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Asked by Elumas (3170points) March 31st, 2008 from iPhone

What type of razor should a newbie start out with? Electric or non-electric?

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simone54's avatar

Electrics suck. Get a your self one of flexo blades or whatever. They’re a good one to start out with. Then move on to the power MACH III TURBO POWER.

bulbatron9's avatar

As you can tell in my picture, I rarely shave. So, I say, just let it grow.

youknowconnor's avatar

I personally like to use a long hunting knife but that’s just me.

kevbo's avatar

Sensitive skin?- go electric
Want a baby smooth face?- go razor
Don’t want to spend too much time thinking about your facial hair?- go electric
Like to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror?- go razor
Is cost a factor?- go razor
Are you a hairy beast?- probably should go razor

bulbatron9's avatar

KEVBRO, what it is? Always witty, as usual!

kevbo's avatar

Jus’ lettin’ it grow, bulbro!

hairypalm's avatar

well…if you are going to shave your palm like i do, then nair it! Other than that you can use your dad’s RAMBO KNIFE.

youknowconnor's avatar

Gooo Rambo knife!

Spargett's avatar


In refrence to saving money with a razor. I find that unlikely. Investing in a decent electric shaver will save you tons of money over time. Razors cost more than their weight in gold.

bulbatron9's avatar

@Spargett Not a straight razor! You just hone it on a piece of leather, and it’s sharp as ever. Kevbro never said “disposable”! Electrics use electricity, therefore, they use money. Think, before you’re so quick to criticize!

kevbo's avatar

@spargett, you’re right, but I was thinking in terms of up front costs (assuming the questioner is younger and doesn’t have a lot of disposable income). If I were to get a new electric, I’d want a self cleaning, and those run around $100 and up as far as I can tell. You can buy around 500 Bic disposables for the same money.

mcbealer's avatar

hey guys… what if Elumas is a girl ???

Elumas's avatar

I’m a dude thank you.

mcbealer's avatar

ok well that clarifies things… :0)
As you can see, this gnome doesn’t condone razors.

kevbo's avatar

@mcbealer, that would have been pretty funny.

Dine's avatar

Wet shave could save money,and it’s “The Real Thing”.

bulbatron9's avatar

@kevbo Yep, I’m a grower!

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