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Who makes the best Razor for men that isn't electric?


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Initial post: Dec 14, 2009 9:48:45 PM PST
J. Parkes says:
I have tried for some time to find a good razor, so far only a few have made the 'just OK' list, but nothing has made the excellent mark.

I really dislike shaving, but I have to think there's a better razor out there, something I just haven't seen or tried yet that will make the whole routine less onerous.

Any other tips for a good shave is very much welcome, maybe someone has good tips handed down from dad or a grandfather that might enlighten some of us.

My beard is too thick for an electric razor, they get stuck on my face and lock up... I know it sounds funny, but it hurts!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2009 11:18:37 AM PST
Nick says:
Read this:

http://www.painlessfrugality.com/2009/07/shave-like-your-grandpa-did/

I had the same predicament as you, tried this and Im loving it.

You have to learn to shave all over again, but after a couple weeks you will be a pro and get the best shaves ever.

I prefer the Merkur #180, feather blades, and poraso shave cream.

I have a 1949 Gillette Super Speed but the Merkur gives me the best results.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2009 9:26:30 PM PST
J. Parkes says:
Bill>

Thanks for the tip, I too have had enough of overpriced multi bladed throw aways. I am intrigued by the bristle brush and mug method, modern shave cream is useless and I've used just bar soap for years. Time to make the plunge and go old school altogether!

The video on your link helped, I knew there was a method to the old safety razors, but needed the instruction. I hope not to bleed overmuch while I learn it! My dad wasn't around when I started shaving, though I remember watching him use his old brush and straight razor(after I perfect the safety I may chance that).

I wonder how, in these times of common divorce and single mother families how many father son traditions are lost to the following generations. I am lucky enough to have an old fashioned barber nearby who still gives a hot towel and a straight razor shave. It makes for a nice change every couple of weeks. I highly recommend this to any who have not had the opportunity, it will change you!

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 8:45:11 AM PST
VLAshaving says:
If you are looking for something inexpensive then the Fusion ProGlide power is a great option, however if you want a really close and smooth shave then try using a double edge razor. This is a great shaving tool but it can take some time to learn how to use it correctly, the key is to not press against your skin but instead let it cut away through you beard. This site has lots of info on the best shaving tools that are available on amazon: http://www.squidoo.com/man-shaving-products

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 8:35:04 AM PDT
How is the ProGlide inexpensive?? Blades are ridiculously over-priced!
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