About a month ago I shaved my head and found the skin underneath wasn't in great shape, pimply and blotchy. I figured this was just a side effect of never seeing the light of day before, so I didn't worry too much about it. Now it's a month late my head is just as blotchy and pimply as it was the first time. What can I do to get it smooth and beautiful—or at least not embarrassing? [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]
Why do men choose electric shavers over safety or cartridge razors? Are electric shavers better or worse for sensitive male skin? [more inside]
hairdressers/surgeons/creative others: I'm going to shave a shape on my head. What can I use to mark the borders of the shape on my hair/scalp to guide me? [more inside]
Teach me how to shave properly. [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]
Before the sharp steel razor became generally available, what did most people shave with? Fire seems the best choice. Right? [more inside]
Want to look my best for tomorrow, seeking shaving advice. [more inside]
As a lifelong manual shaver, I'm giving electric shaving a try. What should I expect? [more inside]
It takes weeks for bikini line hair to grow long enough to wax, so what do you do if you frequently are going to the beach or pool during the summer? What do you do between waxes? Also, how do you manage unsightly bumps? [more inside]
What should I know before and after I shave my head? [more inside]
How do I shave without a sink? [more inside]
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]
Where can I get a barber shop shave in downtown Philadelphia. The closer to the Radisson Warwick Hotel, the better.
Why would my beard need to "get used" to an electric razor? [more inside]
Where to get a proper shave in the Boston area? [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]
Ladies, do you shave your arms? [more inside]
I'd like to shave my head, but I'm kind of developing a bald spot, and I'm worried about hair retention. Can anyone show me convincing evidence that shaving my head won't contribute to hair loss? [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?
[ShavingFilter] Although I shave every morning I always get a 5 o'clock shadow about 7 hours too early. Any tips?
Is there such a thing as a good electric shaver? [more inside]