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by Pomination
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Smart Shave cream
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Smart Shave cream

I saw Rob added it to his mega list.
I went to the website and the product is presented a bit too much "magic !"

Anyone have tested this product or heard about it ?
by Pomination
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams shaving oil
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Williams shaving oil

I went to my local store today to find shave or pre-shave oil.
But nothing of these except Williams Shaving Oil.

But this last one seems to fully replace shaving foam not only to apply before. Anyone heard about this oil or, better, had an experience with it ?

thanks.
by Pomination
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What if there were no mail order?
Replies: 42
Views: 5608

Good question. I'm living in suburb of Paris. If I stay close to local stores I can only get cartridge razors and all can stuffs. Few creams like Palmolive or Mennen. Soap like Williams or Monsavon. And.... DE blades but... only blades (that's too fun. They do not sell any DE razor but they do sell ...
by Pomination
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 2 weeks later, considering going back to electric
Replies: 36
Views: 5588

Viking, I'm quite like you. I've been shaving with electric for at least 10 years. But with time and despite high end gear, the electric couldn't remove my stubble as expected. So I tried different methods : - Bought high-end Braun 360 and Philips (Norelco) Cool Skin. I kept the braun and sold the c...
by Pomination
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The frenchy report ;-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

OK Joe, I will check how flat is the blade when I "open" the angle. It seemed to ome the right angle is when the three parts of the reazor head are aligned : top, blade, bottom. Right ? But if the angle is too open, the blade should not reach the skin, no ? So I should not be wrong there. Closing th...
by Pomination
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The frenchy report ;-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Sure but I'm not sure of the french translation of "Hair conditioner". Is it shampoo ?
Edit : OK I found. That's what we call "after shempoo" here ;-)

The one I got is to remove knots in hair. Is that fine ?
by Pomination
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The frenchy report ;-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

I'm using TOBS Rose shave cream. My beard prep is face cleaning with smooth soap (that has no soap, Nivea) and wetting the face few seconds with warm water. Then I'm applying the lather which I can get very nice now with practice.
by Pomination
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The frenchy report ;-)
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

The frenchy report ;-)

Hi all, Well it's been a time now i'm using the DE. My experience is with bads and goods. The fist weeks were not that good. Very well shaved but quite irritated skin. Redness and razor bumps. After a bit of anlysis, I figured out my technique was wrong. I now no more put any pressure on the rasor a...
by Pomination
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Stubble" question for you experts
Replies: 2
Views: 817

that maybe not hairs but dead skin.
You should consider ligtht exfoliate maybe.
by Pomination
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: My first DE shave, need a bit of advice!
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Concnerning the chin, just try to open abit more your angle. Practicie learned me that 30° is quite open. I was hurting a bit my skin everywhere (little cuts). This was because my blade angle was wrong (too closed). Now the glide of the blade just tells me if I need to open a bit more my angle. When...
by Pomination
Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Something more moisturizing than Talor's rose
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Maybe my problem comes form lathering. it's not always easy to get a fine lather.
I don't know how Mantis can put so much water in its mug. If I do so, the lather is simply liquid....
Unles my bowl is too small. I think this is a bowl for soap.
by Pomination
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Something more moisturizing than Talor's rose
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

I took a look at what can be found in my local superstore today. And I found these :

- Palmolive shaving cream (green box)
- Mennen Sensitive shaving cream (grey box)
- La maison du barbier (barbershop) cream and soap
- Monsavon soap
- Wilkinson soap (blue box)
by Pomination
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Something more moisturizing than Talor's rose
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Ok thanks for the anwser

I can sure find Palmoilive (green box) in France. There also is "La maison du barbier" (barbershop litteraly translated).

Two other brands are L'occitane and Weleda.

I was wondering about T&H products.
by Pomination
Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Something more moisturizing than Talor's rose
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Something more moisturizing than Talor's rose

Hi all, Well it's been 5 days now i'm wetshaving. I had bad days (especially the second one where my face was completely nicked and lot of red buttons). I figured out 3 things : - I applied too much pressure. Lligh touch means for no pressure at all ! - Merkur blades are not for me. Not sharp enough...
by Pomination
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Where to Buy Merkur in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Hi

I'm living in France and I have bought in USA anyway. Prices are low enough to be less expensive than shipping from Europe !

Try http://www.classicshaving.com

UK shops are quite expensive and their currency not in our advantage with Euro.

I've not looked at german shops, they may be alright.
by Pomination
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Only for LatherMeister
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

Only for LatherMeister

by Pomination
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Why boring with prep ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Why boring with prep ?

I'm sure you will appreciate this one. A great moment :

At last, a real good shave
:lol:


He can even be faster
by Pomination
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beginner's questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5519

Whoh ! the second shave is another story....
Bad shave and somewhat painful !
Lot of nicks and really bad shaved.

Maybe I put too much pressure, don't know. I'll let my skin having rest for one day.
by Pomination
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beginner's questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5519

I don't know why, but my hairs seem to grow faster with that kind of shave.

Maybe because the skin is less dmaged by the blade.
by Pomination
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beginner's questions
Replies: 38
Views: 5519

No no blood at all. As I said, I was very surprised how easy was the shave, I found it quite natural. The redness went over after 1 hour. Definitely a very good experience for me. Finally the angle is something logic. You just have to align the blade with top and botom of the "plate" that keep the b...