 7:25pm

Been using a shaving brush since I was in my teens

Comment by Jason M Gaines on November 14, 2013 at 9:01am

Just picked up a 1948 Gillette Super Speed on Ebay in superb condition.  Can't wait to lay my hands on it.  Pics to come upon arrival.

 

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