what razor does /g/ use? I noticed that the really expensive ones are a fucking rip off cause the one I have which is pic related, does not shave good at all, I have to go over and over the same area and have to use the trimmer to cut the long tough hairs, so I guess I should buy a cheaper model, I used one once it shaved better than the expensive shaver.
A cheap wahl one, this sort of shape. Never liked the ones with the 3 spinning discs.
I actually followed the /g/ meme and the amount of money I'm saving on shaving with a safety razor is pretty insane. Also when you get used to them they shave as good (if not better) than any gilette piece of shit.
I prefer to epilate in conjuction with IPL, usually takes a week for the hairs to grow back if at all
This with one note.
It takes longer to shave with a safety razor. Not like terribly long or anything but i'd say using a safety razor takes twice as much time as using a disposable-plastic-thing.
IPL is an alternative to laser hair removal, it blasts varying wavelengths of light at your skin and literally burns the hairs out of their follicles permanently damaging them
this is the gun I use, it was pretty cheap and works quite well but useless unless you have dark hair and light skin
epilating just pulls the hair out so it takes forever to grow back
A Muhle DE razor with Astra Superior Platinum blades.
Plus pic related $3 Rimei when I travel.
Hint: Dem Chinese also export electric razors if you want "a cheaper model".
Probably because metal blades are cheaper, safer and less bulky.
That said there was some kickstarter that got b&, followed by an indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-skarp-laser-razor-21st-century-shaving
/g/ was not positive. It's a fucking scam, never mind retarded.
actually i think the point of shaving is to not be
I hope your face is perfectly mathematically flat or it's getting fucking destroyed. Have you seen the only video they released of that thing working. They wouldn't bring it near their actual skin.
>I hope your face is perfectly mathematically flat or it's getting fucking destroyed.
my face or the razor? yeah just watched the video, it's cutting the hair
Dat Rimei >>52557885 is the cheapest option but you could also go with an Edwin Jagger or Muhle R89 or whatever other classic.
Or some newer one. Actually, honestly, they're not that tricky overall.
Just get some sharp blades like Feathers or the extremely common Astra Superior Platinum that I use too, and it'll be okay. That's the only thing I'd say you probably should explicitly do.
> What about a set of brushes and cream?
I have soap in a bowl that I foam with some shaving brush not made with animal hair but ... whatever plant they used.
I've used shaving foam from a gel bottle, makeup brushes and random shit before. Even used soap-between-hands technology. You know, making soap bubbly isn't very high tech either.
No doubts you'll also like one good option that you tried and settled on better in the end... but it's almost impossible to go wrong.
Pic related. Gillette Blue II Ultragrip Pivot, I can get 16 in a pack for cheap and thats the way I like it
Thanks mate, that's the exact kind of info I was after. Makes sense that getting good blades is what it's all about, I'll try some Feathers since people always seem to recommend them, and see about the Jagger or Muhle, but might even settle for something cheaper.
Safety Razors are
>Cheaper in the long term
Blades are fucking cheap, seriously, you'll buy a pack and it'll last you months.
>Give you a closer shave
You don't even have to apply pressure, and if you need a second pass it'll always be clean
>Easy to clean
Just pop it open and give it a rinse, job done
I did Gillette in the past. Now, if you buy original Gillette Proglide Fusion or whatever cartridges in like around here, it's a pretty big money difference. Those things cost a lot around here. Like 25 bucks for four or some dumb shit like that.
This originally caused me to try DE. Astra Superior Platinum are ~$15 for 100.
Since then, I noticed I could have parallel imported the Gillette cartridges from Russia and saved over half that money, but there also was the issue that these cartridges clogged too often with my hairs together with gel and were near impossible to clean without putting them out of alignment sometimes. Pain in the arse.
I could have reverted to Mach3 with even cheaper Chinese or Russian cartridges that didn't clog, but the shave was better on the DE razors anyways.
So I didn't bother. DE works a little better than Mach3 and much better than the new Fusion Proglide whatever for me and it's the cheapest option, done.
Came here to say this.
Pic related. I have one with a wooden handle.
>I have to go over and over the same area
This is what made me abandon rotary shavers and stick to foil shavers. The best one I've found is the Panasonic Arc shavers. You can get an Arc 3 for $50-60. Shave in the shower. Shave in the car. Save at the computer. Shave pretty much anywhere.
I have ridiculously good sharpening equipment for my kitchen knifes already. And I can't be arsed to work with straight edge razors anyways.
Factory stamped and sharpened tiny flat DE razor blades are just so damn cheap and easy and well, sharp without even a little effort.
>fall for the meme shavers and try straight edge and safety razors
>get ingrown hairs like fuck
Smooth shaves are all well and good but my skin hates them.
>no matter how I wash it I get pimples and blackheads under my beard which are uncomfy as fuck
So far the best thing I found is an electric razor since it doesn't cut close enough to give me ingrown hairs.
We also have some sellers trying to sell them for about that much. It's pretty ridiculous that people appear to pay this much around here.
> I get a box of 10 DE blades for $7 and each one lasts longer.
$15-20 for 100 Astra Superior Platinum is pretty much a near global price, just in case you want to bring down that cost further.
Some places also have them for close to $10.
is wet shaving a meme? because i feel like i felt for one, it literally feels easier to use my electric razor dry
Just a part of his knife collection
I use my grandpa's old safety razor. I can buy a pack of 10 blades for like $1.50, and get about as good of a shave as more expensive disposables.
A straight edge is the best shave you'll ever get though. I'm planning on buying a good one soon. I'm a machinist so keeping it sharpened is no problem for me.
I use Astra blades, they are quite cheap and can withstand two or three shaves. I also use shaving soap - maybe it is stupid but it force user to take some time off and don't rush .
Electric razors irritate the fucking out of my skin. That's a common complaint when switching from wet to dry. I'm sure it works the other way around too. If you're used to dry, wet is going to take getting used to.
I got this as a Christmas present. Its really good. Water-proof, versatile, clean shave.
>checked the price just now
wew, thanks pa.
Safety Razor with adjustable blade and feather razor blades. Works very well and rarely cut myself but the nicks are a bit deep when I do.
Really liking it and would recommend it to anyone wanting a very cheap close shave with minimal irritation.
What safety razor are you using senpai?
>internalized the filters
For me personally, I have thick facial hair which used to clog up the blades of disposable razors and tug and be painful, plus I'd never get a clean shave.
Safety razors are much better for me.
>it literally feels easier to use my electric razor dry
Not for the neck it doesn't. Definitely don't miss my face being on fire after electric shaving either.
Anyway, this is what I shave with.
11 years and counting.
Same blades, but with the meme "#1 best seller/4500 positive review' Merkur 180.
I'm a cheapskate who likes nice, expensive things, so it's rare that I find a purchase that completely satisfies me. This one does.
I don't necessarily shave every day, and when I let it build up, my beard will destroy a cartridge in a single shave, even after trimming. A disposable is hopeless. It only takes a single edge to cut through it with the Merkur. Two edges, two perfect, new-blade shaves with zero razor burn for 13 cents.
Don't even need any fancy brushes or soaps. I use Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel.
don't use these electrical ones because they're made for europoors with baby thin hair.
i remember when i had one and my skin got irritated + i had to repeatedly shave over the same spot to cut down hairs.
get a safety razor and you'll be set for life
Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
This is the discussion of which tools will best accomplish the task of removing coarse hair from delicate skin. Shaving is the very definition of the use of technology.
You're probably one of those morons who think "technology" is a synonym for "electrically powered."
Squirt a bit of liquid hand soap on the foil and hold down the button for five seconds or so until the cleaning cycle kicks in. Then open it up and wash the head and the blades under warm water.
You really do not need to change the blade every shave. that'd be annoying. With even cheap ones like astra you can get at least 4 without any issue.
Protips: rimei razor, arko soap, kabuki brush from poundland (bright pink tipped). The brush is the real mvp there, better than any boar bristle brush and doesn't stink of pig either.
have used everything from single blade hipster-tier 1950s safety razor that belonged to my grandfather to 5-million-blade Fusion to various expensive electrics, settled on Mach 3, best shave for me, relatively decent price