Personal disclosure: I’ve used a safety razor, the mug, the brush, etc.,.. and honestly, I’m just too lazy to go through that every day. Give me two minutes and my trusty Philips Norelco Cool Skin razor, any day.
BUT, I will readily admit: (A) this method does, indeed, provide a wonderfully close shave, and (B) that there is a certain aesthetic satisfaction that comes with doing it this way.
What say you?
WAY too involved!
Get yourself a fog-free mirror and put it in the shower. Turn up the hot water, use a mild soap to “lather up”, and let the shaving begin! Finish with an alcohol free aloe (unless you WANT to smell like Old Spice), and you’re good to go! You’ll NEVER get those irritating razor bumps.
And then…..for my facial beard, I……………..
And now I have THAT visual stuck in my brain for the day.
Great, Pgh: I’m off to locate some “brain bleach”, thankyouverymuch…
You could always watch 64 minutes of the agonizing Obama economic speech from the other day….if THAT doesn’t zombie-fy your brain, NOTHING will.
No way, pal.
If I was forced to actually watch his entire speech, …I’d be using a straight razor, IYKWIMAITYD….
I used to shave the same way, until I decided I preferred the extra sleep in the morning. Now these six ultra-fine blade razors give almost as close of a shave. It’s probable a good thing I stopped using the safety razor before Obama took office, we already know the damage I do to myself, without a sharp object in my hand.
Fun post, thanks for doing it!
Well, Bret, your proclivity for “hitting your head” WOULD suggest you should try to avoid any further, self-inflicted damage…
That’s weird, Bret… I see that you “liked” it in my dashboard, but no corresponding “like” actually came through…
Did you accidentally double-tap the button, by any chance?
I do lots of things by accident. 🙂
My dashboard says “liked”
I could hit it with my head a few times and see what happens.
Well, with your level of “experience”…
Ok I had to weigh in on this one. I love using my straight razor. It isn’t really that involved if you know what you are doing. And the shave it gives you is great. Granted I don’t shave everyday, but I think it is like anything else if it is part of your routine it won’t really take much longer than a regular razor. In my opinion it has a steep learning curve but it is very enjoyable!
When you call yourself “dark dragon” anything OTHER than a straight razor just wouldn’t seem right!
…other than using a Bowie knife, perhaps…..
First of all: LOVE the new gravatar, Dragon!!
To your point, I agree that a straight razor/safety razor gives an excellent shave. It’s the process/prep that becomes arduous for me: working up the lather, getting the materials out (there are several), etc.,.. is definitely more time-consuming than my simple method.
But I understand its attraction, certainly, and agree that it provides a more pleasurable shaving experience than mine.
Hi DD 🙂 your new gravatar pic reminded me of a graphic I made back in 2005 (Dragon’s Sphere 08-29-05) and I think you might like it, so sharing it here (hope that is ok JTR). Feel free to snag and use if you want, but don’t feel obligated! 😀
Cool graphic I like it. The gravatar I have is actually the tattoo I have on my arm. I love dragons in a lot of cultures they stand for strength and/or wisdom. So to me with the infinity symbol in the tail, it is a symbol of endless strength and wisdom to me. 🙂
Thanks darkdragon885! 😀
Absolutely, 100% fine, Teach!!
I love your site, so I’ll make it official:
ANYONE who’d like to see some of the nicest, custom-made wallpapers and graphics on the web, please head over to Teach’s “Random Ramblings” right now!
There you go. How’s that?
lol WOW! ok, I can dig that! Thanks for the kind words JTR… 😀
Oh and if anyone is interested in straight razor shaving I suggest this link lots of info and help. http://straightrazorplace.com/beginners/
And glad you like the Gravatar I do too lol.
Great post bro! This is how I do the job most of the time. Granted, I only shave around the edges of a full beard. Inspired to get out the straight razors again. And if you REALLY want to get tough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWSTE6WLB0Y
I posted this with YOU explicitly in mind, sir!
Since you were the one who gave me my first (and only) shaving brush, cup and soap…, I kinda figured you’d appreciate it!
Oh, and I watched that video: that guy is crazy.
I don’t care HOW experienced you are, shaving that way is nuts…
Well, I let the barber shave my neck under my beard about every three months or so…whenever my mustache hairs start interfering with eating, IYKWIM.
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