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Thread: Combining a straight razor shave with a DE shave

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    Default Combining a straight razor shave with a DE shave

    Just curious if anyone else has done this type of shave. The first pass I use one of my straights, and if I am in a bit of a hurry, I will do a second pass with my Mekur/Feather blade DE razor. I get the best of both worlds, so to speak! Any thoughts/comments?
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    Just about everyone who started with a straight was doing some clean up with a DE or shall I dare say it,, a Mach 2047 thingy. Not uncommon at all my friend. But most give it up unless in a hurry for straight shaves 100%. Tc
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    What's great about this journey; you can shave any way you like.

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    Many of us have done this when first starting with a straight razor. Clean up with the DE.
    Actually I still use a DE when I am in a hurry in the mornings. If I don't have time for a two pass, enjoyable shave, then a DE it is.
    I enjoy my Straight shaves, nice and slow, comfortable, no hurry.

    But if that works for you great!
    Each of is different in how we shave.
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    My current routine is to shave with a str8 razor 1st pass WTG, and 2nd pass ATG. I then do a clean-up pass XTG using a DE. The hair on my jawline grows from chin to ear and I have never been able to get a BBS shave there using a str8 only. I also have difficulty shaving my chin; the DE helps. If you look at photos of men back in the 1800s when a straight razor was the only type available, a lot of me sported chin hair. I now know why.

    Razors are simply tools. Use whatever tools and techniques work best for your face.
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    prrfan,
    I did that a lot the first couple of years or so after I started with straight razors until I got my confidence and skill level to the point that I was getting good shaves with the straight by itself. I think it's a great way to go! The important thing to do is go at your own pace and enjoy it.
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