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Shaving ImplementsJonathan Zook
May 11, 2001 10:02 PM
I am amazed I have not found this topic yet on the message board!! Please give me some feedback on your prefered shaving implements. I guess the skin on my legs is very sensitive, but I cannot find anything good to shave with. Electric shavers take hours to complete the job, and my Braun always seems to have a foil rip. Disposable razors cut me to shreads. The only thing I really like are the Gillette Sensor blades, but they last only one shave and cost a fortune (per blade)!!!! Got any good ideas?? In watching "A Sunday in Hell", the beginning the film shows Roger de Vlaeminck shaving with a Norelco electric razor. Is this a good option? HELP!!!!!! Thanks
Maybe I have tough legsScottV
May 12, 2001 8:20 AM
I use a Gillette Sensor Excel (sp) that I retired from facial use. I find that I can get a few months worth of additional use out of each blade. I only shave my legs every two weeks. I also shave with the same shaving cream that I use on my face.
it's all about the moisturizer....wingnuts
May 13, 2001 12:26 AM
i was having the same problem for a while, but what i have found is that, if you take the time to moisturize your legs a few times before you shave and then a few times after you shave, it won't much matter which blades you use. any double bladed razor does fine by me now. be generous with the moisturizer and you'll be fine.
re: Shaving Implementslonefrontranger
May 13, 2001 3:19 AM
mind a few tips from a girl?

Use hair conditioner, not soap or shaving gel. Let it sit for a bit to moisturize and soften the hair. Rinse your razor well and often, every stroke or two if your hair is thick. Your disposables are probably cutting you because you're hurrying and/or bearing down too hard. You need to be gentle, take long slow strokes, and let the blades "float" over the skin for max effectiveness. Sitting in a hot bath relaxing, massaging sore legs after a hard ride and having a shave is almost a meditative state.

Soap clogs and dulls razor blades very quickly. Many shaving lotions and gels contain alcohol that can irritate your skin and cause that bumpy red rash you sometimes see a day or so after shaving.

A very hairy (male) teammate of mine swore by Nair, but I hate the smell. Another (male, straight) teammate used to go to a women's day spa to get his legs waxed, and claimed it was a very soothing experience.
re: Shaving ImplementsOld guy
May 13, 2001 11:46 AM
I use my wife's Silk Effects manual razor (Gillette?). Works great. I usually shave on Fridays, right before race day(s). She complains about the stubble so we have less sex now. Wait, I think it's for another reason.

Are women's leg razors different than men's facial razors? I dunno but this Silk Effects seems to work great with soap. I'd recommed using it, but my wife will probably want you to get your own.
razors for the sexessimstress
May 14, 2001 4:05 PM
My boyfriend and I used to use Gillette Sensor boys' and girls' models, respectively. I would just buy the boys' replacement blades for both of us to use. The blades looked the same (except for the color), they attached to the handle the same way, worked just as well, and sometimes the women's stuff would be priced higher (must be the high price of that special teal color).

Anyway, he's moved on to the Mach 3...
Mach 3 is the best. nmmdooley
May 14, 2001 10:58 PM
I second that. nmBruno S
May 15, 2001 4:06 PM
cool thing about Mach 3bigbadtrikid
May 15, 2001 6:54 PM
the cool thing about mach 3 is you can buy the womens venus blades which are better for legs and the mens mach 3 blades which are good for you face and they both fit on the same razor handle.