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Having a local do it once a months is not going to damage your budget !!

I got an awesome hair cut in Brazil for £2. The kid used a rasor blade like a surgeon uses a knife !! I paid him double as I was so impressed.

It all adds to your experience being away.

A battery/mains philishave is handy for the face and also has clippers on the side too.
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Get a shave or haircut locally. you can get it for 1-2£ and then its a double shave with face massage and lotion afterwards. In some places they'll remove ear and nose hair as well ;-)

The best I've had was in Lhasa, even when they used old blades, because I was placed in a chair and a beautifull 20y old chinese woman sitting behind me, placed my head between her breasts all the time while shaving me

I wouldn't be without that experience just to save a few quid.
She must have been shaving the back of your neck if this is to be believed!
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Yeah,

Im for supporting and meeting the locals - saves carrying shaving gear and barbers tend to know everyone in town for accom, food, mechanics, parts, tyres etc etc.

last time I was in barber shop in Syria (2001) I got a haircut, shave, light snack and a coffee for 0.50c US
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I keep a short beard, but not much hair on top so crop it myself.
When a way i have the local barbers do the biz, never had a problem before,
remember in Muslim country's having a beard shows age and knowledge (yes i know can be doubtful at times)
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Buy scissors locally, thus supporting local economy. Then cut your own.
This man does.

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That's the same guy BEFORE he discovered Sex,Drugs and Rock 'n Roll.
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