Shaving (Men AND Women!)

Atra/Excel/Sensor OLD SKOOL   2 votes - 40 %
ProGlide or Big Head 99 Blades Razor   2 votes - 40 %
Electric Razor   0 votes - 0 %
Old Skool Straight Razor   0 votes - 0 %
Old Skool Saftey Razor   1 vote - 20 %
Nair   0 votes - 0 %
5 Total Votes
Interesting by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 01:48:59 AM EST
The "Gillette Atra" brand name is new to me, but seems to be much the same as the "Gillette Contour Plus" I used for most of my life. (I recently switched to a double-edged safety razor).

Now for the Contour Plus, I found that off-brand knock-off blades were much cheaper and almost as good. Have you tried searching Amazon for Atra compatible?
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?

Amazon no, locally yes by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 09:31:09 AM EST
I have had bad luck with 3rd party replacement heads for the razor. They all seem to have sharpness issues.  I'll check amazon, thanks for the tip!

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
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Hmm by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 03:31:36 AM EST
Depending on availability I go for Sensor Excel or Mach 3.

I never got on with single blade razors; I think one of the functions of the swivelly heady razors is that they reduce my ability to cut myself..

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
Shower shaving by Phage (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 04:27:48 AM EST
FTW - Also because you don't have to clean the sink afterwards.

and if you're severe;y myopic by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #4 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 06:44:38 AM EST
and can't see anything without glasses, you might as well shave in the shower by feel.

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Indeed by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #10 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 09:41:35 AM EST
I went through a phase with disposables, but I've never been satisfied with them.

As to straight razors, I don't want the maintenance and frankly, I think I will end up a bloody mess using one.

As to my electric, I've replaced the blade head on it once, it was expensive, relatively speaking.  I do have to say I use most of the same strategy as you do from a "not shaving" perspective.  I still wear a beard, so it's not so necessary every day.  Plus I work from home so it really doesn't matter. The whole thing is just frustrating.

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
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I shave twice a week or so by theboz (4.00 / 4) #6 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 08:17:28 AM EST
However, I don't mind wearing stubble like a slob.

For the rest of your rant, right on brother.  It's like all these companies that make health and beauty products are just now catching up to the late 80's or something.  Next I expect to find "X-TREME SURGE SHAVING KIT!" with blades that go in a flexible loop like a tank tread, but with moisturizing strips in between that fill your pores with caffeinated gel.  The same problems also fit tooth brushes, which makes sense since they are made by the same people.  Next up on their improvement agenda, fluorescent orange maxi pads with built in MP3 players that are moisture triggered and play some Blink 182 to notify you when you need to change them.
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lol n/t by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 09:42:32 AM EST

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
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I just shave every 3-4 months by infinitera (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 08:24:14 AM EST
And go for the homeless beard in the meantime.

Less skin irritation, and it doesn't take time away from the day.

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Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 09:46:47 AM EST
I've done that in the winter, but with a little beard maintenance in order to keep out of the homeless category.  The thing is my beard is really thick and after a four or five months of long, heavy beard the skin under all that starts to get irritated.  No amount of brushing, scrubbing or products seems to do the trick.  I end up after about four or five months shaving it off just to let my skin breathe a bit.

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
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I shave a couple of times a week by spiralx (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 09:23:10 AM EST
Mostly because if I wanted my face to be smooth I'd be shaving every day at least. I use one of the razors you seem to despise - a Gillette Fusion with 5 blades and vibrating action (fnar fnar), and haven't yet cut myself once with it, even if the blades have gotten a bit blunt. I've got thick hair though, and the last time I used a two-blade razor it felt like I'd scraped the shit out of my face, and I managed to cut myself a couple of times.

Scissors. 2-3 times a year. by ana (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 10:07:21 AM EST
Whether it needs it or not.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 10:14:38 AM EST
I can't do that, I'd have hair from the bottom of my eyes down to connecting seamlessly with my chest hair.  *shudder*  :-)

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
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Razors by Herring (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 02:44:26 PM EST
It is silly. I've been using one of the Gillette Fusion things on my face and legs. Yeah, it gets expensive. There has to be a cheaper option - possibly growing my leg hair back.

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It's already been said by barooo (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 06:13:53 PM EST
Double Edged razor.  The best ones are antique gilettes from the 50's, I'm partial to the Gilette Fat Boy, although I think it's really just a matter of finding a good sample of something that's 50 years old, I have another model that's supposed to be awesome and it sucks.  The merkur HD is good, but it's more aggressive, meaning easier to cut yourself or get razor burn.

Pros: dirt cheap blades, no landfill garbage.

Cons: You have to go slow so it takes  a minute or two longer to shave, and ther'es a learning curve while you figure out how not to turn your neck into hamburger.  But after 6 months it's way better than a mach 3. 

man, i need a beefy taco now.