View Full Version : New guy in town

06-21-2009, 05:38 PM

I have been traditional wetshaving for about a month now (before that was cartridge razors) and have been following this site since my beginnings. I have learned alot here and am currently going through my trial and error phase with my gear (mostly with razors - gillette slim adjustable '61 and a merkur barber pole; I have a 34c on the way!) I also just ordered a Shavemac 23mm silvertip, since I am going to work with creams at first (arbitrary decision).

I have had a mostly successful run until recently with some trying razor burn, which is most likely bad technique. I am also having trouble with shave creams (bad irritation from some), so I have a lot of searching to do still. I do have some samples on the way.

A little about myself...I am a middle school science teacher (Physical Science) and live in Pinellas County, Florida. I decided to take up traditional wetshaving as a way to improve myself (release the inner gentleman :smile:) and find a way to slow things down and enjoy more of life (rather stressful occupation at times :tongue_sm)! I also enjoy traditional archery and various historical/science/mythological studies.

I want to thank B&B and everyone for all of the good advice I have gotten up til now. This is a great site with a very knowledgable community!


06-21-2009, 05:44 PM

I enjoyed reading your first post! Welcome to Badger & Blade!!! Enjoy!


06-21-2009, 05:54 PM
Hello Sean,
Welcome aboard. As for your irritation you may not have given your skin a chance to heal. In that case everything will seem to irritate. I rarely get irritation except when I'm trying something really new. In that case it is technique. When I do get irritation it normally takes 3 days to fully heal. When shaving the areas with irritation I'll go only with the grain for awhile until my face feels normal again.


06-21-2009, 06:08 PM
Welcome aboard. Glad to have you here.

06-21-2009, 06:08 PM
Welcome to B&B Sean.

06-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Sean, Welcome to B&B, we are certainly glad to have you aboard...Enjoy!!!

06-21-2009, 06:16 PM
Welcome Sean!

06-21-2009, 06:18 PM
Welcome aboard Sean. We're glad to have you! I enjoyed your first post looking forward to more. :001_smile

06-21-2009, 06:19 PM
Welcome aboard!

06-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Welcome to B&B !!

06-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Welcome to the boards!

06-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Thanks everyone!

Oldguy - thanks for the advice! I will just follow the grain for a few days and see what happens.

Thanks again!

06-25-2009, 02:30 PM
welcome sean from a former florida resident....