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Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:01 pm
by Cyburn2
Gillette has yet another new blade called the Fusion ProShield.

http://www.boots.com/en/Gillette/Fusion-ProShield/Blades/

Looks good, but the prices :shock: I know Gillette refills are expensive but strawberry floating hell.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:38 am
by That's not a growth
Poser wrote:I need recommendations for a new hair product. I currently use Trevor Sorbie Clay, but I've gone for a less spiky, flatter style recently and the clay is a bit heavy, borderline greasy, for that.

Just want something with a bit of hold, but probably more of a 'smoothing' effect.

Any thoughts? Don't want to spend silly money. Would consider a tenner to be the absolute upper limit.


Bouncing off this old post, is there a website that's decent that reviews hair products so you know what's good for what sort of style. I'd like to see if there's better options available but don't want to have to work my way through every product myself.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:55 am
by Poser
That's not a growth wrote:
Poser wrote:I need recommendations for a new hair product. I currently use Trevor Sorbie Clay, but I've gone for a less spiky, flatter style recently and the clay is a bit heavy, borderline greasy, for that.

Just want something with a bit of hold, but probably more of a 'smoothing' effect.

Any thoughts? Don't want to spend silly money. Would consider a tenner to be the absolute upper limit.


Bouncing off this old post, is there a website that's decent that reviews hair products so you know what's good for what sort of style. I'd like to see if there's better options available but don't want to have to work my way through every product myself.


Seconded. Once you buy a tub of something, you feel duty bound to use it all, and it lasts ages.

I'm still no closer to finding one that I'm happy with since I posted that one, above.

Any reliable guide websites would be useful.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:01 am
by Death's Head
Cyburn2 wrote:Gillette has yet another new blade called the Fusion ProShield.

http://www.boots.com/en/Gillette/Fusion-ProShield/Blades/

Looks good, but the prices :shock: I know Gillette refills are expensive but strawberry floating hell.

I bought this in Boots last week, introductory offer of £6 and comes with one blade. Boots are selling 6 blades for something like £20, but Asda are currently selling 4 for £6! Hoping to get a few packs today.

Anyway, the ProShield is great IMO. As I work from home I normally get away with shaving 2-3 times per week and of the two times I've used this, 0 cuts. I bought some Gillette Sensor 3s recently cheap to try them (normally have Mach 3) and those mother strawberry floaters cut me to pieces. :x

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:17 pm
by Mafro
I bought a shavette the other week and the blades for it cost strawberry float all.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:56 am
by Buffalo
Good because your beard is getting a bit out of hand now, mate.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:11 am
by Mafro
Like strawberry float am I shaving it off. It's just for keeping the cheeks and neck tidy which is a pain in the arse to do with a normal razor.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:09 am
by Green Gecko
I've been given some Lush shaving cream which is nice. Only thing I don't like about it is (a) I tend to actually cut myself more because it's not transparent (b) it blocks my triple blade, which is really annoying. I use an old mach 3 and a strawberry float tonne of blades I bought years ago but might need a new bunch. Usually King of Shaves which is flawless.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:19 pm
by ITSMILNER
I'm after a new styling product for my hair, I have short hair back and sides with it longer on top which I like to mess up. I currently use L'Oreal Xtreme hold indestructible gel-glue which is ok as it doesn't come out easy if it rains or I put my hood up.

The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't seem to hold my hair in the style I want it, my hair grows outwards so I try to flatten the sides and back and just mess up the front but it all seems to all stick out and won't stay.

I'm thinking either a putty or wax would be better, can anyone recommend a good product that will hold my style and last? Is putty better than gel-glue?

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:21 pm
by Drumstick
V05 mattpaste will do the job.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:50 am
by ITSMILNER
Cool, i'll pop into boots this week and pick up a tub, thanks!

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:48 am
by Poser
Do any of GRcade's more senior gents use any sort of eyecream?

The baby is robbing me of my beauty sleep and believe me, I need every minute I can get. Wedding at the end of May so I really need to not look totally rough by then.

Looking for something that'll help prevent (or just mask) crow's feet and bags.

Any suggestions welcome.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:01 pm
by Floex
Just shaved my beard of 5 months off, I don't know who I am anymore ._. Getting grown straight back.

I'm trying this no shampoo thing, anybody got any tips to get rid of product in your hair without it? Simply washing it with water isn't helping

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:00 am
by Karl
Floex wrote:I'm trying this no shampoo thing, anybody got any tips to get rid of product in your hair without it? Simply washing it with water isn't helping


I'm not an expert but I don't think the no shampoo thing works if you put product in your hair? I think it relies on your hair attaining its "natural state" or whatever. Also, not to discourage you ( ;) ), but a friend of mine did this and it took, like, three months for him not to look like a greasy wreck of a man.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:00 pm
by Kezzer
Karl wrote:it took, like, three months for him not to look like a greasy wreck of a man.



shame its over in such little time if that's the look you are going for. :(

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:01 pm
by Shadow
My beard trimmer broke, can anyone recommend a decent one for around £30?

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:24 pm
by zXe
Shadow wrote:My beard trimmer broke, can anyone recommend a decent one for around £30?

I have this, only £20

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Remington-MB32 ... rd+trimmer

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:53 pm
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
Just ordered a 5ml sample of this off eBay for £10. I have heard so many amazing reviews. Anyone tried this before?
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Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:10 pm
by KK
Well my first experience of Bulldog isn't a particularly good one. Thought I'd try their shower gel...it smells like toilet cleaner! Like Domestos Pine or something. :datass:

Of all the brands I've used (Dove Men, Original Source, Nivea Men or the newly launched L'Oreal Men) Bulldog is the worst one by a country milk. I'd even put it below Lynx because while that's hideously overpowering at least it smells nice.

I presume their other stuff is really good but this one is crap.

Re: The GRcade Grooming Emporium

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:30 pm
by Preezy
Anyone else here use clippers to shave their (balding) heads that could recommend a decent set? I've had a BabyLiss set for a couple of years but the number 1 guard has snapped so doesn't sit snuggly over the teeth anymore, resulting in an imperfect finish (unless I spend aaaages going over areas, which is a pain and ends up hurting my bonce).