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Postby Cadit » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:55 am

let’s Talk about Grooming: You men out here, will you just let you hair grow long and grow a beard or do you plan on cutting it yourself? If the numbers are right that the government has predicted, there may not be any Barbers after a while. So, what is your solution? Long hair and a beard? Now me, I've had a beard as long as I can remember. Don't really know what I look like without one. Now my Hair, is like most men's walking around, above the ears and neat. But a few months ago, it was half way down my back. I do cut my own hair and go to a barber about once a year. I maintain it myself, not hard to do. Anyway; what's your thoughts.
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Re: Grooming

Postby rickdun » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:05 am

I like you Cadit have had a beard since I got out of the Corps, I do keep it trimmed and have short hair, above the ears.

I do have electric trimmers that I trim my beard with and cut my 3 grandsons hair. I also have 2 battery hair trimmers.

I picked up an oster manual hand trimmers with # 00, #1 and #2 blades at a flea market a couple of years ago, but have never tried them out.

All else fails it'll be time for just plain sissors.
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Re: Grooming

Postby Genevieve » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:45 pm

Hubby is lucky that he isn't "hairy". I can cut his hair if need be with scissors as for shaving I have enough cheap razor blades ( $1 a pack/10 in a pack) to cover him for about 5 years or so. A razor lasts me for a good while


I already cut his hair with an electric clipper
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Re: Grooming

Postby Gunns » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:47 pm

I got plenty of razor blades, scissors for the hair. I will try to at least shave twice a week. Keeping as clean as possible is important.
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Re: Grooming

Postby dmwalsh568 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:52 pm

I've already got a pony tail so no worries on hair, but for beard I have a LOT of razor blades, since my gas mask needs a good seal which means no beard at least where the mask touches the face...if you have a beard you either need to remove it or get a powered air purifier which are way more expensive than I can afford...
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Re: Grooming

Postby IceFire » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:12 pm

I'll answer for my husband. He currently has a beard and mustache (He's growing it so he can play "Santa"), but if required, I have a good stockpile of razor blades, PLUS a straight razor. As for his hair, oldest daughter, who we share the homestead (but NOT the house...she has her own on the property) with, is a former cosmetologist, with all the tools, so she takes care of all our hair cutting/styling needs.
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Re: Grooming

Postby daaswampman » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:18 pm

I have had a beard since I got out of the service. I am a fairly decent self taught barber, learned on my uncles, sons, and when I was in the service. In a world without antibiotics, shaving would be just another unnecessary risk. If things get bad, I would not suggest being pretty! Remember that old saying - Any port in the storm or the movie Deliverance! Swamp
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Re: Grooming

Postby ajax727 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:22 pm

At one time years ago my ponytail reached my belt and also my beard was that long too. I cut my hair off a few years ago and my beard , i was told that it made me look twenty years younger . I keep a beard and mustache now with a short haircut .The O lady keeps me trimmed up now so letting it all grow out want be no big deal . My hair line has not retreated yet but it is kinda white or gray now . At times now i clean shave and cut my hair back to about 1/4 of an inch but in about a week it will grow right back and in a couple of weeks it will be in full cover . Got a pair of hand clippers , battery type and electric and countless razors on hand . If things go south not worried about being clean cut and groomed rather look like a total trash in need of help .
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Re: Grooming

Postby arkieready » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:35 pm

I cut DS's hair, far too thick and coarse, with scissors and a comb. He likes it very short. I won't use regular human clippers on him, maybe sheep sheers. He hasn't been to a shop in 20 some years, since he was 3.
DH, I can clip (his hair) if necessary, but he likes to visit the barber. I also cut my own, haven't been to a shop in over 20 years.
We are used to low maintenance hair care. We won't look much different shtf than now, hair wise. DH and I won't even miss covering the gray, which we don't, lol--au naturale!!
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Re: Grooming

Postby Cadit » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Hey: you guys and gals are really with this hair thing, Now I know I'm not alone in this hair issue. If the world goes sideways and I need to shave the beard, than come what may, I plan on hanging around as lone as I can. As for the hair on my head as I said, I go to the barber shop only when I think I need to or if I screw up my cut. Normally I do my own cutting and trimming. I went to the barber last month, first time in about four years, but of course, up until that time I had long hair and a full beard, the wife likes me like this, but enjoys the change from time to time. says it makes her feel that she has a new man in her life for a while. :lol: Then she wakes up to the real world, that it is only me. :lol: again.

Hey Partners: thank for all the input, made me smile. And potty mouth; back in the late 17 to early 1800's people died because they were nasty, unclean and unkempt. Then the doctors of that time started suggesting that people take a bath once a month and wash their hair once or twice a years. So; yes grooming is a necessity for life or at least a healthy life. And like the American Indians said about the white people of those days, they could smell them before they ever saw them. WWII; soldiers were instructed not to bath with any type of scented soaps or use colognes, saying that the enemy could smell them.

So yes on all accounts; I don't want another group finding me and mine because one of us used a nice smelling soap. I do make my own soap, and have both, the scented and unscented types. In the WGM; I'll sell the scented soap to those outside of my group. Another :lol: .
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Re: Grooming

Postby Permafrost » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:05 am

I cut my hair and beard myself, it drives my wife nuts but she has learned to live with it. Once or twice a year I will take scissors to my beard and cut it as close to the skin as possible, I do my hair the same way every few months. Sometimes when I come home I take electric clippers to my hair and shave it clean because it is never even, one of these years I really need to get a mirror out at the cabin.
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Re: Grooming

Postby handyman777 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:13 am

This is something I've always thought about - especially in a SHTF event. If that happens I'll probably let it go.
I cut my own hair and beard, I like to keep it short and simple.
Put the 1/4 inch adapter on the electric trimmer and all is good. Haven't seen a barber in about 7 years why waste the money when I can do it myself.
Wife liked it when my hair was long, but she has learned to deal with this look. :eek:
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