Shavers of DiS unite!!!

Hey team,

I need some recommendations. Looking to improve my shaving experience AND get a bit more eco friendly than disposable cartridges. Tell me what’s good and has a low carbon footprint pls :slight_smile:

Zeal out.

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Probably old fashioned safety razor. I had quite a good one but I left it in a hotel. I’m on Harry’s now which is an incomparably smoother shave but involves a lot of plastic both in the cartridge and the packaging.

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You’re a star.

Now to work out if I can do this without slashing an artery in my neck :wink:

(Cheers Sexybum too)

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I got a reconditioned 60s Gillette (I think the same model as used in a scene in Goldfinger)

Really love it.

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When I shaved I always felt shaving oil helped loads. Both in terms of making the shaving easier on my skin and also preserving the blade (citation needed).

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Got a Cornerstone subscription. Every so often they send me blades and cream, and I’ve got a monogrammed razor handle. Very happy with it.

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literally had my first shave with my new safety razor today. pretty happy. imagine my technique will improve but didn’t kill myself which is a start.

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This will likely be my main aim too :+1:

i would say watch a few YT videos and such on the subject. the main thing i keep needing to remember is not to use pressure.

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I just stopped shaving

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Yeah this is key. Disposables and your Mach 5s and such teach you that you need to be pressing down to get a clean shave, but you don’t need to at all with a safety razor

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While this is relevant to my thread, it is not helpful Mr TTF.

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used to get fantastic results with one of these babies when I was a shaver.

just fantastic results. for serious shavers only.

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Not a face shaver here, but this makes a really nice shaving lather:


Probably can’t beat that for eco-friendlyness unless you have a more local supplier. Also very much more sensitive on the skin than the shaving foam I used to use.

Looking to get a safety razor soon when I run out of cartidges.

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I’ve got a nice shaving brush and a block of shaving soap from Penhaligons. Not sure how much is was (present) but it gives a lovely creamy lather, and has lasted well over a year, shaving 2-3 times a week. The soap is in a lovely wooden dish too.

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Aggressiveness sounds dangerous for a new safety razor user!

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Ooh, might put this on my Christmas wishlist. Can i use it straight out of the shower, without foam, like i do with my rubbish Gillette disposable ones?

Jesus, you people. I wouldn’t advise it, but I’m not the boss of you.

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Why waste the foams of the world on my face?