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DerZauberer
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Braun electric shaver. Ever since I had a teen-aged incident that required stitches in my chin, I have not allowed a traditional razor near my face. I like the precision of an electric shaver since I wear a “tight” goatee.

On the other hand, being a swimmer/water polo player in High School and a Semi-Professional Bicycle Racer in my early 20's. I used the cheap disposables on my legs.
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I remember reading somewhere that if you keep your blades in Mineral Oil(?) you could use the blade indefinately. Anyone know about this?
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Doesn't the guy in the video look just like a young Dan Ackroyd?
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On 2008-04-23 17:38, rawdawg wrote:
I remember reading somewhere that if you keep your blades in Mineral Oil(?) you could use the blade indefinately. Anyone know about this?


Only if you put it under a crystal pyramid...
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I use a Remington micro-screen that I've had for 20 years or so! I've changed the screen less than 10 times. It's not the closest shave by any means, but it's quick and easy and reliable.

I think I'll stick with it until it dies or I do... Whichever comes first.
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My wife bought a Norelco Shaver for me ten years ago. I've never shaved with anything else since. Convenient, fast, no nicks or burns and for me, it shaves just as close as a razor. I doubt if I'll ever change back.
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On 2008-04-23 17:59, gaddy wrote:
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On 2008-04-23 17:38, rawdawg wrote:
I remember reading somewhere that if you keep your blades in Mineral Oil(?) you could use the blade indefinately. Anyone know about this?


Only if you put it under a crystal pyramid...



Check THIS out...

I remember reading about this when I was a kid, seems pretty wacky to me.


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Ah, Fnord!

...Is there ANYTHING that crystals and pyramids is not the answer to?
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Pyramid Power started with an article in a science magazine by Martin Gardner parodying some of the silly ideas being presented as science at the time. As some are incapable of comprehending parody the Pyramid Power craze swept the world for a couple of years, much to Mr Gardners amusement and horror.

As for razors, someone who needs to shave very closely before they perform told me the vibrating Gillette Fusion can't be beaten.

I needed safety razor blades for the show recently and a packet of 10 Wilkinson Sword cost me over $10 - I'll be careful to wipe them dry after every show!

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As for razors, someone who needs to shave very closely before they perform told me the vibrating Gillette Fusion can't be beaten.



Interesting. Maybe that certain someone has some tips about skin care, too.

I know that the last thing I would want to do is get a real close shave and then put make-up on, for example. Open those pores up real good and then clog them up with foundation. It hurts to think about.

Do after shave lotions really work, by the way? I've read that alcohol and menthol just dry the skin. I've also read, however, that you should put something on the skin to help it with the trauma that shaving causes.

Shaving as trauma? Gotta stay away from those axes, people!
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As for razors, someone who needs to shave very closely before they perform told me the vibrating Gillette Fusion can't be beaten.



Interesting. Maybe that certain someone has some tips about skin care, too.

I know that the last thing I would want to do is get a real close shave and then put make-up on, for example. Open those pores up real good and then clog them up with foundation. It hurts to think about.

Do after shave lotions really work, by the way? I've read that alcohol and menthol just dry the skin. I've also read, however, that you should put something on the skin to help it with the trauma that shaving causes.

Shaving as trauma? Gotta stay away from those axes, people!
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Shaving is actually good for the skin - exfoliates - sloughs off the dead skin and exposes the fresh stuff underneath. Women pay a fortune for jars of stuff that do that job.

As for opening the pores up - a splash of cold water will close them up again.

The trauma of shaving is nothing to the trauma of sun exposure - especially in the tropics where I live - the only thing you really need to put on your skin is sunscreen.

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I'm pretty happy with my Mach three. The vibrations are cool. (although, I'm sure it's just a gimmick!)

But I get a real close shave...no nicks, no cuts...I used to use disposables once upon a time, but I got tired of having to carry my head out of the bathroom in a bloody towel.

My wife got me the razor as a present when she was alive. Amazingly, the batteries went on strong for a couple years or more, and after she passed away, they were still going strong.

When she bought me the razor, I never dreamed those little 2 dollar batteries would outlast her two thousand dollar defibrillator...
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So does anyone (anyone? anyone?) use a real straight edge razor?
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I remember when I was a small child..my dad used one..with a brush and a mug...
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I keep thinking about buying one, complete with the soap, mug, brush, and strop. It just seems so civilized and quaint. I suppose a box of Band Aids wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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I just use the ninety-five cent six pack of disposable razors at Wal*Mart. (And I get 10 cents off with my employee discount to boot!) And just later up with soap before wacking away at the (quite frankly) pathetic growth of hair. (I couldn't grow a beard if I wanted to. The durn stuff grows in weird patches on my face!)
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I learned to use a straight razor in Beauty School while some guys chose to use the gay one Smile ...JUST KIDDING!!!!!!
I really did use a straight razor in Beauty School (23 years ago) and it's the closest shave you can get as far as I know!
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What razor do I use?

Simple: Verizon!

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I use a Shick Quatro with liquid hand soap, but I must use a pig brissel brush.
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