STW Razor aficionados – Your assistance please!
Teetosugars – Member
I use these…
Andat £10 for 100? Well, you can’t really go wrong IMHO..
Good link that … I will put in an order for this in the near future … Totex Lemon Cologne – 5 Litre for £30. Ya baby!
Or this one … Selin Lemon Cologne – 1 Litre for £10.
Posted 4 years agowillardMember
I genuinely never thought that I would see aftershave available in such bulk amounts. SingleTrack, I salute your bulk-buying prowess.
I think the main reason for the Futur desire is the look of the thing. The brushed steel/chrome and styling are very pleasing to my eye (so is the Vision, but that’s twice the money again) and the other razors just don’t have the same appeal. Well, some of them may do, but the Futur is the nicest.Posted 4 years agogavtheoldskaterMember
out of curiosity after a similar thread a few years ago, and being fed up paying for gillette, i bought a silly cheap lord razor to give it a go. less than a fiver with blades i think. i would’nt go back to mach 3.
i’m really lazy, shave in the shower, minimal prep, cheap turkish soap stick and cheap brush, no mirror. its fine. trick is getting the right blade for you. my skin is quite sensitive, feathers/7 oclock rip me up. derbys a bit too dull. sharks are my fave.
i too wondered how a more expensive razor could be better than my cheapie. wife bought me an edwin jagger (about 25quid i think) for xmas and my word its so much better. just more solid, better feel, definitely a better shave.
as i say, no way at all would i go back to mach 3. and besides, all the de stuff, the soaps, the blade packaging etc, are all way cooler.Posted 4 years agoLazgoatMember
I gave up on the Gillette multi bladed razors a couple of years ago and bought a Merkur 38C and a pack of Derby blades.Posted 4 years ago
The trick is to give yourself plenty of time to shave so you aren’t rushing things. The day before I shave I use an exfoliating face wash which clears any ingrowing hairs and really reduces any razor burn.
After a hot shower I massage a bit of hair conditioner into my beard then use King of Shaves gel or The Body Shop Macca Root shaving cream, it’s brilliant! and massage that in and begin shaving. I never go against the grain, it’s too close and aggressive for my skin and I get loads of ingrowns thereafter which takes a while to work out.
Might try some different blades in a few weeks.lemonysamMember
I would love to develop a skill in this black art – but it’s the time thing. I really don’t have 30 mins to fanny arse around in the morning – hence it’s a Mach 3 for me …
It doesn’t take me any longer than my old wilkinson sword. It’s also not a black art, it’s just shaving.Posted 4 years agoIHNMember
Mach 3 or equivalent plus a razor pit for the win. The razor pit is my top money saving tip of all time! It’s like shaving with new blades every time! Don’t faff about with the old fashioned nonsense, life is too short.
The greatest myth that all the companies want you to believe is that blades go blunt quickly. This is nonsense. They get dirty quickly which makes them less effective. A razor pit solves this problem.
This.Posted 4 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
How do you shave the bit under your nose?
That is, in all seriousness, a wholly valid question and that area can be tricky – does involve some gurning and facial contortion.
I’m in two minds about using my DE and all the niche gubbins – I find the whole experience quite relaxing and satisfying but a gel and a disposable can do much the same in a fraction of the time!Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
Mekur here and than to teetosugars for some samples my next blades will be the Astra platinum they’ve performed the best so far.
I was a big fan of the Gillette Mach razors but at the price of blades no chance and the Mekur makes shaving a pleasure again not a daily chore.Posted 4 years agofreddygMember
How do you shave the bit under your nose?
Same as you would with a cartridge razor.
DE convert here too (thanks to a thread on here a few years ago) – Merkhur at home and a 60’s Gilette Tech from ebay for travelling. Feathers in the Merkhur and Gilette 7 O’clock blades in the Tech. It took a fair amount of testing different blades to decide on the right combination for me.
The final straw for me was when I was bought a 5 bladed thing as a gift. It was really very good for 1 shave. Half way through the second shave it started to drag and I had to change the cartridge. When I looked at the cost of replacement blades I was horrified and reverted back to my trusty Mach 3. The old thread on here inspired me to have a punt on the Tech on ebay – I got it for around £12. I think it is highly unlikely I will ever revert back to cartridge shaving.
The other bonus is that the missus likes it and the associated paraphernalia means She and the kids are never stuck for something to buy come Christmas / Birthdays.Posted 4 years agohandybendyhendoMember
Not read it all…and may have been said…..but I buy ladies razors as you get more for your money for essentially the same thing.
I go mid price and get 3 blades – but the grip and housing is all plastic.
I just look for whatever three bladed mid pricer is on offer in superdrug etc…..
A good gel is a must though so Gillette or Nivea…..and I have more than one hair on my chin…..Posted 4 years agoAdamWMember
Geofatboy’s videos are interesting. I’d like to save money on the shave and buying something like a Merkur and paraphernalia would be very ‘me’. Unfortunately one of my many major failings is that I am absolutely scared to death of blades. Even looking at a razor blade makes my skin crawl. 😕
I see in his Merkur vid he does *three* passes at a single shave from different directions. Do you lot using DE blade systems do that too?Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
AdamW, I sometimes find that if I’ve left it for best part of a week, that I have to do my neck in two passes. It’s easier than trying to get it in one go. A stiptic pencil (available from Boots, just like a lipstick type thing) is a must for the first few bloodbaths. 🙂
I’m no expert and am just using a boots de razor and Wilkinson Sword blades, nor am I evangelising, but I’ve saved a fair few quid in the six months or so since I started.Posted 4 years ago
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