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How do I shave my beard and mustache without getting hair in the sink?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (14717points) 1 week ago

I’ve tried different ways. The best so far is to use the electric trimmer with a bath towel in the sink. What is your technique?

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Patty_Melt's avatar

Maybe Saran wrap over the sink?

Patty_Melt's avatar

It seems like they could invent one with a suction tube that catches most of it.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Patty_Melt Astronauts have that. Do they sell to civilians?

anniereborn's avatar

Go to a Barber?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ragingloli I have one of them. Thanks. I use toilet paper , or a bath towel to clean the sink. I just shaved with the bath towel, got hair every where, but better than without.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Try putting a sheet of newspaper in the sink before shaving. Once finished, simply fold the newspaper with the pieces of hair folded to the inside of the newspaper.

IF you shave into the sink & then wipe the sink with a damp paper towel or damp toilet paper or even a damp towel, most of the hair sticks to the damp whatever. Throw the damp paper towel in the waste basket, the damp toilet paper in the toilet or the damp towel in the washing machine when finished. Most of the hair should be gone!!!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Sit on the front steps to shave.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Patty_Melt Lol. I need a mirror to shave. Thanks anyway. I also rent, so I don’t want to get evicted.

kritiper's avatar

Like they did in the old days. Get yourself a wash pan or just a pan, fill it with warm water, and take it outside on the veranda. Hang a small mirror on the post and shave away. Sweep up the hair and throw it in the trash. Or throw it over the fence into the neighbor’s yard…

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

All I have is a plug in trimmer and some emergency razors for when SHTF or a job interview.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I just wash the whiskers down the drain.

LadyMarissa's avatar

^ @RedDeerGuy1 can’t do that as his drain tends to stop up frequently & it makes his landlord very unhappy!!!

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Sit on the front steps to shave.

That is the answer.

I shave my head with electric clippers. Long ago I realized that doing it outside minimized the mess.

johnpowell's avatar

I just use a electric hair trimmer and one of these over the sink. It is big enough to catch 98% of the hair and then I just dump the basket into the toilet.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@LadyMarissa

Sounds like his landlord is failing in his responsibilities. If his drains are clogging that easily then there’s some issue that isn’t being addressed. It’s the landlord’s responsibility to address it.

raum's avatar

@Darth_Algar Depends on why it’s being clogged. Clogged from regular usage, landlord’s responsibility. Clogged because you’re throwing weird shit down the drain, your responsibility.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 You might want to think about this . I’ve never used one but have friends who swear by them!!! Don’t know that is te exact same one they use but it’s the same principle. You can stand in front of your mirror & trim away with everything falling into the cape. For my location, it’s only $8.99 with Prime shipping. Don’t know about Canada though. IF you do an Amazon search for “Remington trimmer with vacuum”, you can purchase a beard trimmer with an included vacuum so it sucks th hair off your face as you trim…nothing to fall in the sink!!! One of your local stores might carry the Remington vacuum trimmer as well. Most of the ones on Amazon run $35.00–50.00 though.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I can ant think of any reason you would be evicted. As for a mirror, they are overrated. If feel you must use one,there are dollar store mirrors with a stand built on. For a few more dollars you can get one attached to a thing that hooks around your neck to leave both hands free.
When I was a kid there were lots of boys whose mommies cut the hair in the front yard.

You might start a new trend.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@raum

Yes, and the post, as worded, sounds very much like it’s clogging from regular, mundane usage.

raum's avatar

@Darth_Algar Not just this post. If a plumber is called regularly, I would think either it’s user error or you need a new plumber.

I admit I’m probably biased. My sister is schizophrenic. And while I appreciate her creative thinking, we’ve had to call the plumber for a number of things that probably wouldn’t be considered regular, mundane usage. :P

raum's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Hope you are not offended and can take that as a compliment.

I don’t think my sister is regular and mundane. And I don’t think you are either. :D

Darth_Algar's avatar

@raum

I saw nothing indicating that a plumber has actually been called.

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