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by Lil' Shaver
Thu May 24, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who taught you to shave?
Replies: 43
Views: 7208

notthesharpest wrote:I learned to shave with an electric. Nobody taught me anything about it when I was a kid. I only really learned shaving here. So... a big thanks to everybody here, for the information and for the opportunity.
same here.
by Lil' Shaver
Thu May 24, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac lathering
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

Suggest you try Tabac soap in a bowl and compare that with lathering on your face. I find I get excellent lather when using a bowl or mug. Lathering on my face has given me only so so results. For me it takes 50-100 swirls to get the best Tabac lather. With Proraso, just 25-50 swirls and Im good to...
by Lil' Shaver
Wed May 23, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: First shot with Proraso
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

Try mixing your Williams and your Proraso cream. Great lather that way!

Even better, use a common glycerin shaving soap ($1.50) , such as Van Der Hagen and add Proraso cream. You will get wonderful results.

Keep posting and tell us how your shaves are doing.
dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Wed May 23, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac lathering
Replies: 12
Views: 1940

Suggest you try Tabac soap in a bowl and compare that with lathering on your face. I find I get excellent lather when using a bowl or mug. Lathering on my face has given me only so so results. For me it takes 50-100 swirls to get the best Tabac lather. With Proraso, just 25-50 swirls and Im good to ...
by Lil' Shaver
Sun May 06, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Bic Metal Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

+1 on the Dollar stores.
Saturday morning, I picked up a Gillette Sensor for $3, and cheapo Sensor look alike cartridges for a buck or two. I even found 5 Trac II type cartridges for $1.

Of couse, I wont use these for a daily shaver, but are great for a travel set up.
dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Thu May 03, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Kind of confused.
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

If you dont mind, could you briefly describe your shaving routine? We might be able to help, if we know more ... For example, here is my typical routine. shower Proraso Pre/post cream Lather with Proraso in a bowl, using a brush three passes with a Merkur Slant or 4 passes with a Merkur HD cold wate...
by Lil' Shaver
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Van Der Hagen shave soap
Replies: 49
Views: 11162

I also use the VDH or Surrey soaps.

I especially like the glycerin soap. I get it for a buck and make super lather with it using Palmolive cream.

I also like the soap for sensitive skin. It has shea butter in it. It's very good. Definitely worth picking up a puck or two.
by Lil' Shaver
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: How many times have I used that blade?
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

GollyMrScience wrote:I change my blades when they are dull.
Nuff said.
And how many shaves is that, typically?
by Lil' Shaver
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Heresy
Replies: 14
Views: 2636

My Nivea goo in a can is pretty darn good stuff. I still use it sometimes, but I like my soaps and creams even better. The Barbsol goo in a can was the poorest Ive ever used. Sadly, I used it for several years before I discovered a badger brush and hard soap.
dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Cap on my Proraso cream is busted!
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

If you have the pieces, I suggest trying to reglue them back together. I have some stuff called GORILLA GLUE and it is amazing. I use if for just about everything. Also, you might try your local hardware store or auto parts store. They have rubber vacuum hose caps. They often come in a variety size ...
by Lil' Shaver
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blade use counting
Replies: 49
Views: 8149

Here's what I use to keep track of my blade useage. Its just a paper card taped to the back of my medicine cabinet and I use a magnet to identify how many times Ive used the blade. The HD is for my Merkur HD and the S is for my gold Slant.

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by Lil' Shaver
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proraso Discounted at Target?
Replies: 98
Views: 16997

I stopped by my local Target and scored the following Proraso loot:
1 jar of pre/post
2 bottles of ASB
1 tube of cream

I passed on the six brushes and four cans of aerosols

dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slantbar question
Replies: 10
Views: 2302

This is being discussed on another forum right now. Might be worth a look. (Hope this is not against any forum rules to do this)

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread ... post215367
by Lil' Shaver
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Bic Metal Shave
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

I use the Bic Metals, too, primarily when traveling. Often, just one or two shaves with the Bic Metal then into the dustbin it goes. By using a Metal, I don't have to carry my best Merkurs around and it gives me some variety, too. But I am also impressed with the shave quality that I get from the Bi...
by Lil' Shaver
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mapping Your Face Before Lather
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

If you have a mole in the shaving area, seriously consider seeing a dermatologist and having it removed: simple office procedure. I agree. A couple years ago I went to the doctor and had a couple of facial moles removed, simply because I nicked them ALL the time whenever I shaved. I am really glad ...
by Lil' Shaver
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: I think I'm going back
Replies: 27
Views: 5773

HI Bobby. Thanks for taking the time to post here.

Are you using one pass with the M3 and three or perhaps four passes with a DE? Is that the "time" you are talking about? Or are you using multiple passes with a M3?

Just wondering....

dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Corn Huskers......
Replies: 23
Views: 4791

I use the Dickenson's, so that I can get rid of the two bottles I have left!

Im a Thayers fan, now! Lavender and Original are fabulous. They are worth the extra money, to me.

dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Palmolive Lather Shaving Cream
Replies: 42
Views: 6589

Ive collected, ahem....several, maybe a dozen tubes of Palmolive shaving cream. (Just couldn't resist at $1.88/tube) The more I use it, the more I like it. I dont think the smell is bad. I sorta like it, now.....otoh, I like o-dee-skunk, too...just kidding. Seriously, everyone should try Palmolive r...
by Lil' Shaver
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Corn Huskers......
Replies: 23
Views: 4791

I also use Corn Huskers as a 2:2:1 mix, too. Works great and is cheap.

Just so you dont have to scroll back up and hunt for the recipe, here it is:

2 parts Corn Huskers lotion
2 parts Aloe Vera gel
1 part Witch Hazel (Dickenson's brand)

dwight
by Lil' Shaver
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disposable razors??
Replies: 19
Views: 3056

I use a Bic Metal whenever I travel. I also use Palmolive brushless shaving cream (the green tube). I get a very good shave with this little combination. But when Im at home, I use a Merkur HD with Israeli Personna blades and a badger brush. Im suggesting that the plastic Bic Metal and the Merkur HD...