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14yo DS first time shaver

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BadHairDyeDay Tue 28-Aug-18 21:46:26

I think the time has come 😞 but I'm not sure what's best for his (perfect, baby soft) skin - electric or wet shave? Any advice gratefully accepted. Ta

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JamieDornansBiatch Tue 28-Aug-18 23:10:07

My 14 yo DS has just started shaving the bit of fluff above his lip- dh bought him shaving foam & a razor probably because that's what he uses...seems to be going ok so far!

BoneyBackJefferson Tue 28-Aug-18 23:19:54

shaving cream, a brush and a decent razor.

It would be worth trying to get him in to a skin care regime at this point as well so that it becomes second nature to him.

Try and keep him away from aftershaves as they dry out the skin.

ScattyCharly Tue 28-Aug-18 23:21:20

I started my ds off with a Gillette wet shave

Cantthinkofabloodyname Tue 28-Aug-18 23:56:56

DS age 14 has recently started shaving on a weekly basis. He uses a brush & soap rather than shaving gel/foam. DH says that the ALDI razors are pretty good quality too.

TooTrueToBeGood Wed 29-Aug-18 00:02:38

A decent bladed razor beats electric hands down. I much prefer gel over foam as it lubricates the skin better, king of shaves gel is my personal choice. Also, a styptic pencil is well worth buying to deal with inevitable nicks.

JustDanceAddict Wed 29-Aug-18 10:30:07

Cream and razor here. He shave about once a fortnight.

BadHairDyeDay Wed 29-Aug-18 17:07:43

Fantastic! Thanks for the advice everyone - knew I could rely on Mumsnet xxx

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AtiaoftheJulii Thu 30-Aug-18 23:32:46

To offer the other option - we bought ds an electric survey for his 14th birthday, and he's about to turn 18 and still uses it. Yes, a wet shave will be closer, etc, but imo/e most teenage boys don't really need that level of accuracy! A quick buzz is fine (and less bloody) grin

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 30-Aug-18 23:33:32

Oh jeez, clearly we bought him an electric shaver!

Cantthinkofabloodyname Tue 04-Sep-18 23:26:03

I saw on the BBC 'shop well for less' program last week that the Boots own brand electric shaver came out best on their trials and it was the cheapest at £19.99

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