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    Even dumber question

    I've always been an electric razor guy, with no skin issues.
    Recently went to manual razor for a closer shave, but it is killing my skin. I am a bona fide redneck. Anyone have any solutions?


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    Re: Even dumber question

    I shave my head 2-3 times/week and sometimes get razor burn.
    Tips:
    Use a sharp razor
    Use good shaving cream, and plenty of it.
    Don't go over the same areas numerous times, usually once or twice will do it.
    Use a sharp razor


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    Re: Even dumber question

    I'm pretty sure that it can be solved by replacing McDermott.

    Sorry, but I figured I would beat them to the punch. This thread, too, will get there eventually.


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    Re: Even dumber question

    I use a gel, I think it works the best. I also heat my razor up with HOT water, it seems to help. I haven't found a big difference going with or against the grain. Always make sure the thing is sharp. I also think it will take awhile for your skin to get used to it. I have always used the tradition razor so I suppose my skin is used to it.


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    Re: Even dumber question

    your skin and whiskers need to be as warm and wet as possible. if you are able to shave in a hot steamy shower with lotion/gel AND a SHARP razor, try that.

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    Re: Even dumber question

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I use a gel, I think it works the best. I also heat my razor up with HOT water, it seems to help. I haven't found a big difference going with or against the grain. Always make sure the thing is sharp. I also think it will take awhile for your skin to get used to it. I have always used the tradition razor so I suppose my skin is used to it.
    Good advice here.
    I agree, the gel is better than regular shaving cream IMO.
    Hot water is also another good tip.

    For me, going against the grain of the hair makes a minor difference. If you are just starting to use a real razor, maybe shave with the grain until your skin gets used to it, then you can go against the grain to get a closer shave.


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    Re: Even dumber question

    I'm gonna have to disagree with the gel thing. I used to use gel until I forgot to bring it to my parents one time. Borrowed a can of my dad's Barbasol and haven't looked back.



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    Re: Even dumber question

    Thanks. I grew up in an electric family so it was all I ever learned. I'll have to try the gel. Been using Barbosol for sensitive skin. But my babyface just can't take it.
    Are there any aftershaves out there that won't have me smelling like my grandpa?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    I'm gonna have to disagree with the gel thing. I used to use gel until I forgot to bring it to my parents one time. Borrowed a can of my dad's Barbasol and haven't looked back.
    If you don't use gel you don't have man hair












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    Re: Even dumber question

    i always dry shave with a large hunting knife going against the grain and in the same areas multiple times.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i always dry shave with a large hunting knife going against the grain and in the same areas multiple times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    i always dry shave with a large hunting knife going against the grain and in the same areas multiple times.
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    Re: Even dumber question

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    I'm gonna have to disagree with the gel thing. I used to use gel until I forgot to bring it to my parents one time. Borrowed a can of my dad's Barbasol and haven't looked back.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80v5Wueed10]YouTube - Barbasol | "Close Shave America"[/ame]


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    Re: Even dumber question

    Be careful while manscaping. The skin is more sensitive down there. I recommend a good wax over shaving.



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