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    I know, I know, not shaving. Unfortunately, based on my father's experiences, I won't be able to grow a decent looking beard until 5ish years from now. Even so, I will be trying it out over my winter break and if I like the look it will stay.

    Right now I'm using gillete fusion "for sensitive skin" because that's what I have. It makes my face really dry and on top of that, I'm becoming less comfortable with putting chemicals on my body in general. I was wondering if anyone here can recommend a substitute. I have heard that peanut butter works well but I'm scared to try. Given what it does to my face when I eat it, I can't imagine applying it directly.

    Thanks everyone

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    i hear some oils are good for shaving...but i'm not sure if there is a best one. if it doesn't matter, shaving may finally give a decent purpose to vegetable oils.
    personally, i wouldn't go with peanut butter. i would use regular butter first.
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    • #3
      my dad used hand lotions
      Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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      • #4
        A google search came up with

        All Natural Shaving Oil (2 oz.) - Pacific Shaving Company

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        • #5
          Go without it. I haven't used shaving cream in probably 12 years. If you have an ok razor, it's easy to just shave while you're in the shower. Use a mirror in there if you need to--I don't, I just go by feel. Seriously easy. I almost never cut myself this way, either. Try it out for a couple weeks.

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          • #6
            Have you considered no shaving cream at all?

            The Shaving Cream Racket by Jeffrey A. Tucker
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            • #7
              Brush and Soap, shaving will never be the same.

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              • #8
                Coconut oil. It's kind of a pain to clean out of the razor, in my experience, but it's very moisturizing. Conditioner works just fine too.

                Or yes, quality of razor matters, just go without.
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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone! The most appealing option in terms of price, convenience, and health seems to be not using anything. I'll give it a go with my current blade. If that doesn't work out I can use coconut oil until I have the option of investing in a really good razor. I'm studying abroad in London next semester, so currently trying to save up as much as I can.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NowhereMan View Post
                    Thanks everyone! The most appealing option in terms of price, convenience, and health seems to be not using anything. I'll give it a go with my current blade. If that doesn't work out I can use coconut oil until I have the option of investing in a really good razor. I'm studying abroad in London next semester, so currently trying to save up as much as I can.
                    When I say a good razor, I really just mean anything that's at least a step up from the super-cheap one-bladed disposable razors. You'll be fine with any decent razor and just shaving in the shower.

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                    • #11
                      My partner has super sensitive skin and finds shaving oil is far better for him than creams or even old-school soap and brush. I shave my legs with just water, but he found that too hard on his skin. The bonus is that the shaving oil is more economical than foam, and it's also better for travel (small enough to be allowed for carry on or can go in checked baggage without pressure concerns).
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                        When I say a good razor, I really just mean anything that's at least a step up from the super-cheap one-bladed disposable razors. You'll be fine with any decent razor and just shaving in the shower.
                        this is exactly what i do, and i've had the same gillette mach 3 razor, same original blades, for nearly four years. you can 'sharpen' a razor like that simply by moving the blades along a pair of jeans.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SouthBeachPrimal View Post
                          Have you considered no shaving cream at all?

                          The Shaving Cream Racket by Jeffrey A. Tucker
                          I was going to post this.

                          So yes, +1.

                          And I haven't used any shaving cream in ages, it's totally not needed.

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                          • #14
                            Personally I just use a hair trimmer now as I'm happpy with a once a month reduction to a normal persons 2 day growth

                            You can get shaving soap and brushes fairly cheap in the uk, look into a Superdrug next time you pass one, I'm sure they are not much more than a couple of quid, and the soap is cheap too and last ages.
                            I tired this as I never got on with shaving oils, and I could get a good shave withou irritation even using an old fassion single bladed razor (the type you unscrew to change the actual blade).

                            If you are a bit more flush you can get hemp oil from sainsbury's by the good oil company in the uk, one bottle would probably last months as a shaving oil, and its good for the skin.
                            You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                            • #15
                              Have a hot shower to open your pores up then shave with nothing but water.
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