What shaving equipment do I need to buy for 13yo son?

(16 Posts)
ILoveMaxiBondi Tue 30-Apr-19 17:49:32

I’m a lone parent and his dad isn’t in his life. I have no-one else to ask about this.

What does my son need for shaving? He has got a light moustache and wants to shave it off. I was thinking an electric shaver but no idea which one or what else he might need. Moisturisers? Balms?

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BoneyBackJefferson Tue 30-Apr-19 17:58:31

Don't go electric.

I would use
taylor of old bond street shaving cream (lots of scents and types to try)
A decent shaving brush
and probably a harry's razor, they are subscription off the internet and you can adjust how many they send you and how often.

booknow Tue 30-Apr-19 19:03:18

@boneybackjefferson.. out if interest, why don't go electric?

Lara53 Tue 30-Apr-19 20:12:02

My 16 and 12 yr old boys both use a Phillips electric razor. They were around £50 each on sale on Amazon. Much less faff than wet shaving for them.

ILoveMaxiBondi Tue 30-Apr-19 20:17:49

Thanks all!

Also interested in knowing why to avoid an electrical shaver?

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BoneyBackJefferson Tue 30-Apr-19 21:04:29

You said that your DS already has a moustache, if he uses an electric razor it will pull out the hairs and not be a particularly pleasant experience.

Electric razors are not always a pleasant shave until you find the right electric razor.

You also have to go over the same area multiple times with an electric, depending on your sons skin this may not be the best shaving experience and can be quite painful.

In the end it depends on what the person shaving prefers and how their skin copes with the shaving.

Tatapie Tue 30-Apr-19 21:10:31

My son uses an electric razor, did from the beginning when he had quite a lot of fluff! Seems ok with it.


ILoveMaxiBondi Tue 30-Apr-19 21:20:31

Thanks boney!

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DoctorTwo Tue 30-Apr-19 21:51:02

out if interest, why don't go electric?

I've tried various electric shavers and none of them give a shave comparable to wet shaving.

I use Nivea Sensitive Gel, a Gillette Fusion razor and Nivea Aftershave Balm.

cdtaylornats Tue 30-Apr-19 22:01:25

If he has any hair longer than stubble or is liable to let it grow over holidays then get an electric razor with a beard trimmer.

ILoveMaxiBondi Tue 30-Apr-19 22:07:57

Thanks, i’ll Get him a wet shave razor and see how he gets on with that.

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DParse Tue 30-Apr-19 22:13:09

My DP (not my DC's father, and not live-in) swears by wet shaving. DS accordingly has a brush made of badger hair (I think), various Taylor's of Bond St shaving creams in tubs, and a razor where you renew the blades. DS tells me when he is in need of supplies, and DP duly provides them. It's all a bit mysterious to me.

BrokenWing Tue 30-Apr-19 22:55:49

Dh hasn't had a wet shave for 20+ years as it irritates his skin, leaving it red and sore especially under his neck. He uses a good electric shaver instead and his skin is much clearer. I'll get ds(15) an electric one too when he needs it (unless he asks to try a wet shave first).

Mustgetonwithit Tue 30-Apr-19 23:17:43

Another for the electric shaver camp- my teens have used them from the beginning as do all their mates. No faffing and no creams needed. No cuts. No worries about blunt blades. Just recharge and you're off. Plus you don't need a man around for a demo!

DramaAlpaca Tue 30-Apr-19 23:29:28

My sons much prefer to wet shave. They use shaving foam & razors with replaceable blades. Eldest DS has an electric shaver but never uses it. It's all down to personal preference really.

BrokenWing Wed 01-May-19 13:51:54

dh found cheap electric shavers/and some brands were awful, I treated him to a good one (>£200, think its philips maybe braun - the one with the 3 floating circular heads) at Xmas around 15 years ago and he has used it every day since.

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