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subliminal_dreams
post Oct 18 2020, 06:15 PM

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I've been shaving with cartridges for years and only realized the con when I splurged on the latest Gillette Fusion proglide or whatever its called and felt thoroughly cheated. The first shave felt really raw, and although no cuts but the razor burn was horrible.

So been doing some reading and went through this helpful thread as well and decided to get into the game. Just got this in the post, can't wait to try it tomorrow morning.. just hope I dont cut myself into ribbons.

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niakulah
post Oct 18 2020, 07:50 PM

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QUOTE(subliminal_dreams @ Oct 18 2020, 06:15 PM)
I've been shaving with cartridges for years and only realized the con when I splurged on the latest Gillette Fusion proglide or whatever its called and felt thoroughly cheated. The first shave felt really raw, and although no cuts but the razor burn was horrible.

So been doing some reading and went through this helpful thread as well and decided to get into the game. Just got this in the post, can't wait to try it tomorrow morning.. just hope I dont cut myself into ribbons.

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Unless you are working from home, I would suggest you shave before bed or try it on the weekend. Or wake up really really early.

Don't want to have a minor emergency on your hands when you need to rush to work.
subliminal_dreams
post Oct 19 2020, 03:52 PM

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Just popped the cherry today. Damn, I wish I had discovered the joys of proper wet shaving ages ago. Took a bit of trial and error to get the angle right, and it's so smooth I could hardly feel it till I had to turn off the water just to hear the razor slicing.. and not a single nick even after doing 3 passes! I am sold, and would definitely advocate this to my buddies. Thanks to all the contributors in this thread, really much appreciated.
jaegerfox80
post Jan 14 2021, 02:22 AM

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Hi sifu-sifu sekalian. I'm new to wet shaving and just bought EJ de89. Any idea where I can source a razor and brush stand fromblocal seller? Thank you ya.
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post Jan 14 2021, 09:29 PM

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QUOTE(jaegerfox80 @ Jan 14 2021, 02:22 AM)
Hi sifu-sifu sekalian. I'm new to wet shaving and just bought EJ de89. Any idea where I can source a razor and brush stand fromblocal seller? Thank you ya.
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friedricetheman
post Jan 24 2021, 10:40 PM

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QUOTE(subliminal_dreams @ Oct 19 2020, 03:52 PM)
Just popped the cherry today. Damn, I wish I had discovered the joys of proper wet shaving ages ago. Took a bit of trial and error to get the angle right, and it's so smooth I could hardly feel it till I had to turn off the water just to hear the razor slicing.. and not a single nick even after doing 3 passes! I am sold, and would definitely advocate this to my buddies. Thanks to all the contributors in this thread, really much appreciated.
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You should try straight razors and shavettes. I have been using shavettes for almost 2 years now. Previously I was also using safety razors.

Shavettes give you an ultra close shave. Highly recommended.
niakulah
post Jan 25 2021, 08:30 AM

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QUOTE(friedricetheman @ Jan 24 2021, 10:40 PM)
You should try straight razors and shavettes. I have been using shavettes for almost 2 years now. Previously I was also using safety razors.

Shavettes give you an ultra close shave. Highly recommended.
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I was using shavette for almost 5 years. Now the novelty worn off and malas already. With a good DE razor and proper technique (still way easier than using shavette), I get a shave that is almost the same as my shavette. Close enough that no one but me can tell the difference.

It's diminishing returns IMO. If you want that extra 2% by using a shavette, then go for it.
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post Jan 25 2021, 12:01 PM

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QUOTE(niakulah @ Jan 25 2021, 08:30 AM)
I was using shavette for almost 5 years. Now the novelty worn off and malas already. With a good DE razor and proper technique (still way easier than using shavette), I get a shave that is almost the same as my shavette. Close enough that no one but me can tell the difference.

It's diminishing returns IMO. If you want that extra 2% by using a shavette, then go for it.
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I find that I shave only once every two days if I use a shavette when compared to daily shaves if using safety razors.

I believe it depends on how fast your facial hair grows. Mine grows pretty fast.

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