Hi, fellas. I'd be particularly interested to hear opinions on the pros and cons of pre-shave approaches from all you seasoned scrapers and rookie razoristas out there.
I'm new to this art - only been 'reducing follicular mass' for just over a month. In the past week I've been experimenting with King of Shaves alpha oil, applying a few drops as an 'undercoat' to my cream. It seems to be making a difference of sorts: the shave is smoother and my face doesn't feel so dry or tacky during a pass.
Not tried the lather-under-hot-towel technique yet. Are there any other pre-shave approaches that have worked for you? Or do most of you regard it as an unmitigated waste of time?