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    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2011 edited
    Yeah, Tap is right.

    I have shaved my legs using beer soap, as said in this post.

    Couldn't take pictures because I shave my legs while showering and it was far too steamy. Also I don't cater to pervert hairy leg fetishists.


    Okay, I sometimes do, but there are still no photos.
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2011 edited
    I shave both my legs and my woman bits using THE BLOOD OF VIRGINS that I stole and murdered while out doing my daily pillaging.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2011
    @oda: doesn't the salt content cause irritation?
      CommentAuthorCorey Waits
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2011 edited
    For the first time I've I'm actually attempting to grow a long/big beard (my girlfriend actually suggested it, which was more than enough reason for me to try it out). So, my question fellow beardies: moustache - trim it, or grow it and comb it to the side?

    I'm going for the latter in the hope that I may one day be able to twirl it, but I thought I'd get some feedback while this thread is still alive and kicking.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    @ Corey

    Handlebar moustache. It's the only way to go. Get yourself some moustache wax and go crazy.
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    @ Corey: Which stage are you currently at: holyshitkillmenowwhywon'titstopitchingit'sdrivingmeinsanedeargodgivemeextrahandstoscratchthismotherfuckerwithplease! or beyond?

    Good point about styling though. Is beard-combing/brushing standard, universal practice once it gets to a certain length?

    I love the cute, ickle Barbie doll-sized one that came with my clippers. As you can see, it makes a valiant effort but it's a smidge out of its depth.

    (um...yeah, 'scuse the bedhead, sorry).
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    @Oldhat I am now officially in love with that soap without even having tried it. I think I may have to order some. Just for the man-folk here (and also because I secretly want to steal your life?), I will even shave my legs with it.
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    I will even shave my legs with it

    we are all waiting

    @Oldhat- Also I don't cater to pervert hairy leg fetishists. hey you started it!

    @ The Mighty Foamhead- very nice
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    I am a first time beard owner (or does it own me now?) and so the grooming and maintenance techniques discussed here have been fodder for somewhat-less-than-scientific testing. Tried shampoo for a week, felt like a sissy. Going back to lavender scented Doc Bronners apocalypse soap. The peppermint version burns my genitals. I may break down and purchase some nice stinky Neem and Camphor oil for summertime but that will be the full extent that I am willing to go for vanity. My beard is a breakdown of vanity not an excuse to indulge it. Conditioner will never touch my wispy facial appendage.

    @Dispophoto, I said it once before but bears repeating: those chops are EPIC. Wolverine cries himself to sleep at night.
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    This is the 210th post. Think about that for a moment.

    @Ampersand - Do it! Order a beer you like or something that just sounds good! It really is rather nice to shave the legs 'n lady bits with!

    @Hey Apathy! - No one said I couldn't be a hypocrite!
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    @ Oldhat: Truly inspiring/terrifying, depending on which part of my brain's in the ascendency [asleep] at whichever given moment.

    I think you have to bear in mind the circumstances, though. If Chief Shouty Red Buffalo Head wasn't distracted by his month away, this supposed "Greatest Thread Ever" might well have been stomped into eel-chum long ago. While Ariana may still possibly be too traumatised from her first visit here to do anything.

    Still, fun while it lasts and all that.
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    @ Foamhead -just in case it doesn't get this far ...
    warren ellis
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011 edited
    I'm......[cocks head to one side]...really...not sure...[turns head opposite way]...I want to know...[squints hard]...what that is.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011 edited
    Another straight razor user. Been using one for about 18 months and wouldn't go back. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned to my aunt and uncle that I'm using a straight. It turns out my great uncle was a barber, and they've given me his old razors. There are eight of them, from about 1920, including three Solingens which I should be able to bring back into use.

    This book is a good intro (Has advice for shaving generally, but is especially useful if you're making the transition to using a straight.)
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    I think it's what happens when men try to shave their legs using @Oldhat's beer technique and a big knife
    • CommentAuthoraz156
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011 edited
    A hirsute hello to my fellow pogonophiliacs


    Created by

    Gillette Fusion Proglide ( with very handy edging blade )
    King of Shaves Menthol Gel
    Alchemy Gothic bristle brush
    Tresemme Heat Defence Spray
    ... and a wife with a very steady hand.
    • CommentAuthorErisah
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2011
    @az156: I know this guy who had pretty much that facial hair only shorter and in triangles. Green triangles. It has been about three years since then, and people still call him "Twobeard".

    Okay, here's one for the other ladies: any of you bother with shaving foam for your legs? I get by fine with soap and water, but I always wondered if there was actually a point to the foam... though that said, I always moisturise afterwards if I want to avoid having scales...
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    Amazingly, nobody's mentioned Starburns from Community yet...
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2011 edited
    I have the unfortunate tendencies to both dandruff of the beard (beardruff?) and my facebits getting ginger the more i'm in the sun. I now gauge when it's summer by when i'm first asked if i dye my beard.

    Strangely, for a shave-dodger, i manage to always do a better job of it than my bald-faced brother. Maybe it's just covering less ground, but i need to show him how to do it right some day. Anyway, stuff which i put on my face (in the context of grooming) : Wash with the same soap i use on the rest of me in the shower, Head And Shoulders run-off from hair. When at a mirror and trimming things in, King of Shaves low-foam Tea Tree and Aloe Vera Shave Gel, shave with a King of Shaves Azor, then Simple for men Aftershave balm from the Pound Store. Only do the cheeks and underbeard, though, when i shave entirely i don't look right and it freaks me out for days. Rather than let it grow to the beastly lengths it reached after two weeks in Serbia, Argos very cheapest hair clippers keep it a reasonable 10mm all over.

    And yes, that is a painting of me as Banzuki Brian over my shoulder.
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    Well I've just had my first shave with a 90 year old straight razor (An ebony handled Myersson, with Sheffield steel blade) and it is, without doubt, the best and closest shave I've ever had.

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