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Shaving Poll
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Pitch    Posted 11-21-2003 at 03:00:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah I know kind of strange, I am wondering what all you gents use to shave with. My wife bought me a can of shaving cream yesterday because our little store was all out of the soap. I tried it did'nt like it. I have used soap and brush since I was probably 20 never did like that canned stuff. I have had electrics also and really hated them. The soap is getting harder and harder to find so I am gonna have to really stock up next time we go to town.

LH    Posted 11-22-2003 at 09:16:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I aint got a whole lot of beard so I usually just do regular soap and a triple blade disposable in the shower. If Im getting slicked up for something fancy I use edge gel and the same brand of triple blade.

Ret    Posted 11-21-2003 at 16:04:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
use a Norelco, shaves better than the rest IMHO
However, in reading ALL the posts, I asked a lifelong friend and school mate one weekend 50 some years ago when he came home from college, why he was going upstairs to clean up and put on a tie just for dinner. His reply " we can dress and put on a tie, that is what seperates us from animals" He did have a point I guess
REt who has had a beard , but ages him way too much

WallSal55-IL    Posted 11-21-2003 at 15:28:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, my hubby has a tough beard and gets disgruntled, too. Lately, he uses an electric
Remington (doesn't pull!), (we find this brand to be better for us) and also, he is using a Gillete Mach 3 razor. My brother-in-law likes it, too.

Mike    Posted 11-21-2003 at 07:24:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well ok here goes;

I never liked the electric that my dad used. Got tired of buying shaving cream and never liked that feel either.

Now I just use disposables in the shower and shave by feel. Get the face wet, and lubricate with whatever cream/soap body wash that my wife has there.

It is quick and works ok.

Ron from IL    Posted 11-21-2003 at 07:22:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

After suffering from razor burn for over thirty years (Ihad tried foam, gel, soap, etc.) I finally found the combination athat works--Mach III Turbo razor and Somerset's Shaving OIL! The oil is an Aussie product made of various plant oils. It took a little getting used to. You only use three DROPS, which you massage into your face before shaving. It is the most incredible shaving lubricant I've ever found--no burn! It looks like a ripoff--the bottle (about $3) is very tiny. But you get about 90 shaves out of it, so it's really cheap. I'll never go back to foam or gel.


Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:58:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I must be the only one who shaves in the shower and uses a touch of hair shampo on the face and a throw away rasor. I shave by brail and so far never cut my mustach off since 1972 when I started to grow it. Mark H.

Dave Munson, mid illinois    Posted 11-21-2003 at 21:10:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shave in the shower & also uses shampo or soap w/ cheap throw away rasor (single blade bic).

Willy-N    Posted 11-22-2003 at 08:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sometimes I have to touch up the side burns and mustach in front of the mirror. Haven't figured how to do that in the shower yet. Mark H.

Slo    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:57:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where I shave to clean up the beard lines, cold water and a disposable razor.

Ron,ar    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:37:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have an electric that I use only as last resort. I use the throw away blue ones. I reall hate to shave but do almost every day. Canned shaving cream.

rhudson    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:30:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
baby face, tough as nails black hair. hot brushed on shaving soap, tract II. tried the three bladed shaves too close for my skin and hair. something comfortabling about making my own lather in the morning.

rhouston    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:24:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Norelco never went for that blade thing.

The ONLY ones who touch my face with a blade are the barber or my wife. Now there's some fun. Have your wife shave you sometime. Always gets a rise out of the other campers at the campgorounds.

rhudson, no thanks    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:32:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i don't know if i have that kinda trust with my wife.

rhouston    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
well maybe not with a straight edge razor. And that evil gleem in her eye could be a turn off.

Wisereader    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:18:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right now I have the bead for deer season and winter, so currently I am dry shaving my neck and "border" areas. Mostly clean shaven the rest of the year though and I accomplish this with a Gillette Sensor and cheap Colgate shaving cream. Used to use an electric shaver, but it was too rough on poor ole me ;-)

Red Dave    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:00:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Norelco. Used a mug & brush with a razor for years, got a Norelco for Christmas one time and didn't use it 'cause I thought I wouldn't like it. Finally gave in and tried it, now I won't go back.

bob ny    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:35:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
a gehle 5 ft brush hog for every day a woods finish mower for sunday

Now Thats..    Posted 11-21-2003 at 08:56:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny as heck...



Gary, Mt Hermon, La.    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:23:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Norelco beard trimmer, the best Christmas gift I ever got. Havent shaved for 5 years now, saved lots of money on creams, blades and such.

Steve from Tn-another que    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:09:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gillette Mach 3. That's a 3-blader. Shave every day. Blades lasts at least a month. You will not cut or scrape your face with this razor. I don't usually fall for new-fangled stuff. One of my kids gave me one for Christmas last year. Won't change until they invent something better. I saw on the tv that Schick has come out with a 4-blader!

Brian-2N    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:02:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Having a baby-face I can't use a razor. Having a beard I only shave my neck.
I don't care for Remington or Norelco. I used a Braun 1-2-3 for 10 years until it gave up the ghost. Now I use the top-of-the-line Braun Flex Ultra. I use it with the conditioning system, which is basically an alcohol bath that cleans the razor. Everyday this cleans the razor so that it performs like fresh out of the box. I can't believe how close it shaves.

Clipper    Posted 11-21-2003 at 04:54:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Badger brush,mug soap,straight razor for shaving.....nothing out there even comes close to beating that straight razor. :^)

Les    Posted 11-21-2003 at 04:34:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only thing I hate worse than shaving is not shaving.
There's only one kind of canned lather I use and that is Noxzema. It is far superior to Foamy, Barbasol or anything else I have tried and well worth the extra pennies it costs.
I use a Shick disposable razor. One of those fancy 3-bladed kind. They last me at least a month.

Joe Dirt    Posted 11-21-2003 at 04:11:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I shave maybe 3 times a year. Amazing how long a can of shaving cream lasts that way. We bought a clipper to trim up the dog a while back. Didn't work for the dog but works great for me! I just trim maybe once a week. It all depends on how bad it itches...

Gary, Mt. Hemon, La.    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
A bearded one told me a long time ago that if your face itches it's because you arnt rinsing all the soap from it. I started paying attention to this to make sure my beard/face was rinsed thouroughly and have not had problems with itching since.

When I do...    Posted 11-21-2003 at 03:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use whatever the Wife has in the cabinet...

Salmoneye, Who Shaves A Couple Times A Month, Maybe

Doc    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:23:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who only shave a couple of times a month? You or your wife? lol

Nah...    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:44:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
She shaves...She has a job in the real world...

Trees and animals don't care too much if I look scruffy...Mom does though, so I have to shave when I go over that side of town...



VADAVE    Posted 11-21-2003 at 03:42:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use an electric razor most of the time, usually just after getting out of the shower. I discovered that a pre-shave lotion stiffens the hair so I can get a closer shave. I like an electric as it is fast. When I'm at the farm or in the woods I use a safety razor and the canned cream. Stick it in hot water for a few minutes --warms it right up.

Randy    Posted 11-21-2003 at 03:13:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haven't shaved in 20 plus years. Hopefully never will again.

Hank    Posted 11-21-2003 at 03:59:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have never understood why some men like to look like the north end of a tarentula going south.
Maybe an idiot like UBL, I could understand.

Uh...    Posted 11-21-2003 at 04:34:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't mean to speak for Randy, but...

"Have never understood why some men like to look like the north end of a tarentula going south."

Maybe because it is the way God made them?

Just a thought...

Salmoneye, Who Can't Understand Why Anyone Cares Whether Someone Else Shaves Or Not...So don't kiss him if you don't like it...

Hank    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:20:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
God made chicken pox, small pox, flu, mumps, and Bin Lauden also. Should we not do something about these repulsive creations?

So...    Posted 11-21-2003 at 05:41:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
What you are saying is that just cuz you don't like facial hair on men, that it is 'repulsive' and should be abolished?

And the fact that many religions (not just Muslim) feel that facial hair on men brings them closer to God seems to mean nothing to you...

Thank you for not judging people...

Salmoneye, Who Does Not Go To Organized Churches For A Reason

Hank    Posted 11-21-2003 at 06:31:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Excuse me, but those idiots who piled into the world trade center also believed they were getting closer to God.
We do not have a choice in this life, sometimes we have to judge people, it is an everyday reality for everybody.
For me the hair revolution began back in the sixties, and I rejected it immediatly. It was begun by those fools who incrediably attacked the older people by yelling, "Don't trust anybody over 30". Growing all the hair was one of the first methods they used in order to proclaim their hatred for the older people. These were people my age, I was 19. I had found that the older people were an extemely valuable asset and I really had a lot of respect for them. After my rather ignorant generation attacked the older people, it made it very difficult to prove to the older people I was not of this unappreciative attitude. We owed so much to those people, and the baby boom generation did everything it could to hurt them. And they did it for selfish reasons. Tell me that growing hair is more important to God,than how you treat other people. I can't buy that.
To say facial hair is closer to God is to profess in public that you believe that because I don't I am somehow lessor in God's eyes. Talk about judging people.

Ron/PA    Posted 11-21-2003 at 07:09:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, Hank your last cellmate must have had one god awfull beard?? Bet you'd be a riot, should we ever touch on a more serious subject such as boxers or briefs.
While we are giving God credit for all things, remember he also made hemmoroids, and gave some of them 'puters.

Hank    Posted 11-21-2003 at 07:32:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not the one who brought God into this discussion. I'm am not the one who suggested outlawing facial hair. I'm not the one who associated beards with cellmates.
I am the one who still believes facial hair on a man is a statement. I'm studying your reactions in order to find out what the %^$!(*% you are trying to say.
Maybe, you should read all the post first.

Ron/PA    Posted 11-21-2003 at 08:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did read them Hank, it was a stab at humor. I was joking and busting you chops a bit. I guess I didn't really take all of this quite as serious as you all are. I'm afraid this is one of those posts I should have written off as "I ain't even gonna read it", when I saw how it had progressed, I sat here laughing and decided to add a bit of wood to the fire.
If you are offended, I guess the best I can do is to offer this bit of comfort. I sure won't reply to anymore of your posts, as I now feel you were sincere. (No that's not an appology)
Hey it's only life, and you'll never get out alive, might as well lighten up while you're here and enjoy a little piece of it.
Ron, who hopes you #$&^@# understand now.

You sir...    Posted 11-21-2003 at 08:33:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are the one that equated all men with facial hair to Osama bin Laden in your very first post...

Just trying to point out that there are other people in the world that firmly believe that 'facial hair' and God have serious ties...Certainly not all men that have facial hair do so for religious reasons, but your blanket statement was what I was asking about in the context that it pertains to those who DO have religious convictions...


I still don't understand how or why you care so deeply what other people have on their face...

You may actually want to read that page that I linked to at BeliefNet...You seem to think that only one religion (that you obviously despise) believes that Men should have facial hair...Hope you never meet any Eastern Orthodox that can run rings around all of us here with their knowledge and understanding of scripture...

Spoken by God, to Moses:

King James Version: Numbers, 6:5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth [himself] unto the LORD, he shall be holy, [and] shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

New World Translation: Numbers 6:5 All the days of the vow of his Naziriteship no razor should pass over his head; until the days that he should be seperated to Jehovah (Jaweh) come to the full, he should prove holy by letting the locks of the hair of his head grow.

All Scripture Is Of God And Holy...

Sincerely Submitted,

Salmoneye, The Unbeliever

Brian-2N    Posted 11-21-2003 at 09:19:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That reference correlates to a particular group specially dedicated to God, called Nazarites. It did not apply to all Jews. John the Baptist and Samson were Nazarites.
Brian-2N-who knows better than quote Scripture out of context.

Uh...Yeah,,,yah    Posted 11-21-2003 at 11:39:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
"That reference correlates to a particular group specially dedicated to God, called Nazarites. It did not apply to all Jews. John the Baptist and Samson were Nazarites."

I think you missed the point...

Exactly how is that quoting scripture out of context again?

The point of this whole thread (at least on my part) was to point out that some religions (or sects WITHIN certain religions) other than the Muslims make use of male facial hair as part of a 'covenant' with God...Facial hair on Men is a choice most of the time...Some times it is not a 'choice' but a concious decision to adhere to a religious belief...

Tell me again how quoting part of a Jewish/Christian text that upholds my arguement is 'quoting it out of context'?...Just because most 'modern' sects do not find that passage as important as the Rastafarians or the Eastern Orthodox (or maybe the Chassidim) might?

I don't get the arguement...The whole point is that if a person judges a Man by his facial hair...That is wrong...Judging a Man by his skin colour...That is wrong...Judge a Man by how handsome, wealthy, smart, crippled, normal, lack of indoor plumbing, blah blah blah...They are all wrong...

Judge a Man by his words and deeds...And stop worrying about his hairy face...


Man...I love this stuff...

Brian-2N    Posted 11-21-2003 at 16:00:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Perhaps I did misunderstand what you were trying to say. I am always puzzled by "unbelievers" who snatch at individual pieces of scripture to assail others.
I've had a beard most of my adult life, and have no intention of shaving. The wife would probably leave me if I did.
Brian-2N the bearded, for no freakin' reason

Glycerin Soap    Posted 11-21-2003 at 03:13:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
use it as regular Face Soap and you can work up lather with brush just like,or mabe better than "Shaving" Soap.

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