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by HYPEractive
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Pre-Shave Gels
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

My future mother-in-law bought me some Trader Joe's Moisturizing Cream Shave. While not very good as a primary shave cream, it's awesome as a beard softener.
by HYPEractive
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Newest in shaving gimmicks!
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Newest in shaving gimmicks!

Behold, the newest in shaving gimmicks... the Rolling Razor!!

http://www.rollingrazor.com

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by HYPEractive
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First shave with a Feather blade...
Replies: 32
Views: 3686

First shave with a Feather blade...

... and it was the smoothest, most effortless, "easiest" shave I've ever had.
by HYPEractive
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: DE shaving is officially "hip"
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

I agree with KAV. Another reason why I enjoy DE shaving after years and years of cartridge shaving, is the ability to cater to ones specific needs at a much cheaper price. You can purchase the highest quality steel at a fraction of the cost of a cartridge that even has more shaves per blade.
by HYPEractive
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DE shaving is officially "hip"
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

DE shaving is officially "hip"

I subscribe to www.uncrate.com, which is a site dedicated to the newest in technology, style, and gear. They recently featured the Merkur 34C.

http://www.uncrate.com/men/body/

It looks like DE shaving is on its way to a comeback (not that it ever left).
by HYPEractive
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Hydrolast Starter Kit (CLOSED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

sorry about that, you can delete this post
by HYPEractive
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Home Hot-Lather Machines? Improvement or Gimmick?
Replies: 19
Views: 2453

Home Hot-Lather Machines? Improvement or Gimmick?

After reading a post about canned goo, I'm just wondering what everyone thinks of this device: http://www.allbrands.com/images/products_main/M_11982_HLM10.jpg The home hot-lather machine. I remember owning one in undergrad, and at the time, it was the best present I have ever received. I probably wo...
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Problem getting hairs below the jaw
Replies: 14
Views: 2104

I used to have the same problem. What worked for me was changing my routine: 1) In the shower, I pre-soak my beard with Trader Joe's shaving cream. (it was a gift from my future mother in law. It's not great to shave with, but excellent as a pre-shave) 2) I use a pre-shave oil from eshave and leave ...
by HYPEractive
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Pre-Shave Gels
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

My future mother-in-law bought me some of the Trader Joe's shaving cream a while ago. Though alone it's no where near the quality of shave that a good soap or cream produces, I discovered that if I leave it on while in the shower to soften my beard, then proceed with my regular shaving routine, it p...
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna platinum
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Thank you for the recommendation. I will definitely try the blue ones soon.
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Proraso Red
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

PM sent
by HYPEractive
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: September 21 thru 27
Replies: 185
Views: 20231

Razor - Merkur 34c
Blade - Personna platinum
Brush - Shavemac Finest
Pre-Shave - eshave Pre shave oil: almond
Soap - Mitchell's Wool Fat
A/S - Zia Men - Duel-Action Face Lotion

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by HYPEractive
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna platinum
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Personna platinum

As a newer DE shaver, I'm slowly cycling through my razor sampler kit from westcoastshaving.com. This week I started on the Personna Platinum blades... very very nice. Perhaps it's partially due to improved shaving technique, but I have absolutely no nicks and no burn whatsoever. My face is back to ...
by HYPEractive
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The last Barber of Seville.
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

So... How much is it?
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: best way to dry a shavemac brush?
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

best way to dry a shavemac brush?

Gentlemen,

I've been using a shavemac finest brush based on recommendations I read on this site. I don't have a stand yet. Should I invest in one? Or is it ok to dry the brush on its end?

Thank you in advance.
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Tiffany bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

This is an amazing bargain. On the Tiffany & CO website, a shaving bowl goes for $650, and I found one one ebay for $349.

If I only had to eat this week...
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hello everybody!
Replies: 24
Views: 2329

I'm also new to the board. I too am new to the world of the single blade shave, and am loving every minute of it. Everyone on here is very knowledgeable and helpful. Welcome!

-Art
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: A milder Proraso?
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

A milder Proraso?

Gentlemen, I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a Eucalyptus & Menthol soap that is just a little milder than Proraso. I do enjoy Proraso, and it's pretty invigorating, but since I'm still learning my shaving method, it tends not feel too great after a nick or two (or three). Thank y...
by HYPEractive
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

I purchased MWF on the high recommendations found on this site. The only other products I've used was Proraso and eShave. MWF is an amazing product with a mild, masculine scent and a very nice lather. Everyone is right when they say it's a must-try.
by HYPEractive
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Hydrolast Starter Kit (CLOSED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Hydrolast Starter Kit (CLOSED)

Gentlemen, I have a Hydrolast Starter kit (Shave Cloth, Primer/Soap, 2oz Shave Paste, Cutting Balm) that was used only once that I would like to sell or trade. I'm new to the single-blade shaving world and would like to try as many things as I can. The scent of the primer soap is "sea mist." I'm not...