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Another stupid shaving question.(8 posts)

Another stupid shaving question.Dub
May 12, 2001 3:02 PM
the problem: I cannot seem to get my thighs completely shaven. I guess the best way to describe it is sort of like a 5 o'clock shadow of a beard on a face. There seems to be a very light stubble that you can feel slightly, but the razor wont get it. Some of the hairs appear to be just below the surface. I use a Mach 3 razor, and Edge Gel, sometimes no gel. There is no real physical problem here, but its not very attractive. My calves and shin areas look fine.

Any suggestions? Different razor, etc..?
re: Another stupid shaving question.Andy
May 12, 2001 5:39 PM
If you would like to bypass all the 5 o'clock shadow and stubble problems try using wax strips to rip it out by the roots. I won't shave any more because of the stubble. Waxing lasts about a month with no itching.

I use a brand called Parissa which has some kind of pine tar mixture sandwitched between two mylar strips. You peel them apart and you have two "wax" strips ready for use. The first few times it hurts like h311 but you get used to it.
I have actually tried that.....Dub
May 13, 2001 8:25 AM
....not wax, but a sugar removal product. It works great and lasts a long have to let the hair grow back to a length of 1/4 inch for the product to work. That pretty much defeats the purpose for a couple of weeks.
Another question.Doodle
May 12, 2001 6:37 PM
Does it come back thicker when you shave?

Also, I know most of you don't like it when people post questions about common topics, because you've seen and heard and discussed them so many times. But please, let this forum be usefull for the rest of us who don't visit quite as often as we might like. I for one don't perticularily have the time to go rooting through all the old archives looking for the time someone proferred the question "CO2 or pump", and would appreciate a couple of quick responses from those of you who could spare the time. Thanks.

So does it come back thicker when you shave?
Not as far as I can tell.NMxrayman
May 13, 2001 12:11 AM
No that's a mythScottV
May 13, 2001 9:18 AM
simple solution reallyxrayman
May 12, 2001 6:37 PM
First you need to exfoliate your skin before you shave. Those "just below the surface hairs " really are. Its is just a little dead skin. Soap and a brisk scrubbing with a washcloth prior to shavin will eliminate that (wife taught me that trick). As for the stubble that is the Mach 3's inherent weakness. I have used one since they were first marketed. Even on my face I have to sometimes shave twice. If I use my shaving brush and real (i.e. comes in a little bowl) shaving cream (not soap) I can get a decent shave, however if you want close go back to a good two blade razor. The mach 3 is a marketing gimmick. Its very gentle on the skin and you won't cut yourself with it (although I can count on one hand how many times I have cut my face shaving in 20 years) but it does so at the cost of a not so close shave. If you reaaalllly want a close shave go buy some bic disposable single blade razors. Just be careful not to amputate anything with them or remove a skin graft. Or like the other poster said,...wax.

simple solution reallyJim Burton
May 13, 2001 8:11 AM
Man, are you right about the Mach III being a gimmick! I tried it out and it sucked on my face and legs. Plus, it is not manuverable at all. The Gillette Sensor is top notch.