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Double Edge Wet Shaving

  1. Mar 25, 2016 #1
    A current hobby of mine. Long term savings in that a DE blade costs 10-30 cents compared to $1-4 disposable razors/cartridges. An initial purchase of a razor and brush together would cost no more than $40 on Amazon and they last a lifetime.

    I've tried electric razors ; anything under $150 isn't good quality to me.

    My current setup:

    Brush: Omega 10098 Synthetic Boar (I'm currently looking into getting Semogues and a badger brush too)

    Razor: Merkur Long Handle (Not sure if it's worth buying more razors)

    Soap: Razorock XXX (I tried the Proraso's but like RR better. I want to try more soaps though)

    Blades: Personna Med Prep, Feather, Super Iridium, Gillette Silver Blue, Personna Lab Blue (I've tried dozens of blades and these are my top 5)

    Post-Shave: Thayer's Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel, Nivea Cooling Balm, Cetaphil Lotion
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  3. Mar 25, 2016 #2
    I just use the hair clippers lying around here.
    The ones I use now are 50 euros (I think) but they are also used to do my dad's hair (and mine before).
  4. Mar 26, 2016 #3

    Ben Niehoff

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    Lol, it's not a "long term savings" if it turns into a hobby where you start buying all kinds of different razors and shaving soaps and stuff. :P

    That said, I do prefer the DE safety razor, because my skin is sensitive and those multi-blade contraptions irritate it. I use a Merkur long-handle safety razor, a fine badger brush, and unscented shaving soap which I got at the Art of Shaving. For blades I'm slowly working through a pack of 100 Wilkinson Swords.
  5. Mar 26, 2016 #4
    That is true. I stick to a tight budget with this hobbies. Blades are cheap, no problem. I'm keeping the same razor. Soap I really only buy twice a year. I'll get another brush in the future but it's not a top priority now.
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