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    Post by Ned Braden on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:55 pm

    reuben wrote:My best gift was this.
    Shaving is fun again.

    Although looking around the internet for tips on shaving cream, I've decided that most "Wet Shaving" enthusiasts are insufferable.
    phixed wrote:I was using Art of Shaving stuff which I liked but I switched to Aveeno based on the same dermatologist recommendation.

    Been thinking about getting into this, figured starting this thread was preferable to joining one of those other forums. I'd rather just take your guys' advice and treat it as gospel.
    What are the essential products for a dude to own? A good blade, shaving cream... badger brush? Pre shave oil? Something else? Post amazon links to like 5 products and I'll make them my "starter kit."
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    Post by Soma on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:57 pm

    Ned Braden, I moved this thread to what I feel is the appropriate section. If you feel I've made an error in judgement then feel free to move it back.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:03 pm

    Not even sure what forum it landed on. I'm still trying to figure out gay cat land.
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    Post by reuben on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:08 pm

    All i can recommend right now is this razor:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NL0T1G/ref=aw_cr_item_title?qid=1351297985&sr=1-1
    And some of these blades:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B0022R947O/f=4/ref=aw_cr_f_hpc?qid=1356655197&sr=8-2
    Although you should start with fewer than 50 and see how they work for you.

    I'm also about to try some Proraso soap, because I figure if it works for real italian beards it should work for mine too.

    I bet you can find some great shaving cream in the uk though.

    What have you been shaving with?


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    Post by Ned Braden on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:11 pm

    Neutrogena shave gel and a 5 blade gillette razor that I don't change out often enough. It is just way too harsh, and I'm always cutting myself up. Although, in actuality I haven't been shaving with anything lately, since the holidays are prime beard time. Wanted a fresh start and something to look forward to, ya know?
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    Post by Soma on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:17 pm

    It must be such a fun hobby, watching your beard grow. I thought I could probably get a decent one going but after 5 days of attractive stubble my face is just a mass of red pubes.
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    Post by reuben on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:18 pm

    I don't know how you can maintain a moustach with a gilette fusion. It's much easier to shave around my nose with the 180.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:25 pm

    I use a Gillette Sensor that I've had since 1994 and Barbasol original. I only shave when I take a shower, very convenient for washing up before and after. Also softens up the beard nicely and a pack of 10 blades lasts well over a year.
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:26 pm

    I can't stand the feeling of any growth past stubble, so I never go more than 3 days without a shave, and never experimented with any sort of facial hair.
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    Post by reuben on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:29 pm

    Even two days of stubble has gotten uncomfortable for me.
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    Post by Nick on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:52 pm

    Shaved last night for the first time in over a week. Let myself go during time off from work.
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    Post by raj gibson on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:53 pm

    If you use any kind of disposable blades, I recommend getting a razor sharpener. I have one that has already paid for itself.
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    Post by coyote on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:14 pm

    you guys should see my beard
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:05 am

    Post a picture of it!
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:52 pm

    i've got a bit of a beard on these days too. haven't taken a razor to my face in a couple of months. need to clean this filthy beast up one of these days.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:49 pm

    New razor not here yet and I'm really not excited to get rid of this vacation beard... Sad


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    Post by chrondog on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:59 pm

    an accountant at work yesterday told me she really liked my beard to which I responded "I don't" and laughed.

    i've been exploring the beard for the past couple months though. don't feel compelled to shave for work and now that i'm graduated i don't feel the need in social situations either. plus women love beards. i hate that they love beards because when i have one it is itchy, feels dirty, and the fact that it's always growing means i am never quite comfortable with it.

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    Post by Soma on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:11 pm

    There's an outside chance that I could possibly grow a Jasper beard, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:39 pm

    Someh wrote:Jasper beard

    it's referred to as a "Half Ned Braden"
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    Post by Duff... on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:38 am

    In my experience women do not love beards. Perhaps it is generational.

    I mean, moot point since I can't really grow one.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:23 am

    In my experience the "George Michael" on a fully beard capable face works wonders with the ladies, but going too much beyond what I have in the above picture is a turnoff. The ideal for me would be shaving once a week, enjoying the benefits of both smooth and scruffy.
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    Post by Duff... on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:17 am

    At first interpreted that as "George Michael Bluth" and thought, "Well that's what I'm rockin all the time."
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    Post by Nick on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:48 am

    Ned's facial hair is something of an inspiration. I gotten a few compliments since I've lessened the frequency of my shaving and I owe all that to Ned.
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    Post by chrondog on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:08 pm

    Duff... wrote:In my experience women do not love beards. Perhaps it is generational.

    also geographic

    i'm probably self-selecting women that are "hipsters" who "like beards"
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:22 am

    has anyone ever called you Bread Naden?

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