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Dry Shaving

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:39 pm
by Ouchmychin
After many discussi0ns here at SMF on wet shaving methods I decided to just let my beard grow. After two days I didn't like the way my neck looked so I wanted just to shave that. But I was wearing a turtle neck sweater at the time and as I pondered what to do, laziness gave birth to a great idea. Why not try dry shaving with my trusty Schick injector loaded with a Personna 74 tungsten blade. No need to do many passes for I wanted to accomplish, so just against the grain. Neck got real smooth in one direction but some areas want to grow horizontally too. I shaved them off and then decided to give just the middle of my cheeks a trim. All felt well and smooth for a couple of minutes but the stinging started and now I am going to try to soothe with some balm. Not a method for every day, but I am surprised how well it worked --and I didn't even have to rinse my razor. Just kept it dry and blew the whiskers off. My, My.

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:41 pm
by marine-mp
Now that requires some pretty large quihones...no doubt!!! I've never tried dry shaving because I just enjoy the "preparation" to much!!! Grew a beard in my younger days...but the military-man in me got the better of the whiskers and off it came. Nope...no dry shaving for this homey!!! Semper-fi Mike

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:47 pm
by brothers
My hat's off to you Pete! Just give you some whiskers and a blade, and off you go to fight lions in the coliseum! :D You're a legend!

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:50 pm
by ShadowsDad
:shock: With the razors I prefer I think I'll stick to using a lubricant with them.

I have a buddy who tells me that he dry shaves. I think you both have a much larger pair than I have.

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:00 am
by jww
I almost always trim the ends of my sideburns using a dry razor. I do this once or twice a week to keep them in a straight line cut.

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:04 pm
by fallingwickets
Like Wendell, I do a tiny touch up now and then dry too, however, i cannot imagine a full shave that way.

clive

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:05 pm
by Janus
I dry shave the back of my neck with a de razor once a week, works fine. Wouldn't try this on my beard, though, as it is much tougher.

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:35 pm
by EL Alamein
Reminds me of the movie "The Dirty Dozen".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/str ... pics/41173

Chris

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:24 pm
by bernards66
My, my Pete....at your age and you NEVER tried this before now? ( chuckle ). I've dry shaved when I felt I had to ( a few times in the '70s mostly ) and while I 'got away with it', like you, it is not an approach I would recommend. BTW, lucky for you that you were using a really good blade or it might have been worse.
Regards,
Gordon

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:31 am
by DoughBoy68
Now that is someone I don't want to meet in a dark alley!

Re: Dry Shaving

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:40 am
by Squire
Sure, it can work, but so can an electric which also comes with a built in beard trimmer.