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12-13-2011, 10:29 AM
Hello all! Just checking in with my first post here at B&B.
Very, very new to wet shaving. After years of painful irritation and redness with a mach3, and painless but inadequate shaves from an electric razor, I stumbled across wet shaving.
I haven't actually used a DE razor yet... I bought a cheap brush at the local drugstore with a Willams Mug soap bar, and I've been concentrating on prep and lather so far while I continue to use my Mach 3 (with proper prep I've already noticed a reduction in irritation). I don't even have a DE razor yet: I ordered a cheap Gillette Tech off of ebay and a blade sampler pack and they're en route. I also dropped some heavy hints to wife & family regarding a Merkur razor and a proper badger brush, so I'm expecting a few new toys on the 25th.
I'm a clumsy guy so for all my enthusiasm I know that I'll end up with knicks and cuts aplenty, but I hope I can maintain the patience needed to refine my technique and find the right combination of prep, soap, brush, blade, etc. And if I ever hit a wall, I'm hoping B&B can help me climb it!
12-13-2011, 10:58 AM
Welcome 2 B&B!
"I'm a clumsy guy so for all my enthusiasm I know that I'll end up with knicks and cuts aplenty, but I hope I can maintain the patience needed to refine my technique and find the right combination of prep, soap, brush, blade, etc. And if I ever hit a wall, I'm hoping B&B can help me climb it!"
We have all been there with the nics and cuts, it is part of the learning process. Patience and practice leads to better and better shaves. Folks here are always willing to help when you :mad2:, just ask.
12-13-2011, 11:08 AM
Welcome to B&B, Spencer!:thumbup1:
12-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Welcome Aboard, Spencer!
12-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Welcome Spencer...make sure to let us know what Santa brought...
12-13-2011, 11:57 AM
Welcome to B&B, Spencer.
If you haven't already done so, take a look at this post (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=71700). It will answer many of your questions.
12-13-2011, 12:03 PM
Welcome to B&B enjoy
12-13-2011, 12:13 PM
12-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Welcome to the forum.
12-13-2011, 01:36 PM
Welcome to B&B !!
12-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Greetings and welcome to B&B.
12-13-2011, 02:06 PM
Welcome to B&B.
12-13-2011, 02:19 PM
12-13-2011, 06:14 PM
Welcome to the group Spencer !!
12-13-2011, 06:59 PM
Welcome aboard Spencer. Here's one tip for you ... try really hard to use no pressure with your razor. Using a DE does not require you to press the razor against your skin like a Mach 3 does, and if you do, it'll bite you! Just use the weight of the razor and go slowly.
Good luck for Dec 25th! (maybe you shouldn't shave until you've opened your presents ......)
12-13-2011, 11:34 PM
12-14-2011, 12:28 AM
Say, could you reveal your 'heavy hinting' technique. I'm trying to improve mine.
12-14-2011, 01:34 AM
Welcome. Your already getting some good advice here in this thread but there is much more on this site and community.
Join in, learn and have fun.
I started this past July and the nicks were not too bad at all. Practice your technique and take your time. It won't be as bad as you think.
The Count of Merkur Cristo
12-14-2011, 03:29 AM
Welcome aboard the B & B (besides being enrolled in the fictional, sacred and utopian Order of Shavedom). Please feel free to come up to the promenade / sun deck & 'sit-a-spell'.
Sounds like your off to a great start and, yes,...this Forum has the knowledge, ideas, and alround 'know-how' to assist in your Wet-Shaving experience. In a nut-shell...your 'gonna' love it here.
I suggest you 'pull the trigger' :2guns:on a Merkur razor (I own the 23C & 38C).
http://www.italianbarber.com/images/merkur logo.jpg"Merkur; Solingen quality, Time-tested Tradition with Modern Design".
This Thread on Wet Shaver Instructions & Tutorial may be of some interest to you.
Although, you may not be additted yet (I think I'm holding up fairly well...with a few exceptions), because we all suffer (gladly and are doomed perhaps), from this shaving complusion (and other Acquisition Disorders), because at times..."Resistance is futile". http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-alien003.gif
"Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it". Sam Levenson
Please don't forget once you get time....to tell us a little about yourself in the Hall of Fame sub-forum.
:straight: "Life is [like] a razor, you are always in hot water or a scrape" Anonymous
12-14-2011, 09:28 PM
Hey all, thanks for the greetings!
My heavy hints were designed to lead my wife towards a Merkur 23c. I read that it's a pretty mild razor, as far as Merkurs go.
I will report back when further events transpire.
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