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Shaving and cutting oneself

  1. May 9, 2008 #1

    tgt

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    Two questions:

    1. How to shave? cream on shaver then shave or cream on face then shave?

    2. I just cut my lip and blood comes out easily. What do I do?
     
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  3. May 9, 2008 #2

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    1. foam on face.
    2. put a piece on tissue on it.
     
  4. May 9, 2008 #3

    turbo

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    Let's avoid infection.
    1. foam on face
    2. rubbing alcohol on cut
    3. stifle scream
    4. put a piece of tissue on it.
     
  5. May 9, 2008 #4

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    I take it you're young and just learning? Do you have an older man you can ask to show you? If you don't have a father around, perhaps an uncle, older cousin, best friend's father...
     
  6. May 9, 2008 #5

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    Just be lucky you don't have to shave your armpits. Getting a nick under there....OUCH :bugeye: !
     
  7. May 9, 2008 #6

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    I've never managed to nick my armpits. I only get myself along the wrinkly skin on the back of the ankle when I'm rushing. Faces seem a bit trickier though...or maybe guys are just wimpier :biggrin:.
     
  8. May 9, 2008 #7
    one word:





    Norelco
     
  9. May 9, 2008 #8

    turbo

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    There is some tricky skin on the neck under the jaw and some other places that are ready-made for nicks.
     
  10. May 9, 2008 #9

    Dr Transport

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    Nah, we just bleed all over everything in bathroom.
     
  11. May 9, 2008 #10

    Evo

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    Styptic pencil.

    Stings.

    Stops the bleeding.

    Make sure you always have a sharp blade, a dull blade will usually cause more cuts, but a new blade will too since you just used a dull one and were pressing too hard.
     
  12. May 9, 2008 #11

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    The rule is to always shave in the direction that the hair is growing. That doesn't work for me. On the underside of my chin, I have to shave forward against the grain. What's driving me nuts now is that W bought me a disposable (but she doesn't know it's disposable) electric razor for Xmas. I therefore have to 'shave' with this thing, which is as useless as tits on a nun. When she's out of town, as currently, I sneak out the good old Schick and foam up.
     
  13. May 9, 2008 #12

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    I had a reply for that, but it's probably too disgusting to actually write out.

    You could always grow a beard. :biggrin:
     
  14. May 9, 2008 #13
    whisper it then
     
  15. May 9, 2008 #14

    Danger

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    Don't be shy, Moonie. Spill, already...
     
  16. May 9, 2008 #15

    tgt

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    what is that?
     
  17. May 9, 2008 #16

    tgt

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    Do people recommend an electric shaver as a man will need to shave for the rest of his life, if he dosen't like facial hair?

    So why would someone stick with cream and blade for a long period of time, if cost isn't an issue for him.
     
  18. May 9, 2008 #17

    Evo

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    An electric shaver.
     
  19. May 9, 2008 #18
    Its a triple head electric shaver.
     
  20. May 9, 2008 #19
    Dang, Evo beat me to it. But as I recall, Santa uses a electric shaver, I guess when his sled is in the shop.
     
  21. May 9, 2008 #20
    Are you using those cheapo BICs?

    My Gillette Fusion hasn't really failed me (I only grow a goatee, but far from thick) and it's hard to get a cut as long as you have some sort of foam/gel since the blade bends (unlike the cheap BICs).

    You can get an electric one if you tend to grow thick hair (something I fortunately don't have to experience).
     
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