I use an electric beard trimmer so I end up shaving over the sink as well.
I line the sink with 2-3 paper towels(try to cover the whole surface area of the sink) and wet them. I shave over the sink as best I can although hairs inevitably get elsewhere. After I'm done I throw away the paper towels(along with most of the hair), and then take a wet paper towel ...
This is just a guess since I am a female and don't shave my face, but
I think it'd work if you put a towel in the sink before you shave, just lay it out on the surface and then shave, the hair will fall on the towel and you can still use the tap. Afterwards you can just fold the towel and put it in the laundry.
I have a piece of poster board that I cover my sink with. I have folded the board to rest easy on the faucet, as well as stop any hair from sliding off the paper.
The hair is still dry, so it slides right into the trash when I'm done ( or I put it outside for birdies to make nests out of ).
There are always a few hairs that manage to get on the sink, but ...
The simplest way to stop bleeding from a minor cut like a shaving nick is to apply direct pressure (a clean fingertip does the job nicely) for at least two minutes.
If you take blood thinners or have a low-grade clotting disorder, it might take ten to thirty minutes or more for clotting to occur, and the time must be restarted if you remove the pressure and ...
Get 11 small pieces of scratch paper that are all the same size. (I use the backs of old business cards. They're white, sturdy, and all 2" x 3.5".)
On each one, write one of these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, "change blade"
Stack them up in order, 1-10, with "1" face-up on the top, and "change blade" face-up at the bottom of the stack.
Put your ...
I use a small rectangular plastic bag with:
The length side split approximately half way down.
Place it in the sink and all your trimmings fall into the open bag.
When you're done you simply lift the bag and give it a jiggle on an
angle and all the trimmings fall into the bottom corner.
The small trimmings form a nice neat ball which rolls out of the bag
Turn on the tap and then with your hand guide and/or throw the stream to the places where there are still hairs. Repeat until clean :)
You can use your moist hand to wipe up the loose hairs around the basin. Wash once after, done.
Advanced topic: aim for a spiral path for the splashes so they hit more sink surface before returning to the hole in the middle....
I think you need abandon the idea of keeping track of the number of times you use the blade unless you want to go to the overkill method of "self surveillance" in Harish's answer.
Personally, I work on the basis of the first time I notice that the shave was even slightly uncomfortable, I immediately throw away the blade to force me to replace it before the ...
You mentioned you have 'heard that hair removal cream burns'. Try using it on a small area. It doesn't burn most people, but leaving it on longer (for thicker hair) and multiple applications within a short window will increase the chances of it burning. If it works without leaving a chemical burn or redness on a small area, try it on your whole chest. It ...
Try using the razor in the bath tube or in a shower. Afterwards you can rinse the whole tub easier using the hose. You can put one of these cosmetic mirrors with a suction cup on the wall if you need a mirror.
Also, if you use the trimmer on wet hair, it will stick together and it won't fly everywhere. You will unfortunately have more work to clean the ...
Note: this is not how to count but an easy hack you can avoid this long procedure.
Always keep one extra blade,
so whenever you feel it is not going to work or not working,
change it that time ,or else you will end up cutting yourself.
you can easily know that razor is not perfect at first glide , so keep an extra blade always and change it.
Trimming right before taking a shower seems to help for me, but it isn't always an option.
A lint roller might work, especially if you were in a hurry. I've used one many times to get human and animal hair off of clothes and fabrics. I wouldn't recommend it if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to any adhesives though.
Lint rollers at Walmart
If you aren't willing to switch to a bladed razor (which would use shaving cream), you can switch to a wet/dry electric razor.
Product Search: Wet/Dry Electric Razor
You don't need to use shaving cream with these either. If you just wet your face with water or any lotion before shaving, it will cut down the flyaway stubble to practically zero.
The way to keep whiskers out of a sink is…
Remove the "vanity" mirror from over the sink to another location… and the whiskers will follow.
Choose another location where cleanup is easier for the "janitor." Maybe locate it over a trash receptacle so the "message" is also communicated.
You can buy an Alum shaving block. These are very cheap, and when you make them wet, and then rub them (softly) over the cut, the alum will make it close.
I use one when shaving with a cut-throat razor. Not necessarily because of cuts, but it also helps with irritation I find.
These are 5 alternatives to toilet paper:
Most antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride that can, in addition to shrinking sweat glands, constrict blood vessels and clot a nick.
2. Lip Balm
Smearing on a little ChapStick or Vaseline works like a seal—plus it’ll keep bigger cuts from forming unsightly scabs.
3. Ice Cubes
Like swimming ...
I've edited your post quite a bit as it was very chatty, and confusing. Hopefully I've maintained your original meaning, even though it doesn't really make sense.
The fashion hasn't in most places I've heard about gone to such a step that razors aren't able to give you a clean shave. This sounds like more of a problem with your shaving technique, than a ...
I purchased a woman's electric wet/dry shaver, 3 Blade Foil Shaver. One of the blades is a trimmer that cuts longer hairs, the other two cut them short.
I had not shaved my chest in 3 or 4 days as dry shaving with the men's rotary was just not working.
I have used it 3 times now with good results. Get in a hot shower, soap up the area to be shaved, and ...
I have been cutting my own hair for twenty years, shaving for that long as well, using electric clippers. This is a problem the first few times you perform this task, but it is something where "practice makes perfect". For cutting my hair, I use a plastic bag from the grocery store which fits almost perfectly into the bowl shape of most sinks, and then I ...
Our solution ended up being simple, but specific to our setup. I have accepted the most popular answer, but I share my solution in case it helps anybody else. I have a shelf/alcove in my shower that looks similar to this:
We store our razor in this alcove. When we change the blade and use it for the first time, we place it on the tile furthest to the left. ...
Although my "stack of cards" answer was pretty popular, I came up with another idea that I've started using myself. It works for disposable razors, but it might also work on your disposable blades.
Get a fine-point permanent pen.
Each time the blade is used, draw a small "tick mark" on the blade.
When you get to 10 ticks (maybe 5 ticks on the right and 5 on ...
Set up 10 small boxes in a row. Number each. When you put in a new blade, put your shaver in the first box. When you or your wife uses it, put it back in the next box each time. When you take it out of the 10th box and use it, you know it's time to change the blade.
I could see myself forgetting what box I took it out of, so I'd probably put a pebble or ...
I shave with clippers every other week or so and it gets everywhere around the sink. What I use to clean the sink and surrounding counter area is a bit unique; you know how in a pack of, say, NyQuil capsules, there's an "empty" square in the middle? Save this piece and use it as a scraper to scrape everything into your sink. If stuff is sticking to the sink ...
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To me the key issue here is not actually doing the shaving, but seeing what needs to be shaved. I have used an electrical rotary razor with a trimmer section, and I've been content using the trimmer section.
However as indicated in this answer, it could be well advised investing in a woman's electric wet/dry shaver, 3 Blade Foil ...
I hear you.. shaving 2 weeks worth of growth off your face with a (disposable) multi-blade razor is a pain:
Usually the bristles immediately clog and wedge themselves into the spaces between the blades. This will end up with your razor irritating your skin and not cutting much anymore..
Get rid of the space between the blades by only using ...
Try cornstarch after the shave ,ultrafine would be even better (Like the kind found in women's feminine deodorant powder.Its pure cornstarch with a light fragrance but it's always helped me when I'd get the "I think I shaved a bit too close " itch.
I've always tied a towel around my neck and secured the other end somewhere in front of me. Because the towel is raised up to about shoulder level in front, this should reduce the amount of hair that lands on you by a healthy amount.
It isn't really shaving, but what about one of those hair removal creams? Going back to the back scratcher idea, you could maybe put a piece of plastic on the end (using tape or something) of the back scratcher and put some of the cream on there.