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by slackskin
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mobile Barber Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Mobile Barber Shop

This is a great concept! I needed a haircut BEFORE the lockdown and am now beginning to look like Mike the Mountain Man. We are in a retirement community of 800, and I bet that a mobile barber shop would do really well here. It may be a viable business plan because rent (probably a barber's biggest ...
by slackskin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Shaving schedule

I must be the outlier here. At age 74, maybe I'e been brainwashed. If I don't shave every morning, I look scuzzy and feel as if I don't matter. Shaving, grooming, and dressing makes me feel good about myself. I don't mean getting "dressed up," just something upscale from PJs or sweats. I'm fine with...
by slackskin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: OneBlade Core $8 [SOLD]
Replies: 0
Views: 201

OneBlade Core $8 [SOLD]

I am offering a OneBlade Core razor with stand and 9 blades for the cost of shipping $8 via Priority Mail to any US address (foreign higher). First come, first served. Please PM me if interested.

Slackskin, I moved this to the Selling and Trading forum.

- Murray, Moderator
by slackskin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: Lather While Traveling

When travelling, I carry a loose puck of Harris, no wood bowl. Being a hard puck, triple milled, TSA doesn't care about it. I rub it on a wet face like a stick. Much cheaper that way.
by slackskin
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 23
Views: 5463

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

This morning I did as Gary recommended -- dry brush on soaked puck. Used a Fine Clsssic synthetic brush and Cyril Salter hard puck (similar to DRHarris). Worked well, probably would have been better if puck soaked longer. Will try again tomorrow
by slackskin
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 23
Views: 5463

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

Gary - Do you still load the completely dry brush as outlined previously in this thread?
by slackskin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: FTC blocks sale of Harry's to Edgewell (parent company of Schick)

Maybe Harry's will have to stay as an independent operating company, rather than being started for the purpose of selling their company and making a ton of money. "What? We have to keep doing this?"
by slackskin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1072

Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

@JarmoP - The one from Amazon also come with the case.
by slackskin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Wegman's
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Proraso at Wegman's

With a "Feather" huh? I see what you did there!!
by slackskin
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

Will the new ones be as strongly scented as the old ones?
by slackskin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did Robin Hood shave?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: How did Robin Hood shave?

How did Robin Hood shave? Carefully, of course!
by slackskin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

@ John Rose - you asked which scent. I prefer muted-to-none (long story) so used Almond, which provided a negligible scent as desired.
by slackskin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Col Conk Soap -- a plreasant surprise

I am a long time wet shaver and today was my first use of a Col Conk shaving soap. I rubbed the puck on my face as if a stick. The results, for me, were as good as any other plain glycerin-based shaving soap -- of which I have tried several. Given the very affordable price point, I was pleasantly su...
by slackskin
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)
Replies: 25
Views: 6750

Re: Cyril Salter solid shaving soap (tallow)

Have you tried rubbing the puck directly on your stubble as if using a stick? That technique works well for me with other soaps.

Also, suggest PM to user "Brothers" who uses Salter pucks successfully.
by slackskin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD Stirling Finest Badger 24MM - mods please archive
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

SOLD Stirling Finest Badger 24MM - mods please archive

BUMP 9/20/19 with pictures. This brush is fine, just not my cup of tea. Used maybe a dozen times, if that. Price new is $32.95 + $4.55 shipping so I paid $37.50 total. I will sell it for $20 including shipping to any US address (more if foreign). Thanks for looking. 20190920_172046.jpg 20190920_1720...
by slackskin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 29
Views: 6289

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Chris - May I suggest going down the road Murray mentioned. Because you have used razors that are about as mild as they get, maybe it's not the razor. As Murray has suggested, maybe you need a different soap. I think that a soap with better cushion MAY (just may) be the solution for you. D R Harris ...
by slackskin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!
Replies: 29
Views: 6289

Re: I’m looking for very mild safety razors for sensitive skin. HELP!

Pauldog wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 pm
"RazoRock Baby Smooth"

What blades(s) do you like with it?
All of my best blades work well in it. The only blade I do not like is Feather, but I don't like it with other razors either.
by slackskin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: glycerine soap lathering
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: glycerine soap lathering

Interesting. I have never been able to load a brush properly with glycerine soap in a bowl, but have great results when using a glycerine soap shaving stick or rubbing the puck on my face. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me as to "why" but that has been my experience.