14yo DS first time shaver
BadHairDyeDay · 28/08/2018 21:46
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
JamieDornansBiatch · 28/08/2018 23:10
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 · 28/08/2018 23:19
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 · 28/08/2018 23:21
I started my ds off with a Gillette wet shave
Cantthinkofabloodyname · 28/08/2018 23:56
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 · 29/08/2018 00:02
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 · 29/08/2018 10:30
Cream and razor here. He shave about once a fortnight.
BadHairDyeDay · 29/08/2018 17:07
Fantastic! Thanks for the advice everyone - knew I could rely on Mumsnet xxx
AtiaoftheJulii · 30/08/2018 23:32
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)
AtiaoftheJulii · 30/08/2018 23:33
Oh jeez, clearly we bought him an electric shaver!
Cantthinkofabloodyname · 04/09/2018 23:26
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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