FOR ALL GUYS WHO SHAVE - Tesco grapeseed oil .
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FOR ALL GUYS WHO SHAVE - Tesco grapeseed oil .

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Found 18th Sep 2013
If you have ever tried shaving oil as a means to shave, then I have a massive saving proposal for you.
I tracked down the main ingredient in shaving oil. It's ordinary, fragrance free grapeseed oil! Tesco's 1lt for £4.00 is the cheapest I've found so far.
Use only 15/20 drops of it on the face, rub in and shave. It will give as good a shave as ANY cream or 'shaving oil' and 1lt will last you 2 or 3 years! Happy shaving, guys. :-)

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i use olive oil when i run out of gel! (extra virgin)

so how will this save me money? do I pour it on before or after I use my electric shaver

brianzion

i use olive oil when i run out of gel! (extra virgin)



nothing like extra virgin on your chin

Use 15-20 drops ?
My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for 15ml bottle lasts months.

I am all for saving money - but shaving oil costs very little - its the blades that cost an absolute fortune !

500ml for £2 @ Sainsburys

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simes

Use 15-20 drops ?My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for … Use 15-20 drops ?My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for 15ml bottle lasts months.I am all for saving money - but shaving oil costs very little - its the blades that cost an absolute fortune !



Yes - fair point. But 15/20 is what I use. You could use 2 or 3. Use it to suit your own shaving style. 15ml / 1000 = £66.00

What about ALL GALS WHO SHAVE.

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We need this magical oil too!

Yep also suntan oil

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karlie88

What about ALL GALS WHO SHAVE.We need this magical oil too!



:-)

Good tip but a good blade deal would be better.

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waterloo

Good tip but a good blade deal would be better.



Yes - fair point. I used expensive Gillette blades for years - until someone suggested I try the good old fashioned safety razor with the single, replaceable blades. I've never looked back and my shave is smooth and blood-free!

http://www.eslmonster.com/images/cut_shaving_image.jpg

What the h*** is shaving oil?

I planted this in my garden and didn't get one grape.

Couldn't agree more aidantagg, I used expensive Gillette's for many years before discovering the double edged safety razors my Dad used give a much better (and way cheaper) shave.

Grapeseed oil is also insane for massage

Works also as aftershave the birds love it

Les Alanos

Couldn't agree more aidantagg, I used expensive Gillette's for many years … Couldn't agree more aidantagg, I used expensive Gillette's for many years before discovering the double edged safety razors my Dad used give a much better (and way cheaper) shave.



Les, Aidantagg, which safety razors do you recommend?

sycotic

Works also as aftershave the birds love it



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Banned

Wilkos copied blades are pretty good and loads cheaper

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gwapenut

Les, Aidantagg, which safety razors do you recommend?



Believe it or not, double edged safety razor blades do vary a bit in quality. I prefer Derby, Wilkinsons own or Astra. Amazon have 100 Derby blades for about £7.

this is also the best base oil for massage, add a couple of drops of essential oils, far cheaper than buying other massage carrier oils

simes

Use 15-20 drops ?My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for … Use 15-20 drops ?My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for 15ml bottle lasts months.I am all for saving money - but shaving oil costs very little - its the blades that cost an absolute fortune !



get stropping

simes

Use 15-20 drops ?My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for … Use 15-20 drops ?My regular shaving oil says use 2-3 drops and a £1 for 15ml bottle lasts months.I am all for saving money - but shaving oil costs very little - its the blades that cost an absolute fortune !


It was this reason alone I started using a double edge safety razor. Got 200 blades (yes- two hundred!) Derby (excellent make), for 11 quid on eBay. That's two years of blades right there. Gillette are a rip off and the shave is no where near as close. Good luck....

How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and seem to get a few red blotches on my neck - does this tend to be better or worse with a safety razor?

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gwapenut

How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and … How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and seem to get a few red blotches on my neck - does this tend to be better or worse with a safety razor?



Follow this procedure:
1. Get your face as warm and as prepared as possible. After a hot bath or shower for example.
2. Massage the beard with said grapeseed oil and using the tips of your fingers also.
3. Use a sharp blade and shave slowly. Shave in strokes and rinse more frequently than you would with a Gillette Fusion/Mach 3.
4. Use cold water afterwards to encourage the face to cool.

aidantagg

1. Get your face as warm and as prepared as possible. After a hot bath or … 1. Get your face as warm and as prepared as possible. After a hot bath or shower for example.4. Use cold water afterwards to encourage the face to cool.


+1.

The warmth opens up the pores allowing a closer shave. I use a face towel dipped in hot water and wrung dry to warm the face prior to shaving.

After shaving use a face towel dipped in cold water to close the pores. This reduces stinging when applying an aftershave.

I use this in my hair before washing or as an overnight treatment its a nice texture not too greasy
Voted hot that is a really good price and I am going to stock up!!!
Edited by: "hunnybunch" 22nd Sep 2013

gwapenut

Les, Aidantagg, which safety razors do you recommend?



I'm neither Les nor Aidantagg, but my 'Daily' razor is a Merkur Futur (in polished gold plate)

http://media3.traditionalshaving.co.uk/475-large_default/Merkur-Futur-Safety-Razor-Gold.jpg


My favourite blade is the Personna 'Red'

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gwapenut

How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and … How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and seem to get a few red blotches on my neck - does this tend to be better or worse with a safety razor?




It's down to technique with a safety razor, once you get good enough it is no worse than a good disposable if you have sensitive skin. I still have to be extra gentle on some parts of my neck though and not go against the grain.

But I wouldn't say a DE razor is any easier on sensitive bits, can be harsher till you get the knack. I am comparing it to the expensive disposable ones with all the blades not cheap ones.

PS, I know it's all YMMV but I don't see how anyone can use Derby blades! I like Astra, there is a deal on now for them.
Edited by: "stonebear" 22nd Sep 2013

gwapenut

How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and … How is it shaving with a safety razor? I have quite sensitive skin and seem to get a few red blotches on my neck - does this tend to be better or worse with a safety razor?



afai see it you need to mix together preparation, blade type and razor type and technique (sorry no easy answer). I'm starting out with the DE89 widely respected and not too aggressive. There is a cheaper Futur called Progress/Progressive (?) that allows you to alter the blade for aggressive vs non aggressive shaves. There are aggressive blades like Feathers vs softer like Derby. You get the drift by now.

Looked into this a while back. You just need to be aware that organic oils like this can go off - olive oil can develop bacterial growth etc. Which isn't good on your skin, so probably best to decant small portions into another container for the bathroom. Good find, though

meowmix

Grapeseed oil is also insane for massage



That's probably the least appropriate use of the word "insane" I've ever seen.

I am all for saving money - but shaving oil costs very little - its the … I am all for saving money - but shaving oil costs very little - its the blades that cost an absolute fortune !



After trying a tip to polish used razor blades on old denim I recently invested in one of these....

http://www.razorpit.com/media/wysiwyg/razorpit-big_1.jpg

I've been using it for about month so far, and my blade still looks and feels like new.

birkenhair

After trying a tip to polish used razor blades on old denim I recently … After trying a tip to polish used razor blades on old denim I recently invested in one of these....I've been using it for about month so far, and my blade still looks and feels like new.



how much ?

nasir_glasgow

how much ?



£20+ on Amazon. I have a Razorpit, different design to this, works ok with Mach 3 blades, it's not amazing though, might get one or two extra shaves out of the blade.

Safety razor all the way for me since I saw a deal on a merker razor on here, never cut myself once, just as quick as a cartridge razor. I have sensitive skin and used to get neck rash with cartridge not any more with safety razor.

For every 50ml of grapeseed pop in one drop of lemon mirtle oil and a couple of tea tree. As well as helping to give you a decent shave it'll act as a mild astringent and anti bac for your skin. I only need 2-3 drops and it lasts ages. Far far cheaper than shaving oil and just as good.

When bored & living in hotels, after getting fed up leaving expensive Gillette razors behind, I started experimenting by looking for a cheap, own brand alternative. After trying quite a few (& bleeding like a stuck pig with several) the one I stuck with was Tesco's Matrix Triple blades that they now seem to have re-branded as Pro. New, they're as good as a 3 blade Gillette & I don't end up using them blunt rather than fork out a ridiculous sum for a new box of replacement blades.
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