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by JarmoP
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 50
Views: 12100

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

Maybe it won't hurt much, but since then I had the described problem and solved it the way I did, I have not had any hearing problem again. In my mind it was probably just that some "wax" had come out as normal, more than usual. And I had felt if any hairs in my ears. Believe they grow too when you ...
by JarmoP
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

It is winter for us living in colder parts of northern hemisphere and we can have a thinner skin than in summer. I'm usually using Red Personna as my winter blade for its gentle character. But since I've been using a humidifier my skin is not as thin as usual, so my Merkur 34C is now having a Super ...
by JarmoP
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: My Beloved Semogue 1305
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: My Beloved Semogue 1305

Be with or without a boar brush? What I don't like lathering on the puck and a boar brush is that I might get more consumption of the soap than with a badger brush. And a boar brush can't hold that much lather anyways, so that goes wasted. So I much prefer a badger brush for that or face lathering. ...
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ear Wax - A Novella
Replies: 50
Views: 12100

Re: Ear Wax - A Novella

I myself noticed about a year ago that my left ear was almost deaf one morning. So I could not use a phone to the ear that I usually put it against. And also playing some instruments like ukulele sounded unnatural. It was scary. Otherwise I felt healthy and soon I sort of had guessed it was ear wax....
by JarmoP
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: Longevity of ARKO Shave Stick

I am coming back to brush lathering after using quite many years shaving foams and gels. This question/contribution is not about how many shaves one can get from the stick, but about soap aging. I bought my Arko sticks about 10 years ago and remember definitely it being a white soap in color. Also w...
by JarmoP
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: SMF New Guy
Replies: 11
Views: 2917

Re: SMF New Guy

Proraso cream has the nice scent to me. But it is a summery shave cream with the menthol cooling content. That we don't need in winter. I am mostly a soap user and for me MWF and Tabac work the best. I am sure there are many other soaps too, just my limited knowledge. Try to stay away from Arko shav...
by JarmoP
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New Path To BBS
Replies: 24
Views: 4868

Re: New Path To BBS

For me the canned goo like the Nivea sensitive works just as well as say some soaps. I am only using them cause I have and don't want to throw away. Applying a spray gel is more messy for sure. You might gets some goo on your nose while breathing so it is best to breath with the mouth lol. I share B...
by JarmoP
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Regrowth problems on the neck
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: Regrowth problems on the neck

My opinion of Braun single foil shavers. They are very gentle on skin, just I have not tried what electric monstrosities are sold by that brand today. My PocketGo battery one is the gentle. Used for the times I am not feeling for the wet shave. It does not clean my slight neck hairs well. Maybe that...
by JarmoP
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pawns stars shamelessy tries to pulloff a DE razor
Replies: 40
Views: 7220

Re: Pawns stars shamelessy tries to pulloff a DE razor

OK, now that I've had a chance to use the Micro Touch One for a while, HERE is a more thorough review along with a how-to-use-it guide for DE newbies (plus video!).
Great instructive/entertaining video, thank you Mark.
by JarmoP
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Short lofted boars
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

Re: Short lofted boars

I don't know much about boar brushes. This topic interested my mind. Thinking of my Omega 48. Why does it have such a large heighth in hairs? What is the need? If that means what what the short loft means? I have used lately just brushless push button goo gel. So I feel almost guilty even posting to...
by JarmoP
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New to double edge shaving
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: New to double edge shaving

What kingfisher told and wellcome to SMF.
I would not trust so much any old Gillette as they might have been just dropped bent etc. But as you told yours is a gentle shaver so what he told.
by JarmoP
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just for discussion,.....
Replies: 17
Views: 2030

Re: Just for discussion,.....

Yes Gary, my 60s or 70s Gillette Sportsman Tech became a much better shaver after I replaced the original aluminum light weight handle with Feather Portable's one. I always like the balance point of the razor be between my index finger and thumb and the razor was too head heavy orighinally. I am a b...
by JarmoP
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just for discussion,.....
Replies: 17
Views: 2030

Re: Just for discussion,.....

I go also in that line that a pivoting head is a no no in respect to DE way of shaving. I did use some non pivot Gillette 2 blade disposables a really long time ago and did not like them a bit. It must have been my lack of technique most likely. I was an electric foil shaver for decades and used suc...
by JarmoP
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Hello all, so tired of electric, need to change!
Replies: 68
Views: 19549

Re: Hello all, so tired of electric, need to change!

You can also start traditional wet shaving in baby steps by a fixed head disposable like Bic Sensitive and and canned gel, as Squire told. You mentioned having used disposables before, and my advice is not to use the pivoting head ones. If you take time and as advised gentle no pressure approach, th...
by JarmoP
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Who still has their very first razor?
Replies: 50
Views: 5236

Re: Who still has their very first razor?

Gary, it does belong to that model. And i bought it from a well known razor merchant as new. I have heard stories like that from others too that the thread windings have been not barely enough long connecting. I think Merkur passed one time a lots of razors like that for sell. Still it does connect....
by JarmoP
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Who still has their very first razor?
Replies: 50
Views: 5236

Re: Who still has their very first razor?

Regarding Merkur HDs. They have released some a poor ones to sell over the years. Darn quality control. I dont mind how a razor looks or if it has some little imperfections. And usually they look great. I purchased another 34G. G means it is gold plated, many years ago, to have a backup razor. Well ...
by JarmoP
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Worst Brushless Shaving Cream I Ever Tried
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Worst Brushless Shaving Cream I Ever Tried

So true Dosco, nothing is better than putting on my battery radio on the bathroom. And have a nice relaxed shave with rubbing like I did today the Palmolive shoap to my whiskers and reparing the brush from that no name not so good soap I was using and though it is no much good the Palmolive rub will...
by JarmoP
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Worst Brushless Shaving Cream I Ever Tried
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Worst Brushless Shaving Cream I Ever Tried

I used canned goo shaving gel today morning. First time in some years. That can had been unused so long. What can I say, the shave was very fast, not more than 7 minutes I think. You just apply it to your face takes less than 15 seconds. Only a 2 pass shave cause the stuff felt so artificial, i skip...
by JarmoP
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Same Razor New Blade, Different Result
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Same Razor New Blade, Different Result

I am with Squire in here. The way DE blade are manufactured, they are usually consistent in quality.
We as shavers are not not so constant many times. Bad shaves can happen sometimes with just a tiniest change in our routine.
by JarmoP
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Minimalist DE razors
Replies: 36
Views: 3643

Re: Minimalist DE razors

Chris, i doubt if you got any "shaving" done that way. DE blades are so fexible and i never even have set my Progress past 4 setting. :) About Feather Portable, you readers who did not catch it when it was more widely available. You did not miss too much. The head quality is not so great though i ca...