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    I can go 2 days without shaving after I've used a straight. Even then my stubble isn't bad. I used to have to shave everyday with a cartridge razor. I believe the straight shave is much closer, especially with skin stretching, which I never did with a cartridge.
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    I am guessing a lot of members grew up shaving with carts, canned goo and one pass shaves. Also have no experience with a DE or SE never mind a SR. If you go from carts, canned goo and a single pass shave to SRs and get proficient with SRs I would imagine a SR shave would last longer. It would be interesting once you are proficient with a SR to go back and try carts using all that you learned in getting proficient with a SR with a cart. I mean forget the canned goo and use a good cream/soap and brush to make a good lather with, do proper skin stretching and a proper 3 pass shave. The results may or may not be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathology101 View Post
    The skin looks better I guess you could say, the DE razor skin looks good but different. .
    A SR, in addition to shaving the hairs off your face, exfoliates the skin. The exfoliating is what makes your skin quality look better as ever time you shave new skin is being exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castel33 View Post
    A SR, in addition to shaving the hairs off your face, exfoliates the skin. The exfoliating is what makes your skin quality look better as ever time you shave new skin is being exposed.
    Dunno, seems my DE and SE exfoliate a lot of skin too. At least from what I see in the sink.

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    I don't use a de or multiblade razors.
    I sometimes use a shavettes but the shave doesn't seem to last as long as a straight.
    The last time I used a multiblade was when I was on a course at HP in Barcelona a few years back.
    I was so pleased to get back home at the end of the course & use my straights to get a comfortable close shave that kept me looking clean shaven for 12hours.
    I now travel with a shavettes or a straight depending on my mood.
    The only trouble is You can't walk on a plane with razor blades or straights in your carry on bag.
    So next time I travel I'll have to check my shaving kit into the hold.
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    I think if you have good technique, a DE, SE, straight razor, heck even a cartridge razor, can all provide a very close and lasting shave. In any event, no matter how BBS I get, I still have to shave the next morning. Having said this, my priority is comfort, and the straight razor is my tool of choice in that department.
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    I think Bagister has put it best without a 1000 words.

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    My Straight shaves last a bit longer than my DE shaves or SE. Probably because I get a bit closer shave.

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    When I started, I could go two days after a shave. Now that technique and honing have improved, I can go three days between shaves. Cartridges always left me bloody, but a de with proper prep lasts almost as long as my straight. D##n improvement. I still shave every second day because I enjoy it.
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    A straight razor can actually cut the follicle below the surface of the skin. I tried to figure this mystery out with a USB microscope and what I found was that the safety razor cut at the surface and the straight razor below it.

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