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Old 03-06-04, 03:00 PM   #1
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Best shaver to use for thick facial hair?

Hi, i have a lot of very thick facial hair and i was wondering what the best shaver to use is, it can be electric or not. Price doesn't matter. Can anyone please help me out or give me some ideas of what is best to use. thanks
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Old 03-06-04, 03:11 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-04, 12:13 AM   #7
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Old 03-07-04, 11:56 AM   #8
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Old 03-07-04, 12:01 PM   #9
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Re: Best shaver to use for thick facial hair?

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Hi, i have a lot of very thick facial hair and i was wondering what the best shaver to use is, it can be electric or not. Price doesn't matter. Can anyone please help me out or give me some ideas of what is best to use. thanks
I'm kinda in the same boat as you. I've tried all kinds of electric razors and nothing seems to work well. I do however have the Panasonice ES8086 which works ok on the 5 o'clock shadow but if you let it go any further than that then forget it.

Nothing works well on thick facial hair except a blade. I am trying the Neutrogena Razor Defense gel which I got yesterday and could notice an immediate difference in how well it shaved for me. It has been mentioned that with continued use it makes your facial hair softer. We'll see.
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Old 03-07-04, 06:34 PM   #10
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Well, the aftermath has some really good advice.


I've found that the best way to get rid of stubborn thick facial hair is this little tool:




Another option though might be to take the scientific path. Recently scientists have genetically modified Demodex folliculorum, a follicle mite that is usually found in small hair follicles and eyelashes.

Because of its parasitic nature, it was modified to instead thrive on the coarser faster-growing hair follicles of the beard. It also has an increased appetite, which actually speeds them up enough to allow them to trim back the beard "naturally" over the course of a month or so. They can also be programmed with a dormancy period after their initial trimming so your hair will have a chance to grow back for a week or two and then they will resume trimming again. This has also had the added benefit of increasing their lifespan from normally 4-5 weeks to 12-14 weeks. It is actually very reasonable when one considers that thousands of mites already live on us. Instead, this is just using them to do a job that is more beneficial to us...moving somewhat from a parasitic relationship to a symbiotic one.


Here is a picture of one of the modified mites:

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Old 03-08-04, 02:09 AM   #11
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Gotta stay away from technology and stick with Gillete's Mach III Razor. Works way better than any electric razor.
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Old 03-08-04, 02:58 AM   #12
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Old 03-08-04, 01:01 PM   #13
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Gotta stay away from technology and stick with Gillete's Mach III Razor. Works way better than any electric razor.
My whiskers aren't super thick, but I often go several days without shaving, and the Mach III does a very good job.
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Old 03-08-04, 01:08 PM   #14
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Old 03-08-04, 01:26 PM   #15
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This is what I use. Much closer than mach-3s or other razors with disposable blades. A bit more work, but much more luxurious.
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Old 03-08-04, 01:29 PM   #16
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I couldn't handle bringing something that sharp close to my throat, creeps me out.
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Old 03-09-04, 02:05 PM   #17
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I couldn't handle bringing something that sharp close to my throat, creeps me out.
The only thing you have to be mindful of is not to draw the blade lengthwise. If you scrape it up and down like every other razor it works fine. Gives you a closer shave than you can get with the others and it's cheaper than using disposable blades.
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Old 03-09-04, 02:08 PM   #18
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I get a closer shave from blades, but I always get annoying razor bumps on my neck, so I just stick to electric because they don't give me the same problem.
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Old 03-06-05, 11:01 PM   #19
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Old 03-06-05, 11:26 PM   #20
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Norelco beard trimmer, available from your local Wallyworld for ~$30. Remove length attachment and just trim your face with it with the uncovered blades (like a smaller version of the trimmers a barber uses). After trimmed short, shave with a normal razor.

Here, something like this:

http://norelco.suresource.com/produc...p?T1=NOR+T765&.

The top part comes off easily.
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Old 03-07-05, 12:53 PM   #21
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I use a Braun electric...works fairly well but I don't have the thickest of beards out there. I also have a little Remington beard trimmer for when I want to grow something out...the combination of these two gives me something smooth all the time.

I quit using a blade because it would always cut up my neck...but I still use one every once in a while, but the electric cuts really close.
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Old 03-07-05, 12:56 PM   #22
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yeah, there's nothing worse than a monster beaver. pay for the electrolosis (I believe they now charge per pound)
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Old 03-07-05, 01:01 PM   #23
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Gotta stay away from technology and stick with Gillete's Mach III Razor. Works way better than any electric razor.
I LOVE the mach III...HOWEVER, I just purchased a Shick Quatro and it SUCKS!!!
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Old 03-07-05, 02:43 PM   #25
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This is what I use. Much closer than mach-3s or other razors with disposable blades. A bit more work, but much more luxurious.
I REALLY want to get a straight razor. I've been thinking about it for 4-5 years...but never got around to it. Maybe this year will be the year!

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