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    When I used cartridges and disposables, I tried shaving in the shower; I suffered a lot of irritation.

    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post
    I used to shave in the shower in the days I was using cartridge razors. I never found that too difficult either. My only concerns with not using the mirror lie in the fact that I like to ensure I trim right up to the edges of my Goatee/Moustache. Without a mirror I tend to err on the side of caution. I can usually get pretty damn close, but there are always a few strays to be had. More so when I use a DE. I get much closer with a cut-throat as I can feel when I come up to the edge of the wanted growth.


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    I used to use a mach3 in the shower to shave then clean up in front of the mirror since i'm still rocking the goatee and could do so without irritation. I used my DE and my classic shaving cream before an interview I had the other day and really screwed something up, irritation, had some blood come to the surface but it wasn't from cuts and went away quickly. I didn't have a great shave but it still lasted longer then the mach3 shaves which I could get away with about a day and quarter before it started looking like i hadn't shaved that day. even my crappy DE shave lasted me two days before it started looking like I needed to shave, planed to do it today, got called into work early so no time.

    I was talking to a buddy of mine and told him that i picked up a de and he said he was going to send me some stuff. Well today I come home to find a box with a new mug, brush, shave soap, after shave and a selection of blades and he suggested using them in this order:
    derby -> gillette 7 o clock blue -> gillette 7 o clock yellow -> personna blue lab -> permasharp super

    very excited to try the new blades
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    Cigarmanpa - When I used to use a DE, and sometimes still do, I use the Shark blades or the Astras. I tried them all, all the ones you mention and then some, and those are the best of all I used. I liked the stainless versions the best. I found I hardly ever nicked myself or had any 'weepers' with those two. And irritation, nada! Just my 2 cents....

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    Yes, I load my DE with either Astra or Treet blades. Blades are a personal thing though. Each to his own with them.


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    had another shave today, clicked it up to "5" on the adjustable. only place i'm getting an irritation is just under the jaw line. using the darby blades currently

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    Cigramanpa... are you "corking" your blades? I always run them through; one pass on each side of the blade, that is. I find it definitely makes a difference.

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