The Great Experiment Begins...
As a newcomer to the world of DE shaving, my first reaction, after using my Merkur 38C for a week, was roughly mmmuuuuust haaave mooooreee! My case of AD had began. It hit me hard the first month as I acquired numerous razors, blades, creams, and the accompanying facial products.
It struck me about a week ago that I have yet to determine my favorites. Sure, I used razor x with blade y and cream/soap z for awhile - long enough to learn that I could get a DFS / BBS shave with it - but I never have examined, in as scientific a manner as possible, which one was best.
I know a couple things for sure. I know how to make a great lather, using whatever brush I feel like. I know I love love love tabac. I know that I work in Silicon Valley, where Friday I can come into work in jeans, a tshirt, unshaven, and not get any weird looks. I know a blade lasts 4 - 6 days. I know I like Derbys well enough, but they aren't my favorite, and I have about 25 of the suckers lying around not getting used.
I will put a new Derby blade in each of my razors on Saturday morning, and shave with it through the following Wednesday - five uses. Thursday morning I will put in a new Derby so I can gauge how the shave has changed as the blade grew dull. I'll give my face a Rest on Friday. Friday or Saturday I will write a review of the week's razor and append it to this thread. Saturday I will put a Derby in the next razor and repeat the process.
First up is the Gillette SS. This one was made after the brand got popular. A review will follow shortly after I complete this week... along with pictures of course!
Wish me luck everybody...
As I told you, it would be absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable.