Hirsute for Happiness

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New Razor – merkur 34C

FineFettle Beard Conditioner

It’s been a long time coming but I have finally ditched my Fisher Price plastic disposable razors and entered the DE safety razor world. The disposable razors were doing an admirable job as part of my wet shave routine but I need to know if the DE razor is as many would have us believe the answer. It has been recommended by many to try different blades and so I have the blade pack to play with.

Had my first shave this morning with the Astra platinum and it’s results are good, one tiny nick on my chin and I need to get used to the feel and angles needed to get a better closer shave around the chin area. I shall report back with my findings.

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7 Responses

  1. Mark says

    Hey Stu

    Saw your response on beardstuff. Really like your site. Stu I’d like to send you out a tin of my wax. Also have a beard oil in the works as well.
    Send me your contact info.

    Happy Holidays!

    Mark/ Buck’s Mighty Mustache Wax

    • hirsuteforhappiness says

      That’s most kind of you Mark. I’ll find your email and send you my address. Happy New Year!

  2. Wes says

    If I remember correctly, that’s the razor my Dad uses. He greatly prefers it to the disposable “razors.”

    • hirsuteforhappiness says

      That’s good to know, your Dad sounds awesome Wes 😉

      • Wes says

        lol I didn’t mean it like THAT.

  3. Jack says

    That’s a great combo, Stu. I use the 37c with Astras most of the time when I use a DE razor, though I prefer a straight razor when time permits.

    • hirsuteforhappiness says

      I was worried the 34c would be too short when I first held it but it does have great balance. I think I might end up on a straight one day. How often do you straight razor shave

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