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Thread: Gillette Fusion Prolide or DE Shaving, Skin way too sensitive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadsavage View Post
    I find a few laps on a strop with your DE blade can help smooth things out a little. Not talking about dull blades here. May be that the blades I'm using are initially too keen or something as they tend to be more comfortable on the second shave and so on, but in the end the strop helps on every shave. Only needs a few laps because the blades themselves are so thin/flexible.
    Palm stropping works well too, preferably with the blade out

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    Also to the OP, what sort of DE do you use? Adjustable razors aside individual razors can be gentler or harsher. Despite how lovely it is, for example, I rarely shave with my grand-fathers open comb Gillette as a closed comb razor gives a much gentler shave.

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    Did you try different blades? Get a sample pack, check if another brand does the trick. I went through a few brands before I settled on Israeli personna (which I have to get online ironically, given my location...). different blades perform differently in different razors for different people.
    YMMV
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    From your original question--no I didn't read all the replies--in my personal anecdotal experience, a straight razor was significantly easier on my neck than the shavette I was using. And now I use an electric razor--a norelco for sensitive skin. AT790 CareTouch. And there is my courtesy ad of the day. Just for time, and it's tolerable to the neck, though it leaves some hairs behind.

    And the shavette--a "parker" used regular de blades and I tried many, many, many of them. I read up a bunch and ordered a bunch of different kinds. To my memory Crystal, Feather, and another that I can't remember were my favorite, but all were way harsher than straight razor steel.
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    Hey everyone so just a quick update, I went back to the safety razor, and before I shaved, I used a hot warm towel and left it on my face for about 2 minutes or so (next time will do it longer) took some advice from you, and my shave actually was really good. All it takes is a light touch. I guess I have been shaving with cart razors for way too long, and now I have to learn and adjust to safety razor shaving. Next time when I shave I will wash my face with face wash from nivia, cause once I washed my face very good, and didn't use a hot towel, and the shave was a beaut. I still had a little bit of cuts, I THINK I have a few ingrown hairs on my neck and plus I'm still learning to DE shave, so NOT the blades fault. So for people with very sensitive skin like me, I think the most important is pre-shave preparation.
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    Gents:

    In the way I do see things I do think that you have to start thinking on not shave your face every single day. Start one day in between. The second thing is to make a very good face preparation such a very hot water in your face for 2 minutes. Every single time you finish with one pass you have to start with a hot towel for the second pass as a preparation again. Then is very important to use a pre post shave cream. I do think that in your particular case you have to used before begin with a pass, even thou you make either 2 to 3 passes, the point is to use the pre post before begging with one of those passes. In regards angle I do think that you have to do it straight down not feeling the blade at all during this period. VERY IMPORTANT NOOO PREASURE. In regards the pass don't do short strokes you have to start doing long strokes. In the neck area you have to it with the grain even thou you do 3 passes every single one needs to be do it with the grain. From the after shave time it is necessary for you to use an alum block and let it dry in your face a little. From the after shave lotion goes it is very important to use the lotion you use but the application needs to be from the top to the bottom or in other words straight down not from left to right or against the grain. I do recommend after shaves like Alt Innsbruck or others that could live your skin as dry as possible.
    I hope this helps, when you feel that you dominate the skin then you could start thinking on the possibility to shave on daily basis.
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    Watch Mantic59's videos on YouTube. He got me up and running real quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne1963 View Post
    Watch Mantic59's videos on YouTube. He got me up and running real quick.
    +1. I'm sure Mark's vids helped more than I know when I started using DE's too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glow View Post
    No matter what shaving product I use, my neck ALWAYS breaks out, wheather it's skin irritation, razor burns, bumps, you name it I got it. More with Proglide, less with a DE. BUT, there is one pro and con to using the Proglide and a DE razor,

    Fusion Proglide Power (being turned on) the shave is quick and convenient, no cuts, but the neck skin breaks out after shaving.


    Wilkinson Sword Classic razor with Astra SP or WS DE, the shave is a bit slower, less irritation on neck than the Proglide, but going ATG.. the cuts!! the cuts and nicks are horrible, 45 degree angle, 40 degree angle, warm water, hot water, cold water, any angle, any water, the cuts and nicks WILL happen!

    So, I don't like having irritation on my neck therefore I use the DE. But then I get cuts.. which I don't like.
    I don't like the nicks and cuts, so I use a Proglide, But then I get irritation, which I also don't like.

    ALSO, I use a soap to make lather.

    Can anyone please tell me what other techniques I can use. Thank you!!

    - Peter
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    Chuck the pro glide, work on shave prep, pre shave and post shave.... Use you DE and focus in you stroke and angle until you get it right. Once you get that down it might be time to take off the training wheels.

    We re all happy to help, glad ur here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glow View Post
    Can anyone please tell me what other techniques I can use. Thank you!!
    Hello, Peter
    have you mapped your face??
    Original Shaving: Face mapping
    When you know your beard path ... start to apply the correct use of the "other" hand and the facial mimic.
    And remember the Mark (aka Mantic59) tip: short strokes, buffing, scything, stretch the skin, use mimic.

    Now I'm using a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power ... at 50th shave for my Provember challenge ... and there is any problem.
    Another thing, do not for a while ATG/XTGR ... and when your skin will react no more, not do these every day.
    Whit all these techniques, now I've not shaving issue with any kind of razor (SR, shavette, SE, DE or multi).
    This is my technique:
    IschiaPP Face Mapping and Passes - Daily or BBS


    Hope will help.
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