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    Practice strop with a dull razor shaped object like a butter knife, you will build muscle memory without damaging your strop
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodb View Post
    Practice strop with a dull razor shaped object like a butter knife, you will build muscle memory without damaging your strop
    That's a brilliant idea, thanks. Not sure I will have the patience, but I will try :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xunzi View Post
    That's a brilliant idea, thanks. Not sure I will have the patience, but I will try :-)
    Anything over 50 laps and I start losing count so I start over at 1 at 50. Just do 20 laps, rest and do 20 more. It's just about reps, not doing sets of 100's, that would make me crazy as well
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    As I side note, I shaved half my face with shaving gel and the rest with oil only. I got visual advantage with the oil and no real disadvantages with the oil as far as I could tell. Is soap/cream/gel really necessary or is oil in fact a worthy substitute? I recognize that I'm new at this and that my initial impressions are untrustworthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodb View Post
    Anything over 50 laps and I start losing count so I start over at 1 at 50. Just do 20 laps, rest and do 20 more. It's just about reps, not doing sets of 100's, that would make me crazy as well
    Cool. At my level, I should probably stop at 10, that's when I start struggling with concentration. It's a good tip, just take a break and resume.

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    Not sure how much real estate you need to cover but if your using a good oil like Floids to shave everything it could get costly. I do the bulk of the neck with a soap and brush, then a few drops of oil along the beard line when i clean it up. Shave Secret oil works pretty well, i use it for the neck line.. but i prefer Floids when i clean the top of the mustache since the scent is much more pleasant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW76 View Post
    Not sure how much real estate you need to cover but if your using a good oil like Floids to shave everything it could get costly. I do the bulk of the neck with a soap and brush, then a few drops of oil along the beard line when i clean it up. Shave Secret oil works pretty well, i use it for the neck line.. but i prefer Floids when i clean the top of the mustache since the scent is much more pleasant.
    I used pure jojoba oil, same as I use to moisturize the beard. It's not that costly, it'll probably cost more to keep a cream/soap in addition to it.

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    Gotcha. I keep the jojoba in the den as well. Definitely not as costly as the shaving oils. I use it purely as conditioner.

    Hmm.. i'm gonna try it when i trim up the line next shave.
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