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Mike8686
10-29-2004, 01:23 AM
Ok, I've always used electronic shaving devices to remove my facial hair, recently I've switched to regular razors tho. I was recommended the Gillete M3power, and so I use that, I shave every night. Am I suppose to shave against the grain? How do I shave the moustache area? Everytime I shave there I get itty bitty cuts! I start from right above my lip and shave upwards (against the grain). Finally, the DREADED adams apple. I get plenty'o'hair in my neck area including the adams apple, how the heck to I shave that area? I would have to shave from right to left in my neck and jaw area in order to go against the grain, and that makes that blasted adams apple all the more frustrating. I grow weary of having to shave the same areas over and over again, I end up with oodles of itty cuts mostly around the stache area as I said b4, and ESPECIALLY around the adams apple. If I remain frustrated I may be driven to buy a Remington electric shaver. Don't let this happen to me, I dont wanna spend 49.99$. Give me shaving tips! What are the secrets to it?!
(Yes, I use good shaving cream and aftershave)

Franzen
10-29-2004, 01:29 AM
Ha ha ha, this has to be the best title yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif It will be interesting to see how many view this thread.

Can't help you though buddy, I use Mach3 razors.

Fritz Franzen

Mike8686
10-29-2004, 01:37 AM
lol, I suppose I agree w/u on the title comment, but YES you can help me! M3 stands for Mach3! Now dispense your knowledge!

Franzen
10-29-2004, 01:46 AM
The Mach3 is a handheld razor with three blades. I use it cause my skin seems to be a little sensitive. When I use an electric razor it makes my face look like a pizza(no offence to our acne teen population).
My method is simple. I use a body wash(shower gel) and shave downwards, with the grain. Then I apply more body wash and shave against the grain. Then I use a facial wash to clean the body wash off. It leaves my skin very smooth and not looking like a pizza.
Ok, maybe not so simple but it works. Also, if you are like me and sweat very easily, you might find an electric razor will leave you with a very annoying rash on your face.

Goodluck buddy!(assuming you are a guy) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz Franzen

x6BL_Brando
10-29-2004, 02:02 AM
http://www.tonystrading.co.uk/graphics/annuals/desperatedan/desperatedan79.jpg

JG27_Aristo
10-29-2004, 02:11 AM
brother if you are being serious http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif then here you go as far as your upper lip never shave against the grain.you can use the razor with the grain on your entire face,but you will find under the jaw cuts smoother if you shave against the grain.as for the area of the adams apple just go with the grain again.
for a good shave soak a hand towel in the hottest water you can stand wring it out some and put it on your face before shaving then apply a thin coat of shaving cream and after you finish wipe your face again with the hot towel.and get rid of that vibrating throat cutter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif and get an mach3+ regular or at least dont turn it on.the more you shave your skin will adjust to the blades and you will never use electric again.


as for the towel leave it on your face a few minutes b4 shaving it will soften the whiskers and make shaving nice

Franzen
10-29-2004, 02:41 AM
Oh yes, the upper lip, forgot about that one. Like Aristo said, never shve the upper lip against the grain. I do however, shave it twice, once with the grain and then again but sideways to the grain.

I'm just realizing now that the M3 are talking about is some sort of electric razor. After 4 years in China my reality is still 2000.

Fritz Franzen

WTE_Galway
10-29-2004, 02:45 AM
wax

Mike8686
10-29-2004, 02:59 AM
Thanks fellas, I'll try those tips out (except perhaps the wax http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif), and thanks for the suggested reading Brando http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

T_O_A_D
10-29-2004, 04:09 AM
LOL They had one of these awhile back over at CWOS

NegativeGee
10-29-2004, 04:19 AM
Well, Mike8686 besides putting your razor on a slider I would recommend you try this (http://www.shave.com/prod/koso_info.stm?sid=QYIYyMZBZnAAACPYC9M) and do away with all that messy foam/gel.

S 8
10-29-2004, 04:28 AM
Take a hot/warm shower,it makes the hair softer.then apply shavingfoam, and shave with the hair growth,never againt it.Don´t make facial moves while you shave too.Do an area then change it.I use the that Mach 3 one,tho it never goes that fast to shave.

carguy_
10-29-2004, 04:29 AM
Wonder if I can find some Mach3vsQuattro compare tests.

I`m a n00b at shaving so I`d use some tips though - now above 130 hours of practice only.

mcTOPGUNs
10-29-2004, 04:41 AM
Wonder if this acctually works or its just a gimmick. Anybody tried one of these?

http://www.gillettem3power.com/home_f.asp

Hunter82
10-29-2004, 04:52 AM
Works well actually.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mcTOPGUNs:
Wonder if this acctually works or its just a gimmick. Anybody tried one of these?

http://www.gillettem3power.com/home_f.asp <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

JG52Uther
10-29-2004, 05:02 AM
Grow a beard.You're a man now sonny! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Spitf_ACE
10-29-2004, 05:10 AM
The hot towel or shower before hand is great advice, it helps soften the hair, making for a better shave. The hair tends to be softer inthe evening too.

I've been a big fan of shving oils, particularly King of Shaves Kinexium. Very smooth and you can see exactly where you are cutting.

I did however buy a shaving brush a few days ago, and have to say that it is probably the best, closest shave that I've ever had. The brush helps massage the face, and soften and raise the hairs, where they are just begging to be removed.

Philipscdrw
10-29-2004, 05:46 AM
I have a basic electric razor (no, it is made by brAun, not Philips!) which doesn't really work too well.

RBJ_fan_1138
10-29-2004, 05:48 AM
Shaving? Shaving is overmodelled. It is more realistic to keep facial hair, and thats what all the aces like me and RBJ do.

RobertNighthawk
10-29-2004, 06:03 AM
Shave that unibrow.

Viking-S
10-29-2004, 06:41 AM
Are you man or mouse?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/torche_gaz_gd.jpg

georgeo76
10-29-2004, 07:40 AM
If your cheap (like me), heres a shopping list:

1 can of shaving cream, if you spend more than $.99, you got screwed

2 Pkg of Daisy brand bic disposable razors. I know, I know, there pink.... but they are superior to the men's variety, and just as good as the other disposables that fools waste money on. 6.99, for the 10pk

3 1 bottle rubbing alcohol. This is scentless aftershave, and it doesn't hurt anymore than the normal stuff while preventing irritation and zits just as well. $.79/ bottle.

bazzaah2
10-29-2004, 07:41 AM
This is an important thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Don't use aftershave as the alcohol is bad for your skin, get a decent moisturiser. You can put the poof juice on after that if you must, but don't use it to soothe your skin; it won't.

some of the tips here are spot on. This one's important - shave all relevant areas; don't keep shaving the same bit and neglect to shave the rest of your face. That'll just look weird. Shaving oils are great by the way.

Shave with the growth of the hair, after a bath/shower's best. Save the toughest buts till last.

If that doesn't work, you could put your razor
on a slider - in the event of any further difficulties you might like to consult the technical support forum. They might have some useful tips for optimising performance.

J_Weaver
10-29-2004, 09:45 AM
Well, I always shave down with the grain first and then apply more gel or soap when I use the old shaving mug and brush and shave up against the grain. I always use a regular moisturizing lotion after I'm finishedMy dad offered to teach me to use his straight razor but I'm not that brave. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Daiichidoku
10-29-2004, 09:50 AM
I laways use an electric razor...Phillips the best for me..Ive used the Remingtons but they suck

When eletric shaving, never after a shower, sure the hair gets soft, but the skin absorbs moisture, and swells, meaning you cant cut the hair as short as when skin is dry

You can get electric razor "chalk" that smoothes the skin


More permanent solutions are Electrolysis, or a good pair o tweezers fer pluckin hehe



With this thread, it makes me glad there are not many female FB players....I dont wanna hear about no leakage prblems....

Kasdeya
10-29-2004, 09:55 AM
I dry shave. no cream, soap, towels, nothing like that. I aint got the time to worry bout that, usually wake up late for work. Its actually not that bad. I can't stand electric razors cause they pizza up my neck. lol. Who else dry shaves? Am I the only one? BTW mach 3 here too.

horseback
10-29-2004, 09:56 AM
My God, I've stumbled across a nest of metrosexuals on the Il-2 Forums! However, since my 15 year old son is starting to shave, I already have a few pointers ready, so...

Speaking as one who has to shave twice a day if I have a social occasion after work, I highly recommend the hot towel/washing idea. This removes skin oils and dirt which can damage your blade, opens the pores, and exposes more of the hair, allowing you to cut it closer to the root--I don't know about you, but nothing 'softens' my facial hair.

Go with the grain, at least for the first stroke. Cuts are most often the result of the blade catching on a longer or thicker hair or group of hairs that have pushed up some skin around them, so going with the grain will limit this somewhat (a clean shaving surface and a sharp blade will also help). If you're not satisfied with the initial results, make another pass across or against the grain. With the heavy growth already trimmed back, you'll get a less hazardous second pass. Even so, acne, moles and warts are still going to be road hazards that should be approached cautiously.

If your beard is thick and curly, you're either going to have to grow it out at least around the hard to get bits (hence, the popularity of the goatee/Van ****/etc), or shave regularly --no days off, or you'll be looking at lots of little cuts, especially around your adam's apple and upper lip. I don't have much experience with aftershaves or lotions (I'm allergic to most perfumes and foo-foo juices in general), so I'll leave that to others.

cheers

horseback

Chuck_Older
10-29-2004, 09:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kasdeya:
I dry shave. no cream, soap, towels, nothing like that. I aint got the time to worry bout that, usually wake up late for work. Its actually not that bad. I can't stand electric razors cause they pizza up my neck. lol. Who else dry shaves? Am I the only one? BTW mach 3 here too. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I grow a 5 o'clock shadow by 1:30. I dry shaved when I was 16 but after that...it's hard to chop down tree trunks with a butterknife, and then the ingrown hairs kinda look...bad.

Viking-S
10-29-2004, 10:00 AM
This product is GREAT for that irritating€5 o€clock shadow€!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/F16_fatboy/BikiniShaver.jpg

Kasdeya
10-29-2004, 10:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kasdeya:
I dry shave. no cream, soap, towels, nothing like that. I aint got the time to worry bout that, usually wake up late for work. Its actually not that bad. I can't stand electric razors cause they pizza up my neck. lol. Who else dry shaves? Am I the only one? BTW mach 3 here too. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I grow a 5 o'clock shadow by 1:30. I dry shaved when I was 16 but after that...it's hard to chop down tree trunks with a butterknife, and then the ingrown hairs kinda look...bad. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh I am lucky. I get a 5 o'clock shadow at 5, and no ingrown hairs. But your right it is hard to cut down trees with that.

crazyivan1970
10-29-2004, 10:16 AM
Wha??? IBTL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TX-EcoDragon
10-29-2004, 12:14 PM
Lol. . .

F16_Neo
10-29-2004, 01:37 PM
Ahhh Finally! Finally! A thread worth reading!!
The 2.04 MF's usually solve the problem http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-29-2004, 01:51 PM
Nahh do yourself a favour don't listen to these big Jessies.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/tHeBaLrOgRoCkS/camcf303.jpg

Real men use a Bowie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

eddie_slovik
10-29-2004, 02:03 PM
what a bunch of jessies, real men don't shave they PLUCK.i've been a plucker all my life and i'm proud of it.first thing i do when find a bird i'm partial to is to take her to one side and show her a **** good plucking.women really appreciate that.

LStarosta
10-29-2004, 02:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RBJ_fan_1138:
Shaving? Shaving is overmodelled. It is more realistic to keep facial hair, and thats what all the aces like me and RBJ do. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mach 3 on a slider?

noshens
10-29-2004, 02:28 PM
mods make it sticky please http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-29-2004, 02:30 PM
I prefer my option still. Cant kill your breakfast with a pair of fooking tweezers can yah ?

Kasdeya
10-29-2004, 02:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
I prefer my option still. Cant kill your breakfast with a pair of fooking tweezers can yah ? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only one prob with that, piss your ole lady off and she might bump into you while you shave. They dont make enough toilet paper for that kind of nik.

Monty_Thrud
10-29-2004, 02:47 PM
I take mine with me on rallies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://premium.uploadit.org/bsamania/excalibur20pic.jpg

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-29-2004, 03:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kasdeya:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
I prefer my option still. Cant kill your breakfast with a pair of fooking tweezers can yah ? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only one prob with that, piss your ole lady off and she might bump into you while you shave. They dont make enough toilet paper for that kind of nik. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you shave with that women aint generaly a problem http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif mine stays in the wood shed where I left her http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Kasdeya
10-29-2004, 03:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
mine stays in the wood shed where I left her http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah well then go right ahead. She won't get close unless you shave out there too.

Old_Canuck
10-29-2004, 04:17 PM
"NEXT ... anymore unibrows?"

http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/1126411/photo_10.jpg

Red_Russian13
10-29-2004, 04:30 PM
Three pages! No matter, I think it's a valid (but OT) question...and we're all a big family, right?

When in boot camp, I dry shaved every day. It worked great because I didn't have time.

During the rest of my time in the Marine Corps, I shaved every day with some Gillette gel, and a Mach 3. I mostly shaved with the grain. I don't have much problems with ingrown hairs or anything else, even though I've got some thick hair.

Currently, since I'm now a lazy college student, all the discipline built by Drill Instructor Sergeant Croom over 13 wonderful weeks at Parris Island has deserted my body. So I shave about three times a week. I had a huge goatee, but I got a job with the college and my boss asked me to shave it...

RobertNighthawk
10-29-2004, 05:24 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Canuck!
Nice tweezers old friend.

Yeah, guys , cold water, shaving with the grain. That green Mach 3 thing is quite good as well.

Cheers

heywooood
10-29-2004, 07:33 PM
Dont fergit to cut around 'em sideburns, baby..


http://www.ibiblio.org/elvis/icon_nix.gif

RobertNighthawk
10-29-2004, 08:06 PM
"Man, I don't mean nothin' by it, but those sideburns are HUGE!"

All kidding aside, he never failed to contribute generously to any Memphis charity that would ask for a donation. Rest in peace, Elvis.

Franzen
10-30-2004, 08:05 AM
This really IS a community, isn't it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

A real "Broadband of Brothers". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Fritz Franzen

Jasko76
10-30-2004, 08:13 AM
I always shave AGAINST the grain, using Mach 3, for best results. When I'm lazy I use the electric shaver, but son't really like it as it irritates my skin.

Irritates my skin - that sounds kinda girlie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Franzen
10-30-2004, 08:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jasko76:
I always shave AGAINST the grain, using Mach 3, for best results. When I'm lazy I use the electric shaver, but son't really like it as it irritates my skin.

Irritates my skin - that sounds kinda girlie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I don't shave it irritates my wifes skin, and she is kinda girly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz Franzen

Jasko76
10-30-2004, 08:55 AM
Women - can't live with them, and you can't shoot them. Al Bundy

SeaFireLIV
10-30-2004, 09:59 AM
Real men have beards. Yea, call me beardy-mac-beard-person!

Strange post, btw.

Udidtoo
10-30-2004, 10:11 AM
You guys will say I'm a noob but I shave with externals enabaled. A little 3 1/2'x5' mirror just can't show me visuals like I see IRL.

Franzen
10-30-2004, 10:50 AM
Seafire, you're a beardy-mac-beard-person. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Fritz Franzen

Mike8686
10-31-2004, 05:17 PM
Hey thanks a lot guys, I've tried many of ur tips and they've definitley improved my shave http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I've gone from about 4000 itty bitty cuts to about 4, I'm not getting razor burn and my face just feels overall better afterwards. Your tips along with some new tricks I've learned on my own have really helped so again TY http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Its so funny that I could actually post on this forum and ask for help with something like this and actually get some real response, pretty cool if u ask me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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