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How Do You Shave Your Beard And Moustache Without A Shaving Cream?

Discussion in 'Male Issues' started by Logan-, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Logan-

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    Shaving creams have unhealthy ingredients in them so some men do not use them. I have read suggestions like washing the face with water and applying olive oil or coconut oil for shaving without a shaving cream.

    I have tried them and it’s quite painful to shave like that.

    How do you do it without using a shaving cream? What do you use?

    By the way, has anyone tried using a straight razor? I have read that if you know how to use it, it makes shaving less painful.

    I don’t want to use electric shavers because of the EMF exposure.
     
  2. Frankdee20

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    I use a benign soap like Ivory. Just apply some Burts Bees stuff thinly after shaving to replenish oils.
     
  3. TeaRex14

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    I use a natural shaving cream made from avocado oil.
     
  4. Cirion

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    Can you link where you get it?
     
  5. Makrosky

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    Avocado???? Its got PUFA brah.
     
  6. TeaRex14

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    Yeah man, a local store in my area carries the product that I get. But it's on Amazon as well, Aubrey Men's Stock. Make sure you get the green one though, they sell a blue one and I made the mistake of getting that one before and it has soy oil in it. This is a good product, the one con is it doesn't really produce a fluffy consistency like barbasol, so if my facial hair is getting too long I normally use the electric razor first. Then use this with a manual razor for a fine trim shave.
     
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    Yeah, but it's the best one I can find on the market in my area. I wish I could find a product made with like MCT oil or something.
     
  8. Rafael Lao Wai

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    I dissolve some baking soda in water and apply to my face. That's how I've been shaving lately.
     
  9. Hermes

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    And this works?!
     
  10. Hermes

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    Anyway, is it really that problematic to use electric razors? Never thought they would have such an impact.
     
  11. Literally

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    >> Shaving creams have unhealthy ingredients in them so some men do not use them. I have read suggestions like washing the face with water and applying olive oil or coconut oil for shaving without a shaving cream.

    >> I have tried them and it’s quite painful to shave like that.

    Really? I shave with olive oil or fractionated coconut oil or some mix of oils all the time and don't have this problem. One thing to look at is number of blades. There are tradeoffs between having more vs less. I always dismissed the entire number of blade things as ridiculous, but was a revelation for me. If you shave very frequently more blades are better, but if your beard 'gets ahead of them' fewer blades are better. I am better off with the 4-blade model.

    >> How do you do it without using a shaving cream? What do you use?

    I have read some Victorian stuff about shaving with water that is quite cold. Closes the pores or something. Maybe bunk, but worth a try?

    Maybe the key question is why are you experiencing pain -- is the blade tugging and pulling? or are you getting too close a shave?
     
  12. schultz

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    This is sort of what I thought. It doesn't take long to shave. I'd think talking on a cellphone would be worse due to the length of exposure, but I don't know much about EMF.
     
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    I use the one from lifegivingstore. Works great, and it lasts a really long time!
     
  15. Rafael Lao Wai

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    Forgot to say that I use a regular razorblade for shaving. Yeah, it works just fine.
     
  16. Rafael Lao Wai

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    Hey @schultz , have you seen this post?
     
  17. schultz

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    No I have not. If it is true then it is a bit depressing. I wasn't lying when I said I don't know much about the topic. Maybe I should read more about it....
     
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    Fresh disposable razor on wet skin, then same razor on beard to give beautiful razor cut...nothing like it and you will look great...
     
  19. DrJ

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    Use olive oil or coconut oil. Works like magic and keeps your skin amazing.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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