Author Topic: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?  (Read 2859 times)

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Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« on: June 13, 2015, 08:28:17 AM »
I recently converted to wet shaving, even before discovering MMM.  I converted because I was frustrated with razor burn, expense of cartridge razors, and crappy shaves from electric razors.  I was then happy to discover how ridiculously inexpensive it is compared to cartridge razor shaving, for a closer, less irritating, better shave. 

I use Edwin Jagger DE8911 razor with Crystal blades, and a cheapo boar's hair brush with DR Harris shaving soap.  I get 100 blades for $12.00 and can get 5 two-pass shaves out of each blade.  Figuring 250 shaves per year, that's two years worth of shaving for $12.00!!!  I'm almost 3 months into the puck of DR Harris shaving soap and can hardly tell I've made dent.  At this rate I would not be surprised if it lasted a year or more (but this is my first shaving soap puck, so I don't know for sure how long they last).

After transitioning to traditional shaving, my cost per shave went down from probably 25 to 30 cents per shave to about 5 cents per shave, and the quality of my shaves went WAY up.  I used to HATE shaving with a passion, but now it is something I enjoy and look forward to every day.  Doesn't get much more Mustachian than that!!!

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 08:35:17 AM »
You might want to check out this thread: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/wet-shaving

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 12:53:03 PM »
I just keep a beard. :)

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 01:29:19 PM »
I just removed 2 weeks of unchecked growth with a 20 cent disposable and some water. I usually use an electric and then quickly catch the misses with a disposable. Maybe using a new disposable every 3-6 months. I've never gotten new blades for my electric.

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 02:54:00 PM »
I use Harry' blades and cream.  Electric shavers chews up and burns my face and regular multi-blade disposables cost the price of gold.  Harry's is much cheaper, but not the super cheap kind.  It feels like a $1m shave, better than the one that rhymes will roulette and in fact gets sharper for the first number of shaves and stays sharper much longer (like the website says).  I'm a Harry's fan.  My face is happy.  https://www.harrys.com/  I don't receive any form of compensation for this endorsement  :)

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 12:03:00 PM »
I received a Gillette Mach 3 razor during college as a 'gift' from Gillette to get me buying their blades.  I shave in the shower, with just the warm water spraying on my face.  Afterwards I hang the razor up to dry out.  I am on my second pack of replacement blades which I think have 4 or 6 blades since I have had it.  I graduated college 16 years ago so I've probably had it 18 years.  Sure the soft gel stuff wears off quickly with a new blade, but I'm not cutting myself and my face is not scarred up so I see no reason to put a new blade on. 

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 12:09:57 PM »
I buy a 20pack of disposables for 1.99 and make them last 2-3 months EACH.
Get out of the shower, lather up with a little dish soap (yes dish soap) and scrape it off.
Razor gets replaced when it leaves gnarly stubble.

Life's too short wasting $$ and time on shaving hair that just keeps coming back!! :)

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2015, 12:33:13 PM »
I love my Traditional wet shave routine.

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Re: Any Mustachian Traditional Wet Shavers Out There?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2015, 01:39:02 PM »
Just started using a safety razor this week. Keep knicking myself, but every time I shave I get better and better at closer and less knicks. Here are the products:

Actual safety razor:
http://www.amazon.com/Parker-99R-Handle-HEAVYWEIGHT-Butterfly/dp/B003NTHWLU/ref=sr_1_6?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434396708&sr=1-6&keywords=safety+razor

Shark blades for now, but bought 100 swordsman blades:
http://www.amazon.com/Wilkinson-Classic-Double-Safety-Blades/dp/B000GCSFWW/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434396756&sr=1-2&keywords=sword+blade

Badger hair brush (which I love when hot!):
http://www.amazon.com/Escali-100%25-Badger-Shaving-Brush/dp/B003WR3QSG/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434396802&sr=1-1&keywords=badger+hair+brush+escali

Shaving cream:
http://www.amazon.com/Proraso-Shaving-Eucalyptus-Menthol-Formulation/dp/B00837ZOI0/ref=sr_1_4?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434396880&sr=1-4&keywords=shaving+cream

Aftershave:
http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Ink-Lace-Cedarwood-Aftershave/dp/B00OGYMCBG/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1434397056&sr=1-1&keywords=cedarwood+aftershave

Styptic Pencil: your typical clubman styptic pencil for those damn cuts.

Startup cost: $90, and I realize there isn't a *significant* difference between wet and electric, but I place I high value on the experience itself, and I imagine it will be quite a while before I have to do any replacing whatsoever.

I love having a hot shower (or cold, I can't tell a difference at my newbie level) and I just wash my face with hot water before shaving, combined with hot shaving cream for a nice feeling.

It takes some learning, which I am still in the middle of, but I just achieved a neck shave that I have never, ever gotten even with a high-powered electric shaver. Any cuts quickly seal up with a styptic pencil.

Plus, I feel and smell like I could wrestle, and win, against a bull moose. Its an excellent feeling.



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