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Author Topic: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream  (Read 2603 times)

Ben-Dan

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Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:27:29 AM »
I find I have to pay Western prices for shaving cream, and I'm always running out. Then, one fine day whilst traveling in Chengdu, I forgot to bring it. Desperate, I used hair conditioner from a packet that was lying by the sink. To my surprise it work wonderfully.

After experimenting with this technique on and off, while always going back to using real shaving cream, I finally just up and bought a big-ass bottle of hair conditioner and decided I'm not buying any more overpriced shaving cream. The hair conditioner works great, and it's take me a couple years worth of shaving to use it up.

Haven't come up with a solution for printer's ink though.
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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 02:32:48 AM »
Yep, shaving cream is a big rip-off, and more so when it comes in an aerosol can.
At home (in real life) I used Edge gel, but here, most of the time I just rub a wet bar of soap across my face after I shower, rub it around my neck and cheek with my fingers and then shave away. Works fine. Never a nicked face.

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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 04:07:51 AM »
I need to shave three times a day, I have the classic Fred Flintstone face. I have been using soap for years. Not dish but hand soap
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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 08:10:19 AM »
Same here. Mind you, I've had to have my nose and right ear sown back on a couple of times, but that's another story.

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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 02:39:43 PM »
Yep - hair conditioner does the trick ... or soap.

Read once that the vital ingredient needed for shaving is WATER - and any kind of soap is the best way of holding water on the skin.

For a couple of years in China I used the different kinds of face stuff Chinese guys can rub on the face for a perfect complexion. If it is on special (10-20RMB) it can provide an interesting shaving experience.

The best one I tried was "Snake Gall" gel. It gave a definite tingle which helped wake me up in the morning. It paid to wash hands before touching any other part of my body during showering.  afafafafaf

The worst one was "Ocean Mud". It was one of those rare times in China when truth in advertising actually operated. When I took the cap off a grey/black sludge oozed out. It had some abrasive substance in the muck that took off 3 layers of skin with each motion of the hand. I only used it once. Bad buy!
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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 11:42:37 PM »
Another soap shaver here, started after coming to Asia when the stuff was always difficult to find and really expensive.

Shaving foam is pretty much a rip off.   Funny thing is, a lot of folks back home wont believe that you can shave with just soap - that it'll mess up your skin etc.  Advertising does a good job on people.

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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 02:17:48 AM »
End the whole tyranny of shaving forever.  Grow a beard. bgbgbgbgbg
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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 05:24:33 PM »
Indeed. I will shave no more forever. ayayayayay
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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 10:18:56 PM »
Taking care of a beard can be more work than shaving unless you just want to look like a lunatic.

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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 04:22:24 PM »
Taking care of a beard can be more work than shaving unless you just want to look like a lunatic.

I don't see that as an issue.  axaxaxaxax
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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 02:53:02 AM »
The main thing I don't like about shaving with soap is its drying effect, which can be a real nuisance during cold weather.

Anyway, whatever you choose, you should be fine as long as you don't masturbate with shampoo.

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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 07:01:25 AM »
I don't use shaving cream normally, however it is sold here in Watsons, Mannings, etc.

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Re: Ending the tyranny of shaving cream
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 12:21:54 PM »
Taking care of a beard can be more work than shaving unless you just want to look like a lunatic.

Oh, great. Now you tell me.