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    Default First Shave Today :D

    I got my razors back from Lynn today. He did a great job cleaning them up. Both were quite sharp. I tried shaving today with the sharper of the 2 razors (the Bengall). This one easily cut dry arm hair where as the cheaper junk razor (The Barbers Choice 165) took a little pressure and thus I trusted the other one with my 1st shave. I should have waited till I needed a shower so that I could make sure the hairs were softened by the hot water and soap. I just patted my face with a hot wet rag. after shaving the first side I decided F' IT and did my whole face. I nicked a zit and two little bumps thats on my right side (which i always nick even with my Mach 3) so i didnt fault the razor for this. The neck was actually the easiest for me to shave. the problems came with my left side. I couldnt get my left hand to stop shaking so I used my right. Didnt have any nicks till i went to shave around my goatee. I forgot to pull the skin tight and left a 1 cm paper cut on my left cheek. I decided to go back over with my Mach 3 to see how much i missed. To my shock i didnt miss much (besides that closest to my goatee). You can still see a sort of 5' o'clock shadow but this is just because my hair is so thick that it is always like this unless i put alot of pressure on a razor, and this razor i dont want to try that with. Overall besides some irritation where i tried using the Barbers Choice i am quite happy with my first time.

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    Glad to hear your first shave went well. You will find when you do the pre-shave it makes a world of difference.

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    +1 ^ The pre-shave ritual sometimes determines the quality of the shave. I have coarse hair as well, and I always take a hot shower before I shave. Also, another thing I do is use some regular hair conditioner on my beard and leave it on for a minute just before I get out. It softens the beard and helps get a closer shave.

    Other than that, just follow the pre-shave instructions on the wiki, they are excellent.

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    Congratulations on a great first shave. Feels pretty remarkable, eh?

    I have four razors honed by Lynn and can testify that if one has any problems when using a Lynn honed razor, the fault is not in the razor; it's either improper pre-shave prep and/or technique.

    Glad things went so well for you.

    Happy Shaving!

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    im not saying I have a problem with how sharp it is. Its a $3 razor to learn the the basics on. I know I need to prep better next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlounderDTD View Post
    im not saying I have a problem with how sharp it is. Its a $3 razor to learn the the basics on. I know I need to prep better next time.
    Sorry, my comments about razor sharpness were not directed to you but rather to me. My post was not very clear. Sorry about that.

    Happy Shaving!

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    Congrats! What a feeling, right?! Chuck the Mach 3 - you have taken the red pill!

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