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Elctric shaver advice....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by drewskie, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. drewskie

    drewskie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I realized that my current shaver/razor, is over 10 years old and although it works pretty decent, I am going to start looking for a new shaver. My current one is a Norelco, so it's the rotary head. I am wondering what you guys think of the foil shavers vs. the rotaries. Has anyone used both? From what I remember, when i tried a foil shaver long ago it irritated the hell out of my skin. What do you guys use? Thanks.
     
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    numbah57 BORN AND RAISED MAUI BOY

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    I have a Braun foil shaver, I like it a lot. I also have a rotary shaver which I hate. I guess it's more personal preference but the rotary irritated my skin.
     
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    I just got a new braun foil shaver and it is pretty cool they now build the blades and foil together as a replaceable unit. This allows them to make the foil thinner without risking damage to the shape of the foil so it gives you a closer shave. I don't know how it compares to the rotary ones since they didn't work well for me a few years ago when I tried that style.
     
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    toyotadude5 Breazeale- Pronounced Brazil

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    Hey man. I got one for sale. Its like brand new, hardly ever used.

    Its a phillips-nerelco Arcitec
     
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    Go back to a regular razor. :D closer better shave, cleaner on your sink, less irritation, And cheaper ftw
     
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    I've used em all. Rotary kills my skin. I use a panasonic wet dry, but never wet.Braun had large of foil for me. I prefer thinner foils.
     
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    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    Really? Cheaper how?

    lol, his last electric shaver lasted him 10 years. Even if it was $200 that's like $20 a year. Mach3 blades are like $10 a pack or something. Shit is ridiculous!

    I too though am looking for an electric. Now that I have a serious job out of college I have to shave on a regular basis and it's tearing up my face. Day of the shave it's all good. Next day I get ingrown hairs and dry skin like crazy. How do you guys combat that?
     
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    x2 I am also in the market for a electric razor. I hate buying new razor they get expensive.
     
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    Edge Gel for sensitive skin and Bic disposable twins blades FTW! I have rough full whisker'd face and I can shave every 2nd or 3rd day and get 3 clean shaves out of each razor without it yanking out whiskers.
     
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    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    See that's the thing. I shave just fine with the Gillette Foamy (green can) stuff. I never really cut myself or yank any whiskers out. My beard is fairly thick as well. A week without shaving and I'm lookin pretty Chuck Norrisy. I've never made it an entire month without shaving...ever. I too get about 2-3 shaves out of a blade.
     
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    I'd have to shave every other day to keep it clean but my beard is gray/blonde so it doesn't show as fast. I can get by 3 days before really needing to shave but stubble is back within hours of shaving the same day. I also alternate having a mustache/goatee thing so I only shave the sides until that needs trimming then it goes away.
     
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    The reason I use electric is because I had/ have an acne issue and shaving cream makes it much worse. I do however, shave a lot of times with a blade and no cream, which I hear is pretty bad for the skin. I checked out some electrics at walmart yesterday, 200 dollars for a good one. But like someone said, if it lasts ten years, well worth it. I'm just unsure about rotary vs. foil.
     
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    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    x2. Maybe not cheaper, but better IMO.

    Honestly though, grow a beard. I got sick of shaving and said fuck it, beardo time.

    Now I look like King Leonidas out of 300.

    And who the fuck doesn't want to be that badass.

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    Grow a fucking beard and be a real man.
     
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