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    More aggressive than Feather... Waaaaay less...

    More aggressive than Feather... Waaaaay less aggressive than an R41. I can get a 3 pass BBS with it without touchup but by early afternoon I can feel the stubble coming on.

    I find it to be a...
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    The first pass issue almost feels like the blade...

    The first pass issue almost feels like the blade is getting caught and wants to skip. It makes my usually very steady hand unsteady which makes it worse. My guess is that with the extra blade...
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    Don't get me wrong I have no issue getting a...

    Don't get me wrong I have no issue getting a great shave from a number of razors. But the R41 gives me a repeatable BBS lasting for hours longer than say the 8 hour BBS I get from my slants or...
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    Anybody use more than one razor per shave?

    Ok, so this seems like overkill... But...

    I just recently purchased a Muhle R41 and the BBS I get from it lasts in a way I don't really believe should be possible. But the first pass is just...
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    I also find that a splash after the balm is a...

    I also find that a splash after the balm is a necessity. But before that the balm has to sit for 4 minutes and then be lightly rinsed and patted with a towel before the splash goes on. :laugh: ...
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    +1

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    I always rinse after the first pass which makes...

    I always rinse after the first pass which makes the lather a little thinner but slipperier. I never rinse before the third pass which makes it much thicker but I spread it on much thinner like I'm...
  8. Thread: Slant vs R41

    by mfoote
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    +1 Too be honest the R41 gives me a much longer...

    +1 Too be honest the R41 gives me a much longer lasting BBS but is a bit uncomfortable on the first pass. I'm thinking of a first pass with the super comfortable slant and then switch to the R41...
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    My skin can be a little whacky at times. ...

    My skin can be a little whacky at times. Sometimes it is just ingredients in the soap. My skin reacts poorly to most things other than French Milled type soaps. Even Cetaphil, which is supposed to...
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    +1 on Witch Hazel I love the stuff (The regular...

    +1 on Witch Hazel I love the stuff (The regular stuff not Thayers).

    On the days you don't shave, do you apply anything else to your face? Also, do you tend to use balms or splashes?
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    Ha! I just saw status change to in M3 remission.

    Ha! I just saw status change to in M3 remission.
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    Woooo!

    Woooo!
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    mfoote's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame Entry
    What is your real name?
    Mike
    What are your nicknames/aliases?
    The Grand Poo-Bah (Wouldn't it be great if I could get that going?)
    Where do you live?
    Reston, VA ...
  14. Thank's Everybody! Will do turtle. :001_smile

    Thank's Everybody! Will do turtle. :001_smile
  15. Long time B&B lurker decides to say hi and try to contribute.

    Hello friends,

    You probably didn't know we were friends, but while my wife was checking her Facebook page for the last 5 years, I was reading B&B for an hour or so before bed every night. B&B has...
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    FAQs and Dos and Dont for Aftershaves

    If you have dry skin but aftershave balms cause breakouts or an unpleasant sticky/oily sensation: Do let the balm soak into your skin about 4 minutes and then use a few splashes of water to thin it....
  17. Anyone ever create their own mixture to add to their shaving cream or soap?

    Just curious, I have developed my own shaving mixture using shea butter, glycerine, essential oils, aloe vera juice, vitamin E oil and menthol. I add it to an AOS Unscented Creme/Mama Bear super...
  18. Adding glycerine makes my shaves better and my...

    Adding glycerine makes my shaves better and my skin happier. I add it almost every time.
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    I find AOS to be the only cream I have tried that...

    I find AOS to be the only cream I have tried that has similar lathering and texture properties to Proraso. But that being said, Proraso is by far my favorite stand alone cream or soap. I have...
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    Hi, I am fairly new to this myself but from...

    Hi,

    I am fairly new to this myself but from what I gather thin bubbly lather always means too much water. Try taking a bit more water out of the brush after soaking it by squeezing it lightly and...
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    Update

    I think I may have found the culprit. And it bums me out. I almost always use feather blades as they give me far and away the most comfortable shave. I switched to astra platinums this morning and...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks Everyone! I appreciate all of the suggestions! I think this what I am going to do. First I will try holding the razor just at the tip as suggested. I will also see if I can train myself to...
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    One odd spot...no burn just bumps

    Hello all,

    I am fairly new to DE shaving (about two months) and for the most part it all couldn't be going better. I just have one major issue and any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    I...
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