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  1. Chad Ferguson

    Chad Ferguson Supporting Actor

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    This is a little problem I've been having since forever. When I shave, I'm always left with a shadow!! I own a Mach Three and I shave both ways with it but still, there is a shadow. Anyone have any advice or solutions for this problem? Can I do anything?
    Thanks
     
  2. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

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    If you have really dark hair and a pretty full beard, there's probably nothing that you can do about it. My brother has very dark brown hair and a full beard, and after he shaves you can still see where his beard would be. The only thing I can suggest is maybe if your face was tan, it might not be so noticeable.
     
  3. Clinton McClure

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    I usually have a shadow because I have a full beard pattern and dark brown hair. I've learned to live with it. Besides, my last girlfriend told me a lot of women dig a shadow. Says it makes a guy sexy.
     
  4. Scott Bourden

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    Perpetual Homer Simpson syndrome? [​IMG]
     
  5. Bill Cowmeadow

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    If you chill your face with ice water for about 30 seconds to minute before shaving, your skin will retract/shrink and expose more hair while shaving. This method can be a little irritating but does in fact work well.
     
  6. JoshF

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    I say live with it and like it. Be yourself. Girls dig a bit of shadow anyway. In fact, my girlfriend gets disappointed every time I shave, and I get a decent amount of facial hair.

    Now I only shave a couple times a week.
     
  7. RobertR

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    The shadow is a visible indicator of your active male hormones [​IMG]
     
  8. David Von Pein

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  9. Greg Rowe

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    How about growing a beard!? Problem solved [​IMG]
    Greg
     
  10. Mike__D

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    I hate shaving... only do it once a week, maybe twice [​IMG] I have to use BOTH electric and a Mach3. The electric works better on my neck, since I can't go against the grain without getting irritation, and the Mach3 for the face, were I can go against the grain without irritation.
    By Friday I have the longer than stubble thing going and can give a rat's behind [​IMG]
    Mike D.
     
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    you could always turn to waxing. It would solve the problem but hurt like a bitch.


    Jeff
     
  12. Dave Poehlman

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    Electrolosis.

    Be thankful you have a full beard.. you could be like me.. I look like I have the mange when I try to grow facial hair.
     
  13. KyleS

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    Really there is not a whole lot that you can do, the shadow that is left behind after shaving is the Hair Follicles which is underneath the skin. Getting a tan could help since it would mask the difference between the Follicles and your skin to a point (unless you plan on baking yourself). Growing a beard would be your best bet so you wouldn't see the shadow. Dave gave the longest option to keep your hair from growing back, Electrolysis.

    KyleS
     
  14. Zen Butler

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    Chad, I also possess this shadow, that you feel is a problem. I also do the cold-water shave, but with a double blade. IMO Mach 3 suck squash for cats who sport a goat.
    Try cold-water instead of hot, and be happy with that masculine shadow.
     
  15. Joe Tilley

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    I just deal with it. It seams like I need to shave again 30min after I get done. Getting a half way tan dose help some that I have noticed but who wonts to go to a tanning bed all the time?
    That's the one plus this time of year I just grow a beard & say hell with the razor. I just wish my wife would get along with it as she doesn't like facial hair at all.
     
  16. Ron Etaylor

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    The shadow worked for Fred Flinstone[​IMG]
     
  17. Moe Maishlish

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    I just recently started dating someone who loves my shadow... she can't get enough of it! She keeps telling me how sexy it is! [​IMG]
    Last monday I was at a meeting with some friends, and a couple of the girls commented on my stubble. I hadn't shaved in a couple of days, and they mentioned how much they liked it.
    Whatever floats your boat. Just be yourself. [​IMG]
    Moe.
     
  18. Jefferson

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    You can't really see from my sigpic,
    but i have the perpetual shadow, too...
    i usually have to shave again if i'm going out in the
    evening....no mach3's or anything helps,
    and i have found, to my surprise, that most
    people dig it.
    Stick with it, I say, since it is stuck with you.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Luis Esp

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    I should be so lucky. It takes me 3 days to grow a shadow. Back hair on the other hand....[​IMG]
     

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