Merkur 34c Double Edge Safety Razor only £24.95 - Sold by For Men's Grooming and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Merkur 34c Double Edge Safety Razor only £24.95 - Sold by For Men's Grooming and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 13th Feb 2016
Excellent price for an excellent razor, I have been using it for some time now.
Amazon description below.

Keeping classic shaving alive, this handcrafted, chrome finished, double edged razor is a perfect revival for experienced wetshavers and grooming newbies alike. The extra weight of this razor allows the user to apply less pressure than its multi bladed counterparts, resulting in a smooth comfortable and ultra enjoyable shave.
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are these used for men's privates.
What blades do u use?
roadie

What blades do u use?



I use Astra blades from Ebay with this model, works well.
drasim

I use Astra blades from Ebay with this model, works well.



Any of them in particular?
sofiasar

are these used for men's privates.


Lol. U can use a disposable for that
roadie

Any of them in particular?



"Astra Superior Platinum" ..buy the 20 pack at £2 if you just want to try them out
When you have mastered using this type of razor then buy Feather blades
I bought one of these the last time they were on sale. Not having used anything like it before was a bit unsure about using it. So glad i did as i have saved a fortune in the time i have been using it and get a great shave too. Bought a witch hazel stick to deal with cuts but have not even had one from it. Give it a try, it gets + heat from me.

I have the Edwin Jagger DE89. Don't suppose this is much different?

roadie

What blades do u use?



Like drasim, I use the Astra Superior Platinum blades too. I get two shaves per blade (though one could probably get a few more uses) and paid £9.50 for 100 blades including a soap stick.

It's certainly a fantastic 'value for money' way to shave.
Blasphemous

'Clean Shaven' are da bomb...https://www.cleanshaven.co.uk/shop/



How would you compare them?
Shaved with the 23c for the first time on Thursday night.. Face covered in whiteheads since Friday morning!
I use astra sp with this, mainly because I got 100 blades for £8. Will need to restock soon but will be doing so with feathers
tom6195

Shaved with the 23c for the first time on Thursday night.. Face covered … Shaved with the 23c for the first time on Thursday night.. Face covered in whiteheads since Friday morning!



What soap/cream did you use? Did you splash cold water on after shaving to close your pores and use an aftershave balm etc? Knowing more about the whole process would let people offer some advice and recommendations.

There's a DE thread with loads of information and lots of really helpful members

hotukdeals.com/mis…386
Tom try using an alum block after your shave.
BeerDrinker

What soap/cream did you use? Did you splash cold water on after shaving … What soap/cream did you use? Did you splash cold water on after shaving to close your pores and use an aftershave balm etc? Knowing more about the whole process would let people offer some advice and recommendations.There's a DE thread with loads of information and lots of really helpful membershttp://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/hukd-de-shaving-thread-1228386



my routine went like this.

1. Wet face with hot water
2. Man cave face wash and rinse
3. Pat face down
4. Lather up shave cream. Don't think I did this right first off!
5. First pass WTG, short passes due to the amount of hair there was.
6. Wash face with warm water after first run, re-lather.
7. Another pass WTG, this felt much smoother and I think I got a better lather this time.
8. After covering all of my face, and with no cuts I washed with cold water then hit with alum bloc - this really stung!
9. Left the alum on for about 1 minute while tidying up. Then washed it off.
10. Applied maca root razor relief. This felt some what smoothing but also a bit tingly.

Now, the the reason for starting this thread is that when I woke up this morning I saw about 4-5 small whiteheads scattered around my face

This is where I should add that I have not shaved for about 3 years, and have just been using a babyliss stubble trimmer all this time.

Could these whiteheads just be a result of not having stuck a razor to my face for so long?
Thanks
Ps.

I was using:

1. merkur 23c with the supplied merkur blade
2. man cave face wash
3. Body shop maca root shave cream
4. Body shop maca root razor relief
5. Osma alum bloc
I was thinking of switching to this after getting fed up with spending a fortune on Gillette. But then a friend of mine suggested I try out an electric shaver, specifically the Braun Series 7. Got one for £95 on Black Friday and my life will never be the same. I can't believe that shaving can be so easy and hassle free. Highly recommended.
Hi Tom,

The 23c is long handled so be careful with the amount of pressure you are using. The alum block will sting if you press to hard or technique is poor. Also I have never really got on with murker blades, try a different blade maybe, the green Astras are good. Your routine looks good.
Guys - only raw deal you get having to shave if you don't want to grow beard etc. The razor looks dangerous lol.
tom6195

my routine went like this.1. Wet face with hot water2. Man cave face wash … my routine went like this.1. Wet face with hot water2. Man cave face wash and rinse3. Pat face down4. Lather up shave cream. Don't think I did this right first off!5. First pass WTG, short passes due to the amount of hair there was.6. Wash face with warm water after first run, re-lather.7. Another pass WTG, this felt much smoother and I think I got a better lather this time.8. After covering all of my face, and with no cuts I washed with cold water then hit with alum bloc - this really stung!9. Left the alum on for about 1 minute while tidying up. Then washed it off.10. Applied maca root razor relief. This felt some what smoothing but also a bit tingly.Now, the the reason for starting this thread is that when I woke up this morning I saw about 4-5 small whiteheads scattered around my face :(This is where I should add that I have not shaved for about 3 years, and have just been using a babyliss stubble trimmer all this time.Could these whiteheads just be a result of not having stuck a razor to my face for so long?



And people wonder why Gillette are so popular, even though expensive, for example.

1. Wet Face
2. Apply Foam/Gel
3. Shave

Ta-da !
Northerndave

And people wonder why Gillette are so popular, even though expensive, for … And people wonder why Gillette are so popular, even though expensive, for example.1. Wet Face2. Apply Foam/Gel3. ShaveTa-da !


You can do that with a double edge razor as well.
The best. I've tried loads but always go back to this. Really good price.
That's a rather good price for that razor - I tried these a few years ago (unsuccessful unfortunately, could never get it quite right) and I've personally found that the Extreme 3 disposables seem to do the best job for me. Believe me I've tried *everything* spending thousands in the process over the years.
One thing I discovered - using Hibiscrub (the pink stuff surgeons use as a pre-surgical scrub) before shaving and I scrub with a loofah type pad, it's rough but this combo kills infection and reduces quite a bit as the Hibiscrub is a powerful disinfectant and lasts quite some time. You can also use the Hibiscrub afterwards too to wash down, it's not harmful and doesn't sting - I confirmed it's ok with the the GP too (a chemist put me onto the idea years ago). This is the stuff I'm talking about: amazon.co.uk/Hib…rub
For me DE is about avoiding the irritation created when using the multi blade cartridge based razors. Gillette actually still make several quality DE blades. The 34c is a great starter razor and one which I started DE shaving with.
I havent shaved for ages, I just hate it so I trim but occasionally I shave.

What's the advantage of this?
roadie

I havent shaved for ages, I just hate it so I trim but occasionally I … I havent shaved for ages, I just hate it so I trim but occasionally I shave.What's the advantage of this?



Was in the same boat mate. Bit the bullet and purchased the necessary but was too scared to use it lol!
cannibalwombat

I have the Edwin Jagger DE89. Don't suppose this is much different?



They use the same head so no difference.
tom6195

my routine went like this.1. Wet face with hot water2. Man cave face wash … my routine went like this.1. Wet face with hot water2. Man cave face wash and rinse3. Pat face down4. Lather up shave cream. Don't think I did this right first off!5. First pass WTG, short passes due to the amount of hair there was.6. Wash face with warm water after first run, re-lather.7. Another pass WTG, this felt much smoother and I think I got a better lather this time.8. After covering all of my face, and with no cuts I washed with cold water then hit with alum bloc - this really stung!9. Left the alum on for about 1 minute while tidying up. Then washed it off.10. Applied maca root razor relief. This felt some what smoothing but also a bit tingly.Now, the the reason for starting this thread is that when I woke up this morning I saw about 4-5 small whiteheads scattered around my face :(This is where I should add that I have not shaved for about 3 years, and have just been using a babyliss stubble trimmer all this time.Could these whiteheads just be a result of not having stuck a razor to my face for so long?



Whiteheads are because bacteria got in your pores. I know from experience with acne caused by myself that you don't want to start treating it with anti bacterial lotions and stuff like that. I started getting acne on my forehead in 2012 when I was 41, before that I had absolutely flawless skin, I treated it with salicylic acid, neem, benzoyl peroxide and it got worse and worse. I then thought hmm what's the cause of this, in the end it was me. I stopped treating it and it's 90% better, the 10% that's left is because I now have a skin picking problem as a result of the stress of it occurring in the first place. In my experience whiteheads will sort themselves out, just don't go down the route of getting in to a skin care regime, you don't need a skin care regime, that's so companies can make money out of you. Your skin looks after itself, just protect it from the Sun. If you go killing off bacteria on your skin with lotions, you also kill off the good bacteria and thus the bacterial balance of your skin.

Where possible keep things simple. I never had a skin care regime, the acne that occurred on my forehead was because of stress, I then attempted to treat the acne, it worsened, I got more stressed, I got more acne, so on and so forth.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 13th Feb 2016
sofiasar

are these used for men's privates.


Don't be ridiculous. And if you're asking a question in future, use a question mark.
fishmaster

Whiteheads are because bacteria got in your pores. I know from experience … Whiteheads are because bacteria got in your pores. I know from experience with acne caused by myself that you don't want to start treating it with anti bacterial lotions and stuff like that. I started getting acne on my forehead in 2012 when I was 41, before that I had absolutely flawless skin, I treated it with salicylic acid, neem, benzoyl peroxide and it got worse and worse. I then thought hmm what's the cause of this, in the end it was me. I stopped treating it and it's 90% better, the 10% that's left is because I now have a skin picking problem as a result of the stress of it occurring in the first place. In my experience whiteheads will sort themselves out, just don't go down the route of getting in to a skin care regime, you don't need a skin care regime, that's so companies can make money out of you. Your skin looks after itself, just protect it from the Sun. If you go killing off bacteria on your skin with lotions, you also kill off the good bacteria and thus the bacterial balance of your skin. Where possible keep things simple. I never had a skin care regime, the acne that occurred on my forehead was because of stress, I then attempted to treat the acne, it worsened, I got more stressed, I got more acne, so on and so forth.



I would definitely agree the more chemicals yiu use the worse it gets. BTW what's whiteheads?

Guys this double Razer thing is it difficult to use? I just hate shaving lol
roadie

I would definitely agree the more chemicals yiu use the worse it gets. … I would definitely agree the more chemicals yiu use the worse it gets. BTW what's whiteheads?Guys this double Razer thing is it difficult to use? I just hate shaving lol



Whiteheads are the plural of whitehead, used in reference in my reply to the complainant's condition of multiple closed comedones, the definition thus >

Whitehead, a blocked sweat/sebaceous duct of the skin known medically as a closed comedo
Edited by: "fishmaster" 13th Feb 2016
Damn and I just bought a Jagen David B40 off Amazon the other day :'(

Can anyone with experience tell me what would be the differences between these two razors.
Northerndave

And people wonder why Gillette are so popular, even though expensive, for … And people wonder why Gillette are so popular, even though expensive, for example.1. Wet Face2. Apply Foam/Gel3. ShaveTa-da !


Or Philishave
Click on
Click off
Ta-da-da
Excellent razor I've been using this of a few years now and would never go back to the expensive Gillette blades.
cannibalwombat

I have the Edwin Jagger DE89. Don't suppose this is much different? Like … I have the Edwin Jagger DE89. Don't suppose this is much different? Like drasim, I use the Astra Superior Platinum blades too. I get two shaves per blade (though one could probably get a few more uses) and paid £9.50 for 100 blades including a soap stick. It's certainly a fantastic 'value for money' way to shave.



​Flop the blade over and you can get another couple of uses from each edge
roadie

I would definitely agree the more chemicals yiu use the worse it gets. … I would definitely agree the more chemicals yiu use the worse it gets. BTW what's whiteheads?Guys this double Razer thing is it difficult to use? I just hate shaving lol



fishmaster

Whiteheads are the plural of whitehead, used in reference in my reply to … Whiteheads are the plural of whitehead, used in reference in my reply to the complainant's condition of multiple closed comedones, the definition thus >Whitehead, a blocked sweat/sebaceous duct of the skin known medically as a closed comedo



Whitehead a surname is a surname. Whiteheads would be a family.
tom6195

my routine went like this.1. Wet face with hot water2. Man cave face wash … my routine went like this.1. Wet face with hot water2. Man cave face wash and rinse3. Pat face down4. Lather up shave cream. Don't think I did this right first off!5. First pass WTG, short passes due to the amount of hair there was.6. Wash face with warm water after first run, re-lather.7. Another pass WTG, this felt much smoother and I think I got a better lather this time.8. After covering all of my face, and with no cuts I washed with cold water then hit with alum bloc - this really stung!9. Left the alum on for about 1 minute while tidying up. Then washed it off.10. Applied maca root razor relief. This felt some what smoothing but also a bit tingly.Now, the the reason for starting this thread is that when I woke up this morning I saw about 4-5 small whiteheads scattered around my face :(This is where I should add that I have not shaved for about 3 years, and have just been using a babyliss stubble trimmer all this time.Could these whiteheads just be a result of not having stuck a razor to my face for so long?



​I find if you've got a lot of facial hair to go over it with clippers or electric razor to thin it out first otherwise you can end up with serious skin irritation trying to remove thick facial hair in one go.

Dunno how others do it but I only use the alum if I'm actually bleeding other than that I slap on menthol vanishing cream which is amazing stuff and don't get any razor burn or spots now.

Might be worth trying a premium wet shave soap or even the blue bowl palmolive stuff from the supermarket just see of tinkering helps, also make sure your blade is sharp as a slightly blunt blade can cause nasty problems
rvnmax

Whitehead a surname is a surname. Whiteheads would be a family.



Why my fellow you have an egregious family of eruptions on your phiz.
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