Monday, January 14, 2008

Experiment #257412 - Water Temperature and Shaving

For the past week I have been testing the adage that the colder the water is when you shave the closer the shave. The point being that the coldness contracts the blades and makes the edge sharper.

I purchased two identical throw away razors. I had two glasses of water one with cold actually ice water and one with hot water enough to see steam coming off the glass.

I would shave one side with cold and one side with hot and then do the, "touch test" - This was also done using a third-party to touch who had no idea what side was shaved with what.

Then I would let it grow out for a day and see if I could measure or see a difference.

Result - I could not discern a difference between the hot and the cold side. It is not to say that the difference is not there just that I was unable to tell the difference.

Woudln't living with me be fun?


Rocketstar said...

It sure would be brotha.

The cold that would be needed to actually chnage the metals blade shape or sharpness is way below freezing.

Shaving with hot water is best because it softens the hair and softens the skin.

Shave in the shower man, it is the best.

Anonymous said...

Where do you come up with these ideas? Sitting on the bar stool at Tailgate?

the108 said...

Living with you, would indeed, be fun. I would go with whatever was more pleasant to shave with. As a woman, shaving with cold water is a no no because you get goosebumps all over your legs. Hot water all the way!

Boriquaz said...

Ha Ha I think you have way too much time on your hands!

Ma said...

seems that when I lived with you, you hadn't quite entered the experimental stage yet..... kinda glad I missed out on all of that - haha

Kristi said...

I agree with Cathy, way too much time on your

Brian in Mpls said...

Tailgate is the most inspiring place ever..