My co-worker did recommend me to try DE razor and I totally did get excided about classic wet shaving. I end up with The English Shaving Company which provides Edwin Jagger DE razors and other stuff. So after couple days of investigation I end up with this set up:
Edwin Jagger imitation Ebony Chatsworth set (super badger brush, DE razor and maching stand)
EJ Black Porcelain Shaving Bowl with chrome rim
2 EJ soap aloe vera
GFT shaving cream - Sandalwood
Proraso shaving cream for ultra sensitive skin 150g bowl
Derby Extra blades
GFT block of alum
I had my first shave with DE razor yesterday and I used GFT shaving cream. At first lather wasīnt moist enough and it did dry on my face fastly ending up fying around my bathroom but after couple times I managed to make nice and smooth lahter and shave was excellent! I did take my time and didīnt use any pressure with DE razor and I eaven shaved XTG. Result was amazing and I had only one little cut under my chin and alum block was helpful here.
Im used to shave every day and I decided to shave again with DE today but this time with a soap. I think that lather was too lame and it also did dry my skin and the result wasīnt so good as yesterday because I got razor burns and some irritation. At this point alum block was a very painful experience :P But still result was excellent. I have tried many expensive and "normal" after shaves and I really like Gillettes new after shave balm which make my face look somehow more healty and fresh but it didīnt help with my razor burn today. Couple hours ago I took a shover and I diceded to try EJ sandalwood aftershave lotion sampler and I can note that its really great stuff! Redness is almost gone and my face feels moist and fresh but itīs very oily.
I think that I wont shave tomorrow so my razor burn can heal properly but do you guys shave every day with DE? Im pretty young (19) but I allways have shaved against the grain with Gillette Fusion or Mach3 and had no razor burn. Is it a soap or are my skin still getting used to DE razor?
Are there some good after shaves I should try? And what you guys think about skin food and other stuff?
I also did order Elemis Smooth Result Shave Oil and just a hour ago EJ aloe vera after shave lotion.
Any other tips are wellcome for newbie too : )