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foodmaniac2003

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#1 10 years ago

Uhm..fellow FHers..foodmaniac needs some help. Err... how does he go about shaving?

It's not that bad, but it's getting fairly noticeable over the past few months, and I don't like it. Googling is just confusing me. I trust my dad, but what he does doesn't seem to be the same as what I read on the Internet. I have some questions:

1. What are the normal steps for shaving? I was thinking maybe I shower first, then put on the creamy stuff, shave, rinse with water, and finnally aftershave? What about cologne? Is there difference?

2. What exactly will I need to perform the above steps?

3. Which razor? Does more blades = closer, smoother shave? The Gillette Fusion look nice and reviews say good things about the Mach3. If I get the Gillette Fusion, should I get the battery powered version?

4. Which cream? The Gillette Fusion Hydragel seems to be good.

5. What kind of aftershave? What kind of cologne? Are they the same? Any suggestions?

6. How often am I supposed to change the blades?

7. My dad's beard seems to be pretty stiff and hard. We have so much in common physically I'm going to assume that was passed on too. Is there a way to "soften" your beard so that it stays that way throughout the day.

8. Do you shave against the direction of the hairs, or with them?

Err... thanks I guess...




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#2 10 years ago

foodmaniac2003;4385603Uhm..fellow FHers..foodmaniac needs some help. Err... how does he go about shaving?

It's not that bad, but it's getting fairly noticeable over the past few months, and I don't like it. Googling is just confusing me. I trust my dad, but what he does doesn't seem to be the same as what I read on the Internet. I have some questions:

1. What are the normal steps for shaving? I was thinking maybe I shower first, then put on the creamy stuff, shave, rinse with water, and finnally aftershave? What about cologne? Is there difference?

2. What exactly will I need to perform the above steps?

3. Which razor? Does more blades = closer, smoother shave? The Gillette Fusion look nice and reviews say good things about the Mach3. If I get the Gillette Fusion, should I get the battery powered version?

4. Which cream? The Gillette Fusion Hydragel seems to be good.

5. What kind of aftershave? What kind of cologne? Are they the same? Any suggestions?

6. How often am I supposed to change the blades?

7. My dad's beard seems to be pretty stiff and hard. We have so much in common physically I'm going to assume that was passed on too. Is there a way to "soften" your beard so that it stays that way throughout the day.

8. Do you shave against the direction of the hairs, or with them?

Err... thanks I guess...

Hmm. Mayhaps I can be of assistance.

1. No need for all that man-perfume. Here's what you do.

Get a good razor Splash warm water on your face squirt some shaving cream on your hands, and rub it on your face until it lathers. Run some warm water over your razor Shave Wash your face off Splash cold water on your face, it'll soothe the irritation

2. A good shaving cream, especially if you have sensitive skin, and a sharp razor.

3. More blades = less pressure on each blade = easier shave and less irritation. I'd say 3 blades is enough for me at least.

4. If you have sensitive skin, get a sensitive skin type of shaving cream, other than that, I'd just avoid the really cheap stuff that smells like alcohol.

5. You don't need man-perfume.

6. When they get dull and start pulling your hairs out by the roots. Trust me, you'll know when it's time to change razors.

7. Don't really know the answer to this although it's a myth that shaving makes your hair grow bushier.

8. WITH THEM...ooh ow, don't go against the direction of the hairs. :(




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#3 10 years ago

what are you talking about, cologne is the shit. Trust me, women notice it. As well i enjoy my electric razor, it may be expensive but they last for a long time.




Von Mudra

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#4 10 years ago

1. What are the normal steps for shaving? I was thinking maybe I shower first, then put on the creamy stuff, shave, rinse with water, and finnally aftershave? What about cologne? Is there difference?

Shower, make sure to get the face good and wet, then lather on the shaving cream, shave with the grain, rinse it off, and if u want, aftershave. I don't use it, but some do because apparently some chicks are drawn to it. Meh. 2. What exactly will I need to perform the above steps? Get a good razor. Electric shavers are shitty, I used them at first and very quickly switched to the razor. Your more likely to cut yourself, but it'll be smoother and not irritate as much. Doesn't need to be one of these 5 blade things, but that's about all you'll find commonly. If you want to have some amount of beard, a good electric trimmer, helps to keep the beard nice and neat. However, if you do want to go for a beard, let it grow then shave it all off, and repeat for awhile, it'll help it get thicker and nicer looking. 3. Which razor? Does more blades = closer, smoother shave? The Gillette Fusion look nice and reviews say good things about the Mach3. If I get the Gillette Fusion, should I get the battery powered version? More blades, bah, doesn't really matter. I actually wanna learn how to use a straight razor, those are supposed to give the cleanest shaves. 4. Which cream? The Gillette Fusion Hydragel seems to be good. Sure, that's what I use 5. What kind of aftershave? What kind of cologne? Are they the same? Any suggestions?

Don't need it, but if u want, go for it. Aftershave and cologne are different though. Aftershave goes on the face, and cologne goes on the bottom of the neck, at least, that's what I do when I wear it 6. How often am I supposed to change the blades? Just whenever they're getting dull and not slicing the hair off easily

7. My dad's beard seems to be pretty stiff and hard. We have so much in common physically I'm going to assume that was passed on too. Is there a way to "soften" your beard so that it stays that way throughout the day.

Your beard should start out pretty soft, it'll take awhile to get to where its stiffer. To soften it, as I recall, there are shaving creams that'll do it, but bah., its not very important. If a girl is getting that close to you and your beard to touch it, she isn't going to care if its soft or hard. 8. Do you shave against the direction of the hairs, or with them? I shave with, if you go against, its gonna hurt and you'll prob cut yourself Anyways, I still say grow the damn beard. A lot of girls I know actually find a well kept beard sexy, but maybe its different where you are. Go with what u want and think is cool in the end. I personally got a mustache and goatee, and keep the rest kinda scruffy, only shaving about once a week or so.




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#5 10 years ago

You shouldn't have to worry about stiff hair for a while. My hair on my face didn't get stiff untill about 2 years after I started shaving. That bunny fluff comes off easy...Black Beards Main doesn't.

Definately go with the grain, make sure your face and razor are wet, and preferably warm/hot. Right now you can prolly get away with shaving in the shower. Pretty easy to do unless you have acne, which then raises the chances of cutting your face, mang.




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#6 10 years ago

Don't listen to Mudra and grow the beard. His "facial hair" looks like charlie browns X-mas tree. You're only what? 14? Right now you're beard is going to be half-assed and crusty looking, continue to shave for several more years at least. Plus, you are Asian, and most of the time facial hair does not suit people of Asian heritage, at least from my experience. You could get by with just an electric razor at this stage if you wanted.




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#7 10 years ago

Just keep a big fluffy beard!




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#8 10 years ago

Just get an electric shaver, I've been fine with it for years but my shaving style is to leave a little stuble. Otherwise I look like a kid who has a light gray complexion wherever my facial hair grows, namely my chin.




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#9 10 years ago

Listen up:

A) Just get a box of disposable razors at Costco or something... I think the ones I'm using right now are Gillette Mach3 or Fusion or something, but they're blue, they have 3 blades, and they work just fine. Electric razors are shitty.

B) Try to avoid zits for the love of god.

C) There's really no need for a shower, just get some hot water and soften your face up a bit... and if you cut yourself, dampen your face with cold water, it closes the pores.

D) Never apply more pressure than you need to cut the hairs.. that's how you cut yourself.

E) I've never cut myself shaving... honestly, it's hard to do unless you forget yourself. I wasn't thinking and I was washing the razor last time I shaved, and because I wasn't thinking, I was using my thumb inadvertently to rub the hairs off the razor... no blood, all I did was take off like a millimeter of skin all across my thumb.

F) Shove your tongue in front of your top-row of teeth to flatten out the area underneath the nose, uneven skin leads to cuts.

G) If you missed a couple hairs that you noticed after rinsing the lather off your face, you can still do a touch-up without having to bust-out the shaving cream again. The active ingredient stays on the skin for like 10 minutes after you finish shaving so it's no worry.

Side notes: I switch razors about every 7 shaves... my father said that's what his habit was, and I probably don't need to, seeing as how my moustache that grows every week or two still has somewhat soft hairs.. but it's secure and it's no problem.

Also, the shaving cream I use is Edge - Advanced Gel for Sensitive Skin with Aloe. Works really well, and I never have to use more than a little blob the size of a guitar pick. It's also what my dad recommended.

Hope some of this helped somehow.

Oh, and in case you care, I'm 15 1/2.




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#10 10 years ago
Moose12;4385751Don't listen to Mudra and grow the beard. His "facial hair" looks like charlie browns X-mas tree. You're only what? 14? Right now you're beard is going to be half-assed and crusty looking, continue to shave for several more years at least. Plus, you are Asian, and most of the time facial hair does not suit people of Asian heritage, at least from my experience. You could get by with just an electric razor at this stage if you wanted.

Yeah, sure it does....

And didn't knew he was asian, but meh. In that case he should grow a fu manchu sometime just for the hell of it.

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