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# 1 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 18:40
 
 
What would you recommend to a teenager starting out in the shaving world, a regular blade razor or one of those electric ones.

When did you start shaving and were there any mishaps?

(I did a search before this and got scared lots of shaving your balls threads)
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# 2 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 18:44
 
 
Shaving gel rather than foam. Regular Gilette razor.

I was about 14 or 15 when I started drawing a blade across my upper lip. A few cuts at first, but that's all part of the craic of starting shaving.
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# 3 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:10
 
 
I wish i had laser hair removal, not that i need to shave that often. Im still incapable of growing decent facial hair.
Now set age, just whenever its needed. Most boys like to start shaving to feel grown up though.
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# 4 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:13
 
 
I'd love laser hair removal on my face too. Shaving is the worst regime ever.

If I've shaved in the morning and I'm going out at night I would have to shave again.


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# 5 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:16
 
 
Not to start too early. Too this day Mam thinks my late Aunt Anna got me shaving too soon (maybe around 10). Also consider hair reducing cream as an alternative. I am using one called Gorilla Warfare from Dermadoctor and it means I don't cut myself shaving as there is less hair. Less shaving probably means less shaving pimples/acne too.
Someone said :
I wish i had laser hair removal, not that i need to shave that often. Im still incapable of growing decent facial hair.
Now set age, just whenever its needed. Most boys like to start shaving to feel grown up though.

I had that done about 9 yrs ago on my neck and chin but they talked me out of doing the whole year as would have been needed to complete the process (because of the expense but I still wanted to do it). Admittedly it has greatly slowed down hair growth on my neck but the Gorilla Warfare cream is having a similar affect on my face so you might want to consider that as a cheaper alternatice. I was paying €200 a session in 2002.

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# 6 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:19
 
 
Someone said :
What would you recommend to a teenager starting out in the shaving world, a regular blade razor or one of those electric ones.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide (don't bother with the buzzing one).
The Real Shaving Co - Face Scrub - Shaving Cream - Soothing balm

As a younger lad shaving, if I didn't clean my face properly before shaving, I would get lots of irritating little spots.
Use the face scrub, rinse the face well.
Wet the face with hot water, apply a small amount of cream, leave for 2 mins, shave with the razor from a glass of cold water (not hot).
Splash with cold water and apply soothing balm afterwards.
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# 7 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:25
 
 
Someone said :
Not to start too early. Too this day Mam thinks my late Aunt Anna got me shaving too soon (maybe around 10). Also consider hair reducing cream as an alternative.

10 is probably too early for shaving alright! I always say a kid should just grow a beard until he reaches 11
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# 8 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:31
 
 
Aunt Anna has a lot to answer for. Was she an Avon lady?
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# 9 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:36
 
 
10 I hear you say!!! God Id hate to see him when he hit puberty he be a gorilla with all the hair on his face and body
Can't really remember when I started to shave but I did use the foam a lot when I was younger and found that it irritated my skin, didn't know any different until a few years after and used the Gel and haven't looked back. Some people have sensitive skin so you might consider that as well when buying the gel, if it was me I'd just buy the sensitive one and stick to it, as for the razor's you can't beat the oul Gillette Fusion or pro glide, again it might take a bit of time getting used to as well and he will get a lot of cuts and nicks from the razor blade - not sure if the electric ones are any better.

Good luck with it though
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# 10 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 19:45
 
 
Someone said :
Aunt Anna has a lot to answer for. Was she an Avon lady?

Well come to think of it she did spend most of her life working in England. She died in 1997 aged 69 so she was born in the 1920's when life expectancy was shorter. So maybe that caused her to regard "manhood" as starting earlier making shaving earlier a more natural development than seems the case to 21st century eyes.
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# 11 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 20:10
 
 
If you rinse hairs out the razor in warm water very often it stops the razor clogging up and failing prematurely and slow strokes not quick.
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# 12 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 20:20
 
 
I find it best to rinse the blades in warm water every couple of strokes. Also helps to soak your face in warm water or a warm facecloth for a minute before applying foam / gel.
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# 13 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 20:24
 
 
I'm using the same Gillette fusion blade for the last 9 months or so,I rinse the razor with hot water,never heard of using cold water,Super?
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# 14 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 20:43
 
 
Someone said :
Well come to think of it she did spend most of her life working in England. She died in 1997 aged 69 so she was born in the 1920's when life expectancy was shorter. So maybe that caused her to regard "manhood" as starting earlier making shaving earlier a more natural development than seems the case to 21st century eyes.

Or maybe she was getting stubble rash when she hugged you.
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# 15 : Thursday 15-12-2011 @ 20:57
 
 
Someone said :
never heard of using cold water,Super?

A barber put me on to it ages ago and it works better for me and it's more comfortable.
I soften the beard with hot water but swish the razor in a glass of really cold water during the shave.
I shave with the grain first and then sideways.
I have very rough and thick stubble but can get it babysoft with this method.
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