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crackstar
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Post by crackstar » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:18 am

Wednesday:

Omega brush
Dovo straight razor
Proraso shaving cream (green tube)
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
Givenchy Pour Homme edt

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ScottS
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Post by ScottS » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:03 am

Amazing shave today. Everything just seemed to come together at once

Proraso pre
badger brush, generic
KMF Virgin Forest
Feather AC/ Pro Super blade nearing life's end
Nivea AS balm (regular)
C&E Sienna EDT

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Post by woofwie » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:20 am

SOTN:

Kiehls Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser
Proraso Pre/Post
Proraso Red
Moss Scuttle (large)
Caswell & Massey Best Badger Brush
Merkur Futur loaded with a Merkur Blade
Kiehls Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm & Moisturizer

On the tv - Pants-off Dance-off

I, for a long time, have not been a Proraso fan. I bought the red almost 8 months ago, and had only used it a few times. However, upon hearing that the red was being discontinued, I decided to give it another try. And I'm glad I did. It must be the experience I have gained over the last year of wet shaving, because I'm no wgetting great shaves from the red. Oh, and pants-off dance-off is a must see!
Jeff (nickname is Wolf, hence the screen name)
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Post by reggiano » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:33 am

Wednesday

Rooney Style 1 Small Super
1966 SS w/Feather
Bar of Savon de Marseille w/Crushed Rose Flowers
Nancy Boy Cream
Thayer's Lavender WH
Nivea Sensitive ASB
Knize Ten EDT

I saw the bar of soap sitting next to the sink, and having read about people shaving with it thought what the hell, and ran the Rooney over it 6-7 times, lathered it up in my mug, and applied to my face. Seemed a little thin (I know, it's supposed to be), so I added a bit of nancy boy. Well, I got such an amazingly close shave! Fantastic, I think I will investigate more soaps (have my eye on some Knize Ten soap).

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Troy
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Post by Troy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:36 am

Wed:

Shavemac 22368
Gillette HD Adjustable / Feather blade
Coate's Lavender shave cream
D R Harris Aftershaving Milk
Creed Royal Scottish Lavender EdT
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Post by Gatorade » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:38 am

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Wednesday

Hot Shower No Scrub

Shavemac Silvertip
C&E Sweet Almond Oil Cream
Gillette Slim Adjustable
Israeli Persona 2nd shave
3 Pass 5,5,7.

Neutrogena Razor Defense ASB
Polo Sport
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soulshine
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Post by soulshine » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:42 am

ohhhh...my friggin' head. headcold from hell wednesday.

baxter scrub
C&E brush
futur at 2 w/derby
st. charles shave soap - oakmoss lavendula
nancy boy ASB

no cologne today. head is aching way too much.

s~s

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Post by Rich53 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:12 am

Schick M injector
Schick blade
Chubby #3
Nancyboy shave cream
Rosehip seed oil
Baxter's aftershave balm
Rich

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Bob
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Post by Bob » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:43 am

Wednesday:

Gillette '58 TV Special / Gillette "Swede"
Taylor's Rose Shave Cream
Clinique Post-Shave Healer (balm)
Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet

Rajeeve, thanks for the info on the Tyrwhitt balm. I guess I'll have to continue my search.
--Bob--

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Post by scarface911 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:16 am

Wednesday:

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Post by Blue As A Jewel » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:47 am

Merkur Progress w/Derby Extra (Reduction), Feather Platinum (Finishing)
Rooney Style 1 - 24mm Super
Moss Cream Scuttle Mk. II
Sharp's Daily Foaming Face Scrub
Proraso Sapone Da Barba, "Wheat Germ" (Red)
Proraso Crema Pre & Dopo Barba (prior to each of first 3-passes)
Hydrolast Shave Paste (Unscented) (Pass 4)
Jojoba Oil (Pass 4 & 5)
Proraso Dopabarba
Proraso Crema Liquida Dopobarba

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Coche_y_bondhu
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Post by Coche_y_bondhu » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:25 pm

Hello All,

Well, Day 3 of Brushless Week. Day 1 was Barbasol lilac-scented (excellent moisturizing). Day 2 was Palmolive. Today, Caldo from Italy (very slick).

Razor being used is one of my long-handled ladies' Gillettes with a Feather blade. Usual thress passes and a T&C. PSO before each pass like normal.

Shaves are excellent, albeit, a tad boring. As close as brushed shaves, but without the warm scented cream, and soft caresses of a fine badger brush.

I have found out in all my brushless shaves, a good sharp blade and good technique will give you an excellent shave with a wide variety of brushless creams.

Tomorrow is Cremo day with Molle on Friday.

A brushless week once in a while is good for the soul. I think.

Cheers,
Richard
Plano TX

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Post by rustyblade » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:33 pm

Coche_y_bondhu wrote:Hello All,

Well, Day 3 of Brushless Week. Day 1 was Barbasol lilac-scented (excellent moisturizing). Day 2 was Palmolive. Today, Caldo from Italy (very slick).
Richard, do you spend time working the cream into the skin with your hand like you would with a brush?
Richard

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Post by Austin » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:35 pm

Trumpers razor
SMF II brush
Trumpers Almond shave cream
Harris Pink
Trumpers Fougena EDT

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Post by Nitrox » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:55 pm

Wednesday

Merkur Futur razor
Wilkinson sword blade
Simpson PJ2 brush
Taylor's Avocado cream
Thayers rose witch hazel
Baxter's AS balm
Bruno

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shave every day and you'll always look keen."

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Post by jww » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:26 pm

Wednesday

'56 Superspeed
C&E Sienna cream
Trumpers Limes Skin Food

Simple, yet exotic ;)
Wendell

Resident Wool Fat Evangelist & anglophile. Have you hugged a sheep today?

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Post by rustyblade » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:38 pm

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Coche_y_bondhu
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Post by Coche_y_bondhu » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:59 pm

Hello Richard in Canada,

Yes, I massage the cream into my beard with my hand. This is where a brush excels. And probably where brushless creams outperform brushless gels and foams. Gels and foams are just applied to the beard with no massaging.

I have used brushless gels (Neutrogena, Taylors) and foams like Proraso and Clubman, with a Feather equipped DE, and cannot achieve as a close a shave as I can with a brushless cream.

No doubt about it. A brush is superior to massaging in cream on your beard and that is why we enjoy using one.

Interesting observation, Richard. Food for thought.

Cheers,
Richard
Plano R&D

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Post by rustyblade » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:47 pm

Coche_y_bondhu wrote:Hello Richard in Canada,

Yes, I massage the cream into my beard with my hand. This is where a brush excels. And probably where brushless creams outperform brushless gels and foams. Gels and foams are just applied to the beard with no massaging.

I have used brushless gels (Neutrogena, Taylors) and foams like Proraso and Clubman, with a Feather equipped DE, and cannot achieve as a close a shave as I can with a brushless cream.

No doubt about it. A brush is superior to massaging in cream on your beard and that is why we enjoy using one.

Interesting observation, Richard. Food for thought.

Cheers,
Richard
Plano R&D
The reason I asked was to bring up a point. Most of the Gel & Mach 3 crowd just spread it on, even if supplied with a good brushless cream, they would probably do much the same. I imagine very few would spend longer than 15-20 seconds rubbing it in, in fact I doubt most rub it in at all, just spread it quickly on top. You brought up a good point that a good shave can be had without a brush but it is nowhere near as luxurious.
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Post by wenestvedt » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:48 pm

Wednesday:
- Merkur HD w/Feather
- Ems Place citrus soap
- Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar cologne

I had forgotten how good this soap is since I last used it. Today is Day Five on this blade, but it rode along more smoothly than I expected. Truly, soaps give a closer shave thaan cream. My shave was so close and smooth that I put on a good, white shirt and new tie as soon as I was done with ne fear of spotting on the collar!

I already collected my stuff for the morning and I'm going to give this combination another go tomorrow.

- Will
You know, rustyblade Richard, I just want to switch to a straight 'cause it looks so damn cool -- at least, it does through your lens, anyway.

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