What's your pre-shave prep?

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What's your pre-shave prep?

Post by doleeo » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:01 pm

Well about 3 months into wetshaving, I've started focusing on my pre shave regimen.

What I do, is build my lather then apply some to my face, rub it in, and then apply a hot towel for a few minutes, refreshing the towel as necessary.

What's your pre shave prep?
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Post by MiloFinch » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:08 pm

I usually take a nice hot shower and rub on some Every Man Jack preshave from Target. It's good stuff. I like it.

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Post by paperpundit » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:33 pm

Doleoo

My routine isn't that much different from yours. After I shower, I'll put a couple of hot face cloths on my face...then I'll lather, and put a couple of hot face cloths on top of that...lather again and shave.

Since I went to the lather-and-hot-cloths step, my shave has improved dramatically. In fact, you might try doing it twice if you are having some issues...

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Post by Whistler » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:01 pm

Shower, warm brush up in sink with lather bowl while brushing my teeth, rinse, shave.
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Post by ichabod » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:11 pm

I splash my face thoroughly with hot water, then lather on my face. It's the most time efficient prep I've tried.
I've never tried hot towels other than when being shaved by a barber. My barber was telling me, last time I was there, that he uses a hot towel each morning to prep his face. He soaks a washcloth/small towel in water and then microwaves it.
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Post by Coldshot » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:11 pm

Shower, shave head in shower. Brush soaking in water filled mug.
Get out and head to sink, re-wet face with warm water and whip up my lather. Lather up, and shave.
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Post by StGeorge » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:03 pm

I splash my face with sulphuric acid (hot of course), then I rub in some glass shards before getting a couple of wild ponies to trample all over my chin....BBS everytime.....honest.
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Post by Trumperman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:34 pm

StGeorge wrote:I splash my face with sulphuric acid (hot of course), then I rub in some glass shards before getting a couple of wild ponies to trample all over my chin....BBS everytime.....honest.
Aye, now there's a Manly Man. Aye.

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Post by bernards66 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:41 pm

Like Dominic, I simply splash lots of very warm water on my face, mix up the lather and then apply it to my face. Over the years I've tried all sorts of approaches, but nothing has worked as well, let alone better, then this most simple of regimens.
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Post by Squire » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:15 pm

Shower, thats it.
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Post by drumana » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:17 pm

I agree with Gordon and Dominic. For me, keeping it simple works the best. A good face lather is really all I need. I usually shower before my shave, but as I discovered recently, even that isn't necessary. . .

Oh yeah. . . save all that money you were going to spend on pre-shave products and buy some good colognes 8)
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Post by Naughtius Maximus » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:52 pm

StGeorge wrote:I splash my face with sulphuric acid (hot of course), then I rub in some glass shards before getting a couple of wild ponies to trample all over my chin....BBS everytime.....honest.
Sissy. Wild "Ponies!?!" For a really close shave, everyone knows you need to have at least 6 Israeli Clydesdales and at least one good hunting dog chase eachother around your face. That's what I do. BBS every time. The US Clydesdales just don't do it.
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Post by Trumperman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:20 pm

Shower, then hot water on my face as the bowl is warming, and then lather and shave.

That's all.

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Post by jww » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:11 am

Shower first, including a wash with a cleanser. Then splash some more hot water on my face after drying. I then apply Coral Skin Food while I make my final preparations to shave. Finally a good face lathering of my soap or cream of choice for that day.

I do this regardless of whether I shave in the morning or evening.

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Post by maskedrider » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:50 am

Hey guys,

For those of you who use a face cloth.. how do you go about it as I have normal sized face cloths but it is impossible to cover neck AND face.. I can only do one or the other..

Thanks

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Post by marsos52 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:04 pm

shower splash hot water on my face rub some nomexa on later up
shave away after shaving cold water on my face then aftershave

away i go

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Post by paperpundit » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:04 pm

Maskedrider

I focus on my neck, which is my problem area. But I think you'll find, if you spread your fingers, it'll cover most of your shaving area.

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Post by maskedrider » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:06 pm

paperpundit wrote:Maskedrider

I focus on my neck, which is my problem area. But I think you'll find, if you spread your fingers, it'll cover most of your shaving area.

All the best,

Jack
Thanks, so do your hairs feel different after? Or just feel the same to you..

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Post by Mr. Spacely » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:16 pm

1)Soak Brush in hot water
2)Shower and Wash Hair
3)Apply Pre-Shave (Feather, T&F, AOS, Taylor of Bond Street)
4)Wash Body allowing Pre-Shave to work its magic
5)Prep Lather (Soap or Creme) - Enjoy both equally
6)Shave in Shower
7) Alum Face/Neck
8) Clean Brush
9) Rinse Face in COLD water shower to rinse alum
10)After Shave
11)Moisturize
12) Look forward to next day's shave
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Post by sebell » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:08 pm

Shower, followed by whatever I feel like for the day.

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