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    I had shoulder surgery last Friday and will not have use of my left arm for at least two weeks. I am looking for some tips on using a DE one armed. I know that I will not be able to stretch my skin properly but do you think it will still be possible to get a good shave? Or is it time to grow a beard and mow it down with a straight after I regain use of my left arm?

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    Sorry to hear about the injury. I hope it heals up fast and fully
    As to a one handed DE shave, that would be no problems at all.
    You'll have that down in the second shave
    The stretching might be an issue if a BBS is what you are after, but more than adequate shave will be absolutely doable.
    It sure beats looking scruffy for a fortnight IMO.
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    I say grow the beard. Then after you have use of both arms again use your SR to give yourself one of these.
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    Beard time.

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    So why don't you go any barber shop to get them selves shaved and he will took best take care of yours, So what did you said my friend.

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    I think I am going to try a shave later today. I will let you know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birnando View Post
    The stretching might be an issue if a BBS is what you are after, but more than adequate shave will be absolutely doable.
    This was my experience, although you can get pretty good at hands-free face contorting.

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    I use a straight razor to shave, not a DE, born with one arm and have never had the ability to stretch my skin as I shave. Beard and skin preparation is very important when you can't stretch your skin, pre-shave oil, hot towel, glycerin in your lather and wetter than usual lather all help.
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    When I use a DE I never stretch and get great results. It probably depends on your facial characteristics. Either way you should still get a good shave.
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    It was a good shave today. It was also my first shave with my slim so that was fun playing with. Tomorrow will be better now that I know what to expect.

    Thanks for the advice everyone.

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