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View Poll Results: Do you use women's or men's razors?
I am a woman and use women's razors 6 20.00%
I am a woman and use men's razors 13 43.33%
I am a man and use women's razors 2 6.67%
I am a man and use men's razors 9 30.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-16-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Do you use women's or men's razors?

Article on some differences between the two:
Men’s and Women’s Razors: Is There a Difference?
Men (http://shine.yahoo.com/event/summerbeauty/men-s-and-women-s-razors-is-there-a-difference-2497326/;_ylt=AkG0SZmstCsjmMqAsPEgUIlabqU5 - broken link)
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Do you use women's or men's razors?

Article on some differences between the two:
Men (http://shine.yahoo.com/event/summerbeauty/men-s-and-women-s-razors-is-there-a-difference-2497326/;_ylt=AkG0SZmstCsjmMqAsPEgUIlabqU5 - broken link)
I use men's razors.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default Shaving tip.

If using standard shaving creme, A small bit of Noxzema moisturizer helps glide and reduce razor-burn. Saw this in a magazine years ago and it works great. Esp good for sensitive skin and thick stubble.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: US
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In trying to rid myself of shaving breakouts I have been trying different things. I went back to the first razor I ever used (men's disposable gillettes good new plus) after venus failed me and single blade womens pink bics failed me. The mens razors seem to work much better to avoid bumps despite not having coarse hair to deal with.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I use men's because they usually have cheap generic refills and women's never seem to. I've never had a nicking problem with any razor.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Our examination of this issue, conducted with the naked eye, reveals that the main difference between menís and womenís razors, at least the disposable type, is their pigment. Womenís razors are usually pink; menís razors are found in more macho colors, like royal blue and yellow.

But the naked eye can deceive. Chats with representatives at Bic, Schick, and Wilkinson indicate that there are at least three significant differences:
1. The most important difference to the consumer is the ďshave angleĒ of the two. A manís razor has a greater angle on the blade, what the razor industry calls ďaggressive exposure,Ē for two reasons. Menís beards are tougher than womenís leg or underarm hair, and require more effort to be cut and, at least as important, women complain much more than men about nicks and cuts, the inevitable consequence of the aggressive exposure of the menís blades. Women donít particularly like putting hosiery over red splotches, while men seem perfectly content walking around their offices in the morning with their faces resembling pepperoni pizzas.
2. Most womenís razors have a greater arc in the head of the razor, so that they can see the skin on the leg more easily as they shave.
3. Women donít shave as frequently as men, especially in the winter, when most wear pants and long-sleeved blouses. Schick offers a ďPersonal TouchĒ razor line for women that features guard bars that contain combs, so that longer hair is set up at the proper angle for shaving.
As far as we can ascertain, all the major manufacturers use the same metallurgy in menís and womenís razors.
After enumerating the design features that his company incorporates to differentiate menís and womenís razors, Fred Wexler, director of research at Schick, offered a rueful parting observation: Despite all of their design efforts, Schickís research reveals that a solid majority of women use razors designed for men.
1 - who the heck still wears hosery?

2 Um, I shave in the shower and before I put my contacts in, I can't really see what I'm doing anyway

3. Um, no - I shave everyday....

I'm a woman and I use whatever decent razors is on sale or has a good coupon out...
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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I use women's razors and I'm a girl. I use the Venus razors. They're awesome!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I have been using a men's Trac II for the last 15 years. I like the weight of it and it is very balanced in my hand.

@Bakeneko: Plenty of people still wear hose. Many, many people have a dress code to adhere to.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I use men's razors. My husband won't use a pink razor, and I don't care what color the razor is, so I buy men's razors and we share the package. That way I don't have to remember to check how many he has before I go shopping...I always know if I'm running low on something.

I did buy women's razors for my daughter because she seemed to care if they were pink or not.

I don't use shaving gel or cream either...just lather up my legs with body wash. I got into that habit when I was recovering from a broken leg and the shaving products seemed to make the shower slippery.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Gillette Good News Disposable Razors for me.
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