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    Shaving

    I undertook the task of trying out a few of these shaving clubs. A little pissed with the price gouging from Gillette, I started in the early summer with Harry’s. Each one I went two weeks with. I tried Harry’s, Defender, Dollar Shave Club and One Blade.

    Harry’s had a nice box, the razor was plastic and felt cheap and the overall shave was 5/10. Too many nicks. The quality of blade was poor.

    Defender was the worst of the lot. The worse shave and no matter what I tried, it just didn’t cut it.

    One Blade was ok, but again, not as good as the multi-Blades.

    Dollar Shave Club. The blade is metal and feels very solid. The blade cart has 5 blades and a single one for hard to reach areas. The kit comes with 5 blades, a pre scrub, a shaving cream and a post shave cream. All for $5. This is a winner. A better shave than my Gillette, a shaving “program” which really works. Count me as a member!


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    Re: Shaving

    Always wondered how they differed. I’m running out of the refill blades I loved once I realized they were discontinued. I think I’ll try the dollar shave club once my supply runs almost out.
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    Screw Gillette, they have been ripping men off for too many years. The prices on their blade refills were so high that grocery stores were keeping them under lock and key. Totally ridiculous plus the blades go dull in no time. And if that wasn't maddening enough, Gillette decided it was a "woke" company and started an add campaign to show how toxic men are and that we need to change our ways. So not only was Gillette ripping off their customers, they decided to attack their customers in an ad campaign.
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    Just buy Gillette 15 count MAch 3 refills for 29.00 thats $1.93 a cartridge, I get the same shave as a "fusion" blade. I go a week or more on a blade. Hell we spend more than that on freaking cables, audio equipment. LP's, gas for our cars, golf fees, eating out. . I tied the Dollar Shave Club Executive blades for 3 months, Harrys for one month and went back to Gillette. At least I know the darn blades will be sharp/. It all depends on your beard and how you treat your razor when your finished. I was told a long time ago, dry the blades and put them in a drawer. I almost went electric, but I could never get a good close shave.
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    I just use an electric for what face isn't under the beard. It works well if you use the preshave like Afta.

    I knew a guy who bought one of those kits with the straight razor and he loved it. I wish I could remember a brand. It had all the lathers and stuff to go with it.
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    Re: Shaving

    I too only use a electric razor. Too lazy to fiddle with blades.
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    Re: Shaving

    A secret I learned a long time ago to lengthen life of blades. Put some rubbing alcohol in a squeeze bottle (I use an old Sea Breeze bottle). When finished shaving, spray a little alcohol over each side of the blade, over a little plastic cup so you can use the alcohol over and over again. Pour the alcohol in the cup back into the Sea Breeze bottle. Repeat at the end of each shave. I have a very heavy beard and my Gillette Mach blades stay fresh literally for at least a month or more. Try it, you’ll like it.

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    Re: Shaving

    I use the same Mach 3s and buy the big packs. It's worked fine that way for years.

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    Re: Shaving

    I used Dollar Shave Club for a while. Unfortunately the handle broke too easily and there was no cover for the blades when traveling. I'm back to my Gillette triple blade disposable.
    What totally changed my shaving was "Jack Black Beard Lube". I stumbled on this by accident. It is not a cream or gel. You just wet your face, squirt two squirts in your hand, cover your beard (no need to rub in), instantly begin shaving and can run the blade very fast. Takes two minutes to shave and no cuts/nicks. A big container costs $35 on Amazon or in stores, but it lasted me a year. Shaving is no longer a big chore.

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    Re: Shaving

    Retired, electric here. Not the closest but fast, no fuss, no nicks, no rip off. Skip a day, no problem.

 

 
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