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Re: Razor Burn!!!
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2004, 02:29:27 »
Ive never used an electric razor but i was wondering what it would be like...

do you still get razor burn from it? can it be used when you have thick growth...? and last of all where can i find one? cause ive looked around and cant seem to find one.
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Re: Razor Burn!!!
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2004, 05:21:45 »
You can get a bit of irritation, but its normally gone within a few minutes.  Make sure you get a razor with a trimmer attachment and use that for any longer hairs.  If you don't keep it clean you will miss a lot but brush it out daily and it should be fine.
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Re: Razor Burn!!!
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2004, 09:00:35 »
Thanks for your replays everyone, I think I got enough info to work on the way I shave and stop the burn.

As for the whole topic of electric razors... I have had experience with them and I find that when using electric razors I get even more razor burn from it then I would from a razor.


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Shaving
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2004, 01:08:40 »
Now that i've got youre attention ;), I'm having some problems with shaving. Now i know there is a thing on shaving lurking around somewhere i cant find it, so gladly redirect me to there if you need.....Anyways, i just started using a razor, before i used an electric but it didnt produce results. So i got a Mach 3 razor and some Aloe Vera based cream. Since ive started shaving ive been gettin red bumps all across the places i shaved. This is not from cutting myself as there is no blood on the surface. It almost looks like pimples ???. Now someone tells me it could be a ingrown hair, a different person told me its just a few pimples. 

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2004, 01:12:08 »
Use warmer water.  It makes a difference for me.

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2004, 01:13:37 »
The red bumps are razor burn.  Try getting an shaving cream with extra moisturizer.  Shave in the shower.  I had the same problem and the extra moisture/humidity from the hot water in the shower helped alot.  Also make sure the razor is nice and sharp.

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2004, 01:25:47 »
Shaving in the shower is the way to go...

I do it as scm77 said, and it's worked for me ever since. As well, dont scratch if you feel some irritation after shaving, that will go away after a half hour of so. If you scratch, you'll just promote break out.
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2004, 07:22:11 »
Now that i've got youre attention ;), I'm having some problems with shaving. Now i know there is a thing on shaving lurking around somewhere i cant find it, so gladly redirect me to there if you need.....Anyways, i just started using a razor, before i used an electric but it didnt produce results. So i got a Mach 3 razor and some Aloe Vera based cream. Since ive started shaving ive been gettin red bumps all across the places i shaved. This is not from cutting myself as there is no blood on the surface. It almost looks like pimples ???. Now someone tells me it could be a ingrown hair, a different person told me its just a few pimples.  

Any Advice would be great!!!!!!!!

It's neither, actually. It is a typical case of razor burn. Soak your skin in warm water before you shave, the red bumps are caused by the friction of the blades on dry skin. Also, try using a brand of shaving cream for sensitive skin. If none of those work, switch to a dry shaver, they generally prevent irritation.

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2004, 07:55:21 »
It's razor burn.
Shave in the shower, shave often, use sensitive skin shaving cream...

Sometimes I find using moisturizer after shaving helps alot.

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2004, 10:46:38 »
You may end up just having to deal with it after a while.
Right after a shower seems to work well for me, and make sure you use a sharp razor.
I still get razor burn tho, even when I do use warm water, sharp blade and after shave.  I've found that if you buy some Tea Tree oil and use it before you go to bed it will actually help, but watch out for the smell. :-X
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2004, 14:33:46 »
I'm quite prone to razor burn myself, and I find that shaving before I shower helps a lot.  I think that the oil that's on your skin before you wash it off helps to protect it.  Also I find that an alcohol based aftershave makes a big difference, not sure why, but it does.  You will also find that as you shave more the problem becomes less.   

Of course you could always grow a big ZZTop beard!  >:D

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2004, 14:54:20 »
I always get razor burn on my neck, but not any more, I use Neutrogena Men skin clearing shave cream and aftershave, and I shave in the shower with a Mach 3.

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2004, 18:11:26 »
Like everyone above said, it's razor burn.

It could be caused from a number of reasons.  I had that when I first joined.  I was used to shaving once a week, then to shaving every day, my skin couldn't take it.

The more you shave, the tougher your skin will become.  After a few weeks of shaving every day, I didn't get razor burn anymore.   

I used standard shaving cream.  Nothing special.
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2004, 18:35:19 »
I would not recommend becoming dependant on a shower in order to shave.  It does not work in the field.

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2004, 18:37:25 »
   Well, yeah, I would definitly just follow the advice of these guys....but also watch, because it could be the shaving cream you are using....you might be allergic to it.  That's what happened to one of the guys on my BRT, we all thought it was rasor burn....but it turned out he was allergic to something in the cream.  It's doubtful that that is what it is, so no worries, but just a sidenote.
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2004, 20:32:13 »
Sometimes i shave with  no cream (some people think im nuts!) but no red bumps? I have Edge Aloe Vera based cream and it works but i still get some bumps. Could this be a reaction or just the fact that i tend to press harder on my face with the cream on, then with it not on
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2004, 00:32:59 »
hmmm, I would switch to a different brand, maybe you are having a reaction, that is if you aren't getting bumps when you shave without it.  Maybe try the sensitive skin one...
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2004, 01:42:00 »
I had this problem once, and I started using a face lotion before I shaved, and it helped. If you go to a grocery store, in the shaving section you might be able to find it. It's called "Lectric Shave" and it's like a lubricant for your face that you put on before you put on the shaving cream. It comes in a little blue bottle and is about $5.  Worked wonders for me.

Oh, and what's been stated above, the more you shave, the less razor burn you will get. Either your face gets tougher, or cutting off the shorter hairs is easier, or both. I don't know but it works.
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2004, 01:45:06 »
There's different brands of shavin oil.  You can order this one on-line:

http://kitshop.ppcli.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=204&osCsid=fb6e541e5c4ed7880e82324ef5d8e6a0

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Re: Shaving
« Reply #69 on: December 18, 2004, 07:53:07 »
Or my preference, plain baby oil. It's all I use. No foam, soap, etc. Just baby oil. Good close, clean shave and no irritation.
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #70 on: December 18, 2004, 08:18:38 »
I had similar problems, until an old cadet friend of mine suggested that I shave at night, before I pack it in. Six to seven hours later, when I get up, I find that the shave has "lasted," and any irritation that might have occurred right after shaving has gone away. This is especially useful on winter exercises, as shaving before bed allows for the oils that protect one's face from windburn etc to regenerate as one sleeps.

Unless your beard grows in very quickly, this method should work.
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Re: Shaving
« Reply #71 on: December 18, 2004, 13:54:30 »
1. Always use a sharp blade, when it gets dull, throw it out.
2. Use the warmest water your face can stand.
3. Try Barbasol Sensitive Skin shaving cream. I bought some when I first started shaving and it worked really well.

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Somertsets Shaving Oil
« Reply #72 on: March 30, 2005, 01:40:25 »
Anyone have any experience with this stuff?Is it a worth while addition to a shave kit?Any testimonials would be appreciated.
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Re: Somertsets Shaving Oil
« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2005, 02:52:15 »
I've used a different brand shaving oil a couple of times.  Makes shaving more comfortable but I noticed it clogged up my razor and it was hard to clean out of the Mach3 (switched to dispossables in my field bag).  Now a days I use an electric razor...simple and fast and easy but I keep the oil and a dispossable just in case.

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Re: Somersets Shaving Oil
« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2005, 06:31:49 »


In an arctic tent, I find it uses less water than most people need to shave.  I'm trying to find a way to just have a little container (like film container but differently shaped) to hold rinse water in an efficient fashion so I don't need to use my canteen cup...

how bout those plastic travel soap containers?, there big enough to rinse a razor, and will hold just about enough water

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