Shaving

This is a very interesting subject that I have been bouncing around in my head for the past few weeks. It required some thought, and asking around.

The average person in Kuwait doesnt know how to shave, and Im talking about Kuwaiti guys that I have spoken to. Most expats shave at home, and have learned one way or another. But most people I have asked dont know how to use a blade, and they dont like the machines.

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Some of those shaving machines cause an irritation on the skin. These machines do get a close shave, but for some people they just dont do the job right. I havent tried them, because I dont have the kind of beard needed to use this kind of machine. And when I have used them it feels like they are pulling the hair out of my cheek instead of cutting it! And Im not the first person to say that!

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Some people have trimmers, and thats what I used to use to get the right trim around my mustache or goatee or anything else I want to give an edge to. There were many times where I would make one side burn a lot longer then other one because I was too lazy to concentrate! But with time I learned to get better at it.

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The odd thing about shaving with a razor blade is that most kuwaities I know dont know how. Thats why you always see these guys with full beards coming back from the US. They think they will just shave when they get back since they come back so often. And thats what I used to think to, until I started not coming back except for Christmas break!

Another conclusion I have made is that there is no barber-shop in all of the US close to as good as the ones here in Kuwait. Im not kidding I tried lots of barber shops in San Francisco, Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Chicago, Denver, Miami, St. Paul, and Las Vegas. None of them come close to 7alaaq Shuweikh! hehehe!

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One of my friends in the states had a really nice shaving kit from Art of Shaving and so I decided to try it out. When I tried it and it wasnt bad at all. I really liked how smooth my skin was, and I was using a Mach 3 blade, and the Art of Shaving gel. It felt amazing! So smooth and nice, and I learned from then on the best time to shave is just after a shower. Now in Kuwait I look forward to going to the barbershop. Its one of the highlights of the day! I dont wait and try to jam myself in for an appointment. I talk my time and make sure that I have lots of time to relax and get a good shave in after my head has been shaved off real quick! Play online games at the best friv 2 games this website.

But now when I travel I do shave by myself and I used the new Gillete Fusion which was also great, but you cant buy it in Kuwait yet. But I was surprised to find out so few guys in Kuwait knew how to shave on their own. It just seems that it was never a neccessity for them to learn, but it is an odd fact to learn. But nothing beats the feeling after getting a nice clean shave!

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

16 Comments

  1. Dude not all Kuwaities don’t know how to shave! :oP
    I’ve been shaving since I was 17! Since I was a fat kid growing up I didn’t have a beard but after I lost most of the weight hair started growing and I learned how to shave at my boarding school!

    I have to admit thought that sometimes I do get lazy and go without shaving giving myself a very light beard! not a full one though! :oP

  2. I have the problem with barber’s itch, I shaved only once or twice with a barber and that was the last time!….now I shave myself, I am no expert, but gets job done with gilletes..

  3. Stallion: see you had to learn because you went to a boarding school! Thats what I am talking about, but most guys here dont know how to shave! Guys who go to college out of Kuwait got used to shaving in Kuwait that they dont feel like shaving or learning to shave.

    CyberRowdy: Sometimes people develop that itch. But it all depends on your barber and how sensitive your skin is. And for some people Gilletes really work amazingly well! You would enjoy the Fusion!

  4. I know how to shave. I’m a hairy bastard. But hell…can’t be bothered to waste my energy. Gotta love the barbershops ;)

  5. Mini R: Im in the same boat! I have the shaving kits and stuff.. But going to the barber for me is like a day off! lol!

  6. I think shaving at home is much easier & better than going to a barbers shop, and saves more time.

    I -personally- don’t shave at barber shops unless when I face a time constraint or a deadline while being outside of home.

    When I shave at barber shops my skin gets inflamed & filled with bruises.. and it happened to me more than once.

    Shaving @ home is my “eternal” option… comfortable, safe, clean & with a personal touch ;)

    President Anwar Al-Sadat, once said:
    My barber is the only person on earth I can’t piss him off, since he’s the only person who can pull a razor on me. (translated from Arabic).

  7. iDip: I agree about the time thing, but I view the barbershop as a place to relax and enjoy what your getting done. You leave refreshed, and very spick & spam. But some people have said about the machines causing irritations such as the ones you speak off, different people seem to have a lot various reactions.

    Jewaira: Lol! Any man likes the feeling after a good shave!

  8. Shaving is easy…make sure to employ the “Wet Shaving” technique (which is the oldest, yet most proficient tech in the book) and you are all set.

  9. Fallen Angel: I agree with that technique, and it works. But going to a barber is something I look forward to.

  10. My husband shaves at home all the time and he never goes to the barber that’s because he has very sensitive skin. He loves using his Braun activator shaving system.

    http://www.braun.com/arabia.html

  11. Pearls: The Braun is a pretty good system, I couldnt imagine not going to the barber for a shave if I have the chance! lol

  12. Dude .. how long does a shave take .. as you said just after a hot steamy bath step out … put the shaving el on , and shave twice, once upwards and once downwards … voila you have a nice clean shave .. just like a baby’s bum .. and it only takes like what 10 minutes …max ..

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  13. fractal: I agree that it doesnt take long if your gonna shave it all off. But if your cut a goattee right and some other tricks it takes some time. And I dont shave up and down like you do because I dont have a crazy beard, mine is kinda like a diet beard! lol!

  14. its like how most kuwaity chicks dont know how to groom themselves either (brows, arms legs etc) :/

    useless :P

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