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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    I really think there is a lot of folklore regarding the use of hot water and hot towels and what that does in shaving. OTH you use what works for you.

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    From what I've read the myth that hot water opens the pores and cold water closes them is nonsense, there is a lot of conflicting information out there though.
    I think it just adds to the experience, there's nothing like a hot barber towel, shave, then a cold towel to finish off.
    Whether it makes the beard softer I cannot say for certain.
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    Where I live in Southern Florida, we get lukewarm water out of our cold water taps, so cooler water feels like a luxury. I shave with the coolest water I can get out of the tap. I can't imagine wanting to shave with warm water.
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    Did it in the army in the field and swore never again if there was hot water. I do rinse under cold water. I find a cool razor doesn't irritate my face as much as a warm or hot razor.
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    With temperatures hitting 33.2C (91.8F) around my neck of the woods I thought I'd give this cold water malarkey another go.
    Using a one of my favourite razors, a big 'ol W&B FBU, and some Taylor's coconut shaving cream I had a two pass shave. It wasn't bad. I actually enjoyed the coldness of the steel on my face.
    I cant see me doing this too often but at least when it heats up here I can cold water shave to cool down
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    With temperatures hitting 33.2C (91.8F) around my neck of the woods I thought I'd give this cold water malarkey another go.
    Using a one of my favourite razors, a big 'ol W&B FBU, and some Taylor's coconut shaving cream I had a two pass shave. It wasn't bad. I actually enjoyed the coldness of the steel on my face.
    I cant see me doing this too often but at least when it heats up here I can cold water shave to cool down
    Get yourself some Meisner Mint Ice Menthol soap and A/S. After using that you'll want to put your winter coat on after shaving no matter the temp outside.
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