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Thread: First Safety Razor Shave!

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    Default First Safety Razor Shave!

    I used a safety razor for the first time last night

    Make a nice foam using some Edwin Jagger Aloe Vera soap and a best badger brush, soaked my face with warm warter lathered up and shaved it off using a Edwin Jagger DE87 and a Derby Extra. Very impressed. I didn't nick myself once, but did have a small spot of blood on my neck - it might have been a pimple or ingrowing hair. I lathered up twice, going with the grain once, then against the grain the second time as I wanted a really close shave as I had a 4 day beard while I was waiting for my shaving stuff to arrive in the post. The hardest part was straight under my chin going against the grain, not the neck though. I must have been at the wrong angle as I got a few really small spots of blood (I only jsut noticed them), but they wiped off and didn't come back.

    I only had fashion brand aftershave, so I just finished with some cold water. My face felt a little warm (but not bad) about an hour afterwards, but only for 5 or 10 minutes or so.

    Its 26 hours later, and I'm a bit dissapointed that I still don't need to shave as my new gears sat there waiting for me to use it
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    Don't forget even with a DE you need to find the proper angle for your razor and you need to watch your stroke and pressure and skin stretching will help too.

    Keep enjoying those shaves.
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    Glad you're liking it. My first DE shave was great, I was really impressed with the result. It also helped that I had a year of SR experience, so it was an easy transition

    Keep up the good work!

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