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    (John Ayers in SRP Facebook Group) CaliforniaCajun's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Lafayette, LA
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    Default Greetings from Cajun Country

    I have shaved for perhaps 40 years and have always regarded it as a necessary evil. Irritated face, unsatisfactory shave. I started about the time the DE was gasping for its last breath. I'd try each new gimmick (how many of you remember the "Stick Schick" razor of the mid-70s?). For all these years I vascillated between cartridges, disposables, and electric razors. Some of them worked well for a while then leveled off.

    One day quite by accident, I saw an article online called The Zen of Shaving and immediately wanted to plunge into the world of retro shaving.

    I stumbled out of the starting blocks with a Parker DE that had a manufacturer's defect (except that I did not know it). I used four blades from two different manufacturers and two of them (one from each manufacturer) couldn't reach my face when seated into the razor.

    Then I did what I really wanted, which was get a straight razor. For the better part of a month I tried so hard, studied videos, purchased Lynn's DVD, etc., but the results were a face that could be rented out to Halloween parties.

    My first straight shave attempt was on Good Friday. Finally this week it began to click. It began with good technique and lousy shaves. Then good technique and a fair shave. Then finally a pretty doggone good decent shave today.

    I'm on my way!

    The big prize to me is that I am now deriving enjoyment out of something I have hated doing for 40 years.

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    Senior Member ronnie brown's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    longville, louisiana
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    welcom to the joy of shaving world it gets better and better. i live in longiville la. if i can be of any help just pm me and i will be glad to help.

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    all your razor are belong to us red96ta's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    Fresno, CA
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    Yeah, lots of us start with sorry shaves and wonder what exactly we got ourselves into. Nice to see you stuck with it and you're getting the shaves you want....and they only get better!

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