Dry Shaving

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Dry Shaving

Post by Ouchmychin » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:39 pm

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.
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by marine-mp » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:41 pm

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
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by brothers » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:47 pm

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!
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:50 pm

: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.
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by jww » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:00 am

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.
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:04 pm

Like Wendell, I do a tiny touch up now and then dry too, however, i cannot imagine a full shave that way.

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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by Janus » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:05 pm

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.
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by EL Alamein » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:35 pm

Reminds me of the movie "The Dirty Dozen".

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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by bernards66 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:24 pm

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.
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by DoughBoy68 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:31 am

Now that is someone I don't want to meet in a dark alley!
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Re: Dry Shaving

Post by Squire » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:40 am

Sure, it can work, but so can an electric which also comes with a built in beard trimmer.
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