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by HBK42581
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Any Shaving Cream Recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 5675

Trust me on this one. Go get The Body Shop shaving cream. It's a perfect middle-of-the-road shaving cream with great skin conditioning properties. Having sensitive skin can mean many different things, but I know that with this cream, you'll at least get a lot of cushion in addition to more moisturi...
by HBK42581
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Proraso at Bath and Body Works?
Replies: 21
Views: 4019

Old topic I know, but I went into my Bath and Body Works today on a whim and low and behold, there it was, and it says it right on the packaging, "Made Exclusively for C.O. Bigelow by Proraso." Looking forward to giving it a shot since I have the real stuff coming in the mail in a few days.
by HBK42581
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: List of Brick and Mortar Shops?
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Most of the high-end retailers ( Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's , for example) are known to carry several of the lines that folks discuss here. DANG! I wish I didn't discover this new "hobby" so close to the holidays. The mall near me just opened up a Nordstrom's but I'll have to brave the holiday shopp...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How Many Shaves Will I Get Out Of A Personna Blade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

How Many Shaves Will I Get Out Of A Personna Blade?

Any one know? I'm coming up on my fourth.
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ingrown hair and growing it out
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: Ingrown hair and growing it out

I have rather curly hair (mixed half white/black), and I get horrible ingrown hairs. Switching to a double edge razor and following a lot of the tips on this forum has helped but I'm still not satisfied. I went to the barber for a straight edge cut and same deal. He told me that I should grow my be...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Facial Cleanser....Too Much For My Face?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Facial Cleanser....Too Much For My Face?

(And be very careful and specific about what is needed - removing bacteria is just not an attainable or worthwhile goal. ) Before my days of wet shaving and forum searching, I was told that the most common cause of razor bumps and ingrown hairs was bacteria entering the pore and infecting the hair ...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Facial Cleanser....Too Much For My Face?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

I use Cetaphyl for a face wash - it's light and moisturizes pretty good. That's what I was thinking of trying out. I know it's nice and gentle and isn't heavy on the wallet at all. At this point I can only shave every few days (because of irritation) and I use the Cetaphil moisturizer on my off day...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Facial Cleanser....Too Much For My Face?
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Facial Cleanser....Too Much For My Face?

I use a Neutrogena Medicated Face Wash in the shower. It's pretty powerful stuff as I can feel a tingle if I leave it on for too long. Could this stuff be robbing me of my skins natural defenses before I scrape my fine piece of metal across it? I started using it in the hopes of reducing the amount ...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: To Those That Live In New England
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: To Those That Live In New England

No, Scott, there is no alternative to Colonial Drug. Not in New England...not on the East Coast...probably not this side of St. James's Street. Buzz Dang! Oh well. I'll just have to get used to the wait for internet orders. You are aware, Scott, that Colonial Drug is a real store. It does not have ...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: To Those That Live In New England
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: To Those That Live In New England

I know of Colonial Drug in Cambridge but are there any other shops like this one in the area that sell some classic shaving materials? I'm the type that hates to wait for internet orders. I AM IMPATIENT!!! Haha. No, Scott, there is no alternative to Colonial Drug. Not in New England...not on the Ea...
by HBK42581
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Art Of Shaving
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Good to know. Thanks Swift.
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Art Of Shaving
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Art Of Shaving

I just found out they opened a new shop at a mall near me. What's the scoop with these guys? Do they sell any branded products other than their own?
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To Those That Live In New England
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

To Those That Live In New England

I know of Colonial Drug in Cambridge but are there any other shops like this one in the area that sell some classic shaving materials? I'm the type that hates to wait for internet orders. I AM IMPATIENT!!! Haha.
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving after shower and cold water rinse in winter...
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

I use a hair dryer on my mirror after I shower. Gets rid of the fog in seconds.
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Noob Intro and Proraso Encouragement
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Noob Intro and Proraso Encouragement

Greetings gents. Today is my first day on the forum. I'm a 26 year old guy that has suffered from uncomfortable shaving irritation and ingrown hairs since I started shaving regularly when I was 18 (I was a late bloomer.) I've tired every cream, double and triple bladed razor, topical antiseptic, fac...
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug outing. . .
Replies: 35
Views: 4254

M6Classic wrote:You should call Colonial, they may have holiday hours, what with Christmas and all on the horizon. Their number is (617) 864-2222.

Buzz
Good idea! Thanks!
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug outing. . .
Replies: 35
Views: 4254

Dang I gotta check this place out. I work at Boston College and supposedly it's only about 15 minutes from here. I'm not much of a city guy. What would be the easiest way for me to get there? Drive in with my car or take the rail? I'm noob by the way. Name's Scott. I recognize some of you from the ...
by HBK42581
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonial Drug outing. . .
Replies: 35
Views: 4254

Dang I gotta check this place out. I work at Boston College and supposedly it's only about 15 minutes from here. I'm not much of a city guy. What would be the easiest way for me to get there? Drive in with my car or take the rail? I'm noob by the way. Name's Scott. I recognize some of you from the m...