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    Default Face is on FIRE, help

    I started off with a straight edge, but I think i rolled the edge and went into DE. I have been shaving for 6 months and every darn time my face is HOT, Burning and every darn else word i can throw at it. I always get some sort of razor burn. If i shave with a cartridge and then a DE 3 days later nothing bad happens. I have to shave at night only to shower the next day to wash my face off of the razor burn. I put on after shave lotion every time out of the shower. so what am i doing wrong? help me out pleaaassseeeee. I might rehone my SE and go back to that.

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    stop whatever is making your face hurt. life is too short.

    go back to Mach 3 if that helps, or straights if that helps. But don't torture yourself! What was the last "technology" you used that didn't burn your face?

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    what was the last shaving method you used that didn't burn your face?

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    Default Razor Burn

    I am no expert.
    If that DE is adjustable try lowering the setting some.
    I have learned that I can not shave against the grain. I will get serious razor burn and my face will break out if I do.
    If the blade is dull it will pull and irritate your skin. It should be effortless with very little pressure.
    Hope this helps.
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    how many passes do you do? make sure your angle is correct too - if its too steep you are basically scraping the skin off. Try a different blade, too.

    pressure with a DE is equally important as with a straight. NO Pressure.
    I find that 2 passes - XTG keep my face feeling good. If I do three passes, I get red and hot.

    Soap? what do you use? It could be irritation from soap?

    do you use an aftershave? I use Thayer's witch hazel, followed by an alcohol splash - aqua velva etc.

    keep at it - it will get better.

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    The ususal suspects in no particular order:
    • Bad preparation (hot water, hot towel, pre shave, etc.)
    • Bad lather (too wet/dry, canned foam, etc.)
    • Bad blades. Feather blades do not work for me, Personna do. Horses for courses.
    • Too much pressure, too many passes.
    • Alcohl based after shave.
    • Bad karma.

    In a nutshell, if a cartridge razor works for you, a DE should, too. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mypearl View Post
    I started off with a straight edge, but I think i rolled the edge and went into DE. I have been shaving for 6 months and every darn time my face is HOT, Burning and every darn else word i can throw at it. I always get some sort of razor burn. If i shave with a cartridge and then a DE 3 days later nothing bad happens. I have to shave at night only to shower the next day to wash my face off of the razor burn. I put on after shave lotion every time out of the shower. so what am i doing wrong? help me out pleaaassseeeee. I might rehone my SE and go back to that.
    What kind of blades were you using in your DE? Try a different one, it may feel remarkably different!

    Merkur blades irritate the heck out of my face, Feathers are as smooth as glass....

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    What kind of blades are you using?

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    My first thoughts are, what blade are you using and check the angle at which you holding the razor.

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    I'm not following your problem very well, but first, toss the aftershave. Your implying your either shaving first, shaving in the shower, or apply aftershave before you shave, none of those options make sense or work.

    Yes, get the straigth edge honed. They are smoother.

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