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nick67
post Feb 24 2013, 06:34 PM

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Hello, I would like to try out this wet shave as my electric shaver can never give me the smooth shave at all.

What would be recommended for a beginner? I'm looking for entry-level stuff, before plunging in with hundreds of ringgit.
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post Sep 1 2014, 09:25 PM

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Nicked my lips this morning using the DE razor. Didn't hurt at first but now its stinging. Any tips to reduce the stinging/itchiness?

Any ideas where I can get styptic pencil/alum block in PJ area? Tried the pharmacy but they don't have those.

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post Sep 5 2014, 10:04 PM

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QUOTE(ZinZan @ Sep 5 2014, 09:58 PM)
I was told there's barber shop in taman tun called kedai gunting anand sells alum block. But alum block is more of an antiseptic to apply after the shave, gives you good feedback on your technique. If you want to stop bleeding immediately during the shave then you need styptic pencil.
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Hi bro, do you know roughly where is it located?

I think Malaysia doesn't stock styptic pencils. Check with a Guardian, Watson, Caring etc all don't have.

Are you a safety razor user too?
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post Sep 8 2016, 09:58 PM

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Ok wet shaving bros, been using an ej89 but it's too mild for me to get a nice clean shave. I get a better shave from those plastic laser disposable de razor.

Open to suggestions. Please also suggest any sites that can do international shipping for cheap. Usually it's the shipping that becomes a deal breaker. Thanks y'all!
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post Sep 17 2016, 10:43 PM

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QUOTE(GaryLBV @ Sep 13 2016, 02:33 PM)
http://connaughtshaving.com/

The above offers the best bang for your RM. If you want something aggressive, go for open comb Muhle R41. I would advise that you check out Merkur's Futur adjustable razor.

BTW, what DE blades are you using? It could make a difference. Try using a more aggressive blade in your EJ89. Based on my experience, those with platinum coatings are very mild. Go for the plain super stainless or classic carbon . They're much sharper
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Woah Merkur Futur costs RM200+ shipped. Is this a better value compared to FaTip (RM80+)? Read that Futur could be quite aggressive. Not looking for something super aggressive but just a tad more than EJ89. What do you think of the Merkur Progress version?

Currently using Astras and Rapiras.

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post Sep 27 2016, 02:01 PM

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QUOTE(neosaint99 @ Sep 26 2016, 08:54 AM)
How many passes do you do?
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With the ej89 I would need 3 passes and that also not quite bbs and would give me irritation.
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post Mar 27 2017, 09:15 PM

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Planning on getting the Fatip but seems like there are a lot of complaints on the QC. Some are experiencing significant blade play. Though its really cheap for a "modern" razor made from brass.

Also quite tempted to get the Cella 1kg soap but it'll take me years to finish it. The bulk price is almost half the cost of the tubs by weight.

Anyone acquired any new razors lately?

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