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Thread: First DE razor shave!

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    Wink First DE razor shave!

    Thanks to multiple ingrown hairs, razor burn and the outrageous price of cartridge blades, I began to research alternative shaving options. I stumbled on to a de razor site and two week later I had what I needs to begin. This morning, I "shaved" for the first time! I'm 45 years old with a five o'clock shadow that would put the average beard to shame. For the first time in my adult life, I have gotten a close shave WITH NO BLOOD!!! It was the best shave ever! To make a long story short... I'm hooked on DE razors!

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    Congrats and welcome to the form.

    Roger
    Have a great shave.

    Roger

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    Once you start you cant stop I have found no downside to shaving with a DE or SR . Welcome and enjoy.
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    Keep them clean and DANGEROUS!!

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    I'll never go back to cartridge razors, it just make sense to use DE, imho.

    Just wait till you consider a straight razor - it'll happen eventually. If you haven't already, consider a small allum block - its a very cheap way of taking care of any little nicks that crop up.

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    Alum is a definite must have,....and a dozen more soaps and 7 or 8 more brushes, 15 aftershave and balms and ........on and on down the slippery slope.
    Congrats and Good luck Bro'
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    I've been using this homemade soap from a lady on ebay that works good. I will be trying others to see whos lather I like the best. As for oil and balm I cant get over the Sandlewood from AOS expensive but oh the smell. I also have been looking into mixing my own balm and oil. Just another way to save money.
    Keep them clean and DANGEROUS!!

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    Hi and welcome. Congrats on the shave success. Once your comfortable with the DE we will have to convert you to a straight. Happy shaving
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    Well done on what sounds like a very successful first outing with your DE! One of the first things I noticed when I switched to a DE was the noise it makes - it is a very satisfying sound hearing the whiskers being sheared off your face.

    A word of warning - once you've mastered the DE you'll find yourself thinking about trying out a straight! Especially if you hang around here too much!

    Congratulations and welcome to The Place.
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    The DE is how I got into this hobby/art/passion! Even though I've only used the DE a couple of times since getting my SRs, I love knowing I'll never buy another cartridge again!

    Welcome!
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