Is there a product that meets the gold standard for the safety razor? One that is durable yet practical? While there are many interesting and beautiful designs to chose from, I find many of them to be a bit vain for my taste, and I would appreciate your input. I'm looking for something practical in price, but my budget should be of no concern when it comes to your advice. [more inside]
I am building handmade suitcases for gifts this year, and I would like to include a decent straight razor set in one of them. I have spent a lot of time searching for ones that have good reviews and they are few and far between. Hopefully there is someone out there that has experience with these and can recommend a quality set for a beginner.
If you're a woman and use a metal-handle, old-fashioned safety razor for shaving your legs, give me your recs! [more inside]
Which cartridge shaver system should I use to replace my favorite but now discontinued Schick Xtreme 3? Difficulty filter: no safety razors. [more inside]
I get pretty gnarly razor bumps on my chin and upper neck. I've tried the following things to try to get rid of them: (1) shaving with the grain, (2) a product called Bump Patrol, and (3) some kind of chemical hair removal cream I bought at Target. The first two didn't work and the third was too painful to keep up (and also didn't seem to remove all the hair.) Can anyone recommend something else? What's worked for you? [more inside]
I want to try and electric razor but I am worried it will irritate my sensitive skin. [more inside]
I'm a dark haired 26-year old guy, with what I assume to be a tough, bristly beard. How do I get past the 5'oclock shadow and razor bumps that have been starting to plague me as of late? (Details inside) [more inside]
Dear face-shaving persons of MetaFilter, what is your preferred electric rotary razor? Mr. Sidhedevil has a tough beard and tender skin, and insists on using a rotary-head-style electric. The most recent AskMe on this was from 2010, so hoping there are some new good models out there. We're in the US, so it has to be available here. [more inside]
ISO the best beard grooming system for my special bearded person. [more inside]
What shaving cream should I use? [more inside]
Should I use an electric razor on my newly-bald scalp? And if I don't like the shave, will I be able to return it? [more inside]
I've used the Mach 3 razor on my face for the longest time and I have been very happy with its performance. But Gillette's recent price increases are just not something I can absorb in my current economic situation. What are some good cheap alternatives that would be available in NYC-area stores? [more inside]
As an 18-year old male I received a free razor from Gillette. Internet digging tells me Gillette uses an outside source to determine men's birthdays, but no one actually knows. There are tons of blog comments, all of which can be summarized as either "Maybe it's Selective Service" or "Yeah, I got one too, X years ago!" How do I get myself back on the list of 18-year olds for the next razor shipment?
How do I shave without a sink? [more inside]
Can I buy a Merkur Safety Razor anywhere in (metro-accessible) DC?
I could use some shaving tips, with regards to two specific questions: (i) how to achieve a much closer facial shave; and (ii) tips, anecdotes, etc. on headshaving. [more inside]
how do you shave a gorilla? [more inside]
Where can I order wet-shaving accessories and accoutrement, as per this MSNBC article in the UK? [more inside]
So my boyfriend wants to trim his pubes... [more inside]
I'm a man looking for a better "shave". Have any of you guys ever used an epilator on your face? [more inside]
Where can I get a safety razor in Toronto? [more inside]
Anyone know a recipe for a homemade refill for a Braun Syncro electric razor cleaning cartridge? [more inside]
Merkur Safety Razors (for Shaving): Pros and cons? For sensitive skin? Anything I should know? [more inside]
I have read several posts here on shaving and have recently decided that I would like to give the straight razor a try. Before I do so I have a few questions. [more inside]
I'm a 23-year-old guy who's never used a real razor to shave -- I've only ever used electrics. (Why? Because I'm a pussy and can't bear to think about cutting myself.) I've recently started to think that the electric shave is less than ideal, and that proper shaving would be a good life skill to have. Of course, it'd be a little awkward to ask Dad to show me how like everybody else, since I'm not thirteen and he's in another state. How can I teach myself to use a razor without causing myself grievous injury? What kind of razor gives me the smallest chance of cutting myself? Am I ridiculous for even asking about this?
I've decided to finally take the plunge and switch to an electric razor (mainly due to laziness). There are so many options I don't really know where to begin. I don't have much facial hair so I don't need anything ultra powerful (I don't think?). Any recommendations?
Is there such a thing as a good electric shaver? [more inside]