Shave of the Day Thread - 2018

Discussion started by Mark1966, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. beerhog

    beerhog Member

    That's how I do it. Just spread the soap out over as much surface area as possible and load like I normally would.
  2. TomG

    TomG Member

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  3. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Grand Society Da Menth Heads

    One blade/One Razor/One soap in February - Shave #14
    Brush: RR 400
    Razor: Rockwell 6S (R4)
    Blade: Derby
    Scuttle/Bowl/Mug: Fine Lathering Bowl
    Pre: PAA Cube
    Soap: RR xXx
    Post: Shower / Barber Shoppe Face Wash / Witch Hazel + Rockwell Balm

    Shave 14 of 28 - 3 pass shave in the shower. Can't wait for this challenge to end :yuck: On the bright side my face feels nice and refreshed from the menthol in the Cube preshave soap :cool: Happy shaves and enjoy your night! #blade_of_glory
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  4. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    :whistle: I'd forgotten I had it actually as I normally just upload to Flickr from the phone and post from the laptop!
  5. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Pre: hot wash
    Brush: Yaqi Timber Wolf 26mm
    Soap: Tallow + Steel Boreal
    Razor: Paradigm 17-4
    Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum
    Post: Barrister & Mann Arctique splash
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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  6. TomG

    TomG Member

    Same here, but it is nice to have the convenience to do it all from the mobile device on occasion (y).
  7. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' (5)
    Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless blade (4)
    Brush: Shavemac DO1 Americana shaving brush
    Soap/Cream: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge Shave Soap
    Aftershave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge Aftershave
    Fragrance: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge EDP

    One of those early starts for an early flight. Have a great day guys
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  8. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer


    Valobra Pre Shave
    M&F Polo 32mm
    WolfmanG/UFO GOLiATH
    Gillette Rubie
    MLS Agora Xyrisma TSM LE Soap/Splash
    Acqua Di Palma Pura

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  9. Maxime D.

    Maxime D. Member

    One blade/One Razor/One soap in February - Shave #7

    Schick Krona
    Schick Krona-Chrome
    LaToja Shave Stick
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue
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  10. UKSteve

    UKSteve doesn't like banners

    I’m yet to try Pura, is the jasmine prominent?
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  11. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member


    Razor: EJ DE89
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Blade: Feather SS
    Soap: Wholly Kaw Fougere Bouquet
    A/S: APR General Ledger

    Loving the soap and aftershave.

    I am getting an itch to start looking at trying/getting a new razor though. The DE89 is my only one.
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  12. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer

    It leads with a captive ozonic, a brand new one. It does have a semi transparent jasmine in it, but it reads more as a bright floral.
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  13. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Date: 15 February 2018

    Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush:- Maseto Silvertip Badger Fan Horn 30/53mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- Tabac 5x
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Frankenrazor:– Muhle R41 v2013 head with Bulldog Handle
    Blade:- Astra Superior Platinum #5
    Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
    Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme
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  14. Dustin L

    Dustin L Member


    Pre: Hot shower with Headblade Headshed and Edwin Jagger Pre Shave
    Soap: Stirling Gin and Tonic on the Rocks
    Brush: Maggards Synthetic
    Razor: Rockwell 6S Plate 5 on head and 3 on face with and Astra SP
    Post: APR Suitably Attired Summer and The Stray Whisker After Balm

    Great shave, I Never thought I would be able to shave every two days on a regular basis without major irritation but, fingers crossed, it's looking like it's possible.
    Suitably Attired Summer is my favourite splash that I own. It's too bad that summer is coming to an end and it won't be possible to use it anymore ;) I guess I'll have to buy a different one :happy:
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  15. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer

    There are no rules when it comes to swagger :cool:
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  16. lerenau

    lerenau a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Before I started DE shaving, I could shave, at most, twice a week. I would usually only risk it once a week and sometimes I'd just go the 'lazy beard'.
    Now I regularly shave every other day. I can even get away with two consecutive shave days when circumstances dictate. ie: Job interviews.
    But then I need to take it easy for a few days. The perils of terrible skin.

    DE shaving has taken something I dreaded and turned it into something I enjoy and helps improve my skin. (And the community helps heaps too!)
    So good!
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  17. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    4 hours later I'm still getting wiffs of the A/S. loving it.

    You guys that do the balms and the aftershaves, which one do you apply first?
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  18. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer

    Well the first thing to remember is that they do two entirely different things in most cases. Aftershaves are designed to sterilize the skin and deliver fragrance while balms are designed to soothe, moisturize and repair the skin. Balms by definition contain substantially less fragrance than aftershaves which is the way it should be, Aftershave 'toners' are basically in the same class as balms in most cases.

    If you have sensitive skin, or skin that reddens after a shave then I always recommend an aftershave balm first (the Stray Whisker After Balm is an excellent fragrance neutral balm for example), to provide a barrier between the skin and the alcohol in the aftershave and to begin skin repair as needed. All of these factors are dependent on the balm being of high quality, and containing a correct number, and quantity of compounds.

    In the case of AP Reserve aftershaves however this is not necessary, my aftershaves are designed to replace balms and I have used specific compounds in specific strengths so that you get the best of both worlds while maintaining a high fragrance component. I did this as for many months in Australia the weather is not conducive to applying a balm without it becoming unpleasant or too heavy and I wanted to deliver a high strength of fragrance that goes the distance.
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  19. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    Thanks for such detailed reply.
    The toner explanation is a question I would eventually asked. I have seen them listed and wonder if they were different to std aftershaves.

    I have been using the Stray Whisker after balm since I started wet shaving but yeah it is just so uncomfortable on a muggy day/night.
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