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    Default How has traditional wet-shaving changed your life?

    In addition to now being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and being able to race speeding trains…and of course save lots of money, I can list the following ways that traditional wet shaving has changed my life:

    1. I am now much more conscious of my grooming (at one time being unshaven was okay);
    2. I now appreciate and am more knowledgeable of the history of various shaving products and techniques in all forms, e.g. DE, SE and SR;
    3. I find my morning shave is similar to morning meditation. It centers my thinking and helps to calm my mind before I enter the world;
    4. I could never have imagined how relaxing it is to go through the ritual of a morning prep and shave;
    5. Being part of a wet-shaving online community has been a bonus.

    How about you? How has wet shaving changed your life?

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    Way back I was just a young punk street gang member in NYC carrying a straight in my motorcycle boots ready to dispense street justice to anyone crossing our paths.

    Once I discovered wet shaving and straight shaving I became a law abiding citizen, went to the University, was granted many degrees and became a professional and grew wealthy beyond avarice.

    So now I enjoy coming to SRP to be with "The Little people" but I still carry that razor in my shoe so watch out.

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    The transition to Straight Razor shaving was step one in my raising the bar on personal grooming. My latest is growing a handlebar mustache.

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    Before I only shaved once a week maybe. Now I shave either every day or every other day. I look better, feel better, and I enjoy my mornings now.

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    It's sure fun and meditative, but saving lots of money?!?
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    While it may be a small thing, I feel like its a step in the direction of less waste and I find that very satisfying. The fact that I was able to master an old skill by shaving with and maintaining my own razor instills a small sense of personal pride. Getting a really comfortable shave and experiencing the different scents is truly an added bonus.
    My cost drops every month I dont buy another razor
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    One thing I did not anticipate was the bizarre facts I would absorb. It astounds many coworkers.

    It has also made walking into my apartment quite intimidating and no where near child-friendly. It has been dubbed "The Danger Cave"
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    I went from having 5 things in the bathroom to taking over half of the bathroom with shaving stuff.
    I use aftershave now and enjoy new scents - never did anything but alcohol before the straight.
    Somehow I can manage to swing any conversation over to one about shaving now.

    And of course, I found an internet forum of the most knowledgeable, helpful, sincere people in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcbladescar View Post
    While it may be a small thing, I feel like its a step in the direction of less waste and I find that very satisfying. The fact that I was able to master an old skill by shaving with and maintaining my own razor instills a small sense of personal pride. Getting a really comfortable shave and experiencing the different scents is truly an added bonus.
    My cost drops every month I dont buy another razor
    Mike
    "My cost drops every month I dont buy another razor " That's great! Lol!!
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    I think i finally learned how to shave. Strange how it went from something i did because i felt i had to, to something i vastly enjoy now. It almost kills me when i get a bbs shave anymore., because then i know i'm going to have to wait 2 days before i can shave again. My woman laughs at my preoccupation with it. The way i see it at least its a fairly healthy benign hobby.

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