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2:14 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just curious, do any of you chaps use an electric shaver on a regular basis?

I used one about 10 years ago (a remington) and got fed up with it rather quickly because it was uncomfortable to use. The fast moving cutting blades made the protective foil hot and this caused an unpleasant sensation on the face, causing irritation.

Have shavers progressed since then? are they really a viable alternative to wet shaving?

Be glad to get your opinions.

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2:15 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've got a rubbish cheapo phillips shaver and I need a new one!

Can anyone help? Does anyone have one with the gel that can be used in the shower. I guess that they get quite messy!

2:20 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Some men must still use them. You can buy them on Amazon :)
2:23 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I own one that I never use. I can get a cleaner shave with a good Gillette. I do own a beard and mustache trimmer that I can't do without though.
2:23 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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No way.

Half the pleasure in shaving is the actual foam, and the feeling of the Mach3 against the skin.

Electric Shavers are for sissys

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2:24 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've tried the cheappo versions, though have been tempted into obtaining one of the expensive electrics, but concerned it will be a waste of money, and that it will join my collection of junky hardware, including computers, hardware.
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Never liked them. Even the real nice ones out today don't do a great job. I have real course hair so they really don't come close to a good razor.

>>feeling of the Mach3 against the skin

best razor I have used.

2:26 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I use napalm.
2:32 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"I use napalm."

lol- not forgetting to moisturise afterwards.

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Electric Shavers a like everything else. You get what you pay for. I've got a higher end Braun, and it works great. No nicks, cuts or other "sissy" stuff...
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I have a Norelco Quadra Action (a more expensive model)-- I used Mach3 razors before and this one gives me about the same mileage as a Mach3 (for me, best shaves occur after letting the hair grow out first, the more often I shave the more likely my skin will get irritated).

EXCEPT:

1- No cuts from the electric razor

2- No water needed, so its easier to shave

3- I can shave whilest eating breakfast, surfing the web, watching TV, even while stuck in traffic or at my desk in the office

4- It is better for the environment then disposable razors

5- You can shave in *any* direction and switch directions on the fly without fear of cutting yourself.

And many other reasons.. best bet is to try out someone you knows razor-- I know Norelco and others sometimes have a money-back gaurantee and there is even a new Norelco model where you can choose how the razor heads react to your face (springy or tight).

I love Mach3 (or other) shaves as well, but I am just too busy to lather up my face in the morning and sit in front of a sink-- I'm spoiled now that I can work my shaving into other activities.

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Has any used the lynx razor its very similar to the Mach3 but has a better handle making it easier to grip! Grip is important one slight slip could be fatal. Never use cheap shaving foam either its dangerous stuff, if youve got seensitive skin, you end up looking like an upright man.
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Ive got one of those electric razors with the cream / gel - you know the ones with the 3 heads and has a triangular kinda shape (im surprisingly bad a remembering brand names).

Its pretty good - better than the el cheapo disposable razors i used to use.

But im pretty lazy and dont shave as often as i should, so you wouldnt know it to look at me... :)

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And some of us are just partially upside down. A few years back I noticed that my hair was hardly growing outta the top of my lil' head anymore. I tried to console myself with an old genetic explanation - many in my family share RAF, rapidly advancing forehead, syndrome.

But then something strange happened. My hair decided it wasn't gonna give up without a fight, so it just rerouted itself to my chin seemingly overnight.

Well, with such an admirable display of pluck and fighting spirit by my DNA, would have been wrong to stifle such creativity or to block the evolutionary feat, so bye bye was said to razors of all forms.

Kevin outta Norman, America
who is fairly happy with only needing to trim back the
hedge so to speak about once a quarter.

3:33 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've tried the electric razors every now and again but I keep coming back to blades. I have a Mach 3 (much better for my skin than all the rest) though I've been tempted to try a straight razor - partly for nostalgia but mostly because the blade can be kept sharp and I can get a really close shave with one - and in fact, I'm less likely to nic myself as it is much easier to change positions with.
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I a big beard :) much kinder to the environment ;)
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Have shavers progressed since then? are they really a viable alternative to wet shaving?

They have progressed. Like you, I tried one some years ago and hated it. Then about six months ago I fell under the spell of TV advertising and decided to pick up a Panasonic "Sonic-3" wet/dry rechargable. So for me it's not an "alternative to wet shaving," because I still use "the actual foam," as Shakil put it.

It's great, too, on those days when I'm in a real hurry and just to clean up a little, because I can use it "dry" and in about 90 seconds look not quite so unkempt. But even for a regular shave, for me, I can finish in about half the time using it than using a regular razor... but, in fact, when I want a completely close shave I sometimes still use the Gillette to put a little extra smooth finish on the Panasonic's shave. So, it's not perfect I guess, but certainly much improved over what they were years ago.

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I agree with chameleon (you get what you pay for). The "intro" models are built to blow up a week after the warranty runs out and although they cut, they don't really shave. I've been using electric for so long my face goes into shock whenever I use a blade. *Not* a pretty picture!

Yes, they have improved over the last decade. Smaller, lighter, quieter, and cooler. Also more $.

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Get a high end model. For whatever reason, I can't get replacement heads for my low-end Norelco at a store. (The higher end models have replacement heads everywhere)
11:28 pm on Dec 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've had a few electrics, though not for a few years. After I "shaved" with one of those, it would always be necessary to do it again with a blade to get a close shave.

Nothing beats a Mach3

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>>Nothing beats a Mach3

I tried it. The more blades, the faster they get clogged. It's just a toy for people who love to rinse plastic instead of shaving. Maybe people using it are still dreaming to grow a real beard?

Nothing will beat napalm.

My GF made me switch to it from the lawn*mower. Same job, less noise and perfect for cold winters.

12:09 am on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Tried using an electric about 30 years ago. I remember the greasy feeling left from the electric shaving lotion, which I guess was supposed to lubricate the shaver and give new life to old zits at the same time. Kinda like dipping your face in salad oil.
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Couldn't keep the bikini line respectable without one. :)
12:40 am on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

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No to electric
Yes to Mach 3 - since I first used it, I've been hooked.
(from all the other posts, it seems a favorite - I guess Gillette didn't spend 1 billion or so dollars for nothing :) )
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austtr:
Couldn't keep the bikini line respectable without one.

Waxing is faster! :)

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Mach3 but I do got the electric I use for the day after to clean up :P then I forget for a few days and go back to the mach3 ;P I bought a mess of them when they included free adminission tickets to the movies. I paid 6.00 for each razer which had the extra blade which had tickets to the movies that the tickets cost 9.50 for here :P
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From the sounds of it, am I the only guy here who uses a mach 3 and water?

What's this 'foam stuff'...? Or gel? You mean you put stuff on your face first?

I always though that you wet your face with water -> then use the razor...

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I use Napalm :)

You still got your humor hehe

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This doesn't really help me to choose an new electric shaver. I have tried Mach 3 and although it gives a very close shave, it is somethimes too close for my skin!

How about Remington? Did the guy that now owns the company buy the company because he liked the shavers so much?

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