Running water or fill up sink?

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Running water or fill up sink?

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Hi guys,

Right now I use running water to shave, and am wondering if filling up the sink works as well. I recently got a new vanity and sink, and am now considering giving the new sink a try at this. Does filling up the sink and dipping the razor clean the cream and stubble off the razor as well as running water? I know there are also cost/environmental benefits to filling the sink vs. using running water. So what are your thoughts? Who does this regularly?
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Sink works well for me.
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Post by mattbramanti »

Personally, I run the water until it's at hot as it gets, then fill the sink and shave.

I like it this way for a couple reasons -- it doesn't waste hot water, plus I can add a little something to the sink full of water. A splash of rose water or orange blossom water makes the shave more enjoyable to me.
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Sink. It saves water and works well too!
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Sink and scuttle.

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Sink. I even forked out the cash to buy a rubber stopper for that hole in the bottom. Is there no end to the money I spend on this hobby?

Added sink benefit: it's quieter.
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Post by bernards66 »

I've always used running water to shave ( even in Mexico, where it took some ingenuity and briskness ). I've tried the full sink approach and didn't like it. I feel I have more control over the lathering process using running water, and it seems more tidy, but whatever works for you.
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IanM wrote:Sink and scuttle.

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mattbramanti wrote:I can add a little something to the sink full of water. A splash of rose water or orange blossom water makes the shave more enjoyable to me.
Interesting idea.....I always figured the cream/soap I use scents the water....I will have to try this one one day.

I am a sink man. Saves water, quieter, works just aswell, and since I have 70+ year old plumming, allow me to wipe most of the hair out of the sink (after draining water) ratehr than it going down the drain and possibly causing a clog.
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Sink, I like to see how much stubble that I have removed remains in the bowl after the water has drained out :lol:
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Post by Aztecface »

Running water. At home or at my girlfriends I always do my lather in a bowl but while traveling I lather directly on my face.
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Sink, also. But I refill between passes.
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Post by TommyDawg »

Older guys back in the day would swear by the benefits of filling the sink. I guess the lather, oils, etc mixing back in the water was beneficial to the face. Thats what I do, with an occaisional running water rinse to clear it out more completely.

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I use running water, turning it on briefly to rinse the razor. It rinses the razor much more effectively than a sink full of soapy water and I don't have to clean out the sink afterwards.

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Surprisingly large number of responses here.
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Post by marsos52 »

scuttle sure does save a lot of hot water

i rinse my razor under the tap turning the water on for the moment and then off
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marsos52 wrote: i rinse my razor under the tap turning the water on for the moment and then off
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Sink all the way.
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mattbramanti wrote:Personally, I run the water until it's at hot as it gets, then fill the sink and shave.

I like it this way for a couple reasons -- it doesn't waste hot water, plus I can add a little something to the sink full of water. A splash of rose water or orange blossom water makes the shave more enjoyable to me.

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Post by whitebar »

Looks like I'm in the minority but I like running water to rinse my razor off.
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