Toilet paper and safety razors

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by calixarene » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:42 pm

Just checked the forums after half a year, only to find this on the front page. :lol: So of course I have to reply.

I spent about $10 in the last year (one person.) I use the Scott knockoff from Aldi, and keep a couple of rolls of the fancy quilted stuff for guests. The easiest ways to reduce TP costs is to spend less time at home. That, and a diet balanced in soluble and insoluble fiber. (Sorry if TMI, but this is a pretty TMI thread.)

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by enigmaT120 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 pm

I think he's doing it on purpose, Brute.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Olaz » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:43 pm

Hah, yeah couldn't resist tbh. Though, to be fair, body hair management and thorough post-toilet procedures are highly effective strategies for cleanliness~

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by BRUTE » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:12 pm

brute will take Olaz' word for it.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Ydobon » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:24 am

Resurrected after 6 months? That's practically new for this forum! :D

Recently spent £43/$53.99 for 200 fancy razor blades, expecting to get 14 years of shaving from them. I haven't told my wife, but plan to RE by the time they're finished.

Also a Merkur fan, although I would consider swapping out my current razor for something with a slightly longer handle.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by BRUTE » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:55 pm

Ydobon wrote:Recently spent £43/$53.99 for 200 fancy razor blades, expecting to get 14 years of shaving from them. I haven't told my wife, but plan to RE by the time they're finished.
good countdown :) what type of blade does Ydobon prefer?

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:25 am

I bought some Feather blades back in 2015. $23.50/100 (someone recommended that brand). There are cheaper options on Amazon, like Derby; I'm wondering how big of a difference there is between them. I'm sure the cheaper brands just use metal that doesn't hold an edge as long.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by vexed87 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:35 am

I bought a 100 pack of derby, big mistake, they're naff! I suppose I'll get through them before I die, but I'd much rather use a single Bic disposable!

I'll +1 Feather, I like Shark blades also. I hear good things about Astra blades too but only tried them once, so couldn't recommend them with any confidence. Get tester packs on ebay, but not too many because most cheapo ones are naff and you end up with 20 odd blades you'll never get around to using unless you are in a pinch.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by BRUTE » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:01 am

brute didn't really like Feather. very sharp, but caused more irritation than others.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:11 am

What others.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by BRUTE » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:07 pm

brute likes Personna Red.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:28 pm

Ok thanks. I'll try those when I need new ones in... 2019?

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Ydobon » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:19 am

BRUTE wrote:
Ydobon wrote:Recently spent £43/$53.99 for 200 fancy razor blades, expecting to get 14 years of shaving from them. I haven't told my wife, but plan to RE by the time they're finished.
good countdown :) what type of blade does Ydobon prefer?
Very delayed response, I am using Feather blades. After trying 4-5 different types, they were the only ones that didn't cut my face to ribbons when used for 4-5 shaves (I shave once a week).

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by vezkor » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:32 pm

@olaz I would strongly suggest discontinuing the spitting practice if you haven't already. The ecosystem existing at the entrance of the alimentary canal is NOT the same as the ecosystem existing at the exit of the alimentary canal.

While earning my bachelor's degree in Biology from the wonderful university of Michigan: I had a fantastic parasitology professor who also taught the microbiology course and his very simple (PG13) explanation was that "the bugs up top don't like the bugs down bottom, but if you're going to do it anyways, make sure you clean THOROUGHLY afterwards" (He was speaking to college students...)

Whatever might not have been able to survive your peptic acid would get a fast track to a very agreeable habitat and could seriously mess up the balance of your intestinal flora.

Definitely too much information being dispensed in this thread. I like it.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by Olaz » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:42 pm

Yeah, now I just use water from the sink, thanks ere forum :lol:

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by BlueNote » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:09 pm

I use mach 3 razors from Costco. I make them last an extremely long time (around 6 months but could probably go up to a year) by doing the following:

1. I spray rubbing alcohol on the blade before using it, it seems to help with razor burn.

2. Every once in awhile I strop the blade by running it backwards over a towel ~20 times.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tFZXk4YJc. This has always brought the blade back to life for me.

3. When I'm done a I wash the blade off thoroughly in water and spray it again with rubbing alcohol. This last spray keeps the blade very dry and prevents corrosion.

I tried those old safety razors a long time ago and didn't like them (perhaps I didn't have good technique) but +1 on good shaving soap.

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Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

Post by BRUTE » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:33 pm

the technique for safety razors definitely has to be learned. it's not hard, but the strokes are short and small, and they come at an angle. not like the long strokes Mach3 and competition use.

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