Sunday, November 11, 2007

Shaving Meme

Snagged from Toast.

At what age did you start shaving? Probably when I was 16. I'd been able to get by with just grabbing my dad's razor occasionally to trim the one or two hairs that might pop up. But I definitely remember the first razor I ever bought. My brother took his scout troop to Minnesota for a week and invited me along. I bought one on the trip.

How often do you shave? Every day.

Last time you shaved? An hour ago.

What's the longest you can go without shaving? Really about 30 hours. Can't stand it much after that.

What kind of razor do you use? Gillette Mach3

How often do you change blades? Probably about every 10-12 days. I usually rotate about 3 blades until I am sure they're done. Giving one a rest for 2 or 3 days seems to allow me to squeeze one more comfortable shave from it. Probably all in my imagination.

Ever use an electric razor? I have one but I never use it. It's nice in a pinch when I'm lazy and just don't want to shave, but I've never been completely happy with the results.

Ever use a straight razor? No way.

Do you own/use a facial hair trimmer? Yes, but it's not used on facial hair.

Do you own/use a nose hair trimmer? I bought my first one about 3 years ago and not sure how I lived so long without it. Sticking a pair of scissors in your nose is not the best solution. There's nothing worse than having a long hair tickling your upper lip.

What shaving substance do you apply? A generous lather of Dr. Bronner's soap.

And what balm, if any, do you use afterwards? None.

What do you shave? My arms are about the only thing I've never shaved.

With the grain or against? First round with the grain, then a 2nd round against.

Ever shave your genital hair? I have but I don't now. The occasional trim though.

Place you hate shaving the most? The area under my chin. It requires 3 or 4 passes and although I rarely nick myself, if it's going to happen, that's the most likely spot.

Ever use chemical hair removal treatments? I have used something once. Nair, I think. Didn't work that well.

Best part of shaving? Being smooth as a baby's butt.

Worst part of shaving? Just having to do it. If someone would give me a free laser removing session and I'd never have to shave again I'd jump at the chance.

Worst shave you've ever had? Probably the first few times I shaved, with a disposable razor and no shaving cream. Just a dry shave. Or any shave in which I acquire 2 or more nicks. That really pisses me off.