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Edwin Jagger DE89 or Merkur HD 34C

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd McFarland Apr 23. 1 Reply

Sensitive skin on my neck and currently using my grandpa's Gillette Superspeed. Looking for something less aggressive to avoid ingrown hairs. The only major difference I've seen between the two are…Continue

Tags: Jagger, 34C, HD, DE89, Merkur

Ingrown Hairs on The Neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd McFarland Apr 23. 5 Replies

I've been shaving for about 5 years, and have been using a DE safety razor since August '16. I've developed my technique and have tried practically every variable I can think of. I've tried shaving…Continue

Tags: Shaver, Wet, Safety, Razor, DE

Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Landes Jul 8, 2016. 16 Replies

Hello, I recently have gotten into the traditional shaving culture and started using one of my Grandpa's old safety razors. I would like some advice on how to pick a good soap/cream and if there are…Continue

Tags: Soap, Cream, Shaving

Tobacco Pipe for Herbal Use

Started Mar 28, 2016 0 Replies

I am considering acquiring an inexpensive tobacco pipe for herbal use, on occasion. Anything to look out for/ best types (corncob/meerschaum/briar?)/ pitfalls/ tips/any other knowledge is…Continue

Tags: Smoke, Smoking, Pipe, Tobacco, Herb

 

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Todd McFarland replied to Alex's discussion Ingrown Hairs on The Neck
"Try the alum block. I had the same problem in college but outgrew it.  I think my hair got coarser over time so it would just poke right through the skin and not curl under."
Apr 23
Todd McFarland replied to Alex's discussion Edwin Jagger DE89 or Merkur HD 34C
"WTF?"
Apr 23
Alex posted a discussion

Edwin Jagger DE89 or Merkur HD 34C

Sensitive skin on my neck and currently using my grandpa's Gillette Superspeed. Looking for something less aggressive to avoid ingrown hairs. The only major difference I've seen between the two are that Jagger is longer and slightly deeper scallops. How are the weights? Preferences?See More
Apr 20
Lumberjoe replied to Alex's discussion Ingrown Hairs on The Neck
"Use bump stopper."
Apr 19
David F. replied to Alex's discussion Ingrown Hairs on The Neck
"Damn  I only do one pass with the grain, perhaps a second in my throat area.  That is every week day.  I take the weekends off.  I change my blade every 3 shave days or so. I wonder if you are over doing it.  I'm a…"
Apr 19
Thomas Kime replied to Alex's discussion Ingrown Hairs on The Neck
"I had a problem with this so I quit shaving them and used a comb and clippers and left them fairly short to avoid the in grown hair problem. I grow a beard  so it really didnt look horrible. I can't explain why but the problem went away…"
Apr 19
Pale Horse replied to Alex's discussion Ingrown Hairs on The Neck
"Grow a clean beard."
Apr 18
Alex posted a discussion

Ingrown Hairs on The Neck

I've been shaving for about 5 years, and have been using a DE safety razor since August '16. I've developed my technique and have tried practically every variable I can think of. I've tried shaving with the grain, accross grain, against the grain, one pass, two pass, three pass, cold water, hot water, post shower, and pre shower. I'm still trying to find the best blade brand for me as I purchased a DE sampler pack from WCS. I seem to have very sensitive skin as I constantly find myself getting…See More
Apr 18
John Landes replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"You are quite welcome, sir."
Jul 8, 2016
Alex replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"Thank you very much!"
Jul 8, 2016
John Landes replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"Dove makes an aftershave lotion that is light on the scent, in my opinion.  But my olfactory sense is a little dull, so you could smell both kinds (regular and sensitive) to determine for yourself.  I personally shave at night, so the…"
Jul 7, 2016
Lumpy52403 replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"My favorite shaving soap is Taylor of Old Bond Street.  Their grapefruit scent (yes, grapefruit!) is one of my favorites."
Jul 6, 2016
Alex replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"How does the poraso green smell? Their description made it sound like it smells like menthol and eucalyptus? And Taylor seems good, especially because it's affordable and they have such a variety in products, but I've heard a lot of…"
Jul 6, 2016
Alex replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"That's what I've heard from a lot of people, especially as a beginner soap. I've heard a lot of people say they felt like they needed an additional moisturizing product post shave, however. Especially if I'm trying to get a close…"
Jul 6, 2016
Alex replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"Thanks! And yeah, I definitely don't want to blow a ton of money. I'm just looking for something that's affordable, has some moisturizing properties so I don't end up having to use heavy lotion on my face for a week just to…"
Jul 6, 2016
Alex replied to Alex's discussion Shaving Soap for a novice wetshaver
"Would I still need to use an aftershave if I use something like unscented witch hazel? If so, do you have any recommendations for unscented products? (I don't want to end up using a sandalwood scented shaving cream and then apply a fruity, bay…"
Jul 6, 2016

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