When I started to shave with a straight I also experienced similar problems, and I also immediately thought that there was something wrong with my equipment. Well, there wasn't, it was just my technique.
Be patient. Your technique will improve as you continue to shave with a straight. As it does your shaves will get better and better.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, not powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord - Romans 8:37-39