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About disposable razors. Way back in the day, a razor was a single blade with a wooden handle. And it worked. But that wasn't good enough. Makers of disposable razors have been adding blades since the 1970s, until today, when ShaveMate introduced a razor with six (yes, six) blades. And not just more blades, but their Titan 6 has shaving cream in the handle and a moisture strip. This is great news for the man that wants to remove several layers of skin from his face without that terrible razor burn effect. Read the amusing article for more.
     Posted By: Nethie - Tue Jul 27, 2010
     Category: Body | Humor | Hygiene | Products | Facial Hair

10/4 there 10/10... I shave, on the average, of once a week and count myself lucky if I only leave a couple of quarts of blood in the sink. Used electrics up to a few years ago when my skin just wouldn't take the burn anymore.

Wilkinson Extreme 3 for me.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/27/10 at 10:33 AM
I buy the cheap non-battery electrics. When the blades get dull I buy a new one. It's actually cheaper than the replacement blades.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 07/27/10 at 02:12 PM
So would you guys try a razor with six blades?
Posted by Nethie on 07/27/10 at 03:33 PM
my daddy had one of those dumbfounded. i used to watch him shave when i was a little girl. 😊 nice memory. he was also one of those guys that could have shaved twice a day, but owned his own business and when you are the boss you don't have to. 37 years and i still miss him so much. atleast now he has mom to keep him company.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/27/10 at 06:15 PM
I still have one of my dad's old razors like that .. the ones with the single blade that has an edge on each side. He gave it to me as a kid to play/practice shaving without the blade. I would put on the shaving cream and wipe it off with it. It's all metal and you spin the handle part to tighten down the razor blade.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 07/27/10 at 06:56 PM
exactly like my dad's sweetie. i bet you were cute practicing with it as a little boy! 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/27/10 at 07:08 PM
Well, against the stream, again, I use a Braun electric razor for every day pre-work facial shaving. Used twin-blade disposable razors when I had to be totally smooth. That was before anyone put three blades or more in a razor.
Posted by done on 07/27/10 at 11:51 PM
you can get 2 blade disposables honey. cheaper that way too.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/28/10 at 12:40 AM
Last February I learned a wonderful trick that has allowed me to use the same disposable 4-blade razor (I was given it as a sample, I usually use 2 bladed ones) for the last 6 months.
You stroke the razor against your arm in the opposite direction than if you were shaving. The skin works as a strop and re-hones the edge.
I keep thinking I'll use it one last time but it keeps giving me a close shave so I keep using it.
The lubricating strip wears away but since I use a quality shaving soap and a brush that's no problem. A bar of shaving soap costs $4 and lasts over a year.

Ironically, the week before I learned this I had bought 3 10-packs of razors so now I think I have enough to last me the rest of my life.
Posted by StanFlouride on 07/28/10 at 02:04 PM
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