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I need to shave

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    W3bbo

    As many of you are familar, my body likes to grow beards much faster than other people. And right now it's a bit of a mess.

     

    Now I'm due to be an on-hand demonstrator at my uni's open-day this coming Saturday, so I need get rid of this ginger merkin from my face, but I appear to have left my shaver at my "home"-home a good 2 hours away.

     

    My options:

    • Go into the city centre and find a barber
    • Go into the city centre and buy a new electric shaver (I need a new one anyway, but they're so expensive. £160 for a Braun)
    • Go into the city centre and buy a set of Bic razors, or maybe a longer-lasting Gilette razor. What else do I need to buy? Shaving foam and brush? How much are we talking?
    • Scare away potential new undergrads with my face

    Discuss.

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    CKurt

    Buy a gilette fusion. You usually get the holder for free with 2 blades for arround 15 dollars I guess. And use Gillette Gell instead of foam.

     

    It looks wierd if you only have done electric shaving, but it's not that wierd and goes quite smootly.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Just buy a beard trimmer and trim it short. If you shave it off all at once your skin might be irritated and will break out with pimples by Saturday

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    MasterPi

    Your extended options:

     

    1.) Buy skin paint and paint over your beard.

    2.) Build a puppet and control him from above the ceiling.

    3.) Claim you're Richard Stallman.

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    ScanIAm

    I've always wondered why the various hair depilatories (sp?) say that they aren't meant for the face.  Unless there is potential for scarring, you could try that.

     

    Or get a wax....

     

    BTW, I've found it to be a general rule that those (including me) who have excessive facial hair are doomed to go anywhere from semi to fully bald.

     

    It sucks, but thems the rules.

     

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    Minh

    I think you should NAIR your face

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    elmer

     - Go into the city centre and buy a new electric shaver (I need a new one anyway, but they're so expensive. £160 for a Braun)

     

    You don't mention what's wrong with the old one - replacement parts are available for most shavers on Ebay.

     

    I have a 15-YO Braun and except for replacing foils & cutting blocks every now & then, it's almost indestructible... but I picked up one on ebay for almost nothing, just to use as parts, in case something major dies.

     

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    Dr Herbie

    CKurt said:

    Buy a gilette fusion. You usually get the holder for free with 2 blades for arround 15 dollars I guess. And use Gillette Gell instead of foam.

     

    It looks wierd if you only have done electric shaving, but it's not that wierd and goes quite smootly.

    +1

     

    The new vibrating razors are pretty good (they vibrate like an electric toothbrush) and the gel is easy to apply (just rub it on and it froths up).

    Just take it slow if your beard is more than just stubble and don't press too hard, shaving with the lay of the hair (and not against it) -- this should lead to less skin irritation the first time.

     

     

    Herbie

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    Jaz

    Trim excess hair off the beard till it's very short

    I use Clinique Face Scrub followed by Clinique Facewash to prepare my shave

    I use gillete Gell for shaving foam, a little goes a long way

    Gillete Fusion razor.  Some people suggest relathering when going against the grain

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    Ian2

    Second the Fusion / Gell idea.

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    Ion Todirel

    I salute you, martian

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    fabian

    Buy a box of matches and set it on fire Wink
    Will cost you around 50 cents

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    Dr Herbie

    fabian said:

    Buy a box of matches and set it on fire Wink
    Will cost you around 50 cents

    lol'd

     

    Herbie

     

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    Ian2

    Dr Herbie said:
    fabian said:
    *snip*

    lol'd

     

    Herbie

     

    lol at lol'd (never seen it as a verb)

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    TommyCarlier

    Ian2 said:
    Dr Herbie said:
    *snip*

    lol at lol'd (never seen it as a verb)

    Verbing nouns is fun. Verbing acronyms is funner.

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    Dr Herbie

    TommyCarlier said:
    Ian2 said:
    *snip*

    Verbing nouns is fun. Verbing acronyms is funner.

    This is the interwebs, the normal rules of grammar don't necessarily apply.

     

    Herbie

     

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    Sven Groot

    Dr Herbie said:
    TommyCarlier said:
    *snip*

    This is the interwebs, the normal rules of grammar don't necessarily apply.

     

    Herbie

     

    I think you mean they necessarily don't apply.

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    rhm

    £160 for a shaver? WTF. Try Argos, you can get one for under £20

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