|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 06-20-2014 06:45 PM||1960 views||0 times favorited||73 replies|
06-20-2014 06:45 PM
So apparently I am behind on the times. There seems to be a lot of talk these days about shaving. With stores like Art of Shaving popping up, and YouTube videos detailing a 15-step shaving process involving pre-shave oils, creams, lathers, shaving oils, shave intermission oils, and post-shave oils, I clearly must have missed something somewhere sometime.
When did this all start? When did people start to get so prissy and pretentious about shaving? When my dad taught me, we got the can of barbasol, and the cheap plastic brush, and a razor, and that was that. Nowadays, I use a disposable razor in the shower, no creams or anything like that. Sometimes I’ll pamper myself and smear some shampoo from my scalp onto my jawline before I get the razor going. Gonna be tough times when I lose hair on my head, I guess.
My father-in-law, great guy, but he’s into the whole Art of Shaving thing. $30+ for 2 oz of pre-shave oil? What the hell is that? He spends more on shaving products for a month than I spend on razors, shampoo, and soap for a year (I bought a gallon of tea tree shampoo through my cosmetologist sister-in-law for $30 two years ago, and stocked up on Old Spice soap when Target put them on super clearance). I use the disposable razors, and they have the little blue strip that they claim tells you when it’s time to replace it. Clearly it just tells when the razors finally getting broken in. I shave twice per week on average, so those little buggers last a while. I was actually thinking of getting a double-edge safety razor when this pack runs out, just go back to the basics.
So what is it? Am I missing out on the latest trend? Is my shave not all that it could be? Am I missing one of life’s splendors? Is there anyone here who, like my father-in-law, takes their shaving very seriously?
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