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Razors via subscription

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ultralaser, 20 May 2018.

  1. dowie

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 29 Jan 2008

    Posts: 50,535

    Generally better than the triple blade nonsense that IME gets clogged much more easily.
  2. xb8browney


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 6,150

    This is the truth. After a week they're ready for the bin.
  3. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,504

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    DE shaving will leave you blood soaked while you get used to it.
  4. ScoTTyBEEE

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 1 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,018

    Location: London

    Same. It's better as the blades don't clog up.
  5. DB_SamX


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,215

    Location: Winchester

    I've not looked back since switching to DE shaving (and a stubble trimmer). Sooo much better in pretty much all aspect.
  6. ultralaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2014

    Posts: 1,061

    I have thought about DE but it's not for me (not pun intended).
  7. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 May 2009

    Posts: 1,800

    I also only shave once a week and I use a Merkur DE with feather blades and a badger brush.

    Been using them for about 7 years now and I'm on my second tub of shaving cream and I buy a pack of 10 blades every year or so.

    Must have saved myself a small fortune.
  8. Wang Computer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,588

    Double-edge shaving is great - it's very cheap and you get a fantastically close shave.

    However, unless you're some sort of pro with it, there's no such thing a quick shave. You have to take your time and treat it and more of an event, otherwise you end up with some nasty cuts. For that reason, I gave it up and went back to guarded razors.
  9. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 24,627

    Location: ....

    I can shower, shave, **** and be out the door in 10 minutes with a DE. Never cut myself either.
  10. Wang Computer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,588

    That's awesome. However, perhaps I wasn't as adept as you or potentially have more difficult skin/facial hair.

    My 'traditional barber' initially recommended the DE razor to me as they sell them directly to customers. After I informed him of my decision to stop buying, he seemed to suggest that many people had reported the same issue. I would suggest the OP tried them, but I'd say that they're not for everyone.
  11. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 24,627

    Location: ....

    I agree. I only learnt due to my laziness, I've got pretty sensitive skin too, I guess I'm just lucky though.
  12. peige


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,442

    Location: Sussex


    Haven’t looked back from changing, my skin is better, my shave is better and I’ve saved a fortune.
  13. Telecaster


    Joined: 17 Jun 2012

    Posts: 5,332

    That is the exact reason why I went DE in the first place. Regular disposables and electric shavers can't cope with a weeks worth of growth for me, they either pull it out or get clogged up in 30 seconds and end up useless.

    DE just glides through it, especially Feathers.

    As previous poster, I bought a block of 100 Feathers a couple of years ago for about £20 and am only about half way through it. Brilliant VFM even when you factor in the cost of a Merkur Futur.
  14. Mobius 1


    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,501

    As previously said, a DE razor will glide through a weeks worth of growth, even two weeks. And won’t clog up either.

    I’ve now stop wet shaving personally and use a trimmer instead. But I swore by my DE razor. Best thing I ever bought. And tbh, didn’t take me any longer to shave with that razor than say a Gillette.

    It may seem a little daunting at first, but once you’ve done a few shaves with it you’ll fly through a shave in five minutes. I very rarely cut myself either, usually that would be down to going over a spot or something.

    As for badger brush etc, I never used one more than once. I just lathered up shave gel or cream in my hands and applied it that way. Worked just as well. (Gel is easier as you can see what you’re doing)

    Edit. Although, I had the best results using Ingram shaving cream, in the white and blue box. Very cheap too.
  15. Monkeynut


    Joined: 7 Nov 2007

    Posts: 6,536

    Location: Cheshire

    Just bought a DE razor kit for myself using my Nectar points. Hopefully as good as everyone reckons.
  16. Zatoichi.uK


    Joined: 13 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,147

    Ha same from eBay.

    I remember going in Sainsbury's one day years ago and seeing 3 Gillette blades for £10. Researched DE and haven't looked back since. Bit of a learning curve but totally worth it.
  17. Tinders


    Joined: 1 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,360

    Location: There's a voice that keeps on calling me.

    I switched to DE back in 2011, took me about 3 shaves to learn the skill. I can easily do a quick shave with a DE, the same as i would with a gillette disposable.

    I never really got a nice shave with the mach 3/4/5 back in the day and i can get a better level of shave with one pass of the DE. If i want a good shave, 2 passes are sufficient for me.
  18. Andy__C


    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

    Posts: 935

    Location: Cardiff

    Same here, i bought some.mega pack of blades yeara ago and it never looks like i've dented the box. I change the blade after each shave as well as a luxury...... DE shaving is so cheap!

    Its rare that i never spill blood though, i must have a tricky face..... or chin and adams apple - its.always the same.two spots that end up bleeding.
  19. Spook187


    Joined: 16 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,338

    Location: Cumbria

    Grow a beard and use throw away blades to trim the neck, subs for shaving just lol.
  20. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,811

    Location: Stafford

    I have used Harrys and stopped the subscription immediately. When I have used all the blades I will try another one as they come with a razor with a blade fitted plus 4 more blades usually, when I have used all them I will try another and so on until there are no new ones to try.....probably 20 odd years as they pop up all the time and they at the moment are £2 to £5 so it is cheap shaving.