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woodyandluna



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 5:48 pm    Post subject: Shaving  Reply with quote    

While having my morning shave today, I found myself pondering what the most environmentally responsible method of shaving is? Wet shave or electric? Disposable razor or refillable? And what about the associated products such as shaving foam/soap and moisturiser/aftershave?

Any thoughts???

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably a cut-throat and soap, but that's a step too far for me, so I use a refillable.

Lozzie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have given up trying to use a razor and now use a set of industrial hedgetrimmers instead

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shaving? That's for wusses, I just give mine a trim every whenever the missus threatens to kick me out.

woodyandluna



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote:
Probably a cut-throat and soap, but that's a step too far for me, so I use a refillable.


Yes, me too up until last week, when I decided that 10 for 8 refills seemed as little steep. I bought a pack of 10 disposables instead for 86p to see what they're like and they're not bad, but I couldn't help but feel a little guilty!!!

Last edited by woodyandluna on Fri Jul 15, 05 6:00 pm; edited 1 time in total

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I get some spare time I would like to track down a decent cut throat razor and learn to use it. Preferably when my OH is not around as when she bumps into me when I'm using a cut throat the consequences may be a little more serious than when I have a pint in my hand.

This has cropped up here before with some useful tips: http://forum.downsizer.net/about1353.html&highlight=shaving

woodyandluna



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

D'oh!! Should've searched first before posting.
Thanks for the link treacodactyl

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

brica wrote:
D'oh!! Should've searched first before posting.
Thanks for the link treacodactyl


Never too sure when to post links to old topics but I thought there was some useful comments. I tend to use the disposable heads as well at the moment.

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am back on boots disposables ones that come with a couple of blades. More of an economic thing than anything else, as the boots ones are both cheap and stay sharp for a fair time.
Trouble with anything like this, they are made to keep you buying

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Perhaps it's time to have another downsizer challenge where we all try a cut throat and home made shaving oil.

After all I think we have enough members to spare a few.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

After you then...

dougal



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 05 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
..I would like to track down a decent cut throat razor and learn to use it. Preferably when my OH is not around as when she bumps into me when I'm using a cut throat the consequences may be a little more serious...
This has cropped up here before ...

And in the very last post on that thread I pointed out that there is (well, was) such a thing as a stroppable (resharpenable) safety razor. A half-way house between the cut-throat and safety razors with disposable blades. They were made by a company called "Rolls Razor" and, I believe, might be just about collectable (maybe even useable...)
See for example on eBay (this one has spare blades!)

But personally, I'm keeping my beard for now...

woodyandluna



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Perhaps it's time to have another downsizer challenge where we all try a cut throat and home made shaving oil.

After all I think we have enough members to spare a few.


Sounds good to me, I'm game.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure where to get a cut throat razor from. I don't fancy getting on from e-bay I'm afraid. I'll go over the old posts and try and track one down but if anyone knows of a reasonable one please post away.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just looked at some of the google adds and saw one for 185.00 and there's quite a few for 100ish.

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