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4-5 blades ie, Fusion, Quattro 35 25.74%
2-3 blades ie, Mach 2, Track 2 55 40.44%
1 blade ie, classic double edge 11 8.09%
Mostly electric razor 35 25.74%
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:21 AM   #41
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Razors are cheap enough that we, as a couple, gravitate toward the new and (hopefully) improved. Now, I've read a lot of grousing on Internet shaving sites about the terrible high cost of razors. I'm not buying it (no pun intended).

Men's faces are so small in terms of shaving "real estate," compared with a pair of long female legs that must be shaved every other day to be presentable at the gym...and what with fronts and backs of calves, knees, thighs, and "bikini" area, present so many more opportunities than a face does for cuts and nicks. Even so, if I thoroughly clean my razor and dry it immediately, it lasts for weeks.

That said, five-bladed Gillette Fusion (cartridges bought in quantity at the box store) works best for my legs and Mr. A's whiskers. Lately, I've been using a Dorco 6-blade "lady" razor with a flexible head, which is far more comfortable, but doesn't shave as close as the Fusion. I also bought "man's" 6-blade razors from Dorco for Mr. A., which don't have the flexing head. He doesn't think they work any better than the Fusion. I plan to test them next.

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Which parts of the body are being shaved?
Oh, give me the strength not to answer that literally....

Legs...during winter, a simpler battery powered shaver bought from the drugstore for a quick "no water involved" touchup. For the real deal in summertime for wearing sundresses, I use a Mach 3 and Colgate brand shaving cream.

I am happily finding that my leg hair is getting less coarse in my mid 50s. I'm half Greek and trust me, it is a real bonus for the jungle to be fading back a bit.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:25 AM   #43
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Remington electric about 12 years old. Once in a while I buy a blade and foil replacement kit. It's served me well over the years. For travel, I have the small, battery operated version of the same.
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I use a five blade. I learned from Clark Howard that keeping the blades dry is the key to longevity so I tried that and get 9 months/blade. Who knew

That makes it pretty cheap, even with the cost of those blades.
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Oh, that it would work the same way for Irish hirsutery. My head hair may be dyed brunette these days, but the leg hair is as dark and thick as ever.

I got fed up a very long time ago with having to tread delicately around the matter of female shaving. Isn't it just like society, to insist that women aren't feminine if our legs are left with their natural hair on, and then try to keep us from talking about it, while men are permitted to discuss their nasty old beards to their heart's content.

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Oh, give me the strength not to answer that literally....

Legs...during winter, a simpler battery powered shaver bought from the drugstore for a quick "no water involved" touchup. For the real deal in summertime for wearing sundresses, I use a Mach 3 and Colgate brand shaving cream.

I am happily finding that my leg hair is getting less coarse in my mid 50s. I'm half Greek and trust me, it is a real bonus for the jungle to be fading back a bit.
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Oh, that it would work the same way for Irish hirsutery. My head hair may be dyed brunette these days, but the leg hair is as dark and thick as ever.

I got fed up a very long time ago with having to tread delicately around the matter of female shaving. Isn't it just like society, to insist that women aren't feminine if our legs are left with their natural hair on, and then try to keep us from talking about it, while men are permitted to discuss their nasty old beards to their heart's content.

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I shave my legs when I feel like it. During summer, I conform and do them more often. But it's not as if I cannot leave the house if I don't.

If nobody wants to look at my hairy legs, no problem.
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Do we need a poll?
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Both hubby and I use mach 3.
My local costco stopped carrying the cartridges a while back - so I ordered a mega-pack off amazon.
I'm finding I shave less in retirement....
Definitely more area to be shaved for women - and more delicate area... I hear men growse about knicks on their face - but I'd warrant that a knick in the armpit or back of the knee is more painful!

I don't think I could go back to a single blade since I used to butcher myself with those.
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.. I hear men growse about knicks on their face - but I'd warrant that a knick in the armpit or back of the knee is more painful!
Yeah, I could see where having a knick in the armpit would be painful.
And having one on a guy's face...well...I'm leaving that one alone.
The back of the knee is a whole other story...I'm leaving that one alone as well.
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I still have a full head of hair, so no need to explore options there. Apparently they make specialized razors for that task. The Bic comfort three series is cheap and works great on my face - I spend less than $10/yr on shaving.
Bodybuilders have the toughest shave - everything below the scalp. I wonder what they use. And on the subject being danced around - fashions change, along with the prevalence of tattoos and body piercings has come expanded shaving territory.
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Yes, the burden is not all on the girls any more. I have had it explained to me that many young men and women expect one another to shave considerably more than was customary "back in the day" All of which, one hopes, prompts the development of better shaving technology.

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"Manscaping": why I will never complaining about shaving my legs ever again.
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Blade shaving exacerbates ingrown hairs for me.

So, I use electric. My trick? I start with a Braun foil type electric for the first pass, and then follow up with a Norelco rotary.

It is LBYM because I've had them for 10+ years, even though I have two devices. The two different types seem to work against each other and I end up with a convenient, very close shave.

When travelling, I just carry the Norelco.
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I use disposable 2 blade razors. Only problem is I probably keep them too long.
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Ingrown/infected follicles are really horrible. Interesting that electric shavers are better for you - Mr. A. and I get ingrowns from electric shavers, but not from blades. Do you have a particular way of cleaning/disinfecting the electric shave head?

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So, I use electric. .
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Dollar store buy um by the bag blue with 2 blades.
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I am shocked that so far, nobody has voted for the single blade, double edged. Wouldn't that be a better LBYM choice than the others?
I use a Merkur safety razor and buy 10-packs of blades from CVS. I think the 10-pack of blades is around $6 or $7, and at a rough guess, a blade lasts me about a month, so pretty cheap. The main reason I use the safety razor though, is not so much cost, as the fact that it just seems a more elegant way to do things. I didn't like the though of throwing all those plastic disposable razors in the trash. The old way, in this case, is the greener way.
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Razors are cheap enough that we, as a couple, gravitate toward the new and (hopefully) improved. Now, I've read a lot of grousing on Internet shaving sites about the terrible high cost of razors. I'm not buying it (no pun intended).

Men's faces are so small in terms of shaving "real estate," compared with a pair of long female legs that must be shaved every other day to be presentable at the gym...and what with fronts and backs of calves, knees, thighs, and "bikini" area, present so many more opportunities than a face does for cuts and nicks....Amethyst
Which gym do you go to where you have to have all those parts presentable
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Oh, that it would work the same way for Irish hirsutery. My head hair may be dyed brunette these days, but the leg hair is as dark and thick as ever.

I got fed up a very long time ago with having to tread delicately around the matter of female shaving. Isn't it just like society, to insist that women aren't feminine if our legs are left with their natural hair on, and then try to keep us from talking about it, while men are permitted to discuss their nasty old beards to their heart's content.
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