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talbotdale
07-22-2010, 06:53 PM
What a fantastic resource this has been. I began DE shaving about 2 weeks ago. After shaving with cartridges, lately Mach 3s, for 20 years, something snapped in me the last time I stocked up on my next few months of cartridges and paid a fortune. That day I hopped online, quickly found B & B and the rest is history (in the making).

Now I have a Merkur HD, a Porters Pure Badger Brush, Real Shaving SC, Witch Hazel, Nivea AS. How did this happen so quickly?! I awake and think, "oh goody, I get to try another shave." Today I got a box from Mama Bears Soaps and I am awaiting a Fat Handle Tech that is coming in the mail any day.

Anyway, I am sure all of this excitement will wind down--oh yeah, and become economical--and that my technique will improve. Thanks to the contributors on this forum. The wealth of information has made my first two weeks fun instead of scary and painful.

Tal

rodeo
07-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Welcome to the B&B!

rm71
07-22-2010, 07:22 PM
Welcome aboard!

DavyRay
07-22-2010, 07:26 PM
Welcome to B & B.

Boy, you have jumped right in. It is great to see how this place helps get people the information they need for shaving well. Even with the usual acquisition disorders, it is cheaper than owning a boat. If you happen to own a boat too, nevermind.

mblakele
07-22-2010, 08:34 PM
Welcome to B&B!

DE Shaver
07-22-2010, 08:35 PM
Welcome to the B&B.

demaro
07-22-2010, 08:36 PM
Welcome to the group !! The excitement does not wind down !!

GDCarrington
07-22-2010, 08:50 PM
Welcome to the good ship B&B. Take a stroll on the promenade deck and enjoy the voyage. :thumbup1:

Always remember, relax but be vigilant when you shave!

Umbranaut
07-22-2010, 08:59 PM
Welcome to B&B, Tal. For me the excitement didn't wind down. The A.D.s Wound up. Now that's whats exciting. :tongue_sm

Terry

vegaskid74
07-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Welcome to the group !! The excitement does not wind down !!

Agreed. I've been DE shaving for about 6 months and I still wish I could shave more than once a day. Welcome aboard!

Cheesehead Transplant
07-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Welcome and enjoy the ride!

talbotdale
07-22-2010, 10:42 PM
Thanks all. Secretly I am glad to here that the excitement doesn't wear off.

Luc
07-23-2010, 03:26 AM
Welcome to the B&B!

mretzloff
07-23-2010, 03:38 AM
Welcome to Badger & Blade!

Defend Tacoma
07-23-2010, 04:28 AM
Welcome to the B&B!

Barbash
07-23-2010, 05:04 AM
Welcome to B&B!

ackvil
07-23-2010, 07:12 AM
Welcome to B&B.

zozurr
07-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Welcome!

LexorEdge
07-23-2010, 02:50 PM
You jumped in head first! It's great seeing how many different people are getting into "real" shaving.

Kraken
07-23-2010, 03:08 PM
Well said, as I am one of those with the awakening such as yours.

talbotdale
07-23-2010, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, all.

I just finished another shave and this was the best yet. I have been trying to heed the advice of "go slow, no more than two passes," so I have been content with quite a bit of stubble left over for the first couple weeks. Today, however, I did two passes wtg and decided to add one xtg. For the first time I had a DFS with absolutely no irritation or burning.

Here's my setup that I'm going to stick with for a month (hopefully):

Merkur HD w/ Dorco blade
Mama Bear's Unscented soap (lathered in bowl)
Porters PBB
Thayer's Unscented WH
Mama Bear's Unscented Summer AS

I am not sure if my more successful shaves are due to Mama Bear's or better technique, so I'm going to stick with the same variables for awhile.

Luc
07-23-2010, 04:44 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, all.

I just finished another shave and this was the best yet. I have been trying to heed the advice of "go slow, no more than two passes," so I have been content with quite a bit of stubble left over for the first couple weeks. Today, however, I did two passes wtg and decided to add one xtg. For the first time I had a DFS with absolutely no irritation or burning.

Here's my setup that I'm going to stick with for a month (hopefully):

Merkur HD w/ Dorco blade
Mama Bear's Unscented soap (lathered in bowl)
Porters PBB
Thayer's Unscented WH
Mama Bear's Unscented Summer AS

I am not sure if my more successful shaves are due to Mama Bear's or better technique, so I'm going to stick with the same variables for awhile.

Good plan! You will learn quicker if you use the same tools!

franstjohn
07-23-2010, 06:42 PM
Welcome aboard. Mama Bear products have been a great find for me. I currently am rotating three of her soaps and I enjoy every one. The unscented Summer AS balm is my absolute favorite and I use it every day. Stay the course and it will only get better.

mattytee
07-23-2010, 07:52 PM
I awake and think, "oh goody, I get to try another shave."

This makes total sense to me -- after only a week of proper prep, and with only a single DE shave under my belt, I already want to shave again.

I'm dreaming of some equipment on par with yours; I started with very cheap gear, not sure if I would like it. Now I'm wishing I'd invested in the good stuff right away.

pal
07-23-2010, 10:29 PM
Welcome to B&B!